Sunday, June 23, 2013

Recipe: Quick Pork Tacos

Here's a quick recipe I did this past Saturday using Meyer's Eligin 3 Mistake Chili Seasoning and Tabeñaro Hot Sauce. I needed something quick for lunch that was easy and filling. So I made this taco with salsa and pork.

For the taco

  • 4 thin cut pork chops
  • Half an onion
  • Pork fat (or some other oil for sauteing)
  • 2 tbls 3 Mistake Chili seasoning
  • 1/4 NC BBQ sauce (vinegar base)
  • Tortillas

For the salsa (This is what we had from our garden so it's what I used.)

  • Cucumber
  • Garlic
  • Tomato
  • Cilantro
  • Tabeñaro Hot Sauce

Slice up the onion. Cut the pork chops into strips. Heat up a pan with the pork fat in it. Add the onions, the pork and the Chili Seasoning. Let it cook until the meat is browned and cooked all the way through. Add the BBQ sauce and let it all cook together.

Dice the cucumber, tomato, cilantro and garlic. Mix them all together in a bowl. You can add the Tabeñaro sauce to this to the heat you like or after you make the taco add it to the taco.

Put some of the meat mixture on to the tortilla, add the salsa on top and some Tabeñaro sauce and enjoy.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kofta Kebabs

A couple weeks a go my wife and I tried a Mediterranean restaurant in the area called Troy. It was very good and had a nice sampling of various Mediterranean foods; kebabs, falafel, shawarma (Avengers has done more for the sales of shawarma in the US then any advertising), tabouli and baklava. One of the kebabs they served was a kofta kebab. It was odd looking but had great flavor. I figured it wouldn't be hard to make and I could grill it so I decided to give it a try.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Homemade BACON!

I don't know why I have never tried this until this year. It is so easy and so good. Making your own bacon. It takes about a week and a couple hours to smoke it. You can season it with a variety of spices and smoke it with different types of woods to vary the flavor but it is all good.