Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Spicy Chipotle Cheddar

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

  • 12 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Panko-Styled Breadcrumbs; OR 12 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Fine Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. organic olive oil
  • 1-1/2 tsp. organic distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. organic cane sugar
  • 1 tsp. organic chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic tomato powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated onion
  • 1/2 tsp. organic dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. organic smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch organic celery seed

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic Colby cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic mozzarella cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the salt, sugar, organic dried oregano, granulated garlic, granulated onion, and celery seed; Grind into a fine powder and combine with the chipotle powder, tomato powder, and smoked paprika until well blended.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs, flour and seasoning powder in a small stainless steel bowl; Set aside.
  3. Combine all cheeses in another small stainless steel bowl along with the flour until the cheeses are completely coated; Set aside.
  4. This recipe yields 1-1/2 cups.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Copycat Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1-1/2 cups unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 1 cup organic crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup raw local honey
  • 2 Tbsp. organic distilled white vinegar; OR 2 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Pickled Jalapeno brine (for more heat, optional)
  • 1 tsp. homemade hickory liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbsp. organic arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp. organic chipotle pepper
  • 1 tsp. organic ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated onion

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a small sauce pot and stir until well combined.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  3. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Chipotle Steak Marinade

This is a great way to spice up your steak.  It’s great alone, or you can add this to your Southwestern or Tex-Mex dishes.

Here’s What  You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb. organic grass-fed steaks
  • 1 tsp dried organic chipotle powder (you could use substitute organic smoked paprika)
  • 2 Tbsp. organic first-cold-pressed olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. organic fresh cilantro, chopped  (OR 1 tsp. organic dried cilantro)
  • 2 Tbsp. organic lime juice
  • 2 organic garlic cloves, grated
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Mix steak marinade in a small bowl and pour over steak.  You can cut up the steak, if your recipe calls for that.
  2. Spread the marinade all over the steak to completely cover.
  3. Place marinated steak in a glass container to marinate overnight… or at least a couple of hours.  If the steak is whole, you can put it on a baking pan and cover with the marinade and chill in the fridge.
  4. Use in your desired recipe.
  5. Enjoy!