Short ribs are a great hearty winter entree , as they are loaded with marbled meat that cooks extremely tender, packed with flavor and really easy to make. Peruvian food is a great melting pot of food as there is big influence from different migrations such as Chinese, European, Indian and Japanese immigrants in the past few centuries. In this peruvian-style short ribs, it is braised an asian-spiced sauce that fills the beef with a delicious flavor and comes out fork tender. The recipe can be done in either a slow cooker or in a dutch oven with the instructions below.
In this slow cooker italian meatball and tortellini soup, there is very minimal work to prepare the soup and let it cook all day while you are out at work or enjoying the day making it a great weekday dinner for the whole family. The pork sausage can be replaced with premade meatballs to even lessen the preparation of this soup. The soup is very hearty and has a delicious flavor from the tender pork meatballs and rich flavored tomatoes. The soup can also be made ahead of time, just leave out the tortellini and add them once you ready the soup to serve.
Most beef pot roast recipes have a heavy sauce with a heavy brown gravy or a soup base. In this Instant pot cola pot roast is cooked in a sweetened stock with the cola and sugar. The beef roast has a great balance of sweet and savory with a pinch of heat and can be cooked fork tender in 45 minutes in an instant pot or 6 hours in a slow cooker. The cooking liquid can be transformed into a sauce or simply spoon the cooking liquid over beef when finished if desired.
So this Christmas season brought me into the crazy world of instant pots, since that is what Santa got me this year. As a chef for many years I have used all sorts of pressure cookers,steam cabinets and combination ovens that to the normal population will scare people but was everyday. These instant pots are all of high dollar equipment that was a day to day tool in my professional life into a small compact cooker that is going to make my life so much easier I believe. So the first thing I was going to do was make this chuck roast chili which will take hours if doing it on the stove top or in the oven, but in the instant pot it takes 35 minutes to cook. The flavors of the tender beef roast meat and the firm but soft beans in the chili infused sauce was incredible flavor and very hearty after a day playing in the snow.
Chicken parmesan is a classic italian dish that is tender chicken that is coated in a breadcrumb crust that is usually pan fried them topped with melted cheese and sauce. In the slow cooker chicken parmesan, the procedure is done backwards. It has the chicken breast cooked in a easy homemade tomato sauce then topped with cheese then sprinkled with crispy bread crumbs. The chicken comes out just as tender and has the same delicious flavor from the crisp bread crumbs and cheese and sauce topping that everyone is use to. Check out the recipe below in this post.
Barbacoa Beef is beef the cooked in deliciously flavored chili packed marinate sauce that is cooked over hours until you can pull it apart with two forks. Barbacoa is typically made with beef, lamb or goat seasoned with dry chilies then cooked until tender. The barbacoa beef is great in all sorts of Mexican-style dishes, on salads, sandwiches or even just served over rice or pasta. The preparation is very simple and can be easily done before work or school and you can come to dinner ready and you home smelling absolutely wonderful. Check out the recipe below in post.
When you typical hear about barbecued chinese pork you think of the red tinged pork that is a staple in every takeout chinese takeout place all over the states. This chinese barbecue pork is different preparation then typically done, but is still packed with flavor as it rubbed in the dry marinate then cooked slow for few hours and covered in a sweet glaze that caramelizes at the very last minutes. It is definitely worth the few hours to have this incredibly tasty, juicy and tender chinese barbecue pork. Check out the recipe below.
Looking for a great recipe for your next backyard BBQ that doesn't involve much effort and you can spend more time with your friends and family instead of away cooking? This slow-cooker pulled pork is the perfect recipe for you. It has a great sweet and sour vinegar cooking liquid that cooks the pork to a super tender texture. The pork actually breaks apart with two forks with no issues and the flavor is amazing!!! Check out the recipe below in this post.
The Porketta sandwich has deep ties in Minnesota. The dish was made by Italian immigrants that came to northern Minnesota to work in the iron mines and has been a staple ever since. Porketta is a take of the Italian dish Porchetta, which is a whole pig that has been de-boned and stuffed with herb and slow cooked until tender. This porketta sandwich is a great meal, the pork is extremely tender and packed with flavor from the herbs and spices that the pork marinates in and cooks slowly with. The cooked fennel is tender and is tamed down and almost sweet like caramelized onions flavor. The fennel is one of the most important part of the dish. Top it with your favorite dressing, a typical one is a creamy horseradish sauce. Check out the recipe below.
Some of my favorite recipes to cook are the meals that take time cook slowly over a few hours and fills your house with the sweet smell of what is coming out of the oven or slow cooker. I am not sure if the food just tastes better or just the hunger of me waiting for the food to be ready. I like to believe it the the first part. These easy glazed korean short ribs are nothing but great tasting. The sweetness of the brown sugar and honey mixed with the acid of the soy sauce with a bit of heat from the chili paste just make a great combination that the whole family will love. All of the cooking liquid in crusts the meat so it comes out tender and juicy. Check out the recipe below.
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!