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Post: # 17816Unread post pepperhead212
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:27 pm

Here's the first recipe I made from that new Milk Street Instant Pot cook book, Fast And Slow. The recipe is Black Beans With Bacon and Tequila. It is absolutely delicious, made with bacon, onions, garlic, canned chipotles, cumin, tequila, some chicken broth, and a little lime juice. The dish is garnished with cilantro, and, even though it is not in the recipe, I ate it with a couple of toasted corn tortillas. With the leftovers I may thin it and make a bowl of chilaquiles - in one of his books Bayless has a similar black beans dish, made into chilaquiles, that is fantastic.
ImageBlack Bean Tequila soup, opened after pressure cooking. by pepperhead212, on Flickr

ImageItems for finishing off the black beans. by pepperhead212, on Flickr

ImageFinished Black Beans with Bacon and Tequila, with some corn tortillas. by pepperhead212, on Flickr
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Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:00 pm

I cooked all that fish food and lost my apatite.'
All I had was breakfast and that was it.
Tonight it is going to be what I really want, 'A giant hamburger steak made from ground chuck with french fries.
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Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:05 pm

Fish tacos
Fish tacos
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fish tacos, speckled trout.

Chipotle mayo, plus a lot of fixings. Yummy.
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Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:37 pm

Tonight, I took half of the leftovers from that black beans with bacon and tequila and made some chilaquiles with it. I thinned it out, and layered it with some tortilla chips. It was very much like that recipe in Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen. That was also topped with crema and queso fresco, if I recall.
ImageMaking the chilaquiles with the Black Beans With Bacon and Tequila. by pepperhead212, on Flickr

ImageFinished chilaquiles by pepperhead212,
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Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:37 pm

I want a cheese burger so bad that I stopped off at Jaliscos Meat Market on the way home and bought tomato and lettuce.
I have everything else.
One of the hardest things for me to do is make one I can actually eat. :roll: :lol:
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Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:16 am

I started using a small handmade rolling pin to make thinner hamburger patties.
Works really well.
The burger came out good too.
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Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:29 am

So far today the only 'for sure' eats will be fried rice, using the leftover jasmine rice and bugogi beef from yesterday's lunch. And kimchi. Probably a tossed salad to go with it.
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Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:17 am

I made surf and turf tacos.
Fried catfish fingers.
Taco meat made with my own salt free seasoning.
Corn tortillas quick fried in oil till half crispy and puffy.
Lettuce.
Onion.
Tomato.
Cheese.
Avocado salsa.
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Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:20 am

Pork shoulder on the BGE. I think I’ll use cherry wood for the smoke. Rub, something with some sugar and some heat. Better get after it soon so it’ll be ready for dinner. Get it to about 200 degrees internal so I can pull it.

Sides, probably doctored pinto beans meaning cumin and some other good things added in. Maybe boiled yellow squash as another side. Time to check the garden for that.
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Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:09 pm

I made some escabeche today! The stuff I got all those 2 1/2 lbs of jalapeños for, when I saw them yesterday. Lousy weather, so good day to work inside. I used the end of my last jar of escabeche last week, so I had to make some, even though the peppers were not from my garden. The only thing in it from my garden (besides a few Thai peppers, for heat) was the 20 cloves of garlic! I always use a lot of onions in the escabeche, as I love those chunks of pickled onion. I use a lot of old 3 cup pickle jars, which reseal well, and are safe for pickling. I add a bit of CaCl to the vinegar mix, to help the carrots stay crisper than usual. I filled three 3 c and one 4 cup, and filled another 3 cup jar about 1/2 cup short, which I will use first. I steamed the sealed jars for 15 min.
ImageSalted peppers and carrots for escabeche by pepperhead212, on Flickr

ImageI double the amount of onion in escabeche! by pepperhead212, on Flickr

ImageFirst cooking of the vegetables in the escabeche. by pepperhead212, on Flickr

ImageEscabeche, almost ready to go into the jars. by pepperhead212, on Flickr

ImageFinished escabeche, about 15 cups. by pepperhead212, on Flickr
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Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:14 pm

@pepperhead212 escabeche would go well with the meal I made tonight. MooShu chicken patties which contain Montreal Steak seasoning, soy sauce, onions and garlic, sauteed butternut squash spirals with baby spinach from the garden and potato cubes cooked in just a drizzle of olive oil. These are the potatoes that I blanched and froze back in December as an experiment and it really turned out well. They were starting to sprout and I knew that we could never eat them all so I froze some like this. It does not look like it in the picture but they are not peeled.

I will definitely freeze potatoes again.

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Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:39 pm

Beef stew in the Instant Pot tonight. I was out of frozen peas so I used Lima beans and it was good.

I resisted buying an Instant Pot for at least a year thinking that it was a gadget that I didn't need but I have decided that I like it a lot better than a Crock Pot.

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Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:00 pm

Tomorrow, I'm dong a brisket (3 lb. piece) in our Instantpot. I usually cook a larger brisket overnight in my pellet smoker, but this should only take an hour and a half. We'll see how it works.
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Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:16 am

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1. Spread a bed of field greens on a tray.
2. Add a layer of chipped chopped turkey (or ham, or other meat)
3. Add a layer of chopped green pepper (1 pepper)
4. Add a layer of canned black beans (1 can)
5. Add a layer of hominy (1 can)

Exceedingly good tasting & healthy.
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Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:20 am

Crock pot pork chops with a mix of several bbq sauces, tossed salad and whatever else tickles the fancy. Haven't gotten that far yet. Probably homegrown veg from the freezer. :D
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Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:26 pm

The ultimate extreme BLT sandwich.
That's right there is a crispy hash brown inside too.
Dukes mayonnaise of course.
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Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:42 pm

Tried 2 new recipes tonight and both were excellent. I made teriyaki chicken in the Instant Pot and for dessert I made a recipe for small batch brownies which is baked in a loaf pan and only makes 8 brownies. It is perfect for us since we have willpower issues especially with brownies.

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Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:15 pm

The brownies look great my grandmother used to let us as wee children make brownies.
I mean I was pre-kindergarten and she would let me cook.
Everyone called her aunt Fan and she was about 1/4 to 1/'2 or so American Indian born in the late 1800's.
Those brownies made me think about my grandmother Aunt Fan and her old stove she propped the ovendoor closed with an old cobblers cast iron shoe last.
She never went out in public without her bonnet on with long dress and arms covered to the wrists.
That was about the time JFK was assassinated by that fruitcake Oswald.
My cousins farm the land she was raised on.
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Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:39 pm

Garden Sweet cucumbers
Garden Sweet cucumbers
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Cucumbers fresh from the garden!

Made this with hidden valley ranch dip and fresh lime juice. Wow, really, really tasty.
Yummy!
Yummy!
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Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:58 pm

Lime rules.
A thousand uses.
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