weeknight meals

Smoky, Spicy Bison Chili

Ingredients: 1 lb ground bison 1 onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, diced 2 carrots, diced 1 cup diced poblano peppers 1/3 cup smoked sun-dried tomatoes, julienne cut 30 oz canned fire roasted diced tomatoes with chipotle 30 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained 1 teaspoon habanero hot sauce 1 […]

Almond Cherry Coconut Granola

Ingredients: 5 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1 cup raw, whole almonds 1/2 cup dried tart cherries 1/2 cup pepitas (unsalted hulled pumpkin seeds) 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Slow cooker instructions: Place the oats, honey, oil, vanilla, almonds […]

Chinese Influenced Boneless Pork Ribs

Ingredients: 2 lb boneless pork ribs 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 red chiles, seeds removed and diced 3 shallots, minced 1/3 cup black vinegar 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons black sesame oil 2 tablespoons fermented black bean paste 2 tablespoons lime […]

Ginger Spice Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 3 lb pork loin 1/3 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 1/3 cup pomegranate infused red wine vinegar 1/3 cup spiced ginger preserves 2 tablespoons ginger juice 1 1/2 tablespoons mango-habanero hot sauce 1 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons mesquite liquid smoke […]

Fiery Jamaican-Influenced Chicken Chili

Ingredients: 1 lb ground chicken 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 chipotle chiles in adobe, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 1 onion, diced 15 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained 15 oz canned black beans, drained 15 oz diced fire roasted tomatoes 10 oz diced tomatoes with green […]

Mongolian Pork

Ingredients: 4 lb pork tenderloin 3 cloves garlic, grated 1 inch chunk ginger, grated 1 onion, cut into thin slices 1 shallot, grated 1/2 cup broth 1/2 cup light soy sauce* 1/2 cup shaoxing cooking wine 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce* 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons black vinegar 2 […]

Tomato & Kielbasa Alphabet Soup

Ingredients:1 large onion, diced2 stalks celery, diced2 carrots, diced4 cups chicken stock3/4 cup shredded cabbage28 oz crushed tomatoes16 oz kielbasa, sliced10 oz alphabet or other small pasta2 tablespoons olive oilblack pepper Direction:Prepare pasta according to package directions. Set aside. In a skillet, saute the sausage slices. Set aside. Meanwhile, saute […]

Chili Parlor Queen Chili

Ingredients:2 lb very lean ground beef 3 cloves garlic, chopped2 medium carrots, diced1 large onion, diced1 whole, jarred pimiento, chopped30 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained30 oz diced tomatoes in juice3 tablespoons chili sauce (like Heinz)2 tablespoons tomato paste1 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon Montreal seasoning1 tablepoon yellow hot […]

Hello, Hawaii, How Are You? Pulled Chicken

Ingredients:1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs1/4 cup chili sauce (like Heinz)1/4 cup balsamic vinegar1/4 cup spiced ginger preserves1/4 cup pineapple juice2 tablespoons dark rum1 tablespoon yellow hot sauce (I used Miss Hatties)2 teaspoons black pepper1 1/2 teaspoon mesquite liquid smoke1 1/2 teaspoon Mexican hot chili powder1 1/2 teaspoon smoked […]

Spiced Cranberry (Overnight) Oatmeal

Ingredients: 4 1/2 cups water 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats 2 cups (fresh) cranberries 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon allspice sprinkle salt Directions: Place all ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on low overnight (6-8 hours). Stir […]