Tuesday, August 21, 2012

BBQ Baked Beans

This recipe is enough for 2-4 people, but I usually double or triple for potlucks 


1/2 lb bacon (cut to pieces) 
1 medium onion, diced - or use less fresh onion and substitute onion powder later depending on your families taste 
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup 
1/4 cup BBQ sauce (sweet baby rays) 
1-2 Tbsp prepared dijon mustard
1/2 tsp paprika or cayenne pepper (depending on taste)
1/2 tsp chili powder
1-2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, depending on taste
1 tsp garlic powder 
1 (16 oz) pork and beans (I use Van Camps) - all the juices
1 (16 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (16 oz) great northern beans, drained and rinsed

In a skillet cook bacon and onions until onions are tender. Mix sugars, ketchup, bbq sauce, mustard, pepper, chili powder, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder in a separate bowl. Combine beans, sauce mixture, and meat/onion mixture in a slow cooker. Cook on high for 2 two hours or low for a few hours until all ingredients are simmered together. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Corn Salad

I can't completely take credit for this recipe...It's from my boss. 

Onions (thinly sliced)
Olive Oil
fresh or frozen corn (de-thawed)
Brown Sugar
Kosher Salt
Fresh Ground Pepper
Fresh Cilantro

Saute onions in olive oil. Mix Corn, Olive Oil, Cumin, Brown Sugar, Salt and pepper to taste, Toss to coat. Spread mixture on a cookie sheet. Broil until corn is carmelized. Toss again. Broil again. Remove from oven and add cilantro. Serve warm or cold.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Chicken Makhani


1 Tbps canola oil
1 small onion (minced)
2 Tbsp butter
2 cloves fresh garlic (minced)
2 inches ginger (minced)
1 tsp chicken curry masala
1 tsp rajwadi garam masala
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 bay leaf
pinch of salt
2 tsp lemon juice
4 chicken thighs (bone-in)
1/4 plain yogurt
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup ground almonds
2 potato (cubed) - optional

Heat oil in pan. Caramelize onions in oil (approximately 10-15 minutes). Add butter, garlic, ginger. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add curry masala, rajwadi garam masala, garam masala, cumin, chili powder, bay leaf, salt and lemon juice. Stir for 1 minute. Add chicken - sear with spices. Add plain yogurt, tomato sauce, and half and half. Cook for 5 minutes. Add ground almonds and potatoes. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Serve over hot rice!