Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Another "Stupidly Easy" recipe! Mexi-Chili Cheese Dog Bowl!

Hey all,

So this recipe is so simple; it's Comfort Food on a Tired Night kinda food.
Makes 2 Servings.

1 lb Ground beef, turkey or other ground meat.
1 tablespoon Chili Powder
2 tablespoons Low Carb/no Sugar Red Salsa
Salt to taste
4 large Beef or Turkey Franks, sliced about 1/2 inch thick
2 tablespoons Shredded Sharp Cheddar
2 tablespoon Sour-cream


Brown the hamburger (or other ground meat) in a skillet, add Chili Powder, Salsa, Salt, mix thoroughly. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes to let the flavors combine.

Take your Hot Dog slices, place them in a microwave safe bowl, and cook on HI for about 45 seconds to 1 minute. Drain, and place about 1/2 of them into a large soup bowl. Spoon the ground meat mixture over them, then top with Cheese and Sour Cream.

You're Done!

It's that easy.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

So, I just made chicken to die for-- 

I was actually a little surprised that it turned out so well.

Root Beer Chicken:
2 lbs chix drumsticks
1 can Hansen's Diet Root Beer
Chili Powder 2 or so tbsp
Granulated Garlic 2 or so tbsp
olive oil, 1/2 cup
freshly ground salt to taste

Put chix into 1 gallon baggie
Mix root beer, garlic, and oil and pour over Chix.

Seal the bag, getting out as much air as you can, then let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours, turning whenever you think about it.

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place chix in a baking pan. Season both sides well with the Chili powder and the salt.

Bake for 1 hour. Enjoy!!!!

Makes a great snack.

*Note-- this would also be great with Cajun Seasoning. The leftover juices work well as a dipping sauce. You could use the same recipe with thighs, either skin on, or boneless , skinless-- and chop up the meat, add a couple of tablespoons of the sauce to it and serve over Faux-Rice. If you add a little chopped chix liver, andouille sausage, green and red bell pepper to it, you've got Cajun "Dirty Faux-Rice.) I'm thinking a little baby shrimp might work well with this, as well. I'll let y'all know when I try it.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Stupidly Easy Tandoori Crockpot Country Style Ribs

I made these last night, and oh, boy!

This is stupidly easy.

All I did was take two packages of Tandoori Seasoning, mix it with about 3 cups Greek Full Fat Yogurt, and about two good tablespoons of Lemon Juice and 1 Package of Splenda and mixed it right in the Crockpot with a fork until well blended.

I threw in two lbs of Country Style Ribs, slathered the mixture all over them and covered the crock pot and let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour.

Then cook on low for 8 hours.

That's it! Wonderfully tender, aromatic and satisfying.

This would be good served with Saffron Cauli-Rice, with a nice yogurt/garlic sauce.

If you try it-- let me know what you think. :)

So the last time I did this, I decided that it was too salty. ( I tend not to eat salt much, so I've become sensitive to it.)

So, the changes I made to this recipe was to use about half the Tandoori Seasoning I used the first time around, and do the mixing in a big bowl, --*then* add to the crockpot.