Ribs and Gravy – Instant Pot

Ribs and gravy are the easiest, most delicious country-style-tastes-like-home-I-want-to-die-in-this-gravy thing you’ll make in your Instant Pot. And simple! I’m talking explain it to me like a 3 year old simple. Remember not too long ago I shared my boneless BBQ ribs? Well, it’s almost that very same recipe. It was actually born at the very same time on the same day. We did the ribs for that recipe and removed them to a pan to dress it and put it under the broiler. But then we looked in the pot and saw this liquid goodness left in the pot. What…

Delicious, easy carne asada! You probably have everything in your pantry to throw this quick marinade together. Just a couple of fresh ingredients and you're golden! Perfect for tacos, burritos, fries, nachos...whatever!

Carne Asada

It’s grilling time y’all and this carne asada is gonna rock your world! Well, I hear it’s “grilling season” right now, but I’m not sure what that means. Here in lower Alabama, it’s grilling time all the time. And this is on my grill at least once a month. My favorite thing about this carne asada is that there’s no crazy crap that goes in there. The marinade is quick to put together and is just everyday ingredients you probably have in your pantry or fridge anyway. Except the limes and if you had to, you could use bottled lime…

Instant Pot BBQ Boneless are The Truth! A true dump and go recipe that yields tender, magical goodness!

Boneless BBQ Beef Ribs – Instant Pot

These Instant Pot bbq boneless ribs will quite possibly change your life. Seriously. They are, as my friend said, “The Truth. They should be put in the Bible.” His words, not mine. The wife and I saw these in Costco and we were talking about what we could do with them. After running through plenty of options, like stabbing it with my large skewer sword or marinating them in a lime/cilantro situation, we settled on using the pressure good and hoped it would turn out good. And it was – crazy good. Crazy AF. “This is the The Truth. They…

Shoulder tender or teres major is the most tender, flavorful steak that you're probably not eating. Easy and quick to cook, can serve multiple people, and inexpensive!

Shoulder Tender or Teres Major Steak – The Most Tender Steak You’re Probably Not Eating

Shoulder tender or teres major steak – the most tender steak you’re probably not eating …? What kind of title is that? I know I could have done better with that, but it’s the only way I could put it out there in a way that you might want to click on it to see what the heck I’m talking about. Not that I’m a click monster, no. I just want you to know about this cut of meat. It’s to my detriment too, because just like oxtails and beef shanks, when this steak becomes mainstream, the price will skyrocket…

These lamb and beef kebabs come together in no time with simple ingredients but they are PACKED with flavor that you're gonna love!

Lamb & Beef Kebabs

Lamb & beef kebabs are packed with fresh ingredients and packed. with. flavor! I have had kebabs before. I don’t live under a rock. But I’ve actually never made them before. Until now. And I’m totally kicking myself in the ass because really, I’ve been missing out. I hate it when that happens. These lamb and beef kebabs are so easy to put together. Yes, there’s some fresh ingredients you need to chop but not too much. The fresh bits make it though and they really shine in this. It is truly a flavor explosion in the best possible way.…

Jaxx's Chili #1 - Easily the best chili you'll ever put in your mouth!

Chili #1 – Or The Best Chili You’ve Ever Had

Hands down, my most requested food is this chili – Chili #1.  True story.  I used to cook it for Mardi Gras in a huge cast iron pot and stir it with my stainless steel crawfish oar. When the next year would come around, I would hear the same thing:  You gonna cook the chili?  Yes, of course I’ll cook the chili.  But it’s not just the party people.  Truthfully, they can’t be trusted, it’s Mardi Gras – their tastebuds are blown off by the booze and possibly my very large vats of sangria. Oh no, it’s requested for weird…

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef - Easy, delicious and healthy in minutes!

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

Mongolian beef – in your Instant Pot … I’m gonna show you how it’s done. My first thought about this was about a year ago when I made something very similar in a pan.  Then … Well, honestly, I just forgot about it.  The old man brain doesn’t work like it used to.   But when I finally remembered that I wanted to put it in the pressure cooker I made quick work of it.   You can use flank steak or top round for this.  I have used flank in the past, but I’ll be honest with you, flank steak is…

Smoky, tender grilled flank tacos! Let tacos rule!

Smoky Grilled Flank Steak Tacos

Yep, I’m back again with the tacos.  Smoky flank tacos to boot!  I really believe tacos make the world go round plus I got two new grills that I gotta use or Management, with a capital M, will be on my ass about why I have so many grills and blah, blah, blah.   As long as Management is fed tacos, she won’t fuss about the grills.   And she was pretty happy about these tacos.  Easy, smoky spices and tender flank steak – it made for the perfect tacos.   I’ve really got nothing too much to say about these tacos (haven’t I…

Alabama sliders - delicious, spicy sliders made straight from Alabama pot roast! Make game day great again!

Alabama Sliders

Alabama sliders are here just in time.  College football season has started and Nick Saban is already getting testy with reporters.  All you need now is game day food.  I got you!  Roll Tide! Even if you’re not an Alabama fan, Roll Tide, you’re gonna be a fan of these sliders.   I used my Alabama pot roast recipe for this to make it super convenient.  Spicy, delicious, and handheld – does it get any better than that? You can shred that old thing, that Mississippi pot roast, but why would you?  I’m on a mission, let’s put this Alabama pot…

Korean Style Smoked Short Ribs - Yes please! Savory, spicy, slightly sweet, and decadent!

Korean Style Smoked Short Ribs

These Korean style smoked short ribs …. what can I say?  I’m just gonna be very, very honest here, I was blown away.  I was like, Jaxx, dude, you’re freakin’ awesome!  You cooked the crap out of these short ribs!   And I’m not gonna lie, I did.   So I’ve made short ribs in the past.  I’ve braised them in red wine.  Many, many years ago I pressured them.  They were good, but not a “go-to” thing.  If I never had them again it would be fine, it would never cross my mind again.   So I was quite surprised when my wife…