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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Beefy Chili

Ingredients:



  • 2 ½  pounds ground beef
  • 1 ½  onion, diced
  • 1 can beer
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 2 cans pinto beans
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 32 ounces organic chicken stock
  • salt, fresh ground pepper


Brown ground beef in a large saute pan.  Remove beef and place in crock pot.  Saute onion, add to crock pot, deglaze pan with beer, scraping brown bits into beer, add to pot.



Add garlic, beans, seasonings, and stock.  Simmer on low for 6 hours. Serve with cheesy cornbread,

Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients:



  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 cups of milk
  • 1 ½ cups Ghiradelli double chocolate bittersweet chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a large stainless steel bowl.  Place bowl on a pan of gently simmering water(double boiler).  Whisk milk into dry ingredients and cook for 20 minutes, stirring often.

At about 20 minutes, the mixture will begin to thicken.  Add chocolate chips and cook 5 minutes more.  Take off heat and add vanilla.  Chill.  Serve!

(adapted from smittenkitchen recipe)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bran Muffins





Ingredients:

  • ½  box(17 oz size) Bran Flakes cereal
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2½  cups flour
  • 1 cups butter, melted

Pour buttermilk over Bran Flakes. 




 Stir to combine, add sugars.

Mix in eggs.
Stir in dry ingredients, than butter.
Makes 30 muffins.



Bake at 425 degrees, 15-18 minutes.