Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Lone Star Beef

Beef is big in Texas.

This roast will remind you of the Lone Star State.

2 - 4 lb. beef roast
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, granulated garlic
1 T. brown sugar
pinch each: cayanne pepper, red pepper flakes, cumin, turmeric, paprika
1/2 c. beer
1 onion quartered
1 large onion peeled and quartered
30 - 40 baby carrots
Non stick cooking spray

Preheat slow cooker to 350 F'.

Peel, rinse, quarter onions.

Rinse carrots.

Remove roast from refrigerator, let it set out for a few minutes.

Spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray.

Place roast in slow cooker.

Sprinkle half of brown sugar and seasonings over roast.

Turn roast over. Pour remainder of the sugar and spices over other side of roast.

Pour beer in bottom of slow cooker.

Add carrots and onions to slow cooker.  

Put lid on slow cooker and cook for 1 - 2 hrs. approx or until desired doneness. 

Serves 4 - 6.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Chicken Wraps

This is great for lunch, watching the game, after a late night barhopping or anytime.

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
1- 2 T. oil (olive or canola)
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt (optional)
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic (crushed and chopped)
8 flour tortillas (fajita size)


1c. shredded lettuce
1 c. cup chopped tomatoes
1 c. sour cream or yogurt
1/2 c. shredded cheese

Cut chicken into strips, place in a bowl.

In small mixing bowl combine: Worcestershire Sauce, garlic, salt, pepper.

Pour over chicken to marinate for several hours or overnight.

Heat skillet or grill pan on medium high heat, add oil.

Add chicken and cook for 6 -10 minutes or until done.

Heat tortillas in microwave for 10 -15 seconds.

You can also heat tortillas by warming them on the grill pan for 10 - 15 seconds.

To assemble wraps: Spoon some of the chicken in tortillas. 

Top with your favorite fixings. Roll to secure filling and enjoy.

Serves 4  (2 snack wraps each).

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