weeknight meals

Golden Acorn Squash Chili

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups peeled, cubed golden acorn squash 30 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained 15 oz canned diced tomatoes (with juice) 10 oz diced tomatoes with green chile (like Ro-tel) 3 cloves garlic, diced 2 chipotle chiles in adobe, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 teaspoons mesquite liquid […]

Tortilla Soup

Ingredients: 25 oz crushed tomatoes 15 oz fire roasted tomatoes 4 oz canned chopped green chile peppers 2 habanero, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cups chicken or turkey stock 2 cups shredded chicken or turkey 1 1/3 cup fresh or frozen fire roasted corn 1 […]

Wild Rice Medley

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups broth (chicken, turkey, mushroom or vegetable would be good) 1 cup wild rice 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, diced 1 large carrot, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 2 tablespoons dried porcini 1/2 teaspoon dried chervil black pepper Directions: Place all ingredients in the slow […]

Slow Cooked Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients: 2 1/2 to 3 lb red skin potatoes, quartered 4 cloves garlic, sliced 3/4 cup chicken or turkey stock 1/3 cup sour cream 1/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary pepper Directions: Place the potatoes in the slow cooker. Add garlic, broth and rosemary. Stir. Cook […]

Calypso Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 3 lb boneless pork shoulder roast (trim off excess fat) 1/4 cup chili sauce 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons spiced ginger preserves* 2 teaspoons smokehouse black pepper 2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons mesquite liquid smoke 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme 1 teaspoon cumin […]

Pear Butter

Ingredients: 9 red or green Bartlett pears, sliced 1 cup pear cider 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon cardamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon mace Directions: Place all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 10-12 hours. Uncover and cook on low […]

Island Pineapple Pulled Pork

Ingredients 3 lb boneless pork shoulder roast (trim off any excess fat) 4 cloves garlic 1 onion, roughly chopped 2/3 cup chopped pineapple 1/4 cup chili sauce 1/4 cup coconut vinegar 1/4 cup soy sauce with kalamansi 1/4 cup pineapple juice 2 teaspoons black pepper 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 […]

Spice, Spice Baby Pork Chili

Ingredients: 1 lb ground pork 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 chipotle chiles in adobe, chopped 1 habanero pepper, seeded and chopped 1 onion, diced 15 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained 15 oz canned cannellini beans, drained 15 oz diced tomatoes in juice 10 oz diced tomatoes with green […]

Pork in a Jalapeno-Tomatillo Sauce

Ingredients:3 lb boneless pork shoulder roast10 medium-sized tomatillos, finely chopped10 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped5 cloves garlic1 large onion, finely chopped1 cup pork or chicken broth2 tablespoons canola oil for the spice rub1 1/2 teaspoon oregano1 1/2 teaspoon ground jalapeno1 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle1 1/2 teaspoon cuminsaltpepper to serve:chopped papalotortillas […]

Baltimore-Style Sour Beef and Dumplings (Slow Cooker)

Ingredients: for the sauce/marinade: 1 3/4 cups red wine vinegar 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 2 onions, sliced 2 carrots, sliced 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon whole allspice 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 3 whole cloves 2 tablespoons black peppercorns 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon salt for the dumplings: 4 cups […]