Monthly Archives: February 2012

Buffalo (or beef) stew with sweet potatoes


I made this with buffalo. It can also be made with beef instead

2 lbs buffalo or beef stew meat cut into small cubes
3 tbsp flour
2 medium-large sweet potatoes cut in 1/2 and then sliced
2 medium onion cut in 1/2 and sliced 1/4 in thick
4 medium carrots cut into rounds
4 medium parsnips cut into rounds
1/2 lb mushrooms sliced
1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
4 bay leaves
1 tbsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
2 1/2 cups chicken or turkey broth

dredge the meat in the flour and set aside
place the sweet potatoes in a layer at the bottom of a crock pot
layer the onions on top of the potatoes
next layer the carots,parsnips and mushrooms.
layer the meat over all
place the bay leaves on top of the meat
pour the tomatoes evenly over the meat
sprinkle the oregano,pepper and garlic powder over all
pour the broth evenly over all
cook on low 8 hours stiring every hour after the first 5 hours

serves 6-8


7-6-5 grilled pork tenderloin


a very easy recipe for a gas grill

1 pork tenderloin about 1 pound
1/2 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups water
your favorite BBQ rub

1 hour before cooking stir the salt and sugar into the water until dissolved in a medium bowl. submerge the pork in the brine,if needed place a small plate on top to keep the pork submerged.
place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

preheat the BBQ under high heat 15 minutes
remove the pork from the brine coat with your favorite rub.
place the pork over direct medium heat and close the lid. let cook 7 minutes
turn over and let cook 6 minutes more.
turn off the burners and let cook for 5 more minutes under residual heat with the lid closed
check the temperature with a meat thermometer. it should be around 145-150 degrees. if not quite done keep on the warm grill 2-3 more minutes.

Thats it.
serves 2-3

3 chile chili


really good chili. no chili powder needed,not to spicy,if you want it spicier you can increase the amount of chipoltes. If your a texas chili purist omit the beans

2 lbs ground beef
2 15 oz cans black beans
1 onion diced
3 cloves garlic minced
3 poblano chiles either fresh or reconstituted if dried,seeded
3 anaheim chiles either fresh or reconstituted if dried,seeded
3 canned chipoltes in adobe
12 oz beer
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
6 oz can tomato paste
1 cup beef broth
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp oregano
1 Tbsp oil

in a dutch oven heat the oil until hot. add the onion and saute 5-7 minutes until soft. add teh garlic and saute 1 more minute
add the ground beef and lightly brown.
while the beef is browning puree the chiles in a food precessor. add the beer and process until smoth
when the beef is lightly browned add the chile mixture and stir well
add the remaining ingredients
bring to a boil,reduce heat to low medium and simmer with the lid off for 90 minutes.
serve with oyster crackers and shredded cheese

If you want to try something different add 1 1/2 cups frozen corn to the chile with the other ingredients.

serves 4-6