Easy Peasy Shepherd’s Pie

Today is my daughter’s first performance. It’s pretty exciting for her and myself. I cannot wait to see her out there on the field. It’s football season here which is the hype of Texas. I don’t buy into it much. I do now because she is a part of it. Do you have a teen in sports or color guard?

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If you do then you know what I mean when I say dinner can be a hassle. Trying to cook in between school, practices, and events is virtually impossible at times. That’s why I love this recipe for Easy Peasy Shepherd’s Pie. It’s not a slower cooker meal which most favor at this time of year but the prep is simple and it can be refrigerated for baking at a later time. However, I like to cook it in one whack.

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Most of the time I will let the other half boil the potatoes while I run to get her from practice. Then I come back and make the meat and toss it all together. This dish comes together super easy! Plus, it will feed a mountain of people. It usually feeds us while leaving me some for lunch the next day. 

Easy Peasy Shepherd's Pie - Mooshu Jenne

 This is not a traditional recipe just a break off of the real deal. It cuts time down but it is still rich in flavor. Easy to serve up running in the door late night or running out on a early night dinner. I hope you all enjoy this simple dish at the end of the back to school week. At least it’s a three day weekend! Happy Labor Day! Now off I go to see her and leave you with a recipe. 

Easy Peasy Shepherd's Pie
Serves 6
Ground beef mixed with corn and gravy topped with boil potatoes and cheese.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 potatoes; peeled and diced
  2. 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  3. 1 package brown gravy mix
  4. 2 cans of corn
  5. 1 onion; diced
  6. 3 cloves of garlic; minced
  7. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  8. 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  9. 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, add in diced onion, minced garlic and olive oil. Bring to a medium heat and saute for about 1 minute. Add in ground beef and cook until browned.
  2. Meanwhile, place cubed potatoes in a pot of water with one teaspoon salt. Boil for 20 minutes until tender. Drain and set aside.
  3. Once ground beef is browned toss in the two drained cans of corn. Stir in the corn and add the gravy packet to the mixture. Stir well. The gravy will thicken around the beef. Turn off heat.
  4. Layer ground beef into a baking dish. Layer potatoes over the meat. Top with three cups of cheese. Broil on high for 3 to 5 minutes. Pull from oven and serve.
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Czech Goulash – Cesky Gulas

The aroma of this dish alone is intoxicating! It is probably one of top number one meals to have as back to school commences. On a quiet day with all the teenagers gone, working or away at school,  I can put on dinner in advance and just let it slow cook on the stove. I need to write a recipe for this goulash for a method by slow cooker. For now I will continue the stove top method. 

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Cesky Gulas also know as Czech Goulash is basically a simple Hungarian goulash. It is one of the many goulash recipes Czech people have. I am hoping to get a chance to share many different goulash recipes with you as we proceed into the Fall and Winter. One of my recent favorites other than the Cesky Gulas is the Segedínský Guláš which is a pork instead of beef cooked with sauerkraut. It’s not a sour dish like one would think. The pork is tender with a vibrant but mild taste that pairs well with a beer (pivo).  I hope to learn how to make this dish when my soon to be mother in law makes it for my birthday. I would much rather have her cooking then go to a restaurant!

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Cesky Gulas is generally paired with houskové knedlíky and a pivo (beer).  The houskové knedlíky are bread dumplings made from stale french bread, milk, Wondra, eggs, and baking powder than boiled and sliced to serve. They are wonderful! When we make these the entire family goes wild over them. You must have a good beer with it too. Something stout or with a stinky flavor like Shiner or Pilsner Urquell. 

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Time after time making this dish to photograph it’s been impossible. The family usually eats it all even the hidden dishes of it that I set aside. This time I made three times the recipe to be sure that I would have leftovers to share with you. Oh! It’s also better on the second day once the flavors set into the meat overnight. This is a dinner with lunch the next day type of dish. Here is the recipe for the goulash. Soon I will share the recipe for the dumplings if you all are interested. Let me know below!

Czech Goulash – Cesky Gulas
Serves 6
Traditional Czech goulash made with paprika, onions, and beef.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 2 large yellow onions, chopped
  3. 3 lbs stewed beef in 1/2 inch cubes
  4. 4 to 6 tablespoons Hungarian paprika (fresh is best)
  5. 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  6. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  7. 3 tablespoons Wondra flour
  8. Water to cover
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Warm the oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Add the beef and allow it to brown on the outside.
  2. Add paprika and stir till meat is covered. Add Wondra flour and tomato paste just until the juice is soaked up then add water to cover meat with some extra. Make sure to mix the flour in well to remove all lumps.
  3. Add in salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer on low for about two hours. The sauce will gradually thicken and meat will become tender and fall apart. Once the sauce is thick and meat is tender it is ready to serve.
Notes
  1. Serve with noodles, dumplings (boiled bread), or Spätzle. To make gluten free use cornstarch instead of flour for the thickening agent. Can also be served with rice.
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The Hunger Heroes is all about action. It’s about turning families into superheroes, and tapping into the incredible power of giving. This is our story of our incredible power or giving. Every year we do several things to help out children in our local community. Twice a year, my kids go through their clothing and we find a family that is in need. We pass along the clothing. It’s easy to take to a donation drop or to a thrift store but we like to see if those in need, need it first. We like to see first hand that people are receiving what they need. It helps us to know their future needs.

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A few times a year I go through my pantry. I like to stock up on non perishables. You never know when a zombie apocalypse will happen(according to my daughter). For me it’s a natural disaster. My pantry always ends up overloaded. Instead of throwing out perfectly good food, I first offer it to friends with children that don’t earn much, and after them I try to donate it to a local food bank. Food is the number 1 item no one should every go without; especially a child. You can help fight hunger with #HungerHeroes 

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Something we started last year was wheb weather turns cold and the holidays are upon us we try to gather bread, meats, and other items to make lunch snacks and we pass them out on the streets where we see the homeless. Left over candy canes are a great for passing out too! Stores toss them away and it’s sad because someone could eat it. Don’t throw out food as long as it is safe for eating pass it along to someone in need.

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When I do have a chance to help shop for a family in need it is nice to shop at Sam’s Club. They have larger packs of food and it helps to feed over a longer period of time. Sam’s club had a demo for Tyson nuggets so you can taste test them before buying. The next demo dates of August 23 and 24 at all Sam’s Clubs. Go check them out!

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Splash Party Beef Fajitas

Before school starts and the summer is almost over I wanted to share with you a few poolside #SplashParty recipes. Something you can eat by the pool, lake or beach. 

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For my Splash party I had some quality time with V’s parents before they leave to Italy and Switzerland for a month. I would love to trade places with them. One day I will have the chance to go. In the meantime, I really hope they have a wonderful trip. What a beautiful place to visit Italy is. 

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We grilled up some beef fajitas that we picked up at a local Mexican market. They are pre-seasoned and simple to throw on the grill. We bought some fresh tortillas and paired it with grilled vegetables, cojita cheese, and sour cream. They take less then 10 minutes on the grill. It’s the perfect poolside meal. 

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If you have leftovers all you have to do is make a quesadilla out of the meat and tortillas. Don’t forget to pair it with a good beer or margarita (if your of age). This will help the meal be even more delightful.

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Fresh salsa like this Pick Your Own Heat Salsa is a good topping along with guacamole, fresh lime, cilantro. 

Beef Fajitas
Serves 5
Spicy pre-seasoned fajitas that are great by poolside.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4lbs Beef Fajita meat
  2. 1 red onion; sliced into rounds
  3. 2 bell peppers; sliced into strips
  4. 2 dozen fresh tortillas
  5. 1 block of cojita cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat the grill to 350 degrees F.
  2. Slice red onion into rounds. Separate onion into half. Put half of the onion in one bowl. Slice bell peppers into strips and place in the bowl with half of the onion.
  3. In a grilling skillet, vegetable bowl or on foil, grill vegetables until tender. Set aside covered. Place meat onto hot grill and cook for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes and flip. Cook for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes. Test a piece to make sure it is cooked but do not over cook as it will become tough.
  4. Pull off grill and slice on a cutting board. Serve with cojita cheese, sour cream, fresh onion and cooked vegetables.
Notes
  1. You may also serve with salsa, guacamole, fresh lime and cilantro.
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Peperoncini Pot Roast – Dressing Recipe

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My son exclaims to me that his all time favorite dressing is Zesty Italian by Kraft. No doubt I have used it for years in salads, pasta salads and many other side dishes. I’ve also used it in main dishes like this Peperoncini Pot Roast for a dressing recipe.

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I love to make slow cooker dishes with tons of flavor like this one for parties. It allows me to start the dish the night before the party. That always helps to give me extra time the day of the party along with more time visiting with friends. It’s zesty and perfect for all times of the year. 

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I like to pick it up at Walmart while shopping for the rest of my supplies. The new Kraft Pourables have been reinvented with a new, better taste! It helps make this Peperoncini Pot Roast a knock out dish.

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Kraft Zesty Italian now has even more herbs & spices! It’s easy for this salad dressing recipe to be put together on Thursdays for Friday night football games. It serves up well on the go too!

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Make it with plenty of carrots and potatoes so there is no need for a side dish. Just top the meat with Zesty Italian dressing layering the meat over the potatoes and carrots. Slow cook it all night for a easy peasy dinner.

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Peperoncini Pot Roast
Serves 4
Slow cooked pot roast topped with peperocini's and zesty Italian dressing.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 hr
Total Time
12 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 hr
Total Time
12 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 - 3lb pot roast
  2. 4 carrots
  3. 4 red skinned potatoes
  4. 1 bottle of Zesty Italian dressing
  5. 2 tablespoons peperoncini rounds
Instructions
  1. Slice carrots into halves. Slice potatoes into wedges. Add carrots and potatoes to the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with beef. Pour the zesty Italian dressing over the beef and top with pepperocini's.
  2. Add 1 1/2 cups water and put on high. Leave on high until water starts to boil. Turned down to low and cook for at least 8 hours until meat falls apart. Serve with potatoes and carrots.
Notes
  1. If you want to flip roast be careful with the vegetables so they don't fall apart.
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No Fry Firecracker Chicken

One of my sons’ friends is totally gluten free. In our house, that is something new because we eat whatever we please. When I know he is coming over I try to plan for it. He isn’t gluten free by choice; he is because of the severe headaches it causes him. This is a recent recipe we made when he visited. No Fry Firecracker Chicken comes with a simple sauce made from ingredients you should already have on hand in your fridge door.

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I paired it with rice and spring onions for a summer feel. It’s almost like take out for them. They were having a TV series marathon of Supernatural. One show we all enjoy around here. I am the only one about two episodes behind on season 9. Season 10 will be the end coming this Fall. Oh so sad!

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This meal can easily be made in half the time without the frying so you don’t have to break from the TV series marathon for long. I like to make this in my stir fry pot. It’s on the spicy side with the ability to control the heat in this dish. Just add more hot sauce or less to when making this dish. 

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The only thing I need now is some take out boxes for our next picnic. This is good hot and cold. Just have to eat it the same day though!  Luckily, this was a hit with all of the boys and the daughter. It’s similar to my bourbon chicken which I cook without frying also even though my recipe here shows it fried. I just skip the frying step.  That reminds me I need to do some red beans and rice this week. Sounds so darn good! I always crave Cajun in the summer. What do you crave?

No Fry Firecracker Chicken
Serves 7
Spicy bite size pieces of chicken topped with a sauce that explodes in your mouth like a firecracker.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts; 1/2 inch cubes
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 3 cloves garlic; diced
  4. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 cup brown sugar
  6. 1/3 cup ketchup
  7. 3 tablespoons Chili sauce with red pepper
  8. 2 tablespoon Louisiana Hot Sauce
  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  11. 1 stalk green spring onion; diced
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet or stir fry pan, add in olive oil and garlic. Cook over low heat about 30 seconds. Add in diced chicken. Cook chicken on high heat until lightly brown on outside.
  2. Add apple cider vinegar, Louisiana hot sauce, and chili sauce. Toss chicken in sauce well. Fold in brown sugar over chicken with sauce mixture. Let cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat. Add in ketchup, salt and pepper. Stir chicken well and cook another 20 minutes on a low heat. Stir occasionally. The sauce will start to thicken. Once the sauce is thick turn off heat and serve with rice and spring onions.
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Cilantro Lime Beer Braised Chicken

Today I come to you heart broken. My oldest son has decided to stay in Vegas. This is not something expected and it just breaks my heart because I didn’t get to say my goodbyes the way a mom should when your son leaves home. His decision was abrupt and I don’t believe it was thought through without influence. Hopefully he will see in time for himself. He is old enough to make his own decisions but as a mother you still want to shelter them from any harm. I guess that is what I fear most. I miss him every moment right now. I know that will fade but he is my first baby and it’s just a rough time for me.

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We found out yesterday he wasn’t coming home. His friends (that I call my adopted sons) came over along with my son, daughter and other half we all went out for hot wings. It was fun but not our usual cheery selves. We were a bit lost without Tommy. Like the family just wasn’t complete. I hope in time he will change his mind but if not I hope I get to fly him round trip for Christmas to see the final installment of The Hobbit with me. It’s our thing! We have seen everyone of the series together and it just doesn’t feel right not being with my boy to see it. I really do wish him the best and miss him like crazy (goes off to dry tears).

Cilantro Lime Beer Braised Chicken

Food is my comfort. Creating new meals or just experimenting with different ingredients helps me cope. I believe that is why I started this little slice of my own here. This chicken was a simple dish that we threw together to grill while I worked on building new websites for a business. The other half and I have been discussing a new business and a move out of state. He says Colorado, I say Seattle. I know we want to make the move after our daughter graduates high school which she is entering this year. Anyone have any suggestions on good places to go? Do you live in Colorado and know a good town, good community?

Cilantro Lime Beer Braised Chicken

I would like to be on the west coast somewhere. I know I would love to be near ocean but the other half hates the idea of being too close to the ocean after the tsunami’s. I grew up with ocean and truly miss the beach with all it’s wonders. I think I need a vacation soon. Some off time! This has been a long year and it is no where near over yet. With that thought, I need more easy meals. I am looking for slow cooker/ crockpot meals that can be easy to put together for Friday night games coming this Fall. I know this Cilantro Lime Beer Braised Chicken would be a great one in the slower cooker. It’s fabulous on the grill!

Cilantro Lime Beer Braised Chicken
Serves 5
Chicken breasts marinated in lime beer with limes and cilantro then grilled to perfection.
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Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
2 hr 45 min
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
2 hr 45 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1 bottle of lime flavored beer
  3. 1 lime; sliced into rounds
  4. 1/2 bundle of cilantro; chopped
  5. 2 cloves of garlic minced
Instructions
  1. In a large dish, layer in chicken and top with lime flavored beer. Top with garlic in beer and cilantro over chicken and beer. Layer with limes over the top. Marinate one hour in refrigerator. At one hour mark, roll chicken over and place back in the refrigerator for another hour.
  2. After chicken has marinated for two hours, pour beer mixture from chicken into a jar. Preheat grill to 350 degrees F. Grill chicken using mixture to keep chicken from drying out. Grill for 22 minutes or so each side flipping occasionally. Remove and let sit for about 5 minutes. Serve with pasta salad or cilantro rice.
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Cilantro Lime Chicken Kebabs

Summer days by the pool with good food and beer is the one thing I like about Summer. Though I am more of a fan of Fall. Sunday we had a wonderful evening over at V’s parents house. They went for a swim while his mother and I put together and grilled these kebabs. Don’t you just love the colors of these Cilantro Lime Chicken Kebabs?

Cilantro Lime Chicken Kebabs

Just love how the purple, orange and red peppers pop color right off the kebabs. These metal skewers rock too! I have some and so does my soon to be mother in law. Guess great minds think alike. Do you use the metal or wood skewers when making kebabs(kabobs) depending on what you call them? We had fun watching the fire come up and tickle these as we added the sauce to them while grilling. I swear my mother in law has no fear! She is a outdoors person and I think it is so cool. Other hand I like my five star hotels :)

Cilantro Lime Chicken Kebabs

It’s a busy season for us with my daughter in color guard and son working long days we get so tied up in every day life that it’s nice to just calm down for a day of family and relaxation. Hard to believe my son will be 17 tomorrow. Where does the time go? My oldest is in Vegas at the moment. Furthest he has ever been from me. It is definitely an experience. I miss him like crazy!

Cilantro Lime Chicken Kebabs
Serves 6
Chicken, bell peppers, and red onion decorate metal skewers and grilled with a cilantro lime sauce for flavor.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 - 1 1/2 lb package chicken tenders
  2. 1 red bell pepper; cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
  3. 1 orange bell pepper; cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
  4. 1 red onion; quartered into 1/2 inch pieces
  5. 1/2 bundle of cilantro; chopped
  6. 4 limes; juiced
  7. 1/4 cup olive oil
  8. Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Soak chicken in half of the lime juice about two hours before if you have time.
  2. Preheat grill to about 300 degrees F. Alternate chicken, peppers, and onions on skewers. In a small bowl add olive oil, other half of lime juice, cilantro, slat and pepper. Stir well.
  3. Oil grill and place skewers on hot grill. Using a brush, brush on marinade. Rotate and brush on more marinade. Let cook for 5 minutes and continue to brush on marinade. After 15 to 20 minutes or less the chicken should be cooked with a bit of charred look to it.
  4. Pull skewers off grill and serve with potatoes or your choice of side.
Notes
  1. If you want stronger lime flavor marinade chicken in lime juice longer before grilling.
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Do you have a favorite kebab? Is it something strange or something simple? I’d love to hear about it below. I’ve seen ham and pineapple and I would just love to try it! Grilled pineapple is a favorite of mine. Do you put fruit on your kebabs? I am seriously curious as I saw one with mango that looked magnificent! Psst… before you leave don’t forget to share it below!

Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas

Today I would like to share a recipe with you that Vojta’s loves. He just dances around me in the kitchen when I say I am making this. For Father’s Day I will usually put these Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas on the night before. It’s beefy and tender. He really enjoys all the levels of flavors. Sometimes I like to make it with more heat just to surprise him. Always when I ask what do you want me to make it is this dish or pulled pork sandwiches

Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas By Mooshu Jenne

It is super simple to make so it gives me more time to spend focusing on him for his special day. Just simply put all the ingredients into a crockpot and cook overnight. It has to cook overnight. No other way around it. That is what make the flavors merry so well in this dish and allows the meat to be wonderfully tender. 

Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas

Even as a photographed this he held my white boards and drooled. He then devoured my subject food and is now currently snoring beside me. Spicy beef brisket carnita’s is the perfect dish to make for Father’s Day so you can spend time doing whatever he like. My other half loves to watch NASCAR, play PS3, devour these carnitas and then snore so loud it could wake the dead. We just enjoy that he is happy. After all it is his day. He has raised our daughter since she was three. He real father passed before she was born. I think that really says something that someone she acts just like him. You don’t have to be blood related to pick up mannerisms. It’s hilarious. In fact, they love Duck Dynasty. Today she had her matching shirt on that he and her have. It’s a Si shirt. They can sit in the living room and laugh at that show but seriously I could see them doing of that stuff which is kind of scary!

Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas
Serves 12
Beef brisket slow cooked in spices, limes and chipotle peppers.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 hr
Total Time
15 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 hr
Total Time
15 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 - 3lb beef brisket
  2. 3 cloves of garlic
  3. 2 limes; halved
  4. 1 bundled of cilantro
  5. 2 tablespoons paprika
  6. 1 tablespoon cumin
  7. 1 - 32oz container of beef broth
  8. 1 large yellow onion; sliced into rounds
  9. 1 large red onion; sliced into rounds and then halved
  10. 1 small can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  11. 3 packages of tortillas
  12. 1 package of cheese your choice
Instructions
  1. In a crock pot, add in beef brisket, beef broth, and halved limes. Put have the bundle of cilantro in; don't chop. Add in sliced yellow onion. Add in chipotle peppers, garlic, cumin and paprika. Turn pot on high. Once it comes to a low boil turn to low and cook overnight until brisket falls apart.
  2. Once brisket comes apart pull apart and let cook in juices. Serve on tortillas with fresh lime, cilantro, red onion and your choice of cheese.
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Hopefully they won’t. Laughter is key in our home and so is FOOD! We revolve around it, get excited about, and then scarf it down. That’s why holidays are so exciting because it is all about our little family and the food. I hope this dish brings a bit of foodie happiness to your table and Happy Father’s Day coming to all the wonderful Dad’s in this world.

Other great Father’s Day recipes from #Foodelicious!

Simply Caribbean – Plantains and Caribbean Chicken Satay

Lydia’s Flexatarian Kitchen – Low Country Pickled Shrimp

Joy Makin’ Mamas – Ginger Beef

The Redhead Baker – Chipotle Honey Lime Pulled Pork Tacos

Mooshu Jenne – Spicy Beef Brisket Carnitas

Bacon and Bourbon Chicken Kebabs

Grilling season is here! I am so excited because I have been thinking up some new recipes and trying out as many on the grill by the pool as often as I can. These bacon and bourbon chicken kebabs were delicious made from bits of bacon, bbq sauce and spices that merry well together. Grilling season is really fun because I feel like it brings people together. It allows for summer fun but also potlucks were everyone grills something different and brings a plethora of side dishes. Its just a foodie experience that I totally enjoy. 
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There is nothing more enticing then grilling with bacon and allowing the flames lick the sauce. It puts a wondrous crunch on the chicken. Probably one of the reason I love to grill so much.  Food on the grill should always have a good sauce on it too. Are you a dry rub or sauce fan?

Bacon and Bourbon Chicken Kebabs

I have these really great metal skewer I use for kebabs. They are reusable which I have to say I favor over buying the wood skewers. Next time I make the bacon and bourbon chicken kebabs I plan to add red onion to them. I just love the sweetness of the red onion once it’s been grilled. Do you have a favorite meat or veggie to skewer and grill?

Bacon and Bourbon Chicken Kebabs

This weekend coming my son turns 17 and we are planning to make some beef carnitas. I hope I can talk the other half into grilling up the tortillas so they have that nice warmth to them. I really need to purchase an outdoor plate set. I’ve seen one I like and cannot wait to sneak it in behind him. He says I already have too much kitchen items. As a food blogger you can never ever have enough ;) He just laughs; then tells me no. 

Bacon and Bourbon Chicken Kebabs
Serves 6
Chicken skewed and grilled with a bacon, bourbon, barbecue, and spiced sauce.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package of chicken tenders; 1.5 lbs, 1/2 inch cubes
  2. 4 strips of bacon; non cooked, cubed
  3. 3 cloves of garlic; minced
  4. 2 mini bottles of bourbon; Jim Beam Honey Bourbon
  5. 1/2 cup barbecue sauce; your choice
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 teaspoon pepper
  8. 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  9. 1/2 tablespoon paprika
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken into cubes and align them on the skewers. Set aside.
  2. In a blender or food processor, add in bacon, barbecue sauce and bourbon. Blend on high. Add in garlic, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Blend well. Add in salt and pepper. Blend lightly and pour into a jar.
  3. Add skewers to a preheated grill about 300 degrees F. Add sauce to with brush to the chicken. Every ten minutes rotate and cover well with sauce. Once the chicken starts to blacken and sauce is thick your skewers are just about done. Test one piece on the end to make sure chicken is cooked well and juicy. About 40 minutes rotating each 10 minutes.
Notes
  1. Serves well with grilled pineapple or grilled peaches.
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