So I got this Chili No Beans idea at Taco Bell the other day. They’re always adding crazy new stuff to their Menu and it just got me thinking. First off, their food is munchie delicious. You know what I mean. The kind of food you crave when you’ve got the munchies. I swear their staff has got to be stoned half the time when they come up with these recipes. Anyway, I got thinking about how tender their ground beef is in all of the Tacos and Burritos and then it dawned on me. It’s got to be a slow cooker. So I ran home and made up this recipe and it’s just as good if not better. The real benefits though, however, aren’t that you can now replicate Taco Bell food but you can use it for all kinds of things like Chili Cheese Dogs and Nachos and who’s going to complain about that. So here is a real easy and simple way to make Chili No Beans and you’re going to love it!
If you’re wanting Kalua Pig, I guess it’s a real simple process of elimination and mathematics. If you don’t have a Louau to go to, number one, or if you don’t have an underground oven or even want to deal with digging a fire pit or making a temporary cinder block oven, or if you don’t even have an entire Pig to roast, here’ is a Slow Cooker alternative solution for Kalua Pork instead. And, if you haven’t had this at your Thanksgiving Dinner, YOU ARE MISSING OUT!
Kalua Pork Ingredients:
1 Pork Roast, Shoulder or Rump
1 tbsp Liquid Smoke
Sea Salt (Kosher or Margarita Salt is fine, Hawaiian Sea Salt is the best)
Tenderize your Kalua Pork Roast with a Skewer, Fork or Needling Device. Then Rub Liquid Smoke over entire Roast and then salt all sides as well. Put in Crock-pot and Cover. Roast on the Low setting for 15 hours. Then fork pull the meat apart on a separate plate and add Crock-pot Juice as needed to moisturize. Serve with Rice!
For me, Beef Stroganoff is one of those recipes I rarely think I want until I’m actually enjoying a plate of it. I always forget just how good it is until I’m stuffing my face and going back for seconds. The way I did this recipe isn’t exactly normal practice. And I mean that in two different ways. Usually the beef is combined and cooked into the Stroganoff but I don’t do it that way in this recipe. Also, most home cooks have not adopted Restaurant Chef Techniques and those are the secrets I try to pass on to you here in the Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen.
One Particular technique I’m referring to is cooking things separately. Have you ever wondered why your favorite restaurant dishes are so resilient and full of flavor? Well, that’s why. A lot of things that compliment each other are cooked separately. A great example is Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. The Noodles are seasoned and Cooked separately, and so is the Chicken and the sauce. That’s why it works wonders on your Pallet when they’re combined and they compliment each other, or the dish would never work. And that’s the idea and Technique I implement in this recipe. I insure that it works when I cook the Roast Beef separately because I use the stock from the roast as the flavor when I cook the Beef Stroganoff Noodles. This one concept, this one little lesson has turned “okay” cooks into great cooks over night. So use this technique in your cooking, if you don’t already, and you’ll improve your cooking 100%
Beef Stroganoff Ingredients:
2 cups Egg Noodles
1 Sliced Onion (long slices)
10 oz sliced Portobello Mushrooms
2 chopped Green Onions
1 tbsp fresh chopped Parsley
1 chopped Garlic Clove
2 tbsp Butter
1 1/2 cups Beef Stock
1 cup Heavy Cream
3/4 cup Sour Cream
Salt and Pepper to taste
Oil for Cooking
1 Roast Beef (Click Here for Recipe)
Start with a few tbsp of oil, add the Garlic and Sliced Onion but save the Green Onion and Parsley for last. Add and saute the Mushrooms until they turn color and soften. Then add the Noodles and butter and stir until it melts. Add the Beef Stock, Heavy cream and the Sour Cream. Bring to a boil, then drop the heat to a simmer and reduce the liquid to a creamy sauce(about 10 minutes). Then serve the Roast Beef Stroganoff with 8 to 10 oz of Roast Beef on top and enjoy.