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Recipes that I make that are good

The Chili


Serves 3-4 — 20 min prep, 6-8 hr cook


  1. Chop onion & pepper. Cook in large pan with oil & salt at medium high for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add minced garlic, cumin, & cayenne. Cook 2 minutes, stirring well.
  3. Dump onion & pepper into crock pot. Return pan to stove and start browning beef (or substitute).
  4. While beef is browning, pour the tomatoes, tomato sauce, and rinsed beans into crock pot. Add the beef once everything is browned.
  5. Give crock pot contents a stir to mix completely. Set to low for 6 to 8 hours and cover.
  6. Serve with cheddar cheese, green onions, sour cream, and/or corn chips.

Chicken Shawarma


Serves 6 — 20 min prep, 1-12 hr marinate, 40 min cook


  1. Prepare chicken marinade. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, and crushed red pepper in a large bowl and wisk to combine. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover and store in fridge for 1-12 hours. (Note: I find 45min to an hour is just fine)
  2. Preheat oven to 425F. Grease a rimmed sheet pan. Add chicken to the pan, evenly spread. Toss the red onion in the marinade bowl and evenly add to the pan.
  3. Roast the chicken and onion for 30-40 min, the edges of the onion pieces should be starting to carbonize. Remove and let rest for 2 min. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Serve with diced tomato and cucumbers. Serve over rice or in pita pockets. Add whatever optional extras you'd like.

Set-and-forget Slow Cooker Chipotle-Honey Chicken Tacos


Serves 3-4 — 10 min prep, 5 hr cook


  1. Combine chicken, honey, garlic and onion powders, cumin, salt, and chipotle chilis and sauce to the slow cooker. Stir well and cook on low for 3-5 hours.
  2. After cooking, coarsely shred the chicken, in the cooker. Stir in lime juice and beans if using. Add salt and more lime juice to taste
  3. Serve in fire-toasted tortillas with pickled onion and avocado.
Tips:

Perfect Softboiled Eggs


Serves N — 1 min prep, 8 min cook


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add eggs and cook for 8 minutes.
  2. Remove eggs and place in a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes.
  3. Peel and serve.