Sunday, October 20, 2013

Chili Con Carne on a fall day

2lb ground beef or bison
1lb Italian sausage sweet or spicy-casings removed
1 large onion chopped
1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped 
1 green bell pepper seeded and chopped
3 tsp minced garlic
3 stalks of celery chopped
2-28 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
1-8oz can tomato paste 
1 can sliced green chilies 
3-4 tablespoons chili powder 
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano 
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried basil 
1tsp salt 
1tsp paprika 
1 tsp Worcester sauce 
2 tsp hot pepper sauce 
1/2-1cup organic beef broth as needed to thin out if desired 

Brown beef and sausage in large pot. Add all other ingredients. Simmer two hours and serve. 






Friday, January 11, 2013

Empanadas

4 green UNRIPE plantains
1 onion
2 green chilies or any chilies you like
2 tablespoons olive oil, or coconut oil
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons fresh garlic
1 egg yolk from a farm fresh egg
2 tablespoons butter or lard
1 1/2 cups grated cheese of your choice ( I used spicy jack)
2 tablespoons cream cheese
Oil for frying 1-3 inches
Salt & Pepper
Parchment paper

Peel plantains. Slice 2 plantains into one inch pieces and boil in salted water until tender, about 20 minutes. With remaining two plantains, grate with cheese grater and set aside.

Sauté onions, chillies, garlic and cumin until soft and fragrant. Set aside in dish to cool.

When the plantains are soft, combine with butter while still hot. Add egg yolk and grated plantains. Knead into dough and allow to rest for 15 minutes. If the dough is too dry add a little butter or lard.

Combine your cheeses in a small dish. You can add any other seasonings or herbs that you wish.

Roll rested dough in golf ball sized balls. (This works best on parchment paper.) Flatten balls with your hand. Add cheese mixture, onion and pepper mixture to half of the dough circle. Fold in half and seal to make a pocket.

Heat oil in cast iron skillet to 360 degrees. (I used a candy thermometer) Fry in batches until dark golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sea salt.

Serve with salsa, sour cream, avocado slices or any other topping you have handy. Possibilities are endless with these. Could fill with meat, vegetables, eggs, anything you want.





















Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hissin' Chicken Recipe from Eat Like A Dinosaur

Chicken Legs-organic pastured
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Paprika
Coconut oil

Preheat oven to 375. Combine spices on a plate. Rub chicken legs with coconut oil and roll in spice mix. (I also added black pepper) Cook chicken for 45 minutes on a rack. Eat & Enjoy.