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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Winter Steak

This slow cooked steak is great for winter because it is cooked in the oven. Be sure to buy the cheapest steak for this and save the good stuff for grilling in the spring.

Heather's Winter Steak
2-4 large thick steaks
1/4 cup olive oil
2/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 tsp minced garlic
Lawry's season salt
black pepper
gallon sized Ziploc Bag
Generously rub the steaks with the Lawry's salt and black pepper. Place steaks into a gallon sized Ziploc bag and add the olive oil, vinegar and garlic. Seal the bag and place in the fridge overnight or for at least six hours. Longer is better! Take the steak out of the marinade and place it in a baking pan, cover with foil and bake at 250 for 2 1/2 to 3 hrs.
When I make this meal, I buy the cheapest thick steak I can find and buy two large packages. Mix them up in two seperate bags. The first bag goes into the fridge for dinner the next night. The second bag I place inside another ziploc bag and then into the freezer for the next time I am craving steak.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Best Ever Chili

It took me three years to create this recipe. Now I can't get enough. After a much celebrated debut at my mother's birthday luncheon, I am now sharing it with the world. If you win any awards with it, give me a shout out!
Heather’s Chili

2 can pinto beans
2 can black beans
2 can red kidney beans
3 (35 oz.) cans petite diced tomatoes
1 lb. ground beef
1 onion diced or 1 tbsp onion flakes
2 Tbsp miced garlic
4 Tbsp chili powder
2 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp oregano
1 tsp basil
Salt & pepper

Brown the beef with the onions. Drain the beef and pour into a large crock pot. Add the other ingredients and cook 4-6 hours. If you want it spicier, add more chili powder or a some diced jalapenos. I serve this with sour cream and cheese over tortilla chips.