Braised Chuck Roast

I had this grandiose idea of making a spicy Chuck Roast… there definitely was a kick, but I think the sweet peppers dominated. I’ve revised the recipe to tone those back so this flavor will be more of a sweet-n-spicy with a nice little jalapeno kick at the end! Paired with: Rio Madre Rioja Ingredients:…

Beef Taquitos

These are PACKED with flavor and super easy to make!! Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 2oz cream cheese 1 TBsp ranch dressing mix (powdered) 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1TBsp minced onion 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese 1/2 can rotel tomatoes 4 tortilla wraps Directions: Brown ground beef in a medium skillet, add garlic powder, minced…

Garbage Plates!

  Again for Harbor Fest, I thought I would introduce my Long Island friends to GARBAGE PLATES!!! (also known in upstate NY as Trash Plates) Now, they were surprised to find out that these originated from Good ol’ Rochester NY, by Mr. Nick Tahou in the 1920’s. The Location of the Downtown Restaurant is not…

Nick Tahou’s Garbage Plate

Ingredients: -HOT SAUCE 1 med. onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 TBsp oil 1 LB triple-ground beef 1 cup water 1 can tomato paste 1/2 TBsp brown sugar 1 tsp ground black pepper 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp chili powder 1-1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp allspice 1/4 tsp cinnamon…

Jalapeno Burgers with Bleu Cheese Sauce

I wanted to  jazz up some traditional burgers for a nice summertime BBQ, so I decided to use some Venison Meat. I love throwing things into the patties, gives it so much more character and texture… DELISH! I prepared the meat, left the grill to the boys while I worked on this delicious Bleu Cheese…

Italian Meatloaf

I decided to make some Italian Meatloaf since I had so much sausage in my freezer still. The recipe is from one of my Mom’s old cookbooks but I always alter it to be very spicy and never really use measuring cups… So things are eyeballed. The recipe calls for a total of 3 LB…