How’s about we share more than liquid flavors, eh? The older I get the more enjoyable cooking has become. But I’m no chef! Thanks to YouTube, however, I’ve managed to tile floors, change headlamps in my son’s Mazda, and yes, cook up a few things.
This month my wife and I are each cooking one thing each week that we’ve never cooked before. I went first, and did a copycat recipe for the Taco Bell Enchirito. That was always her favorite but it’s been discontinued. Gotta say, it was real close.
Last week she made Tuscan Chicken for me. And it was out of this world.
Tonight I’m making Steak Diane. There are quite a few recipes available on YT, but I chose the one from Food Wishes. Here’s what’s up -
I also got into baking breads a few years back, and of course there’s always that thing I do with the wood and smoke But really, food is a universal language. I’d love to hear from this fine and diverse community. What you got going in that kitchen of yours?
Here is a pavlova i made for Halloween, i shaped it kinda like a skull and used blackberries for the eyes and smile (kids at the party, needed to look happy lol). I also made sugar glass and then stabbed it into the skull lol, what you cant see is the lemon curd and raspberries under the whipped cream;)
Edit: forgot the corn syrup, corn starch, and food coloring for the blood lol
Mine didn’t end up looking exactly like that. I didn’t put chives on top or dress the plate with any artsy fartsy veggie sculpture. Nope, but the steak done precisely by the recipe and had grilled, bacon wrapped asparaus on the side. A little uppity rednecky dinner. It was spectacular! That Steak Diane is surprisingly easy to make, but OMG, the gravy is sooooo good. Glad I found the scallions. Around here it’s hit or miss with those. I highly recommend this recipe.
That’s just cool!
OMG! That looks amazing.
I can already tell, this thread is going to be one I’ll refer back to again and again!
1lb ground beef
1/2 lb Chorizo
1 red bell pepper sliced in strips and coarsly
2 small yellow onions coarsly chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp red chili flakes
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 Tbsp sugar
2 cans Hunts Fire Roasted diced tomatos
2 cans Bush’s black beans
1 cans Bush’s red kidney beans
1 cans Bush’s pinto beans
Salt and pepper to taste
Shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese
Freetos chili cheese corn chips or Doritos
Lightly brown hamburger and chorizo with galic, onions and bell peppers. Add spices. Then into the crock pot it goes, along with beans and tomatos. On the spices, that is just a rough guess. I don’t really measure anything (will try tonight). Cook low and slow in crock pot for 4-6 hours. It is obviously better the next day
Add a spoon of sour cream, stir in. Top with crumbled chips and cheese.
I have also made a creamy sweet corn cake to use in place of the chips. This is really good if the chili is really spicy!
I’ve made chili a number of ways. Here’s my favorite.
Typically I’ll use a couple pounds of brisket flat after smoking a full packer brisket. Either make it right away or vacuum seal and freeze for later use. I have cooked it with chuck many times as well, just that I prefer the brisket.
In the video he says to use a pound of breakfast sausage. I use Jimmy Dean Hot. Also, I do cook this on my smoker in a cast iron Dutch oven. However, I stir it every 30 minutes from start to finish so as to impart as much smoke flavor as possible. In the winter I also like to smoke cheese. Some smoke cheddar or gouda makes an awesome garnish for this.