Crock-Pot Beef Stew

Crock-Pot Beef Stew

Crock-Pot Beef Stew

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1cup flour
  • 1teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 potatoes, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 1teaspoons salt
  • 1 1cups beef broth
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Kitchen Bouquet(optional)

Instructions

  • Place meat in crock pot.
  • Mix flour, salt, pepper and pour over meat.
  • Stir to coat meat with flour.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well.
  • Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
  • Stir stew thoroughly before serving.

Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

 

Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 medium jalapeno
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ¾ lb. chicken breast
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes w/chiles
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ Tbsp cumin
  • 1 medium lime
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • 1 medium avocado

Instructions

  1. Dice the onion, celery, and jalapeno (scrape the seeds out of the jalapeno before dicing). Mince the garlic. Cook the onion, celery, jalapeno, and garlic in olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add the chicken breast, chicken broth, canned tomatoes with chiles, oregano, and cumin to the pot. Bring the whole pot up to a boil over high heat then reduce the heat to low, place a lid on top, and let simmer for one hour.
  3. After simmering for an hour with a lid on, carefully remove the chicken breast from the pot and use two forks to shred the meat. Return the meat to the pot. Squeeze the juice of one lime into the soup. Get as much juice as possible from the lime by using a spoon to scrape the inside of the lime.
  4. Rinse the cilantro and then roughly chop the leaves. Add to the pot, give it a quick stir, and serve. Dice the avocado and add a few chunks to each bowl.

Simple Wonton Soup Recipe

Simple Wonton Soup Recipe

Simple Wonton Soup Recipe

Ingredients
FOR THE WONTONS:

  • 10 ounces, weight Baby Bok Choy Or Similar Green Leafy Vegetable
  • 1 cup Ground Pork
  • 2-½ Tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 1 pinch White Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Shaoxing Wine
  • 1 package Wonton Skins, 12 Ounce Package

FOR THE SOUP:

  • 6 cups Good Chicken Stock
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt, Or To Taste
  • ¼ teaspoons White Pepper
  • 1 whole Scallion, Chopped

Directions:

  1. Start by thoroughly washing the greens. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add the greens and blanch them just until wilted (this will only take a couple of minutes). Drain off the hot water and rinse the greens in cold water.
  2. Grab a good clump of greens and carefully squeeze out as much water as you can. Very finely chop them (you can also speed up the process by throwing them in the food processor).
  3. In a medium bowl, add the finely chopped greens, ground pork, sesame oil, white pepper, soy sauce, salt and wine. Mix very thoroughly until the mixture is totally emulsified—almost like a paste.
  4. Now it’s time to assemble! Fill a small bowl with water. Grab a wrapper and use your finger to moisten the edges of the wrapper. Add a little over a teaspoon of filling to the middle. Fold the wrapper in half and press the two sides together so you get a firm seal.
  5. Hold the bottom two corners of the little rectangle you just made and bring the two corners together. You can use a bit of water to make sure they stick. And that’s it! Place the assembled wonton on a baking sheet or plate lined with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Keep assembling until all the filling is gone.
  6. At this point, you can cover the wontons with plastic wrap, put the baking sheet/plate into the freezer, and then transfer them to Ziploc bags once they’re frozen. They’ll keep for a couple months in the freezer and be ready for wonton soup whenever you want it.
  7. To make the soup, heat your chicken stock to a simmer in a large pot. Then add sesame oil, salt and white pepper and keep it simmering.
  8. Bring a separate pot of water to a boil. Carefully add the wontons one at a time to the pot. Pick up the pot and use a swirling, twisting motion to keep the pot moving and prevent the wontons from sticking to the bottom. If they do stick, don’t worry, They should come free once they’re cooked. They’re done when they float. Take care not to over-cook them. Remove the wontons with a slotted spoon and put them in bowls.
  9. Pour the broth over the wontons and garnish with scallions. Serve!