Homemade Organic Slow Cooker Chunky Taco Dip

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb. grass-fed organic ground beef
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Organic Beef Stock
  • 1/4 cup reserved kidney bean liquid
  • 1 cup organic crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups organic frozen corn
  • 2 cups cooked organic kidney beans, drained
  • 2 cups cooked organic black beans, drained
  • 1 cup freshly diced organic tomato  [1 medium]
  • 1 cup diced organic red onion
  • 4 organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-3 Tbsp. minced Homemade Organic Pickled Jalapenos; OR Homemade Organic Pickled Serranos
  • 2 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Taco Seasoning, divided
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 4 Tbsp. organic masa harina (corn flour); OR unbleached organic white flour mixed with 4 Tbsp. unchlorinated and unfluoridated water (slurry)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh organic cilantro; OR 1 Tbsp. organic dried cilantro (optional)
  • hot sauce (optional)
  • organic tortilla chips, for serving

Here’s How I do it:

Slow Cooker:

  1. Add all ingredients except the slurry and tortilla chips and cook on low for 5-6 hours; Add the slurry 30 minutes before the cook time ends, and stir until well combined.
  2. Serve from the slow cooker with tortilla chips on the side for dipping.
  3. This recipe yields approximately 11 cups of dip.
  4. Enjoy!

Warmers:

  1. Cook the ground beef and 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning in a large skillet until browned, breaking up any large chunks.
  2. Add the beef stock, bean drippings, crushed tomatoes, corn, kidney beans, black beans, garlic, hot peppers, 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning, and salt; Stir to combine well.
  3. Increase the heat to boiling, then reduce and allow to simmer for 20  minutes; Add the slurry to the skillet and allow to simmer until thickened.
  4. Transfer the dip to your warmer.
  5. Serve from the warmer with tortilla chips on the side for dipping.
  6. This recipe yields approximately 11 cups of dip.
  7. Enjoy!

This would also be delicious as a burrito, taco, taco salad, taco bowl, etc.

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Homemade Organic Hamburger Helper Ultimate Fiesta Nacho

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Beef Mix:  Pour 1/2 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen beef mix, tomatoes, bell pepper, and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces and add the garlic.  Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 4.
  2. Brown the beef in a saucepan until halfway done.
  3. Add the tomatoes, bell peppers and onions; Saute with the ground beef for 5 minutes; Add the jalapenos and garlic then saute until the beef is brown and the onions are clear.
  4. Pour in the beef stock, vegetable stock, whey, heavy cream and milk.
  5. Add the fusilli pasta, stir well
  6. Stir in the salt, chili pepper powder, parsley or cilantro flakes. paprika, turmeric and rosemary until well blended.
  7. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil then simmer, covered, until the noodles are al-dente, approximately 18-22 minutes.
  8. Stir in the cheddar, ricotta and Pecorino Romano and Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses and allow them to melt into the dish.
  9. Garnish with sprigs of organic fresh parsley, if desired.
  10. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Mexican Uncooked Tomato Sauce

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 large very-ripe organic tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Homemade Organic Pickled Serranos, chopped
  • 1 organic medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped organic fresh coriander; or 1 Tbsp. chopped organic fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • organic freshly ground peppercorn blend
  • 1/4 tsp. organic cane sugar

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until well combined and pureed.
  3. Store in a glass container with tight-fitting lid.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  5. Yields approximately 2-1/2 cups of sauce.
  6. If you decide to freeze this sauce remember that hot peppers get hotter when they’re frozen.
  7. 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 Pickled Serranos

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb. of organic serrano peppers
  • 2 cups organic distilled white vinegar
  • 2 cups unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 2 Tbsp. pickling salt or Real Salt

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Slice your serranos, if desired. (I like them whole or sliced into rings.)
  2. To make the brine, add the salt, vinegar and water to a pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Pack clean, hot jars with peppers.
  4. Pour hot brine over top.
  5. Bubble your jars thoroughly by tapping them firmly on the counter top and using a wooden chopstick to release any stubborn bubbles.
  6. Wipe rims, apply lids and bands.
  7. Process in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes.
  8. I like them best when I wait at least a month before eating them so they can soak the brine.
  9. Store in cool, dark place for up to a year.
  10. Enjoy!