Combined Recipes

What this Means

One thing I’ve never been too keen on is filming recipes twice for different videos. For example, If I added up the times I used my Blackened Seasoning in a video and had to refilm how I make it, each and every time, I would lose my mind. That’s why I always mention that I already have a video to teach you how to make it, so you can refer to it after you learn the recipes at hand.

The problem is, I’ve always wondered if that bothered people… having to go look up another recipe just to complete the one they’re interested in. I make it super simple, though. I always place a link at the end of the video and always in the video description and/or on my blog page where you can find the exact ingredients.

The point is, I’ve decided to combine several recipe videos into one video, so that you get everything you need in one video. In truth, I’ve been leading up to this all along. So you might see a video or two that you have viewed before pop up as a “New” video but they’ll be extremely relevant. Especially since the majority of these videos only have a few thousand views so, it’s very likely you haven’t seen most of them.

I’ll be putting together videos like the ones I’m including in this post, as well as the examples I’m listing below, and many others.

Country style BBQ Ribs = No Bake Boston Beans
Seafood and Crab + Red Chili Sauce = Seafood Enchiladas
Sweet and Sour Sauce + Chinese Fry Batter = Sweet and Sour Pork, Shrimp or Chicken
Fried Rice Noodles = Mongolian Beef & Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Steamed Clams=Stuffed Clams + Clam Chowder + Clam Dip + Clam Sauce
Pot Stickers + Shrimp Dumplings = Pot Sticker Dipping Sauce
Roast Beef = Roast Beef Stroganoff
Naan = Shrimp or Chicken Tikka Masala
Wonton Soup + Red Sauce Wontons
Homemade Pasta = Alfredo Sauce, Vodka Sauce, Pesto, Bolognese

2 Stuffed Peppers Recipes, Southwestern style and Cajun by PoorMansGourmet.

Southwestern style Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers | Cajun style Roasted Stuffed Peppers

2 Dessert Recipes, Fried Banana and Oreo Waffles with Berry Syrup by PoorMansGourmet.

Egg Roll Fried Bananas with Berry Syrup | Oreo Waffles | Berry Syrup Recipe

2 Dessert Recipes, Oreo Cheesecake and Homemade Crepes with Cherry Topping by PoorMansGourmet.

Oreo Cheescake with Peppermint | Homemade Crepes with Cherry Filling Topping

Bolognese Sauce with Pappardelle Pasta

Large red pot on the stove top, 3/4 full of homemade Bolognese Sauce.

The Best Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese is a sauce made by sautéing Sofrito, chopped onion, carrot and celery, which is then cooked with minced meat and slowly boiled with diced tomatoes, sauce, tomato paste and red wine. It’s cooked and stewed for several hours, on low heat, to allow the meat to soften and tenderize as the flavor concentrates through the power of reduction. The very best Bolognese Sauce will melt in your mouth with your favorite pasta and will comfort you like any stew or hot chili on a cold winter’s day.

Sofrito: Chopped Celery, Carrot and White Onion.
3 lbs of minced meat; 1 lbs ground Beef, 1 lbs ground Lamb and 1 lbs of ground Italian Sausage.
Cooked Sofrito and minced meat.
Cooked Bolognese Sauce.

The origins of the Bolognese Sauce

Bologna Italy is normally considered to be the birth place of this amazing dish known as Bolognese Sauce but, the truth is, it originated just outside of town in a place called Imola in the late 17th century. “It was then that Alberto Alvisi, the chef of the Cardial of Imola, cooked the first real tomato-based meat sauce, which was served with a plate of macaroni pasta.”

1 lbs bag of Pappardelle pasta nests and another 1 lbs bag of Tagliatelle pasta nests.

Bolognese Pasta

Most Americans know about spaghetti, a thin noodle with some type of Ragu or Marinara over the top, sometimes served with hamburger or Italian sausage and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. What many don’t know much about is other pasta’s and the do’s and don’ts with other sauce recipes.

Spaghetti, for example, is not suppose to be served with Bolognese Sauce. Though folks all over the world prepare it this way, there isn’t considered to be enough surface room to hold the sauce. Wider noodles, like Tagliatelle or Pappardelle are preferred. Shorter noodles like Rigatoni and Penne Regatta are also acceptable because they’re able to hold more sauce.

2 nests of Pasta: Pappardelle on the left and Tagliatelle on the right.
Plate of Pappardelle pasta with Bollognese Sauce and fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
How to make Bolognese Sauce video tutorial by PoorMansGourmet.
Bolognese Sauce Ingredients:

1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 Onion, chopped
1 Large Carrot, diced
3 Celery Sticks, chopped
1 lbs Ground Beef
1 lbs Italian Sausage
1 lbs Ground Lamb
1 Cup Red Wine (half Vegie cook other half meat cook)
29 oz Can Tomato Sauce
5 oz Tomato Paste
14.5 oz Can Diced Tomato
1 cup milk, add last

Salt and Pepper to taste

Chopped Onion, Carrot and Celery should be approximately the same amounts.
Cook for 3 to 4 hours and add 1cup of water every hour or so and let it reduce to
soften and thicken the minced meat.

Preferred pasta: Tagliatelle Pasta, Pappardelle Noodles(really wide), Penne, Rigatoni pasta. NEVER use Spaghetti and top off each serving with fresh grated Parmesan.

Roasted Salsa Verde

A Glass bowl full of fresh homemade Roasted Salsa Verde.

The Best Salsa Verde

If you’re a fan of Mexican food and you love a good salsa, you have got try this Roasted Salsa Verde recipe. It’s made with fresh Tomatillos, Anaheim, Jalapeno and Poblano Peppers, some onion and roasted garlic that is blended together with a few other spices to really make it pop. It pairs well with practically any meat, for tacos and burritos, and tastes great over eggs or nachos.

Two other recipes I posted in the past, that are similar to this one, is my Green Enchilada Sauce and my Pork Chili Verde. My Fire Roasted Salsa is probably the most popular though. Anyone who’s tried these recipes raved about the finished product so, I highly suggest you move into those posts if you fancy this recipe.

3 Tomatillos, 6 Anaheim peppers, 1 Jalapeno, 2 Poblano peppers, 1 onion cut in half, and 4 garlic cloves on a perforated pizza pan. Also 2 Roma tomatoes and 1 bunch of Cilantro.
How to make Roasted Salsa Verde video tutorial by PoorMansGourmet.

Fire Roasted Chili Salsa Verde Ingredients: 5 cups, 40 oz.

6 Anaheim Peppers, fire roasted
3 Poblano Peppers, fire roasted
1/2 Large Onion, fire roasted
2 Roma Tomatoes
1/2 bunch Cilantro
5 Cloves Garlic, large
1 Lime, squeezed

1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Knorr Chicken Bouillon
1/2 tsp Turmeric

Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste (several pinches)

Watch the short video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how easy it is to make this Roasted Salsa Verde recipe.