Gourmet’s guacamole

Ingredients

4 ripe avocados (preferably california)
1 lg garlic clove, mashed to a paste
8 oz container sour cream
4 oz can mild green chilies, drained and chopped fine
1 whole pickled jalapeno, seeded and minced
2 vine ripened tomatoes, seeded and chopped fine
1 sm onion, chopped fine
Accompaniment: tortilla chips

How to prepare

Halve and pit avocados and scoop flesh into a lg bowl mash avocado with a fork And stir in remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste, combining well chill Guacamole, surface covered with plastic wrap, at least one hour before and up to one Day stir guacamole well and serve with tortilla chips makes about 9 cups from Gourmet may 1995

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Paris chuck roast

Ingredients

3 lb chuck roast, cut into 2″ cubes
1 1/2 tbs. Vegetable oil
1/2 tbs. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
1/8 cup butter or margarine
4 cups peeled, sliced onion
2 lg cloves garlic, peeled & minced
1 can (12 oz) light beer
2 tbs. Light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 tbs. Salt
2 large sprigs parsley
1 large bay leaf
1/2 tsp. Dried thyme
1 1/2 tbs. Cornstarch
2 tbs. White vinegar

How to prepare

In a large skillet, over medium heat, saut

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Slow cooker pot roast

Ingredients

3 lb chuck roast
1/2 med onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
16 oz can stewed tomatoes
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
8 oz water
2 tbsp oil

Salt & coarsely ground pepper
flour

How to prepare

Season the roast with salt & pepper and then dredge in flour. Brown roast in frying pan and transfer to the slow cooker. In the same frying pan saut

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Chocolate fondue

Ingredients

1 (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate bits
2/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup coffee, orange or mint liqueur
1/4 to 1/2 cup evaporated milk or cream

How to prepare

In heavy saucepan or fondue pot melt chocolate with sour cream over low heat stir Until smooth stir in liqueur thin as necessary with cream or evaporated milk keep Warm over low heat serve with a variety of fresh fruit (strawberries, pineapple, Apple, kiwi, banana, etc ) also good with ladyfingers, angel food cake, or lb Cake fruit and cake are cut into serving size each guest dips his own fruit using a Fondue fork

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Cajun flank steak creole

Ingredients

2 lb flank steak
1 salt & pepper
2 tbsp green pepper, chopped
2 tbsp onion, chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp prepared horseradish
1/4 tsp sugar

1/2 cup water
2 cup stuffing mix, herb-seasoned
1/2 cup water
2 tsp cornstarch

How to prepare

Score one side of meat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine green pepper, onion, 1 tbsp tomato paste, horseradish, sugar, 1/4 cup water, and stuffing. Spoon stuffing mixture down middle of un-scored side of flank steak. Fold ends over and overlap long sides, skewer together. Place on metal rack or trivet in crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Remove meat. Turn control to high. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup cold water, stir in 1 tbsp tomato paste. Add to juices in pot. Cook on high for 15 to 20 minutes or until slightly thickened. Slice steak across the grain. Serve sauce with the steak. Yield: 4 servings

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Mexican deviled eggs

Ingredients

8 hard-cooked eggs
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup salsa
2 tbsp sliced green onions
1 tbsp sour cream
Salt to taste

How to prepare

Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, remove yolks and set whites aside in a sm bowl, mash yolks with cheese, mayonnaise, salsa, onions, sour cream and salt evenly fill the egg whites, filling will be creamy serve immediately or chill until ready to serve

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Meat dumplings

Ingredients

1 egg
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp mashed potatoes (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
Meat filling
1 small onion
3 tbsp butter
chopped cooked beef
chopped mushrooms, cooked (optional)
salt & pepper

How to prepare

Mound flour on kneading board. Beat egg with water and salt slightly and carefully pour into mound of flour. Mix and add the mashed potatoes. Knead until dough becomes elastic. Cover closely with warm bowl and let stand about 10 minutes. For easier handling, divide the dough in half. Roll our very thing, cut in 2″ squares.
Run cooked beef through grinder. Chop onion fine and lightly brown in butter. Add chopped mushrooms and fry very slowly. Add meat and seasoning. Cool before using.
Place half tsp of filling a little to one side on each squares. Moisten edge with water. Fold over and press edges together. Join the two upper corners. Drop into salted boiling water and cook until they float to top.

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Shrimp quesadilla with cilantro pesto

Ingredients

6 10″ flour tortillas
olive oil for brushing
9 tbsp cilantro pesto (recipe follows)
1/2 cup grated dry jack cheese
1 1/2 cups grated jack cheese
1/2 cup passila peppers, sliced
1 lb medium shrimp

Chopped cilantro for garnish
fresh salsa (recipe follows)
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2 bunches cilantro, stems removed
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
1 cup good quality olive oil

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1 lg tomato, peeled, seeded and diced
1/4 cup green onions
1 or 2 small hot chiles, seeded and finely chopped
3 tbsp chopped cilantro

How to prepare

Shell shrimp and grill or saut

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Honey baked ham

Ingredients

1 smoked ready-to-eat ham, -13 to 15 pounds
2 to 3 bottles ginger ale
3 cup dry white wine
Glaze:
5 tbsp dijon mustard
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup real maple syrup
Sauce:
1 1/4 cup chicken stock
3 tbsp real maple syrup
2 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tsp cornstarch

How to prepare

Remove the rind and score with diagonal cross-cuts put ham in a close fitting kettle And cover with ginger ale bring to boil, then simmer for 20 to 30 minutes this step Removes the too salty taste and adds a delicate flavor drain the ginger ale, add ham To a roasting pan and pour the wine over it cover with foil and bake at 350~ for 1 Hour
Combine the glaze ingredients after the ham has baked 1 hour, brush the ham with the Glaze, using all of the mixture return ham to oven (uncovered) and bake an Additional 1 1/2 hours, or until internal temp reaches 140~ baste occasionally after The glaze has “set”, about 45 minutes if the glaze gets too dark before the temp Gets to 140

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