Homemade Organic Jalapeno Ranch Dip

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well blended.
  2. Serve with plain organic potato chips.
  3. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Refried Pinto Beans

I learned a lot about how to make refried beans at Serious Eats and have decided that a smashed pinto bean is the way to go instead of a pureed bean; However, feel free to change this recipe to suit your family’s needs.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups prepared Homemade Organic Tex-Mex Pinto Beans (leftover beans work great for this recipe)
  • 1 cup reserved cooking liquid from cooking the beans
  • 1 minced Homemade Organic Pickled Jalapeno, seeded if desired and more if you’d like it spicier (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded organic grass-fed Monterey Jack cheese (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. home rendered organic lard or tallow

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Smash the beans with a potato masher, do not puree.
  2. Heat a large skillet with some lard.
  3. Add the beans, minced jalapenos (if using) and reserved cooking liquid to the skillet.
  4. Fry the beans for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Add the the cheese (if using); Mix well.
  6. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Chi-Chi’s Garden Fresh Salsa

I loved Chi Chi’s salsa.  Now I can make it anytime that I want, and you can, too.  I modified this recipe to make my own organic version of this salsa.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 15 fresh organic Roma/Plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 bunch organic cilantro including stems, chopped fine with food processor
  • 1 large organic yellow onion diced
  • 2 fresh organic serrano peppers (If you substitute the pepper it won’t make the same salsa; I use 2 whole Homemade Organic Pickled Serranos and brine to taste, when I can’t find fresh organic serrano peppers)
  • 3 organic cloves of garlic
  • 1 bunch organic green onions chopped (green and white parts)
  • 2 organic limes or about 1/4 cup organic lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Real Salt
  • 3 Tbsp. organic ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. organic garlic powder or organic granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. organic pepper
  • 1 tsp. organic cane sugar

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Put about 1/3 of the diced tomatoes in a blender with the serrano peppers, garlic, lime juice and all of the spices.
  2. Blend them until it is a pinkish orangish looking thick liquid.
  3. Mix it back into the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Refrigerate to marry the flavors.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Supreme Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  •  4 oz. [half-brick] organic cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup organic sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Organic Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup organic mozzarella, minced (this is the really soft kind)
  • 1/4 cup organic parmigiano reggiano cheese, grated
  • 1 cup The Best Homemade Organic Pizza Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. organic red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. organic Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt, divided in half
  • 2 cloves organic garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup organic yellow onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup organic bell pepper, minced
  • 1/4 cup organic cremini mushrooms, minced
  • 2 oz. organic fermented pepperoni
  • organic lard, for frying pepperoni

Here’s How I do it:

  •  Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • In a small saute pan over medium heat, add some lard and the pepperoni.
  • Saute until the pepperoni is lightly browned on both sides, 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Remove the pepperoni and set it on a plate to cool.
  • Saute the onions, garlic, mushrooms, and bell pepper for 4 – 5 minutes.
  • Add the cream cheese to the toppings and heat until melted.
  • Chop the pepperoni into bite-sized pieces.
  • Put the cheese and vegetable mixture on the bottom of a small casserole dish.
  • Layer the pepperoni bits on top of the vegetable mixture.
  • Spread the pizza sauce on top of the pepperoni.
  • Mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes,1/2 tsp. Real Salt, 1/4 cup Parmesan, and a few turns of freshly ground peppercorn blend.
  • Spread the cheese mixture on top of the pepperoni bits.
  • Bake at 350° Fahrenheit until the sides are bubbling and the cheese has melted and turned golden brown on top, about 20 minutes.
  • Serve with buttery toasted baguette slices, Homemade Organic Garlic and Herb Breadsticks, or butter crackers.
  • Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Mild Jalapeno Popper Dip

If you’d like a dip with the same kick as an actual jalapeno popper, try Homemade Organic Spicy Jalapeno Popper Dip.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 8 oz. [1 brick] organic cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Organic Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup organic sour cream
  • 1 cup organic colby or cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Pickled Jalapenos (slices), finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Pickled Jalapeno brine
  • 1/2 cup organic green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. organic grass-fed whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 4-5 turns of freshly ground organic peppercorn blend
  • 1/2 cup Homemade Organic Herbed Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. grated organic Parmesan cheese

Here’s How I do it:

  •  Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese, colby cheese, whole milk, jalapenos, brine, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
  • Spread into a small casserole dish, making it as even as possible.
  • Spread the breadcrumbs and parmesan over the top of the dip.
  • Bake at 350° Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
  • Enjoy!