I used to make this recipe for parties a lot!: http://www.cherylsrecipes.net/recipe/chili-dip/ It was super fast and easy.
However, when I found out that I had wheat and soy allergies, I could no longer make it because every single canned chili I can find has soy (along with a lot of preservatives) in it! I am also not a big fan of Velveeta because it is so processed. So I came up with this recipe as a replacement and it is even better, although obviously not as easy! It is still not too difficult though. I will certainly be making it again!
If you would rather used canned chili for the convenience, just use 3 cans of chili in this recipe. Or, if you have a favorite chili recipe (with or without beans), substitute about 6-7 cups of that for this chili.
Combine the cumin, oregano, black pepper, and salt. Rub all over the pork roast.
Place the pork in slow cooker (fat side up); spread onion, jalapeno pepper, garlic and cilantro all around it.
Combine orange juice concentrate and lime juice and pour around the roast. Cook on low heat for 8-10 hours or on high for 6 hours. The meat should be very tender and falling apart. Remove from the crock pot and let cool. Shred the pork using an electric mixer.
Place meat back into juices and refrigerate until the next day (for best results).
Reheat the following day in the juices and use as desired.
This is a good way to use up your leftover taco meat. This is the recipe I use. Make sure that if you want gluten-free or soy-free to check the labels carefully before buying any taco seasoning in the store.
Heat small skillet and add 1/2 T. butter. While that is heating, beat 2 eggs with heavy cream and salt & pepper. When pan is heated, add egg mixture. When omelette edges start to set up, lift edge with spatula while tipping pan so raw egg goes underneath. Continue going around the pan, lifting and tipping, until eggs are cooked through. Sprinkle some shredded cheese and taco meat on one side of cooked eggs. Fold edge without toppings over and carefully slide out of skillet onto serving dish. Garnish as desired.
Cook ground beef, crumbling as it cooks. While that is cooking, combine dry ingredients. Add seasonings to skillet with cilantro, lime juice and water.
Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has been absorbed.
We like to use fresh corn tortillas and cook them on a greased griddle until they are soft and starting to turn brown. Update: We have recently been toasting them over an open flame on our gas stove. That makes them lower calories and fat. Suggested garnishes include: cheese, fresh, chopped cilantro, sliced green onion, salsa, chopped lettuce, chopped tomato or guacamole.
These can be quite spicy, depending on the heat of the jalapenos you use. You have the option of using cream cheese in the meatballs or an egg. The egg version seems to be a lot hotter than the cream cheese. However, both have a very nice flavor.
I have used Bob Evans Naturally! in this recipe because it is free of sodium nitrites and MSG.
Hot Sausage & Cheddar Cheese Meatballs
The combination of Breakfast Sausage and cheddar cheese mixed with jalapenos makes a delicious appetizer that will wake up your taste buds!
Prepare baking pan by lining with foil, then topping with parchment paper.
Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Combine with mixer. Shape into meatballs using small cookie scoop.
Bake at 375 degrees F and bake for 15 minutes. My oven has a speed bake option and I use it for these. You may have to bake for an additional 5 minutes or so if you do not have that option.
Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt with no problem. Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.
It would be a good idea, after mixing the ingredients, to make a meatball-sized patty and fry it in a skillet to see if you would like to add more jalapenos or other spices.
These can be made up ahead of time and frozen in an airtight container before baking. Then remove from freezer, thaw and bake when needed.