Category Archives: Marinades, Sauces, & Spices

Green Goddess Salad Dressing

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1/2c Sour Cream
4T Mayo
1T Lemon Juice
1 Avocado
2T Green Chives
1 Med./Lrg. Garlic Clove
3 Anchovies (From can)
2T Dried Parsley
1/4tsp Pepper
1/8tsp Sea Salt

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Smoked Apple Roast-wich

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SMOKED PORK:
Charcoal (If using Charcoal Smoker)
Hickory Smoke Chips
Pork Roast/Butt/Shoulder
Apple (Gala), cored/sliced thin (Don’t Skip!)
Bacon Cheddar Cheese Slices
Buns, Mayo, Honey BBQ

Mustard Sauce (For Brushing. NOT TOPPING)
1/3c Mustard
1tsp Vinegar
1tsp Worcestershire
1/2tsp Lemon Juice
1/2tsp: Paprika, Brown Sugar
1/4tsp: Chipotle Powder, Course Black Pepper
1/8tsp Sea Salt

McCormick’s Grill Mates Barbecue Seasoning

Injection:
1/2T Salted Butter
2c Apple Cider
1T McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning
2T Honey BBQ Sauce
– Boil Injection Recipe til dissolved. Cool Completely.

Preheat Smoker to 250. Inject Pork with Injection (I didn’t use all, but, most! TRY NOT TO SQUEEZE THE MEAT!). Brush Entire Pork, lightly, with Mustard Sauce. Then, sprinkle all sides, WELL, with with McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning. Wrap completely in foil, sealing tightly. Cook about 5 hours at 250 (I kept it between 225 and 300, most times at 250.). Using HICKORY Smoke Chips, throughout (I just did…).
Last hour, remove from juices and set Roast on the grate in smoker, to smoke. Add fresh chips. Smoke at 225 for 50 more minutes. Remove, cut up. Top with BACON CHEDDAR Cheese Slices, to melt. Add to Grill Toasted Bun (We used Whole Wheat), spread one bun, lightly, with Mayo, and the other bun, lightly, with Honey BBQ. Top with thinly sliced Fresh Apple.

Served with:
GRILLED VEGIS:
Bag Sweet Mini Bell Pepper Mix
Sweet Potato, cubed
Onion
Drizzle Olive Oil
Good Sprinkle Dried Oregano
Good few Grinds Pepper
1tsp Jalapeno (Optional)
Mushroom (Optional)
– Wrap all tightly in foil. Cook on Grill til soft.

Check out our other Man-wiches:

Sweet N Spicy Fake Out

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This one’s been around the town… A keeper!

Chicken, thawed, cut up
Asian Style Frozen Vegi Pkg.
1 Red Pepper

Sweet Sauce:
1c Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
2T Sriracha Hot Sauce
1T Lime (100% fridge kind)
3/4tsp Dried Cilantro

Cook Chicken in skillet, adding in Frozen Vegis. Cook down juices some. Add in Sauce, allow to cook some/simmer. USE SAUCE TO DESIRED TASTE!If any leftover, use for Sweet Thai Pizza! Serve as is. Or, AS WE DID: Over Rice (Cooked in Broth with splash of Soy Sauce). Or, over Quinoa.

Our Lil Ol Family Ham

For Thanksgiving we had an amazing Apple Cider Brined Turkey with a Lemon Saged Butter Rub. For Christmas: Our Family Ham Recipe. We’ve done for some years now. Combining an old favorite with anew, making it even better! Making it our Keeper for Christmas!

About 10 lb. Ham (Bought a Pig, came with a Smoked Ham)

Glaze:
1/2c Light Brown Sugar
1/3c Yellow Mustard
2T Butter, softened
1T Lemon Juice (Concentrate kind)
1tsp White Vinegar
1/2T Worcestershire
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
1/4-1/2tsp Fresh Cracked Pepper
1/8tsp Ginger Powder/Season
Optional: 2tsp Fresh Garlic, minced (I skipped this yr. Was Great!)

Pineapple Rings, drained
Smoked Ham, scored

Butter Pan, add in grate. Add:
3c Baby Carrots, halved
2c Onions
2c Celery
3-4c Fingerling Potatoes, halved or 1/3’d

Add Vegis to Pan. Add in Grate. Mix Ham Glaze. Score Ham (Slight cut lines into). Lightly brush Ham with Glaze, getting in scored areas. (I brush on Glaze 3 times during cooking).
With Toothpicks, secure Pineapple Rings around Ham (Added either at beginning, or half way through). Add to Pan. Cook according to directions (15-20minutes per pound, I believe).
Served with tTt’s Mashed Taters, Buns, Chicken Stuffing cooked in Vegi/Chicken Broth with Onions and Celery, Canned Cranberry Sauce (Great with Stuffing!), and Vegis from the Pan that the Ham was cooked. Mmm Mmmm Mmmmmmmm…

Note: A lot of people score and add Glaze last hour, I just do it at beginning. Your option.

Fall Time Chicken Legs and Cheesy Broccoli

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Chicken Legs (Lightly Salt and Pepper)

Sauce:
3/4c Honey BBQ Sauce
1/2c Apple Butter
1/8-1/4tsp Cinnamon
1/8-1/4tsp Cayenne Powder

Lightly Salt and Pepper Legs. Grill. Mix Sauce. Brush on Sauce at end of Grilling. Eat!

CHEESY BROCCOLI
Drizzle Olive Oil
Fresh Broccoli, cut
1/2c Water
1/2 Chicken Broth Cube, Crushed
Velveeta Cheese, Enough Cheesin to your Pleasin

Oil pan. Add in Broccoli. Then, Water and crushed Cube. Cover and Simmer til cooked nicely. Add in Cheese Cubes. Cook til Melted. Allow to cool SLIGHTLY (Helps thicken Cheese). Eat!

Tay’s Cowboy Burger topped with Tay’s Cowboy Jalapeno Sauce

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1 lb Ground Beef
1/2 lb Ground Pork Sausage
1T-1.5T McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning (I did 1)
1tsp Chili Powder
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder
1/4tsp Cocoa Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Pepper
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1T Green Onions, minced

Buns

Toppings: PEPPERED BACON, Fried Onions, Tomato, Jalapeno,
Provolone or Velveeta Jalapeno Cheese, Mustard/Ketchup,
and Cowboy Jalapeno Sauce:
4T Mayo
1T Jalapeno, minced, or more to taste
3/4tsp McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning, or more to taste
1/8tsp Brown Sugar
1/4tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Lemon Juice
1tsp Louisiana Hot Sauce

Premix Burger Mix (First 11 Ingredients). Marinade 1 hour in fridge. Premix Sauce Ingredients, place in fridge til use. Nicely Pepper Bacon Slices. I Bake til crispy. Set aside, covered, til use. Grill Burgers (Awesome on Charcoal Grill, if done right). Right off the Grill, top with Cheese (I used Velveeta Jalapeno Cheese, not a lot, just enough). Top with Bacon and other Toppings. Be sure to use Tay’s Cowboy Jalapeno Sauce! With FRIED ONIONS, Tomatoes, More Jalapenos, and optional: Ketchup/Mustard (I did Ketchup/Mustard on one Bun, and loaded the Cowboy Jalapeno Sauce on the other Bun).

Mexican BBQd Legs (Chipotle BBQ Legs) with CRISPY Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries

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Chicken Legs, Skin Removed

Sauce:
1/3c CHIPOTLE Honey BBQ Sauce (Sweet Baby Rays)
1.5tsp Lime Juice (100% fridge kind)
1/2T Brown Sugar
1/4-1/2tsp Chipotle Powder (I did 1/4tsp)

Optional Marinade (I Skipped):
3T Vinegar (Optional)
1T McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning (Optional)

Optional Step (I SKIPPED). Marinade Chicken Legs: Add skinned Legs to Ziploc Bag. Add in Vinegar, shake around. Add in half BBQ Seasoning, shake. Add in other half, shake. Marinade ONE HOUR! That’s it.

Premix BBQ Sauce (Depending on how many legs you are cooking, you may need to double the batch, or so.) Set aside. GRILL Legs (Best on Charcoal Grill, if you know how to do it correctly! Grill Tip Below.). Near end, Brush BBQ Sauce on Legs, flip. Allow to cook a minute or two. Brushing BBQ on other side. Then, flip. Cook a minute or two, allowing to caramelize.
Optional: Add 1/8tsp Cinnamon Powder to Sauce Recipe. I skipped, AND I skipped Marinade. Still was AMAZING! 

CRISPY Sweet Potato Fries:
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Sweet Potato, cut to fry size
Cold Water

Crisco Oil/ Deep Fryer

Seasoning: 
1 Beef Broth Cube, CRUSHED
1tsp Cajun Seasoning
1tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Mustard Powder
1/2tsp Pepper
1/2tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Dried Dill Weed
1/8tsp Cayenne Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt

Cut Sweet Potato to desired Fry Size. Place in bowl of Cold Water, place in fridge for about 20minutes. Prep Seasoning in a bowl. Gently and Quickly, Pat dry. At about 350-400, deep fry for about 6 minutes, or til LIGHTLY browned. Place onto paper toweled plate. Finish up batches. THEN, go back to first batch and RE-DEEP FRY for another few minutes. Place onto paper toweled plate and season well with Seasoning, I had leftover seasoning, so, DON’T USE ALL.

Charcoal Grilling Tip: If it tastes like straight up smoke… You’re doing it wrong! We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Regular Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can, ON IT’S SIDE. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it (Unless applying Sauce and Thickening the Sauce, that’s more flipping). Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp. 

Tay’s Fall Pork-wiches served with (Optional) Mustard Sauce

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Great Fall Time Man-wich! Get your Eat On!

1.5 lb PORK Roast (Or More)

2c Apple Cider (Essential Everyday 100% Juice-Apple CIDER)
2 Beef Broth Cubes, crushed
1/4tsp Hickory Liquid Smoke
1.5-2tsp Brown Sugar (I did 2)
1tsp Cinnamon Powder (Don’t Skip!)
1/2tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
3/4 Med. Onion
1/2T Garlic Cloves, minced

1/3c Reserved Crock Juices (After Cooking), or more to taste
1/4-1/3c HONEY BBQ Sauce (Later adding)

Buns of Choice
Tay’s Mustard Sauce (Recipe below. Great Flavor Combo, try it!)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add, and stir, Apple Cider, Broth Cubes, Smoke, Sugar, Cinnamon, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onions, and minced Garlic in Crock. Cook on Low 6-8 hours. Shred Meat. Reserve 1/3c Cooked Juices. Toss rest of Juice (OR SAVE for serving time sandwich DIPPING!).
Mix together 1/3c Reserved Juices with the Honey BBQ Sauce. Add Shredded Meat to Crock. Stir in BBQ Mixture. Cook on Warm or Low for 15-20 minutes. Serve on Buns with a drizzle of Tay’s Mustard Sauce (Recipe right below).
Leftovers are great on Soft Shell with: Tay’s Mustard Sauce, Sour Cream, Salsa, and Cheese.

Tay’s MUSTARD SAUCE Recipe:
1/4c Regular Mustard
3T Mayo
1/2tsp Brown Sugar
1/2T White Vinegar
1tsp Worcestershire
1tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
1/8tsp Sea Salt

 – CHECK OUT OUR Other Post: Get the Most of Your Roast- HERE

Chipotle Rasberry Pork-wiches

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1.5 lb Pork Roast
1c Beef Broth (I used Water + Crushed Broth Cubes)
2-3T can Chipotle in Adobo Sauce, minced, or more to taste
1/2T Garlic, minced
1/2tsp Cumin
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
(Optional, I SKIPPED, for Xtra Sweetness: 1/2tsp Brown Sugar)

Sauce (Later adding. Optional to double up on Sauce):
4T Reserved Juice from Crock (After cooking)
1/3c HONEY BBQ
1tsp Chipotle in Adobo, minced
2T Raspberry Preserve

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add, and mix, Beef Broth, Chipotle in Adobo, Garlic, Cumin, Onion Powder, Pepper to Crock. Add in Meat. Cook on low 8 hours, turning around in juices. Shred up. Reserve 4T of Juices. Discard rest.  Mix Sauce. Add to shredded Meat. Keep on Warm or Low for about 15-20minutes. Serve on Buns of Choice.
 – CHECK OUT OUR Other Post: Get the Most of Your Roast- HERE

Hawaiian Tacos

((NO PHOTO … Ate Immediately… Was TASTY!!!)

Chicken/ Shrimp Marinade (4-8 hours):
1-2 Chicken Breasts
1/2 lb. Shrimp, detail, devein
1/2 bottle Lawry’s Hawaiian Marinade
1tsp Lime Juice (100% fridge kind)
1tsp Chili Powder
1/2tp Paprika
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
OPTIONAL: 1T Chipotle Peppers in Adobo, minced (I did)
(Reserve 4T, once done marinading)

4T Reserved Marinade
1 can Black Beans with Jalapeno in Lime, drain
1/3c Pineapple Chunks in Juice, drained

Shells of Choice
Toppings: Sour Cream, Salsa (Or tTt’s Pico), Onions (Chopped)

Marinade Chicken and Shrimp. Cut Chicken into Thin few inch slices. Detail and Devein Shrimp. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Skillet. Add in Meats. Add in 4T RESERVED Marinade. Cook. Once done. Add in drained Black Beans and Pineapple. Cook down. Add to shells of choice with Sour Cream, Tomatoes and/or Salsa, and Onions.
ALTERNATIVE:
You can amp this with skipping tacos and adding Turkey Kielbasa (Sliced). Serve over Rice (Cooked in Broth).

Tay’s Carne A-Salad (Carne Asada Salad)

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Marinade Steak or Pork (4hrs):
2T Soy Sauce
1T+1tsp White Vinegar
1T Taco Seasoning Pkt.
1/2T Cumin
3/4tsp Garlic Powder
3/4tsp Onion Powder
3/4tsp Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Paprika

HIDDEN VALLEY Cilantro Lime RANCH Dressing

Lettuce
Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
Red Onions
Cherry Tomatoes
Carrot Slivers
Seasoned Texas Toast Croutons

Optionals:
1/4c Corn
1c canned Pinto Beans, rinsed, drained
1 Avocado, cubed small (Or top each bowl with Our Citrus Avocado Sauce)
Tortilla Strips/Fritos

Marinade Meat. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL! Cook. Cut up to desired size.
Mix all ingredients into bowl. Add Meat (Or mix in with Salad Ingredients). Add in Dressing (USE CILANTRO LIME RANCH!!!). Top with Croutons/Tortillas (And, Citrus Avocado Sauce, if using). EAT!


Charcoal Grilling Tip: If it tastes like straight up smoke… You’re doing it wrong! We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Regular Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Place on food, on outside of hill of charcoal. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it. Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp.


Check Out Our Other NON BORING Salads Here:

 

Tay’s Garlic Steak Butter

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Great on Steak, Pork, Toast
(Makes for GREAT Melts, Burgers, Sandwiches, etc.).

1/2c Beef Broth (I used 1/2c Water + 1/2 Beef CUBE)
4T Sweet Cream Butter
1tsp Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
1/2T Green Onions, minced
2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2T Fresh Parsley
1/4tsp Sage

Add all to Sauce Pan. Simmer til juice is cooked down A LOT! Remove from heat. Stir constantly as it cools (I set a Ice Pack over the bowl to help.). Spoon onto Meat at end of cooking, or right off the heat! Or, add to Toast, Toasted Buns (Burgers), on Melts, Sandwiches, etc.

Chimi-nade (Steaks/Pork) with AMAZING Steak BUTTER

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4T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1.5T White Wine Vinegar
4T Balsamic Vinegar
2T Fresh Cilantro
1/4c Fresh Parsley
2T Fresh Oregano
1.5tsp Garlic Powder
1/2-1tsp Cumin (I did 1/2)
1/2tsp Pepper
1tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/2tsp Sea Salt, or more to taste

Marinade Pork or Steak 6-8 hours. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL! Side of Potato and Mushroom/Onion Mix (Mushrooms, Onions, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, LOTS of Course Black Pepper and Dried Oregano).
– Marinated Steak/Pork was served topped with Tay’s Steak (Or, Pork) Butter:
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Great on Steak, Pork, EVEN Toast (Makes for great Melts, Burgers, Sandwiches, etc.)!

Tay’s Garlic Steak (Or, Pork/Toast) Butter:
1/2c Beef Broth (I used 1/2c Water + 1/2 Beef CUBE)
4T Sweet Cream Butter
1tsp Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind, Lime “May” work for above Steak Recipe)
2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
1/4tsp Sage
1/2T Green Onions, minced
1/2T Fresh Parsley

Add all to Sauce Pan. Simmer til juice is cooked down A LOT! Remove from heat. Stir constantly as it cools (I set a Ice Pack over the bowl to help.). Spoon onto Meat at end of cooking, or right off the heat!
(I wish I had a better Butter photo. I forgot photo, THEN… My camera was dying. So, no melting deliciousness showing in this quick photo… Bummer… It looked more AMAZING!)

Tay’s Balsamic Watermelon Strawberry Salsa – And, a few ideas for it! Including EASY & HEALTHY Pizzas!

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1/2c Strawberries, chopped
1c Watermelon, cubed small
1 can Basil Oregano Garlic Diced Tomatoes, DRAINED
1/2c Sweet Mini Bell Peppers, chopped
2tsp Balsamic Vinegar
2tsp Green Onions, minced
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
2-3T Red Onions (I did 2.5T)
1/2tsp Lemon Juice (100% Fridge Kind)
1/4tsp Dried Mint
1tsp Fresh Cilantro, minced (Try WITHOUT FIRST, then add)

– Optional (I skipped. Forgot.):
1tsp Jalapeno, deseed Minced
1/2c Goat Cheese or Crumbled Feta (Optional, I skip for Pizza)

Toss all. Allow to Marinade 20 minutes.
Ideas for Use: Salsa for Chips. Salsa for Sweetened Shells (Fry Soft Shell in Butter. Toss in Sugar and Cinnamon.) Serve as Topping for Wrap, Sandwich, Balsamic Burgers, or Quesadillas. Or, as we did… MAKE Taco Shell Pizza.

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Tay’s Chicken/Bacon w/ Balsamic Watermelon/Strawberry Salsa Pizzas:
Chicken (I marinaded in White Vinegar and McCormick’s Montreal Steak)
Bacon

Shredded Cheese of Choice
Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
Tay’s Balsamic Watermelon and Strawberry Salsa
Soft Shells
Pepper, Dried Oregano (Oregano Optional)

I marinaded Chicken 1hr. Cut up. I added Avocado Oil to skillet. Cooked Chicken, if excess juices- Drain it, to help crispify (Especially, for Bacon). Add in Bacon to Chicken. Cook all (Draining excess juices, if needed). Cut up all to smaller pieces. Or toss all in Oven, Bake.
Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Pan. Lay in Soft Shells (Optional to Butter Spray OUTSIDE Edges, to help brown). Top with Chicken, then Bacon. Top with Salsa. Top with Cheeses of Choice (I used Moz., then sprinkle of Pepperjack.+Jalapeno, then, a small sprinkle of Cheddar). Sprinkle Tops with Grated Parmesan (Be sure to get the outside Edge nicely), Pepper, and Dried Oregano (Optional)
Bake, uncovered, at 450 for about 8 minutes.

TAYs AMPED UP Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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1 can Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas), drained
1/3c Kraft Olive Oil Vinaigrettes Roasted Red Pepper (Salad Dressing)
1/3c jar Sweet Roasted Bell Peppers (Preferably w/ Red in it. Optional)
1-2tsp 100% Peanut Butter *SEE NOTES for Options
1/4tsp – 1/2tsp Cumin
1/4tsp  – 1/2tsp Garlic Powder

For Heat (Options, Pick One! I skipped): tTt’s xXx Seasoning, Cayenne, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Red Pepper Flakes

Blend all in Blender til desired smoothness. Serve as Dip, Topping, etc.
Notes: PEANUT BUTTER can be swapped for Fresh Peanuts, Sesame Seeds, Sesame Oil, Tahini… I have only tried 100% Pure Peanut Butter (Literally, the ingredients only say PEANUTS! That’s it!). Some like it sweet, maybe 1/4tsp Sugar can be added… But, I liked it as it was. Healthier, too!

BBQ Salad w/ Chipotle Peach Pineapple Dressing

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2.5T McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning
2-3T White Vinegar
Pork Chops (I used 2 avg. size Bone-In chops)*

SARGENTO’s Chipotle BBQ Cheese Snacks
Lettuce
1/2 can Reduced Sodium PINTO Beans, drained/slight rinse
1 can Fire Roasted Tomatoes, drained
Sweet Onions
4 Mushrooms, chopped
Sweet Mini Bell Peppers
Carrot Slivers (We skipped)
Corn (We skipped)
Boiled Eggs
Seasoned Texas Toast Croutons

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 – Dressing:
1c Chipotle PEACH Pineapple Salsa
1c Ken’s Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
1tsp tTt’s xXx Seasoning (Red Pepper Flakes may work)

Marinade Pork Chops for about 3-4 hours. Blend Dressing Ingredients. Set in fridge til use. We grilled our Pork Chops. Then, Removed bones and fat. Cut into desired strip sizes.
Add all to Salad Bowl, to desired amounts. (*See Notes). Toss. Serve with Dressing and Croutons.

*Notes: Chicken may work, too. Or meat of desire. I keep Eggs Separate, so it doesn’t spoil as fast.

Tay’s Hawaiian Salad N EASY Hawaiian Dressing

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1-2 Thawed Chicken Breasts
Marinade (For just Chicken. Marinade 1 hr. Choose ONE!):
3T White Vinegar + 1-1.5T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Steasoning
   OR:
Lawry’s Hawaiian Marinade

Bacon (Seasoned with Pepper while cooking)

Lettuce
SARGENTO’s Chipotle BBQ Cheese Snack Bites
Fresh Tomatoes, halved
Red Onions
Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
Carrot Slivers
Papaya (Optional)
1T Jalapeno, deseed, mince (Optional for Heat)
Mushrooms (Optional)
Boiled Eggs (See Notes)
Seasoned TEXAS TOAST Croutons
Honey Roasted Sunflower Seeds

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DRESSING (A few options. Choose ONE!) Recipe:
   Our Favorite:
1/3c Ken’s Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Nice sized 1/3c+2T canned CRUSHED Pineapple in JUICE
1/2tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Paprika
   OR:
2T Mayo (And/Or: Canned Coconut Milk, Lemon or Pineapple Yogurt, may work)
2T Avocado Oil
1/2c canned Crushed Pineapple IN JUICE
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Lemon Juice (Fridge Concentrate Kind)

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Marinade Chicken. (I did McCormick + White Vinegar Marinade, what I had on hand. In Above Photo.). Cut to desired sized strips. Preheat oven to about 425-450. Lay Chicken onto Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed pan. Cook about 10-15minutes. Lay on Bacon (You can lay it right over Chicken, too). I seasoned Bacon with Cracked Pepper. Bake til Bacon and Chicken is done. Allow to set 1 minute. Crumble Bacon.
Toss everything into a bowl, EXCEPT dressing.
BLEND Dressing of Choice Ingredients. Allow to set while prepping and cooking.
Serve each Salad with Dressing of Choice, Croutons, Seeds, and Eggs (If kept separate).

Notes: Eggs can spoil quickly if left in salad for long period. You can add right before, or keep separate and add as you serve up a bowl.

tTt’s Tennessee Honey Chicken

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Chicken Marinade
(4-8 hours):

1 Shot Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whisky
2T Honey
1T Brown Sugar
1T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
Optional: 1/4tsp Sea Salt (We skip!!!)

Add thawed Chicken and Marinade to Ziploc Bag. Marinade. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL (Grilling Tip Below)! Eat this AMAZING Chicken alone. Over Rice cooked in Broth with Vegis. On a Manwich with Baked Bacon, Cheese, Tomato, Lettuce, and Mayo/Miracle Whip… Endless Ideas!Or Serve over Rice and Vegis (Rice cooked in Microwave with Chicken Broth instead of Water. I use Water + Crushed Broth Cubes).


Charcoal Grilling Tip: If it tastes like straight up smoke… You’re doing it wrong! We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Regular Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Place on food, on outside of hill of charcoal. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it. Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp.

EASY Grilled Jalapeno Poppers with Ranchero Chicken

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Ranchero Chicken Marinade (4-6 hours):
1 McCormick’s Grill Mates Smoky Ranchero Marinade Pkt
1T Avocado Oil (100% Pure)
4T Red Wine Vinegar

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Jalapeno Poppers and TECHNIQUE:
Jalapenos, cut off top (Stems). We used a Wine Bottle Cork Screw to scrape along edges of inside to de-seed Jalapenos (Whatever technique works for you: Small Knife, Corer, etc.)
Wrap Turkey Bacon (Halved length wise) around
Sargento’s Chipotle BBQ Cheddar Snack Bite Cheeses (I used 1 per Jalapeno)

Stuff Cheese Wrapped in Bacon into Jalapenos.
 – Cooking Technique: We used a MINI Aluminum Pan. TURN UPSIDE DOWN! Cut small Xs into it (Fits 6 perfect. I tried more, but, Xs expanded, making ONE BIG HOLE. So, don’t over pack. Also, it fits nicely on grill w/ other foods.).
KEEP PAN UPSIDE DOWN and LIGHTLY press Jalapenos into Xs. Grill. Eat! (Dipping Sauce is Optional-Ranch.)
YOU CAN EVEN Cool in fridge, slice, and Serve on Sandwiches. Burgers. Etc.

Photo doesn’t do these justice. We ran short of time, so kinda rush cooked them. They are lovely looking, all roasted/grilled!

LOADED Citrus Avocado Salsa served on Vegi Tacos with Red Pepper Hummus (Meat Optional)

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Meatless night, so we used just vegis. You can add Meat, if you wish (
*See Notes). Great on Grill or Baked. The Avocado Salsa can be used on ANY Taco! Or, served as a Dip! This was a Great Combo of Flavors.

Sweet Mini Bell Peppers
Onions
Mushrooms (Optional)
Favorite Mexi Style Marinade (Options: Taco/Fajita Season Pkt., Tay’s Mexi Marinade, Tay’s Baja Marinade, etc.) (We used Baja-What we had)

Sweet Potatoes, diced small
Oil
Dried Oregano

Shredd. Cheese (Pepper Jack and/or Cheddar)
Sweet Red Pepper Hummus

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  Citrus Avocado Salsa (Stems from our Citrus Avocado Sauce):
1 RIPE Avocado (Darker=More Ripe), mooshed
1.5c Tomato, chopped, or more to taste
1c-1.5c canned Black Beans IN LIME W/JALAPENO, drained.
1/2c Corn
1/4c Red Onions, chopped
2T 100% Pulp Free Orange Juice
1/2T Lime Juice (100% fridge kind)
1tsp White Wine Vinegar
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Cumin
1tsp Dried Oregano
1/4tsp Dried Mint
1/4tsp Sea Salt

I marinaded Vegis for about 4 hours. I used Baja, but, any Mexi Style Marinade works. I even thought about Herb and Garlic. But, have yet to try.
Citrus Avocado Salsa: Mix up everything from Orange Juice to Sea Salt. Add in Avocado. Mix. Then, add in rest of Salsa Ingredients. Mix. Cover and place in fridge til use.
I decided to cook Sweet Potatoes, separately to keep a separate flavor. Place in Foil. Toss with a LITTLE Oil (I used Avocado. Olive works). Sprinkle nice amount of Oregano on it. I grilled.
In separate Foil, I wrapped up Marinated Vegis. I grilled.
Serve on Shells/Wraps of Choice with Sweet Red Pepper Hummus, Marinated Vegis, Citrus Avocado Salsa, Sweet Potatoes, and Shredded Cheese.
Optional: Roll taco/wrap. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Skillet. Brown each side. Sprinkle with Garlic Powder.

 * Notes: Meat? You can choose to Marinade just Meat and cook Vegis on side (With the Sweet Potatoes, Oil, Oregano). Or, Marinade Meat, toss over Vegis in a Butter Sprayed Pan. And, bake… But, it was nice out… So, wanted to find a reason to Grill! Many ways to cook. Whatever works for you.
Or, serve Salsa as Dip!
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A MUST TRY! Tay’s Pork-wiches with Tay’s Chimi Sauce

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AMAZING Marinade complimented with an AMAZING Sauce! You will not regret this Recipe (So, make EXACTLY As-Is). So Tasty, we’re making this AGAIN… TONIGHT! Leftover Meat? We melted Pepper Jack Cheese over top and topped with Sunny Side Up Eggs with Side of Toast and Salsa for Breakfast!

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This Recipe Stems from our Best Dead Cow Marinade: Here

Bone-In Pork Chop Marinade
(Or, Steak. Pork’s BEST!):

3T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3T Soy Sauce
2T Lime Juice (100% fridge kind)
2T Worcestershire Sauce
1tsp Regular Mustard
1T Garlic Powder
1tsp Onion Powder
1.5T Dried Basil
1/2tsp Course Black Pepper
1/8tsp Cayenne Powder

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Tay’s Chimi Sauce
(Chimichurri- USE THIS!):

1T EVOO
6T Mayo
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1T White Wine Vinegar
2T Balsamic Vinegar
2T Dried Cilantro
1tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/4tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Pepper
1tsp Dried Oregano
A lil shy 1/4tsp Sea Salt

Buns/Wraps of Choice (Also, AMAZING on Softshells the next day!)
Shredded Moz. Cheese
Toppings: Onions, sliced thin. Fresh Tomatoes or Pico (I used fresh tom.)

Evenly coat Chops with Marinade and Marinade about 5 hours. Mix Tay’s Chimi Sauce Ingredients, set in fridge til use.
BEST on Charcoal Grill (Tastes amazing if done right. If it tastes like Smoke… You are NOT doing it right!). Or cook in skillet… Just cook the Meat! 
Once cooked, allow to set a minute, covered. Thin Slice cooked Meat. Lay flat and top with Shredded Cheese and melt. Add to Buns/Wraps with Toppings of choice.
(Some topped with A LITTLE Ketchup on one Bun Slice, then Chimi Sauce on Other Bun Slice. Fresh Tomato Sliced. Red Onion Slices. Some liked it with no Ketchup, just Chimi Sauce).
 – Also, an Optional Topping: Dried Oregano seasoned Mushrooms sauteed w/ Butter Spray or Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I skipped.
LEFTOVERS?  Melt Cheese over Meat (I used PepperJack). Top Meat with Sunny Side Up Eggs. Serve with Toast and a lil Salsa on side! (I skipped Chimi Sauce).


Skillet Tip: Lightly Oil or Spray pan. Get to a nice heat, to a SIZZLE. Sear Pork on each side about 3-4 minutes, or til done. Allow to set a few minutes.
Charcoal Grilling Tip: We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We use Regular Charcoal for above recipe). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Place on food, on outside of hill of charcoal. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can. Chicken tip: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it. Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp.
AVOID TOO MANY FLIPS. Allow meats to sizzle once it hits grill. Seal that side, flip. Seal other side. Locks in Moisture! Also, Meat cooks as it sits!

AMAZING TayBQ Chicken

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Chicken Marinade (4-5 Hours):
Bone in Chicken, skin removed!
4T White Vinegar
1tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1.5T McCormick’s Grill Mates BBQ Season

A Good Honey BBQ Sauce

Marinade Chicken. Grill or Bake (If baking, I cover for half the time. With foil.). When just about done. Brush generously with BBQ (Enough time in advance to allow to caramelize, if grilling.). Allow to set a minute or two. EAT!

Spicy Grilled Gumbo and Rice with Black Eyed Peas

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Chicken Marinade (I used Bone-In/Skin Removed):
2T White Vinegar
1T Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 McCormick’s Grill Mates Baja Citrus Packet
1T Cajun Seasoning
1tsp Creole Seasoning
1tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Pepper
2 Dried Bay Leaves

1/2 lb. Shrimp (Add shrimp to Marinade last hour!)
1/2 lb. Turkey Kielbasa (Or Link of Choice)

Corn on Cob, 1/3cut
1c Fingerling Potatoes, diced
1c Sweet Potatoes, diced
Sweet MINI Bell Peppers, halved
Onions
Mushrooms
1T Garlic, minced (I Believe I forgot!)
Asparagus (Optional)
1c Celery (Optional, I skipped)
– Sauce:
1 can Tomato Soup (*See Notes)
1tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Dill Weed
1tsp Worcestershire (Optional)
1/2can Tomato Paste (Optional)

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Serve with side of Rice:
2c Rice
2 Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed + 2c Water
1/2-1 can Black Eyed Peas, drained

I used Bone In Chicken and Removed the Skin. Add to ziploc bag. Toss with Vinegar and Louisiana Hot Sauce. Then, add in rest. Mix Around. Marinade 4-6 hours. LAST 30 MINUTES, ADD Shrimp to Marinade.
We charcoal grilled in foil pan: Butter Flavor Cooking Spray pan. Add in Vegis.
PREMIX Sauce. Pour over Vegis. Top with Link, then Chicken and Shrimp. Covering is optional.
Served with Side of Rice with Black Eyed Peas: Crush Broth Cubes, Add to Water and stir. Add Rice. I microwaved. Once cooked, mix in 1/2-1 can drained Black Eyed Peas.

Notes: You can try with Stewed Tomatoes, in place of Tomato Soup. You can also try Tomato Sauce, etc. I liked as was. Am leaving it.
ALSO, if Charcoal grilling: Try to make sure Coals are Level to level out heat. And, You can USE A LIL WATER to Help with Bottom Burning too Much! We did NOT have this problem, and did NOT need Water, but, your Choice! Or, you can choose to dilute the Tomato Soup.

PRECOOKED PHOTO:
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Chipotle Chicken with Citrus Avocado Sauce

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Eat As Chipotle Chicken topped with Citrus Avocado Sauce. Or, Shred and have yourself a Man-wich topped with Citrus Avocado Sauce! However you choose, these are AMAZINGLY Tasty!

 – Chicken Marinade (Don’t add to Chicken, yet!):
1 can Chipotle in Adobo, I halved Peppers
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
2T Lime Juice (100% Fridge Kind)
2T Brown Sugar
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4c Heavy Whipping Cream

 – Citrus Avocado Sauce:
2 RIPE Avocados
2T 100% Pulp Free Orange Juice
1.5tsp Lime Juice (100% fridge kind)
1tsp White Wine Vinegar
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Cumin
1tsp Dried Oregano
1/4tsp Dried Mint
1/4tsp Sea Salt


PREMIX Marinade, DON’T ADD TO CHICKEN, yet! I halved Chipotle Peppers. Premix Sauce Ingredients. RESERVE 2T Marinade (For later mixing). Place in fridge til use.
I cut shallow slits into chicken, so marinade can get in there. Marinade Chicken (I used Bone In and removed Skin). Marinade 4-6 hours. Best on Charcoal Grill. Even Grill the Chipotle Peppers! They are GREAT!

– Regular Chicken Breast topped with Citrus Sauce: Brush on Reserved Marinade. Top with Citrus Avocado Sauce. Eat. Don’t forget to Serve with Those Chipotle Peppers.

– Sandwiches: Shred up Chicken and Remove Bones. Mix in Reserved Marinade. Top onto Sandwich with: Mayo/Miracle Whip, Tomato, and Optional Coleslaw Topper
Toppings (If sandwich/Burger): Tomato, Onions, Miracle Whip/Mayo, and:
Optional Coleslaw Topper:
2c Coleslaw Mix (Cabbage Carrot Mix, NOT SAUCE)
3/4c Lite Sour Cream
1tsp Dried Cilantro, minced
1/8tsp Garlic Powder (OPTIONAL)
Small Splash of Lime Juice (Fridge Concentrate kind)
1/8-1/4tsp Sea Salt

Marinaded Grilled Vegis

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1 bottle Lawry’s Steak and Chop Marinade
2 pkg. Mushrooms

Corn on Cobs, cut into 1/3 pieces
Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
Onions
Fingerling Potatoes
Fresh Asparagus
Fresh Cut Carrots (I used crinkle cut)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray
Course Black Pepper
For Serving (Optional, choose): Sour Cream, Salsa, Ketchup, Prepped Horseradish Sauce, Steak Sauce.

Gently Wash and Marinade JUST the Mushrooms About 2 hours. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Aluminum Pan. Line bottom with Asparagus, add in Rest, TOPPING with Mushrooms last. Sprinkle with Pepper. Best on Charcoal Grill. Cook til soft. Tossing occasionally, we only needed to do once. Optional to serve with Sauce or Nothing.
We like it alone. Some like it with Sour Cream and Salsa. Some, Horseradish. Some Ketchup and Sour Cream. Some Steak Sauce and Sour Cream. 

Notes: You can amp this up with Meats. But, we wanted a Vegi Dish. Was AWESOME!

Tay’s Baja Chicken

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Great Alone, on Tacos, for Salads (As we did), or over Rice (Mexi)! Amazing LOW CALORIE, LOW CARBOHYDRATES Chicken! AWESOME Flavor!!!

Marinade (I believe I did 1.5-2 lbs.- 6hrs):
1 McCormick’s Grill Mates Baja Citrus Marinade Pkt.
2T White Vinegar
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Chipotle Powder

Add Marinade and Chicken to ziploc bag. Mix. Marinade about 6 hours. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL! Eat Alone, on Tacos, or, as we did, on Salads (To desired consistency):

Lettuce
Radish, sliced THIN (Optional)
Mushrooms
Red Onion, slivered
Carrots, matchsticked
Hard Boiled Eggs
Tomatoes
Canned Black Beans WITH Jalapeno IN Lime, drained
Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing
Seasoned Texas Toast Croutons
Optionals (I skipped): Avocado, Mexi Corn/Corn, Sweet Bell Peppers

Chicken Ranchinade N Vegis

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This is an AMAZING Low Calorie Meal. That’s not only BENEFICIAL with Beans and Sweet Potato, BUT, AMAZING in Flavor. Great Chicken Marinade. EASY TO MAKE! This can be cooked Many A Ways! Even on Hot Camp Fire Coals! Eat as is. Or, topped with Salsa, Sour Cream, Cheese, and FRITOS. Or, on Shells for Tacos! Just Check Below for more options.

Chicken Marinade:
Ranch Packet (I used Hidden Valley)
1/2tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1T Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
2T Red Wine Vinegar
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1tsp Chili Powder
1T Jalapeno, deseed, minced

About 3/4can Black Beans, drained
Sweet Potato, diced
1/2Pkg. Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
3/4 Large White Onions
1 RIPE Avocado, diced
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Or Butter Spray)
Dried Oregano

Rice: 2c Rice, 2c Water, 1-2 Vegetable Broth Cubes (1-2c worth)

Marinade Chicken, in ziploc bag, about 4-6 hours (I believe I did 5hr).
Place Vegis into Foil. Drizzle about 1/2tsp-1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil over them. Season, WELL, with Oregano. Wrap Tightly. Place on grill a little before Chicken.
Grill Chicken SEPARATELY, right on grate.
Cook Rice in Broth (I do in Microwave, covered. Stirring half way).
Eat as is. On Shells… Optional to serve topped with SHREDDED CHEESE, SOUR CREAM, and SALSA, (EVEN Frito Chips). Most liked mixing Chicken, Rice, and Vegis together. A few liked it separate.

Cooking Option: Can be Baked! Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Dish. Lay in Vegis. Top with Chicken. Cook Rice in Microwave or Stove Top (Can even stir Rice, Water, Crushed Broth Cube(s) in with Vegis for Baking). Cover with Foil. Bake til Chicken is done. Serve over Rice.
TRY IN FOILS on Hot Camp Fire Coals for EASY CAMPING MEAL!

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EnfrijoTAYdas (Enfrijoladas)

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Another Mexi Chicken Marinade:
2T White Vinegar
2T Soy Sauce
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1T+1tsp Cumin
1T Montreal Steak Seasoning
2tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Onion Powder

Bean Sauce:
1can Refried Beans
3/4c Broth (Chicken or Beef) (Water can be used or 1/2-1/2)
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Onion Powder
Optional: 1/2T canned Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, mince (Or, 1/4tsp Chipotle Powder), or to taste

Mushrooms, chopped
1/2 can Southwestern Corn (Bell Pepper kind)
Onions, chopped
Dried Oregano
Good Splash of Soy Sauce

Corn Shells
Sargento’s Artisan Blend Shredded Mexican Cheese (Queso+Mexi types)

Marinade and Cook Chicken (Charcoal Grill IS BEST!), shred. I also grilled the Vegis, in foil, separately with a lil Oil (1/2tsp), seasoned well with Oregano, and a good few splashes of Soy Sauce.
Bean mix: Simmer in sauce pan a few minutes, to blend nicely.
(For flexibility, place Corn Shells inbetween lightly damped paper towels. Microwave few second til more flexible). Fill with Chicken, Vegis, and a lil Cheese. Roll. I use toothpicks to hold in place. Top with Bean mix, then, Queso/Cheese. Bake, uncovered. I did about 425-450 for about 15-18minutes.

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And, Our MEXI Type Recipes Here

Easy Mexi Foils (Carne Asada Foils)

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Whether you cook on grill, in oven, or on hot coals in fire pit (Great for camping)… These are AMAZING. And, pretty healthy! Tons of Vegis! Fiber in Beans! And, Beneficial Sweet Potatoes! 

2 lb. Chuck Roast Marinaded (4-6 hours):
1/2 Taco Pkt. (I used Fiesta Style)
2 1/2T White Vinegar
1/4c Soy Sauce
1T Cumin
1/2T Garlic Powder
1/2T Onion Powder
1/2T Dried Oregano
1tsp Chili Powder
1tsp Paprika

Vegis:
Small drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Good shake Dried Oregano
1 pkg. Sweet MINI Bell Pepper Mix (Orange Red Yellow)
Onions
Mushrooms
Sweet Potatoes, diced (2 sm./med.)
1 can (Mild) Black Beans with Jalapeno in LIME JUICE, drained
1 can Southwestern Corn (Bell Pepper/Onion kind), drained

Toppings: Drizzle Taco Sauce, Salsa/Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream

Marinade 2 lb. Chuck Roast in ziploc bag. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL!!!
In a bowl, mix ALL Vegi Ingredients. Add to foil (Ours used 2). Wrap tight. Grill Chuck RIGHT ON GRILL, and cook Vegis in Foil.
Cut up Chuck. Top bowls with Vegi Mix, then Meat. Then, Toppings of choice.

Potato Tip: Stab whole potatoes with knife about 3 times on each side. Microwave Potatoes (Whole) for few minutes (Depends how many I do 3-4/5 minutes). Dice up. Then, grill. Cuts cooking time and ensure those potatoes are soft through.

Delicious Glazed and Seasoned Salmon

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1/2T Course Black Pepper
1/4tsp Cayenne
1/4tsp Paprika
Optional, I skip (1/8tsp-1/4tsp Sea Salt)

1T Organic Grade B Maple Syrup
1T Dijon Mustard

Mix Glaze (Maple Syrup and Dijon). Brush nice layer onto top of Salmon. Mix Seasons (Pepper, Cayenne, Paprika, Salt (If using)). Season, well, with season mix. Grill til flaky.
(Try not to move too much, it will flake apart. Can choose to place onto foil.)

Served with Sweet Mini Bell Peppers: Place into Foil. Grill. That’s it!

Our Other Salmon Recipe:
Place Lemon slices onto grill (Optional). Lay Salmon onto Lemon Slices (Skin down). (Optional to add a Honey/Dijon Glaze). Season top, nicely with McCormick’s Lemon Pepper Seasoning. Grill.

Tay’s Sweet and Spicy Chicken with AMAZING Cucumber Tzatziki Wrap

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EASY to Make! LOW CALORIES LOW CARBOHYDRATES Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wraps with a Delicious Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce. Healthier never tasted so good!

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Tay’s EASY Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken:
Chicken Marinade (ONE HOUR! That’s it!):
About 1/3c White Vinegar
About 1T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning

Chicken Sauce (To toss cooked Chicken):
1 part Sweet Thai Chili Sauce (Asian aisle. I did about 1/3c)
1 part Louisiana Hot Sauce (I did about 1/3c)

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Tzatziki Sauce:
1/2c Sour Cream
2T Mayo
1T Grated Parmasen Cheese
1tsp Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
1c Cucumber, peeled, seeded, grated
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp McCormick’s Gourmet Greek Seasoning
1/4tsp Dill Weed
1/8tsp Mustard Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt

Toppings: Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Italian Shredd. Cheese
Flatbread/Wrap of Choice (I used Joseph’s Flaxseed Flatbreads)

Marinade thawed Chicken Breasts 1 hour, mixing around every so often. (Great time to make Tzatziki Sauce.). This Chicken is BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL!!! Cook Chicken. Once cooked, cut into strips. Toss Chicken with Sauce IMMEDIATELY.
Top Flatbread/Wrap of choice with Tzatziki, Chicken, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Cheese

Optional to use Breaded/Fried Chicken to toss with Sauce, instead.

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Served with Quick Grilled Potatoes:
Potatoes (Stab w/fork. Microwave about 3minutes)
Butter Flavor Cooking Spray
McCormick’s Herb Garlic Seasoning
Butter Flavor Seasoning
Pepper
Green Onions

Microwave Potatoes, covered (Cuts cooking time). Then, halve then. Butter flavor cooking spray them. Sprinkle, WELL, with Herb Garlic Seasoning and Pepper. Add Green Onions. Wrap in Foil. Grill.

tTt’s Chicks (tTt’s Chicken Bites)

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Sweet Chili Sauce:
1/3c Chili Sauce (The Ketchup aisle stuff)
2/3c Sweet Thai Chili Sauce (Asian aisle)

Hot Honey Sauce (From our Hot Honey Flaps):
1/3c Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/3c Honey
1T Butter

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Batter (Was enough for 3 batches):
2 Eggs
Up to 2/3c Cornstarch
1/3c Oil (For Frying)

Cut up thawed Chicken Breasts. Add to bowl of Cornstarch, rolling each around, one at a time. Beat Eggs, pour over bowl of Cornstarched Chicken. Give a quick toss to distribute the Egg around, NOT TOO MUCH Mixing.
Heat Oil. Place each in, one at a time, and brown each side, til cooked. Once cooked, toss with Sauce of Choosing.
Potatoes: Slice thin-ish. I soaked in COLD Water + a lil Vinegar. Bake in Oven til browned, flipping halfway. PRE, or Post, Cooking- Season with Seasons of Choice (Salt/Pepper. Dill/Salt/Pepper/Chives), etc.

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Healthier Options: Use Coconut Oil. Skip Batter process, just toss Cooked Chicken with Sauce of Choice.
*** Please be sure to check out Our MANY Sauce Recipes On Our Marinade/Sauces Posts or Our Grilling Posts!

Easy Orange Marinade

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Marinade:
1/2c 100% Orange Juice
1/3-1/2c Soy Sauce
1tsp Garlic Powder
2 Dried Bay Leaves

Marinade 5-6 hours. OPTIONAL (We do!): Remove from Marinade, drain excess juice. Place on plate. Season both sides with shake of (Choose ONE!):
-McCormick’s Brick Oven Seasoning (What we did!)
Tay’s Chicken Rub (w/Brown sugar!)
-Or, McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
Allow to sit 15minutes.
 Then, Grill! (Charcoal Grill is Best!)

Eat Alone. Or serve over Rice (Cooked in Broth) with Vegis.

Tay’s Chicken Pitas – Healthier

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Tay’s Chicken Pita is Healthier and Lower in Calories, but you wouldn’t know! 

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Peppered Parmesan Avocado Sauce:

3T Mayo (Lite can be used)
1/4c Sour Cream, or more to taste
1tsp White Vinegar
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
3T-1/4c Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1/2tsp Black Pepper
1 ripened Avocado
Optional: 1/2-1tsp Ranch Dressing PKT. (I used Fiesta Ranch Pkt.)

-Flat Bread/Pita (We used Joseph’s Flax Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Pita)
-Cooked Chicken Breasts (I used Tay’s Mexi Marinade, grilled. *SEE NOTES)
-Toppings: Peppered Parmesan Avocado Sauce, FRESH Tomatoes, Shredd. Chedd. Cheese, Salsa or Quick Pico (Recipe Below), Lettuce. OPTIONAL: TINY Spread of Refried Beans

We Mexi Marinaded Chicken, then Grilled (Charcoal Grill’s Best!). Blend Peppered Parmesan Sauce Ingredients. I lightly rub Pitas, using fingers, with Water. Microwave 10 seconds. Spread half with Peppered Parmesan Avocado Sauce. (Optional to spread other half with Refried Beans). Top with Cooked Chicken Breast and Toppings of Choice. I had no Salsa, so, improvised with Quicky Pico (Below).
 ** NOTES: Any Chicken will do: Plain, Boiled in Chicken Broth (Toss frozen Chicken into a pan w/ Water, throw in 1-2 Chicken Broth Cubes. Bring to boil, boil til cooked.), Desired Seasoning. Any. **

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Quicky Pico/Salsa:
1can Basil Oregano Tomatoes, drained (All I had)
To taste Red Onions, chopped
1tsp Jalapeno deseeded, minced, more to taste
1/2tsp Dried Chives
a lil shy 1/2tsp Dried Cilantro
a lil shy 1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt, more to taste
1/8tsp Pepper
1tsp+1/4tsp Lime Juice (Fridge concentrate kind)

Potato Oles:
Tater Tots
Season (Pre and Post cooking), well, with either: Tay’s Rub or Tater Ole Season

Season, bake according to directions. Once done, season lil more. Eat.


*** LEFTOVERS?:
tostadas

Tostadas
Peppered Parmesan Avocado Sauce (Above recipe)
Canned Refried Beans
Leftover Tay’s Mexi Grilled Chicken
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream
Louisiana Hot Sauce

LIGHTLY spread Tostadas with Refried Beans. Then, LIGHTLY spread Peppered Parmesan Avocado Sauce. Top with Leftover Mexi Chicken, Shredd. Cheese. Sparsely, add Sour Cream, Few drops of Louisiana Hot Sauce. I just Microwaved til Cheese Melted.