Category: Recipes

Oven BBQ Ribs

Oven BBQ Ribs

Here’s a better recipe. Skip the mustard and rub and just use salt and pepper if you prefer. 2 racks pork ribs, cleaned with silver skin removed Rib rub, optional Salt Freshly ground black pepper BBQ Sauce Cut each rack in half so there a 4 half racks. Sprinkle salt and pepper, or rib rub, all […]

Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortillas

Makes 8 small tortillas. NOTE: work the dough as little as possible. 2 C All-purpose flour 3/4 t Salt 3/4 t Baking powder 3 T Olive oil 1/2 C (plus a bit more) just boiled water Combine dry ingredients. Add olive oil and incorporate into flour mixture. It should look like a very coarse meal with […]

Black Beans

Basic black beans for general use. 1 lb dry black beans salt to taste Place beans in a large pot and add 8 or more cups of cold water to submerge beans. Rest 10 minutes. Bring to boil and boil for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand until ready to cook. Bring to […]

Matzo Balls

Makes about 12 matzo balls. 2 large eggs 2 T vegetable oil, olive oil, or rendered chicken fat 1/2 C matzo meal 1 t salt 2 T cold water In a small bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add oil, matzo meal, and salt mix throughly. Add 2 T cold water and combine. Cover and refrigerate for […]

Minestrone Soup

The original is from and can be found here. 3 T olive oil 1 smallish onion, chopped 1/2 cup zucchini, thick slices cut in half or small 1/2 cup frozen cut green beans 1/2 stalk celery, cut down the middle then sliced fairly thick 1/2 C carrot, sliced 4 cloves, chopped 4 C vegetable broth […]

Roast Potatoes

White potatoes (smallish ones would be best) Olive oil Preheat oven to 375F. Peel potatoes and cut into rough 1 1/2″ chunks. If potatoes are small enough, just cut in half or quarters. Rinse potatoes in cold water. Put the potatoes in cold water if not using right away. In a pot, bring to boil […]

Pizza Dough

Enough for 2 medium pizzas. 3 1/2 C bread flour, plus extra if the dough is too wet 1 t sugar 1 envelope instant dry yeast (2 1/4 t) 2 t kosher salt 1 1/2 C water, 110 degrees F, or a bit more if dough is too dry 2 T olive oil, plus extra […]

Pork Chili Verde

Serves 3-4. 2 or 3 large poblano chile peppers 1 red pepper 1 small jalapeño pepper (check for heat level first) 1 lb fresh ripe tomatillos, husked 1/4 C fresh cilantro, chopped 2 T olive oil 1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2 inch dice 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 t […]

Pizza Sauce

Pizza Sauce Pizza

Makes enough for 2 pizzas 1 clove garlic crushed 3 T olive oil 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes 1 T red wine vinegar 1 t black pepper 1/2 t dried oregano 1/2 t dried basil 1/2 t onion powder salt to taste, about 1/2 t Lightly saute garlic in olive oil in a pot […]

Beef Stew

Olive oil for browning beef and onions 2 lb cubed beef stew meat 2 medium onions, halved and sliced 3 large regular potatoes or equivalent, cut into good-size chunks 4 large 6 medium carrots, cut into 3/4″ slices 4 or 5 Celery stalks, cut into 1/2″ slices 1 t dried Rosemary 1/2 t Coarsely ground pepper […]

Rib Rub

2 T Paprika 1 T Ground black pepper 1 T Brown Sugar 1 t salt 1 t celery salt 1 t garlic powder 1 t mustard powder 1 t cumin powder 1 t chili powder 1/2 t onion powder Mix all together. Rub on ribs or other BBQ.

Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

This recipe makes crispy latkes with a soft inside. It’s based on a recipe from my grandmother’s 1951 edition of The New Settlement Cookbook. This recipe doubles the recipe in the book which calls for a lot of salt. I reduced it because it was way too salty. I also added the optional diced onion. Serves […]

Red Enchiladas

Great tasting enchiladas with red sauce. Try other filling combinations like cooked potatoes or chicken. Easy enchilada sauce 9 corn tortillas cheddar or jack cheese grated or sliced queso fresco crumbled 3 scallions chopped Pre-heat oven to 350. One at a time, heat tortillas in microwave or lightly oiled pan until soft and pliable. As […]

Achiote Grilled Chicken

This is fantastic grilled chicken. Cook until deep golden reddish brown. Works well with wings too. 1/3 C achiote paste (see Achiote Paste) 6 cloves garlic 3 T olive oil Juice of 1 juicy lime 3.5 oz canned chipotle chile sauce 3 large sprigs fresh oregano or 2 t Mexican dried oregano 1/4 C orange […]

Chili 1

Serve with cheese, chopped onion, saltines, tortilla chips, avocado, lettuce, fresh chopped tomato, etc. 4 T chili powder 1.5 t dried minced garlic 1.5 t dried minced onion 1 t sea salt 1 t paprika 1 t ground oregano 1 t ground cumin 2 lb lean beef cubes or lean ground beef 1 smallish yellow […]

Achiote Paste

This marinating paste, known as recado colorado in the Yucatan, where it originated, is used on chicken, pork or fish. 1/2 cup annatto (achiote) seeds 10 large garlic cloves, roasted on a comal or griddle until charred, then peeled 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano leaves 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 4 whole cloves 4 whole allspice 1 […]

Easy Enchilada Sauce

3 Tablespoons olive oil 2 Tablespoon flour 1/4 cup New Mexico chili powder (more or less depending on strength) 16 ounces chicken stock 1 6 ounce can tomato paste 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt salt and pepper to taste In a saucepan, heat the oil. […]

Chili 2

The flavor should be robust. It shouldn’t be too salty, but it shouldn’t taste like it needs salt at the table either. The best thing to do is taste after an hour of cooking and adjust the spices then, once the flavors have had a chance to blend. This can be eaten the day you […]