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The Pioneer Woman’s Charizo Burgers

Charizo Burgers

CILANTRO MAYO

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

kosher salt and black pepper

BURGERS

1 lb ground chuck

½ lb fresh chorizo

One 4-oz can diced green chiles, undrained

Kosher salt and black pepper

2 Tbsp. olive oil

2 Tbsp. salted butter

4 large eggs

4 burger buns, toasted

4 large lettuce leaves

1 large tomato, thinly sliced

8 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked

to crisp and broken in half

Directions

1. Make the cilantro mayo: in a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste.

2. Now it’s time for the burgers! In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, chorizo, green Chiles, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. And stir until well mixed.

3. Form the meat mixture into patties a little wider than a burger bun. Heat a cast-ironskillet over medium heat and drizzle in the olive oil. Heat a separate nonstick skillet over medium-low heat and add the butter.

5. Put the patties in the cast-iron skillet and press them down slightly as they start cooking on the first side.

6. Crack the eggs into the nonstick skillet and sprinkle on salt and pepper to taste. Let the eggs continue to cook.

7. Back to the burgers! After they have cooked for about five minutes on the first side, flip them over and let them cook until completely cooked through, another 4 minutes.

8. Remove the eggs from the heat when the whites are set but the yolks are still soft. Set aside.

9. Time to build the burgers! For each burger, spread a generous amount of the cilantro mayo on both sides of the buns.

10. Set a burger on the bottom half of the bun, then pile the lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon on the top half. Set a fried egg on top of the burger patty.

Source: The Pioneer Woman Cooks―Super Easy!

CROCK-POT JALAPENO POPPER CHICKEN SOUP

CROCK-POT JALAPENO POPPER CHICKEN SOUP

Ingredients

3/4 Pound center cut bacon Diced

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter

2 Cloves Garlic Minced

1 Medium Yellow Onion Diced

1 Medium Green Bell Pepper Diced

4 oz. Canned Diced Jalapeño Peppers, drained

1 Tsp. Ground Cumin

1 Tsp. Kosher Salt

1/2 Tsp. Black pepper

1/4 Tsp. ground Paprika

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts

6 Oz. Cream cheese, softened Softened

3 C. low-sodium Chicken Broth

1/2 C. Heavy Whipping Cream

1 C. Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese divided

1 C. Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided

3/4 Tsp. All purpose Flour

1 Medium fresh Jalapeño pepper

Directions

1. In a medium skillet on the stove-top, cook the diced bacon, stirring with a wooden spoon, until crispy. Drain bacon on a paper towel lined plate and set aside.

2. In the same pan, melt the butter and saute the garlic, onion, bell pepper, canned jalapeno peppers, cumin, salt, black pepper and paprika until the onions are softened and translucent.

3. Transfer the onion mixture into a six quart or larger slow cooker and add the chicken breasts and chicken broth. Cover slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.

4. Remove cooked chicken from the slow cooker and shred the meat with two forks. Return shredded chicken back into the slow cooker.

5. Add the softened cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, 3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, 3/4 cup cheddar cheese and 3/4 of the cooked bacon stirring until the cheese melt.

6. Sprinkle the all-purpose flour over the top of the soup and cook uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes on HIGH to thicken the soup. Stir one final time before serving.

Source Crockpot Ladies

Root Beer Braised Short Ribs

Instant Pot Root Beer Braised Short Ribs

Ingredients

3 1/2 to 4 lbs meaty English-cut short ribs

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 Tbsp. Olive oil

1 Medium Onion, sliced

4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced

3 Tbsp. Tomato paste

1 (12-oz) bottle good quality root beer

1/2 C. Beef broth

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

Directions

1. Select SAUTÉ and adjust to MORE/HIGH heat. Season the short ribs all over with salt and pepper. Drizzle the meaty sides with one tablespoon of oil. When the pot is hot, brown the ribs in batches, meaty-side down, until well browned, approximately five minutes per batch. Transfer the browned ribs to a plate. Press cancel. Pour off the drippings in the pan and return the pot to the appliance.

2. Select SAUTÉ and adjust to NORMAL/MEDIUM heat. Add the remaining one tablespoon of oil and the onion to the pot and cook until tender, four minutes. Add the garlic and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, thirty seconds. Add the root beer and bring it to a simmer, scraping up the browned bits on the bottom of the pot.

3. Pour in the broth and vinegar and stir to combine. Return the short ribs and the accumulated juices to the pot, standing the ribs on their skinny sides so they are partially submerged in the cooking liquid. Lock on the lid, select the pressure cook function, and adjust to HIGH pressure for forty minutes. Make sure the steam valve is in the “sealing position.”

4. When cooking time is up, let the pressure release come down naturally for fifteen minutes and then quick release the remaining pressure. Carefully transfer the ribs to a large serving bowl and cover with foil. A few may fall off the bones; just discard the bones and know that the meat is going to be very tender.

5. Select SAUTÉ and adjust high/more. Liquid fat will pool around the edges of the pot while it’s simmering; use a ladle to skim off the fat and discard it . You may get as much as 1 to 1 1/2 cups fat; short ribs are a fatty cut of beef. Simmer the sauce until reduced by half, about ten minutes. Pour the sauce over the ribs and serve.

Source Instant Pot Miracle 6 ingredients or less

Air Fryer Shortbread Cookies

Air Fryer Shortbread Cookies

INGREDIENTS

  6 Tbsp. Butter

¼ c. powdered sugar

¾ cup + 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour (you can use gluten free flour that measures 1:1 with flour)

Chocolate chips, optional

Directions

 1. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add flour and mix to combine. The dough would be crumbly, do not over mix. Use your hands to bring the dough together to form a ball.

2. Roll dough into a log. Wrap tightly in cling film and refrigerate for 30 mins or up 2hrs if you are not in a hurry.
When ready to bake, get the dough from the fridge, unwrap the dough and slice into ½ inch round discs

3. Line air fryer basket with non perforated parchment paper making sure there is atleast 2 inches of room round to ensure proper heat and air circulation.

4. Transfer cookies to the air fryer basket and bake at 330°F / 166°C for 8 to 10 mins. Let cookies cool slightly in the air fryer for about 5 mins before transferring to a cooling rack with a cookie lifter to cool completely.

Source Air Fryer Yum

Air Fryer Southwest Buttermilk Chicken Thighs

Southwest Buttermilk Chicken Thighs

Ingredients

1 lb chicken thighs

1 C. Buttermilk

1/2 tsp. Garlic paste

1/4 C Sriracha sauce

Salt and pepper

1 tsp. Cayenne pepper

1/4 C. Cornflour

1/4 all-purpose flour

Directions

1. Pat dry the chicken thighs with paper towels. In a medium bowl combine the buttermilk, garlic paste, sriracha sauce, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.

2. Next, place the chicken thighs into a container and pour the buttermilk mixture over the thighs. Close the container tightly and put it in your refrigerator for two hours.

3. Place the flour in another shallow bowl. Coat the chicken thighs with the flour mixture. Cook in your air fryer at 395° (for mine I had it heated up at 400°) for twelve minutes. Bon appètit! 😋

Source Air Fryer Cookbook For Beginners

Barbecue Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken Thighs

Ingredients

6-8 2.5 3 lbs chicken thighs or drumsticks bone-in, skin on

1 bottle favorite barbeque sauce

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup chicken broth water can be substituted

2-3 drops liquid smoke optional

1 tsp. garlic powder optional

1 tsp. onion powder optional

1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar optional

Directions

1. Pour one cup of chicken broth and three drops liquid smoke (optional) place steamer basket or trivet in the steamer. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper layer chicken in the basket. Close the lid. Pressure cook at High Pressure for eight minutes, Natural Release for ten minutes.

2. Spice up your store-bought barbeque sauce (if you choose) add garlic powder, onion powder, and apple cider vinegar. Place the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet, generously apply your barbeque sauce.

3. Place chicken under the broiler on high for five-ten minutes until chicken is browned and caramelized. Serve and Enjoy!

Source We Dish It Up!

Easy Creamy Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 medium onion chopped

3-4 spicy chili peppers chopped, optional

2 cloves garlic chopped

1-1/2 lbs ground chicken

3 Tbsp. brown sugar

2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/8 tsp. cayenne powder

1/4 tsp. paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

1 C. tomato sauce

1 C. Buffalo sauce

2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

8 oz cooked pasta

6 oz cream cheese

1 C. shredded pepper jack cheese or more as desired

Directions

1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat and add olive oil. Add the onion and peppers and cook about 5 minutes to soften them. Add the garlic and cook for another minute, stirring.

2. Add the ground chicken and cook about 5 minutes, stirring often, until the meats are cooked through. Stir in the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne, paprika, salt and pepper, tomato sauce, Buffalo sauce and vinegar.

3. Stir and simmer about 5 minutes to bring the flavors together. If your sauce is too thin, cook a bit longer to thicken. You can easily let this simmer and let the flavors develop even more.

4. Next, add the cream cheese with the reserved pasta boiling water and stir until the cheese is melted through.
Add the cooked noodles and stir.

5. Stir in the shredded pepper jack cheese a bit at a time until it is melted through. Remove from heat and sprinkle with fresh herbs and crumbled blue cheese.

Source Chili Pepper Madness

instant pot BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

1 Tbsp Light brown sugar

1 tsp Garlic powder

1 tsp Onion powder

1 tsp Kosher salt

1 tsp Smoked paprika

4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 cup Low-salt chicken broth

1/2 cup Barbecue sauce

1 Tbsp. Canola oil

1 cup Barbecue sauce

4 Hamburger buns

Dill pickle chips

Coleslaw

Prep

1. In a large bowl whisk brown sugar, garlic powder onion powder, smoked paprika and salt. Add the chicken and toss to coat. In a small bowl, mix broth and 1/2 cup barbecue sauce and set aside

Sauté

2. Add oil to cooking pot. Press “START/STOP” to start sear/sauté function. Heat oil until hot approximately three minutes.

3. Add chicken and cook until browned on one side, about four minutes. Flip and add the broth mixture.

Pressure Cook

4. Close the lid and set to locked to position. Set regulator knob to “sealed.” Press “START/STOP” on your unit to begin pressure cook function. Remove lid.

Finish and serve

5. Transfer chicken to a large bowl. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Using two forks shred the chicken. Add one cup of barbecue sauce and 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid and stir to combine.

Serve on buns with dill pickles and slaw, if desired.

Source CHEF iQ app

CHEF iQ

Million dollar Chicken

Million dollar Chicken

Ingredients

½ C. chicken broth (or ½ cup water and ½ tsp better than bouillon)

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken tenders (or boneless, skinless chicken breasts sliced in half horizontally)

2 Tbsp. dry ranch dressing mix (I prefer Hidden Valley)

4 oz cream cheese

1–2 Tbsp. cornstarch

3 Tbsp. mayonnaise

5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 ½ C. shredded Colby jack cheese

½ C. diced green onions

Instant Pot Directions:

1. Pour in chicken broth into Instant Pot. Add chicken into Instant Pot. Sprinkle the chicken with ranch dressing mix. Dump the cream cheese on top.

2. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to five minutes. When time is up let the pot sit for five minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.

3. For this part it’s easiest if you remove the chicken and place it on a plate. Then turn Instant Pot to saute. Stir the cream cheese into the broth. Thicken with a cornstarch slurry. In a small bowl stir together one tablespoon of cornstarch with one-two tablespoons of water, until smooth. Then pour the mixture into the Instant Pot. The cornstarch mixture will thicken up contents of pot quickly. Stir in the mayo, cheese, bacon and green onions. 

4. Toss the chicken back into the Instant Pot and coat in the sauce. Serve chicken with sauce over cauliflower rice, rice, potatoes, noodles etc. 

Slow Cooker Directions:

1. Pour broth into slow cooker. Add chicken into slow cooker. Sprinkle the chicken with ranch dressing mix. Dump the cream cheese on top. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours, or until chicken is cooked to 165° F. 

2. Stir the cream cheese into the broth. Thicken with a cornstarch slurry. In a small bowl stir together 1-2 Tbsp of cornstarch with 1-2 Tbsp of water, until smooth. Then pour the mixture into the slow cooker. Stir in the mayo, cheese, bacon and green onions. 

3. Cook on high for 15 more minutes, without the lid, or until sauce has thickened.

4. Serve chicken with sauce over cauliflower rice, rice, potatoes, noodles etc. 

Source 365 Days of Crockpot

The Pioneer Woman’s BBQ Meatball Subs

BBQ Meatball Subs

Ingredients

FOR THE MEATBALLS:

Cooking spray

1 1/2 lb. ground beef

3/4 c. quick-cooking oats

1/2 c. milk

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 small onion, minced

1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Black pepper, to taste

FOR THE SAUCE:

1 tbsp. salted butter 

1/2 small onion, minced 

1 c. ketchup

3 tbsp. distilled white vinegar

2 tbsp. sugar

2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Dash of hot sauce

FOR THE SUBS:

6 hero rolls, split

12 slices cheddar cheese

Pickle slices and potato chips, for serving

Directions

1. For the meatballs: Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Mix the beef, oats, milk, egg, onion, salt and plenty of pepper in a medium bowl with your hands. Roll into 18 meatballs (1/4 cup each). Arrange on the baking sheet.

2. Broil the meatballs for 6 minutes, then flip and broil until browned and firm to the touch, about 5 more minutes. Meanwhile, for the sauce: Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes.

3. Stir in the ketchup, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until bubbling and thickened, about 5 minutes. Add the meatballs to the sauce and toss to coat. Keep warm over low heat.

4. For the subs: Discard the foil from the baking sheet. Place the rolls on the pan. Lay 2 cheese slices in the center of each to cover the split. Broil until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Fill with the meatballs, sauce and a few pickle slices. Serve with potato chips.

Source The Pioneer Woman

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