Pot of Texas Chili – No Beans

March 19, 2016
by Curt

Pot of Texas Chili – No BeansThere will always be the argument as to whether Texas chili is with, or without beans. Personally, I like it both ways. It just depends on what I’m feeling like when I decide to make a pot of beans. Right now, I’m not feeling the beans!

One thing is for sure though, Texas chili DOES NOT have noodles in it.

So, give this recipe a try, and I believe it’s going to end up being your go to chili recipe form now on!

Pot of Texas Chili – No Beans

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1/2 large red onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (seeded and minced)
  • 1 small green bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 celery stick (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato soup (without the added water) - I used Campbells
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (29 oz.) can pureed tomato

Preparation

  1. In a large stock pot, lightly brown the ground beef. Drain any grease off and then add in the onion and garlic and mix this together. Continue browning the meat.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring it to a boil.
  3. Once it boils, reduce the heat and simmer for an hour covered.
  4. This should easily serve 8.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/pot-of-texas-chili-no-beans/

Grilled Caribbean Spiced Shrimp

February 27, 2016
by Curt

Grilled Caribbean Spiced ShrimpI typically cook shrimp in the oven, or on the stove top, but it’s been a while since I’ve grilled shrimp. So, while I had some tilapia to grill, I thought I would use the same flavoring, my favorite Caribbean Spice Blend on the shrimp also.

Nice and simple. Just sprinkle the shrimp, and grill them up. A quick and easy way to prepare some awesome tasting shrimp to go with the equally awesome tilapia I grilled.

Grilled Caribbean Spiced Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. medium sized raw shrimp
  • Spice Blend
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 Tablespoon black pepper

Preparation

  1. Peel the shrimp, place in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Mix the spice blend ingredients together and put it into a shaker. Sprinkle the spice blend onto the shrimp using only enough to give a light to medium consistent coating.
  3. Prepare a medium hot grill. Place the shrimp onto a grill screen or grill plate with small holes first, then place the screen or plate onto the grill.
  4. Cook until the shrimp turn white and are no longer translucent in appearance. Remove and serve. This should only take about 5 minutes until fully cooked.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/grilled-caribbean-spiced-shrimp/

Taco Scoops

January 24, 2016
by Curt

Taco ScoopsMy wife came across a recipe on Facebook for filling scoop shaped chips and baking them in the oven. After looking into this idea further, we saw that there were many varieties on this idea. Obviously a great idea that’s become very popular now. So, of course, we had to try it out with our favorite idea for a filling.

We kept it nice and simple. The one I’m showing is very simple, but you can also add your favorite salsa into the meat as my wife did. (As you can see on the plate in the picture above). I didn’t do this we this recipe, but I think adding refried beans to the meat would also be very tasty!

Taco Scoops

Ingredients

  • Scoop shaped chips
  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • Taco Seasoning (Your Favorite)
  • Shredded Cheese (Mexican Mix)
  • Red Onion (Diced)
  • Salt to Taste

Preparation

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350° F.
  2. In a skillet, fry the hamburger and drain.
  3. Add the taco seasoning and salt to taste. (We used Taco Bell brand). NOTE - At this time, you could add in salsa, refried beans, or any other ingredient you think would be awesome!)
  4. Fill the scoops with the meat mixture and sprinkle enough cheese to cover the top of the meat mixture. Place them on a baking sheet,
  5. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and place onions on top of the filled scoops.
  6. This will fill about 4 dozen chips.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/taco-scoops/

Poultry Marinades

January 3, 2016
by Curt

 

Poultry-MarinadesHere is another installment in a new series called “A Collection of My Favorites”. I have so many awesome recipes on the site that don’t get the attention they deserve as they slide down the menu and out of site. Some are old favorites that consistently come up in search results, but all are drool worthy and need to be put up front again!

So go ahead and scroll through ‘em. You’re guaranteed to find something you’ll be calling drool worthy too.

Orange-Pineapple & Ginger Marinade

Citrus & Vinegar Marinade for Poultry & Pork

Wine & Ginger Marinade

Apple Cranberry Oregano Marinade

Lemon & Honey Marinade Recipe

Apple-Cherry Marinade Recipe for Pork and Poultry