Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mom's Amazing Slow Cooked Pork

So easy! Just a few ingredients but man o man is it good!!! Bless you Judi:)

4-5 lb pork roast (get cheapest cut, it won't matter!)
5 strips bacon
1 1/2 T Kosher salt
Lay bacon on bottom of your crock pot so sides overlap slightly. Rub the salt all over your pork roast.  Cook on low 16 , yes, SIXTEEN hours. Shred and serve with tacos, on a hoagie roll, on a salad, or whatever!! It's so so good. *TIP: after refrigeration, fat is solid on top so you can skim it off and make it more healthy.

Easiest-Ever Chicken Tamales

Great weeknight meal. Takes about 15 mins to prep!

1 pkg corn muffin mix (like Jiffy 8.5oz)
14 oz can cream style corn
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
2 cups shredded cheese or blend of cheeses
10oz can mild red enchilada sauce (hot if you like it hot!)
3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
Sour cream for serving
Heat oven to 400. Coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. In a bowl combine muffin mix, corn, eggs, milk, chili powder, cumin and 1 cup of the cheese. Pour into 9x13 and bake 20 mins. Remove from oven, pierce casserole with a knife all over top then pour enchilada sauce over. Scatter chicken and remaining cheese over top. Bake another 20 mins. Allow to cool slightly before cutting into squares and serving with a blop of sour cream on top!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

A New Cornbread

This is a new recipe I tried because I didn't have any corn meal, just a ton of masa harina from making Perfect Chili! It's fluffy and moist, we loved it!
1 1/2 cups masa harina
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1-2 T sugar (2 if you like it with a hint of sweet)
1 1/3 cups milk
4 T butter
Heat oven to 425 and in a 8x8 baking dish or cast iron skillet melt 2 T butter in oven. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the other 2 T butter, melted to corn mixture. Add eggs and milk, stir till combined. When butter is bubbling in pan, pour batter into it and bake 20-25 minutes till top is golden. Serve hot with butter and honey or crumble in your bowl of chili!

Perfect Chili from Pioneer Woman

This is hearty!
2 lbs ground beef
2 cloves garlic minced
8oz tomato sauce
1-2 T chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne(if u like spicy)
1/4 cup masa Harina (found in Mexican isle, it's corn flour)
1 can kidney beans drained
1 can pinto beans drained
1 can black beans drained
Shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro, lime ,and chips for dipping
Cook beef and garlic. Add tomato sauce and all spices/seasonings. Cover and reduce to low, simmer 30-1 hour stirring occasionally. You can add water if it gets dry. Put masa in bowl and stir in 1/2 cup water, add to chili. Add beans and simmer and stir 10 minutes. Serve.
This was nice to try a chili slightly different than my usual! I love masa Harina too, its my new ingredient!