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Garlic Green Beans

Garlic Green Beans
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Super easy and healthy green bean recipe where garlic, onions and butter help bring it all together.

Ingredients:
Green Beans
6 cloves of Garlic
6 green onions
1.5 tbs of Organic Butter or Ghee

Directions:
In a small saucepan put your minced garlic, diced green onions and butter/ghee and saute until soft. Add a pinch of Kosher Salt.
Cook your green beans by boiling them or steaming them until they are done to your liking. Then combine everything in a bowl and serve.

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Authentic Cheese Enchildas

Authentic Cheese Enchiladas

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy but several steps
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Authentic Cheese Enchiladas
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If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. This saying is one that Jill takes to heart. I on the other hand don’t think everything is worth doing 100% because not all things are equal. It’s possible that “time” is more valuable than the task. Well that’s not the case when you are dealing with a classic like cheese enchiladas.

Sylvia Casares runs a place in Houston called Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen. In 2011 she did an article in Texas Monthly about cheese enchiladas. I basically follow her recipe. I think the combination of the Cheddar and creaminess of American cheese works best.

Ingredients:
Chile Gravy
1 white onion (chopped)
5 cloves of garlic
½ lb of lean ground beef
2/3 cups vegetable oil or lard
2/3 cups flour
2 cups beef broth
2 cups water
3 tbs chili powder
1 tbs Kosher salt
3 tsp Cumin
2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper
2 tsp Black pepper

12 corn tortillas
7 Guajillo chiles (stems and seeds removed)
2 Arbol or Ancho chilies , stems removed
½ cup water
½ vegetable oil

5 cups of shredded cheddar
2 cups of shredded yellow American
Chopped white onions (optional)
Cilantro and green onion topping (optional)

Directions:
1. Chili gravy is a three step process. Take your onion and garlic and rough chop them and put them in a blender until smooth. In a small pot add your beef and this onion/garlic slurry and cook for 30mins on medium heat. It’s not pretty but part of the process.

2. About 25mins into your meat mixture, get your beef stock and water in a bowl and microwave for 3mins. Get all your seasonings together in a small bowl.   Now start your roux by combing your flour and oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Stir until golden brown and smooth (see pic).IMG_8462

3. Now add your beef stock water, seasonings and beef mixture and stir on medium low heat. IMG_8467

4.While cooking your gravy, take another small pot and bring ½ cup of water to a boil and add your dried chilies bring it down to a simmer and cover.   Cook for about 10-15mins and add water as necessary. Turn off and cool slightly before adding to a blender and mixing it smooth.   Strain it into a pie dish (see pic).IMG_8464

5. Shred your cheeses and prepare for assembly by dipping your tortillas in the chili sauce and stacking them in another pie plate. Once done you will heat them in oil so that they are pliable. Get about ½ up of oil on medium high heat and take your chili soaked tortillas and one by one put them into the oil for about 5 seconds and stack back into the pie plate.IMG_8466

6. Take a 9×12 baking dish and take you tortillas and fill with the cheese mixture. Roll them up, seem side down and put them in the dish. Cover with chili and top with extra cheese.

7, Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 15mins until the cheese is melted.   Serve as is or top with onions, green onions and/or cilantro or sour cream.IMG_8470

Green Goddess Bibb Salad

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Making your own dressings is super easy and I really think it makes a difference as you can enjoy the freshness and brightness of the flavors. This recipe is adapted from Ina Garten where I reduced the amount of lemon and punched up with some spice. Serving with buttery bibb lettuce and topping with roasted crispy bacon bits.

Ingredients:
1 cup of Dukes Mayo
1 cup of Sour Cream
1 tbs anchovy paste
1 lemon (taste and add more if needed)
3 cloves minced garlic
1 bunch of green onions
1 cup of fresh basil
pinch of cayenne
dash of tabasco
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste

Bibb lettuce
Diced Tomatoes
Crispy Roasted bacon

Directions:
Place everything in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust according to your taste. We quartered Bibb lettuce and drizzled with the dressing and topped with diced tomatoes and crispy roasted bacon.

Garden Scrambled Eggs with Sourdough Cheese Toast

Garden Scrambled Eggs with Sourdough Cheese Toast

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Had some heirlooms tomatoes and green onions I needed to use up so I used them in my eggs. I just cut up the tomatoes and onions and put them on a medium low skillet for one minute. Lowered the temp to low and let it cook for another minute. Added the eggs and scrambled them until done (medium) topped with goat cheese and put some American cheese on sourdough toast and broiled until brown on the top.

Sloppy Pig Sandwich

Sloppy Pig Sandwich

Sunday afternoon with nothing planned for lunch.  I bought some ground pork for some ravioli and pot stickers I am going to make.  I had some extra heirloom tomatoes and bread left over from last night.  I was thinking sloppy joe but not going the ketchup route.

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Ingredients:
1/2 lbs ground pork
4 green onions
8 small heirloom tomatoes
1 tbs of grainy mustard
1 tbs of Sriracha sauce
bread
2 slices of cheddar cheese
2 tbs of Monterrey Jack cheese
Dukes Mayo

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Directions: put the copped whites and light green onions in a skillet on medium and then added the pork and browned. Added the chopped tomatoes and cooked for a few minutes until they softened up. I turned down the heat to low and added the rest of the green onions, mustard and Sriracha and finally pinched about 2 tbs of mont. jack and let it melt. Sliced the bread with cheddar on the bottom, mayo on the top and stuffed with the mixture.