Beefy Swiss Cheese Melt

Beefy Swiss Cheese Melt

All crappy cut beef lovers of the low and slow burn do it how they do it, different from you. Just think of the different appliances used to cook these thangs. You can keep an oven’s temperature under control pretty easy but when you step into a 1000 gallon pit it’s a different set of rules mostly paying attention for the long haul. So this is a good guide

Spaghetti and Meatballs Flashy Ones

Spaghetti and Meatballs Flashy Ones

The original dinner was going to be a meatloaf but things changed from the grocery to home. They came out great and I can’t say I’ve ever cooked a meatball so blingy.

Fire Grilled Blade Steak and Corn Mayhem

Fire Grilled Blade Steak and Corn Mayhem

Cooking steaks of any sort I go at it with a laid back attitude. They take time before and after the burn to get a perfect ripe. This and most my steaks don’t get a full fledged assault of spices, salt alone would be mighty fine.

Steak Diablo

Steak Diablo

One of our premier spots in Houston to get decadent unchallenged fajitas is Pappasito’s. I don’t know how they do it but I always aim for that bar when making relations with a fajita. Anyways, before I jabber about my history of the gadamn fajita, they were always

Texas Chili Honcho

Texas Chili Honcho

Texas chili does not have beans, there settled that. It also doesn’t mean I don’t like red beans in my chili. Well, have I got a solution for you and you can call it

Granny’s Cabbage Taquitos

Granny’s Cabbage Taquitos

Long time ago one of my elder customers used to call me early in the morning to let me know to stop by at lunch. She’d always have me Tupperware packed with the “surprise” lunch ranging from chicken wings to cabbage rolls.

Penne Lover

Penne Lover

My Great Grandmother proly wouldn’t approve a lot of my italian recipes because I jam them with cheese and garlic. Quick and semi-cheap I cooked this one in a deep pan with smaller…

Dorita Pie

Dorita Pie

Pretty close to number one for slop food. Enough so I’m going to attempt to get this one up tonight without screwing up the site. This is a branch off King Ranch Chicken a TexMex dish that I’ve seen morphed into

Spaghetti & Fancy Pants Meatballs

Spaghetti & Fancy Pants Meatballs

Easy to knock out and depending on the head count of your herd, plenty leftover to freeze or make some sandwiches. Personally I like Prego gravy in a pinch but whatever you dig go with that one.

Texas Style Steak Crescents

Texas Style Steak Crescents

Yup, quick anytime homemade stuffed steak crescents. Always pinching the dough ends tightly to make sure nothing got out, but it always did. I went on the wild side with these and just rolled the damn things.

TexMex Lasagna

TexMex Lasagna

This an old school thing easy to build and somewhat cheap depending on stuff you might want to add. I almost never make this the same as the last but the frame remains the same. lol whatevs…

Fajita Shrimps Boats

Fajita Shrimps Boats

These sammies are really good but I swung and missed a couple times making them. Confessions… If using fajita meat it is important to fillet all the membrane off the meat. A lot of cuts of beef will work with this but

Steak -n- Cheddar Sliders

Steak -n- Cheddar Sliders

Really good steak sliders with just a few basic ingredients one being some excellent cheese. Next to it was a thick cut shredded cheddar by Tillamook. I’ve had it before but never realized how much better it is among the affordable cheese section.

Taco Dogs

Taco Dogs

These taco dogs were fantastic and similar to some dogs made a few weeks ago. Didn’t use our suggested amount of Taco Dust which confirmed the minimum amount suggested for one pound of beef is ¼ cup. Either way it’s gonna be messy cause queso ain’t containable.

Flat Iron Meat Roses

Flat Iron Meat Roses

Flat iron steak cut into strips rolled into roses and baked. Made some cilantro chum to spread within the roses. Depending on mood virtually any sauce will work. Warning from experience this is not an option for a traditional rose giving event, it is a supplement…

Spud’s McTacoed

Spud’s McTacoed

When digging out the potato guts I split the skin and repaired it with bacon because I was out of duct tape. Turned out great and even better if you have leftover taco meat.

Gulf-n-Grass Pina Colada Sticks

Gulf-n-Grass Pina Colada Sticks

Shrimp and fajitas wrapped in bacon and tropicaltized? I’m in! Will lay this build out in one because you’ll be going from sauce to sticks back to sauce and all at same time at times. Not hard, hardest part is building sticks. Anyways, pineapple will tenderize fajita meat like..

Roast Beef Cafeteria Style

Roast Beef Cafeteria Style

Guess since it’s Easter weekend my meat merchant has a lot of roasts on sale. I don’t know what cut this was, probably a roast. Takes some time to make but will last a while and make great leftovers.

Mahgahsagna – Mangia Mangia Lasagna

Mahgahsagna – Mangia Mangia Lasagna

This is a less complex lasagna `that’s a little pricey but makes a lot. This is one of my 1st recipes when I moved outa Mama’s house and had, had enough of fast food. I’m trying to write this after eating that. Simple burn out below from my barely legible notes below.

Mini Double Bacon Cheese Burgers

Mini Double Bacon Cheese Burgers

Although the other sliders were great they are different. These made things tickle and for the record I wouldn’t call these sliders. They are more like mini burgers for adults or, whatevs… call’em whatever you want 😉

Swissed Bacon Shroom Sliders

Swissed Bacon Shroom Sliders

These sliders came out great especially since my grocer picked up a box or three of sweet rolls. Sweet rolls are popular around the holidays because they make the best gravy sopper-uppers… I cooked the patty a little different than usual by

St Patties Day Green Tacos

St Patties Day Green Tacos

I dig the flat bottom tacos because I never have to buy or clean a taco stand. It was St. Patty’s day and I noticed a display of glorious green corn tortillas ripe for the pickin. The insides of these tacos aren’t all that pretty but pretty dang good especially with the weak queso drizzled over the meat.

Nachos El Grande

Nachos El Grande

These nachos beat any drive through and the big plus was they weren’t soggy from a drive home. For the meat and cheese part I made sort of a thick queso that was mixed 1 TexMex taco meat and .50 Velveeta cheese. It played a big part in my h*ll yeah moment. It’s been extra busy

Blade Shish Kabobs and French Onion Rice

Blade Shish Kabobs and French Onion Rice

You can put all kinds of ingredients on a stick! Shrimp, chicken, and my favorite flat iron steak. The rice idea came from a friend’s pork chop slow cooker recipe that looks ugly as hell but taste fantastic.

Meatball Poboy

Meatball Poboy

I saw a Subway commercial and in my quest to not frequent fast food I created this typical meatball sub. It was also a good time for me to test Uglyade in the weird spots I like a vinegary twang. The meatballs are a little different than what my Grandmother made but pretty good and a nice twist

Fajita Tacos

Fajita Tacos

Losing time, short on supplies, and not interested in going to the grocery was the inspiration for this simple taco dinner. Just grilled fajitas, homemade tortillas, cheese and a shot of Irish Salsa. Irish Salsa is our problem child

Tator Tots Covered in Taco Parts

Tator Tots Covered in Taco Parts

The problem is when you get it home it doesn’t look like the picture. In my never ending quest to not have to close my eyes when I eat, this taco tize monstrosity happened.

Flat Iron Bruschetta Texas Style

Flat Iron Bruschetta Texas Style

Probably my favorite steak is the flat iron or blade steak. The inspiration for the dish was for testing our other seasoning Cluck and what it taste good on. The hardest part of this recipe would be cooking the steak unless you already had leftover steak.

Mushroom Bacon Swiss Burger

Mushroom Bacon Swiss Burger

A favorite all time burger of mine but I have to admit this one was too big. You see a lot of huge burgers on Instagram and I let it go to my head. Although a great burger, I like a burger I can control with one hand max two.