Homey, Cajun meatball stew is life!

Cajun Meatball Stew

Cajun meatball stew: Not many foods make me feel…homey…you know what I mean, quite like Cajun meatball stew does. I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with the dish, but very simply, it’s meatballs and veggies cooked and simmered in a luscious, dark roux. I heard you groan when I said dark roux. No, don’t even. Just stop. Making a dark roux is very easy if you make an oven roux or look, just buy it in a jar guys. There is no shame in that. I make a double batch (or triple) in the oven and freeze…

Best Ever Dump and Go Beef Stew – Instant Pot

So…best ever beef dump and go beef stew…big claim, no? I’m sticking by it though because it’s pretty bad ass. I’m not saying it’s the best ever beef stew in the world – I did specify that it’s the best ever dump and go beef stew. I mean, my mom’s beef stew was pretty rockin’, I gotta admit. I’m the type who likes to brown my meat, especially for a beef stew. But I didn’t want to fool with all that for this recipe. One night I just wanted to put the stew ingredients in the pot and be done…

Buffalo Style Ribeye - A simple, home made buffalo style sauce is just what your ribeye needs. Oh, and don't forget the blue cheese compound butter!

Buffalo Style Ribeye Steak

This post is sponsored by El Yucateco. As always, I only partner with brands that I love and truly believe in, allowing me to bring you more delicious recipes. All opinions expressed are my own. Promise. #ElYucateco #GoNative2020 #KingofFlavor So, this social distancing, cooking at home all the time thing is getting….boring, mind-numbing, frazzling? Well, at least for me it is as. I mean, the wife and I typically cook at home a lot. But there’s always that, “Hey, I don’t want to cook, let’s go out” option. That’s not so easy anymore. Now, it’s like, how can I turn…

Tacos Galore Roundup - A roundup of the most delicious tacos you will ever need in your life!

Tacos Galore Roundup

“I hate tacos!” said no Juan ever! And that my friends, is why I’ve put together this delicious round up of my favorite tacos. One day, going through the boring side of this blog, you know, the side that you guys can’t see. The side that sometimes looks like gobbledy gook. The side that has the numbers and stuff. Looking around, I realized I have quite a few taco recipes and I talk about tacos – a lot. I said to myself, I said, “Self, put it all together in one spot so people can see all the glorious tacos…

Instant Pot Cola Pot Roast - comfort food at your fingertips!

Cola Pot Roast – Instant Pot

Many, many, many years ago this cola pot roast was made in a dutch oven. I like…No, I love that method. Slow roasting just brings out something special in meat. I do still do it that way in the winter. Sometimes I do it outside over a fire. But what about the summers? Some days I want cola pot roast! So it occurred to me one day to make my favorite roast in my pressure cooker and it turned out brilliant. And it pressures for a fraction of the time of oven cooking. Gotta love that. I think I ran…

Instant Pot Jammin' Jerk Pineapple Beef - You can make this delicious jerk pineapple beef with rice in no time using the pot in pot method. Easy, delicious tender beef with a jerky pineapple flavor!

Jammin’ Jerk Pineapple Beef – Instant Pot

Jammin’ jerk pineapple beef – Yes, I said jammin’ jerk. Could be some kind of weird porno, but no, better! It’s a super quick, super delicious jerk pineapple beef recipe and you’re gonna love it! So, I went to the Hearth and Patio Expo in New Orleans a couple of months ago and stumbled on some neat stuff. You know, like you do at expos. But one thing I found was John Henry’s line of rubs. Now, you have no idea the amount of rubs I have! Management is always on me about the “rub situation”. I’ll admit, it is…

Flavor Bomb Barbacoa - Tender, shredded beef cooked in a flavor bomb sauce. In the Instant Pot, or any pressure cooker, you can have barbacoa any time you want!

Flavor Bomb Barbacoa – Instant Pot

Flavor bomb barbacoa – right in your Instant Pot. Taco Tuesday will never be the same! Ready to get bombed? No, not like that – put away that Jager. I’m talking about a bomb in your mouth. A barbacoa bomb. Honestly, now that I’m looking at that in the written word, a barbacoa bomb does not actually sound that appealing. Anyway… But this flavor bomb barbacoa is! Trust me. Now, I’m sure if you’re here looking at this recipe, you’re interested in barbacoa in your pressure cooker and you’re not a keyboard cook. However, if you are a keyboard cook,…

Beefy ravioli soup is like a warm hug at the end of a busy, cold day. It's so easy in your Instant Pot. Serve with warm crusty bread and you're golden!

Beefy Ravioli Soup – Instant Pot

Beefy ravioli soup will quickly become one of your go-to meals and is kid approved! I hear it’s “soup season”. Yeah, it’s true and to be honest, I never knew there was a “soup season”. Is that even an official season or what? Apparently, you guys are cold and want soup. That’s what I keep reading, anyway. We always have soup – winter, summer, spring and fall and it’s always on Sundays because in my house, Sunday is also known as “Souper Sunday”. Management loves any kind of soup. I’m sure if you add some broth to rocks and simmer…

Wendy's Chili - Instant Pot - Why go to Wendy's to get who knows what in your chili? It's too easy to make it at home with simple, whole ingredients!

Wendy’s Chili – Instant Pot

Wendy’s chili has been a go-to item for me since, well forever. As long as I can remember. (Which admittedly, with my memory, may not be as long as one would assume.) I’ve always been completely happy running to the corner to get a large chili and a couple packets of their salty, delicious chili sauce. That was before the wife became a fan. Just in this last year, she’s finally tasted the chili. How can one, in 43 years of life, never had Wendy’s chili? I don’t know, I digress. She got it on the taco salad, which is…

Looking for a quick, easy weeknight meal? Beef and broccoli for the win! Tender meat, crunchy tender broccoli, all coated in a luscious, silky sauce! Perfect for a busy weeknight or beginner Instant Potters!

Beef and Broccoli – Instant Pot

Beef and broccoli and white rice, in the Instant Pot…doooo iiiitttt! Ok, that’s it, that’s all I’m gonna say about it. Just kidding! I’ve been noticing people hating on blog posts because there’s too much talking, er, typing. Too much fluff. I get that and I hear you. I will not fluff this. At all. I just don’t really have too much to say about it, to be honest. It’s on the reg at my house. It’s quick, it’s cheap, and it includes broccoli, which makes my wife happy. And most importantly, it’s all done in one pot. No browning…