Chili with Beans

Chili with beans video (scroll down for printable recipe) I shared my dad’s Texas-style chili recipe several years ago and I love his chili. You know what else I love? This Frito pie chili we made a couple years back on a chuckwagon. You know what else I love? Beans. So over the years, and after […]

Ginger Fried Chicken

Ginger Fried Chicken Recipe Video (scroll down for printable recipe) I ordered ginger fried chicken at a restaurant in Hawaii and I’ve thought about it ever since. It’s so simple to make. Marinate chunks of boneless chicken (skinless or skin-on, whichever your preference) in lots of ginger, garlic, soy sauce and a little vinegar then dredge […]

Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza Recipe Video (scroll down for printable recipe) Tacos and pizza are probably the best-selling food in the US by now. I would wager that they may even beat out burgers. So I can only imagine the kind of hubbub and bedlam that’s gonna go down when this taco pizza recipe gets published. I’ll […]

Chili Cheese Enchiladas

Chili Cheese Enchiladas Video (Scroll down for printable recipe) Chili cheese enchiladas are my go-to order at any unknown Tex-Mex restaurant. At even the weakest excuse for a Tex-Mex place — no matter how bland the salsa, how flimsy the chips, or how sweet the margaritas — chili cheese enchiladas usually still turn out okay. However. […]

Pineapple Lamb Skewers

It’s July! Which to my mind means it’s officially grilling season. The American Lamb Board asked me to come up with a recipe using a boneless leg of lamb and a grill and a beer pairing for it as part of their summer grilling contest. Most people think of a leg of lamb as a stuffy […]

Pollo al Carbon

Pollo al Carbon Recipe Video (scroll down for marinade recipe) Carlos is back to show how to make pollo al carbon! This is a Mexican grilled chicken recipe, akin to those found at Pollo Regio or El Pollo Loco. Whole chickens, spatchcocked, or chicken quarters are soaked and basted in a citrus-achiote marinade then slow-roasted over […]

Crispy Chicken Stir Fry – Chinese Takeout at Home!

Chicken Stir Fry Video (scroll down for printable recipe) I came up with this one evening when what I was really craving was some Chinese take-out, the kind that’s way too sweet and sticky and tastes awesome but leaves you feeling kind of terrible in your guts after you eat it, you know the kind […]

Carne Asada Tacos: How to Grill Like a Mexican, Part 1

Carne Asada Tacos Video (scroll down for printable recipe card) One thing that our friend Carlos and I can always always talk about is food. We both love to eat and cook and learn about food, all kinds of food, from all around the world. Carlos is also a seasoned grill-master and pretty much always brings […]

Carne Guisada – Slow Cooker

The first time I had carne guisada I was in third grade. A classmate’s mom brought a big pot of homemade carne guisada along with a stack of flour tortillas. I have no idea why — this was not a regular occurrence — but we ate it, in class, on flimsy paper plates and I […]