This was cooked in the slow cooker. But of course it can be made in the Instant Pot or other appliances also. In the IP I would cook this under high pressure for an hour.
bag with 15 kinds of beans (or others if you prefer)
3 stalks celery
bag of pre sliced carrots
3 red potatoes
3 cloves garlic
pack diced ham
1 1/2 cartons of vegetable broth
It’s so easy! Chop and dice up all your veggies, dump everything into the slow cooker and let it cook for about 6-8 hours on low. Enjoy!
This dish was entirely made in my electric skillet.
I know everyone has their own version of chili con carne and opinions on what should or shouldn’t be in it, so this is my version!
2 lbs ground beef
4 strips thick cut bacon, I used applewood smoked
1 small can tomato paste
a medium sized can fire roasted tomatoes
cup of ketchup
medium sized can Lima beans
medium sized can black beans
medium sized can dark red kidney beans
2 bell peppers; I used one green and one yellow
3 cloves garlic
6 chili powder
red pepper flakes
Mrs Dash garlic and herbs
cup of water
2 pouches Uncle Ben’s jasmine Ready Rice
First I sliced up the bacon strips in smaller strips and fried those half way done in the skillet, then added the ground beef and browned it until it was close to being done. Then I added the garlic, bell peppers and onion diced.
Once that had cooked for a few minutes I added the spices: 6 chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes to taste, Mrs Dash and paprika. Add the cans of beans, tomato paste fire roasted tomatoes, ketchup and water and give it a good stir, then put the lid on the skillet and let simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Add the rice, stir well, turn the heat off and let sit for five minutes, serve and eat! Enjoy!
Recipe and pictures by Melissa Hubbard.
Cooking appliances used: George Foreman grill and Ninja 3 in 1.
Ingredients for the guacamole. Make it as direction on pack. I added some red onion and tomato. Here is the finished product:
Buy a pack of tortillas. Cut tortilla in 8 piece. Take some olive oil and salt. And rub on the tortilla.
Put on George Foreman til they get crisp about 3 minutes.
Steak rolls for the Sandwich. Take some butter and garlic mix together and butter the bread. Put the rolls on the George Foreman grill until they are golden brown.
In the Ninja, heat some olive oil. Put the sweet peppers and red onion in and sauté.
Grill the Beef skirt til done. This morning I marinade it in olive oil, garlic powder, cumin, onion power, chili powder. Half teaspoon of each.
Black beans, corn and Uncle Bens quinoa and brown rice.
Recipe and picture by Carie Partin.
BLACK BEAN CORN SALSA DISH:
1 sm. Can corn or one fresh ear corn grilled rubbed with olive oil. (Shucked and cut in kernals)
1 tbsp. Olive oil
1C. Quartered cherry tomatoes or 1 med. Reg. Tomatoe diced
1Ripe avacado diced
1 14.5Oz can black beans drained
1/2. Med. Red onion diced
1/2Tsp. Ground cumin
Juice 1-2 limes
1 Serrano chile pepper deseeded finely diced ( optional)
Pinch of cayenne pepper. ( I used a few drops of tabasco sauce)
3Tbsp. Fresh chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
1Tsp. Agave ( I used 1tsp. Honey)
1/2 tsp. Minced garlic.
Mix all ingredients together and serve.
Recipe and pictures by Bill Rodney.
Cooking appliance used: slow cooker.
Couple things for you guys today: as previously mentioned, I'm no longer cooking from the truck, and instead of truck food I'll be posting BBQ methods and tips primarily. As such, I'm re-christening Grape Ape Cantina to Big Bear BBQ (bears are my fav animal and I collect them if you wonder about the background ). Now, one to the food!
Making some soup beans in the crockpot today. Here's my recipe:
1) Sort, wash in a colander, soak a lb of beans overnight in enough water to cover by an inch or two
2) In the am, rinse them if you want to (I never do) then add the following: 1 stick of butter, 1/2 lb of smoked pork neck bones, garlic, onion, cilantro, pepper (all 3 to taste), and some liquid smoke.
3) Low for 6 hours stirring occasionally. Last hour or so pull the neck bones, strip the little bits of meat off and toss it back in the pot, then add 2 tablespoons or Ma Se Ca yellow corn flour and stir WELL with a wisk.