Ghost of Beef Jerky

Ghost of Beef Jerky

! Warning: you had better have a few pairs of gloves before starting this. A face mask might help too.
Step one:
.5 kg round eye roast trimmed of all fat
45g of pickling or kosher salt
.5 kg (1/2 liter) of water (divided)
30ml dark sugar (brown sugar or demerara sugar)
Step two:
30ml cup dark sugar
1/2 tbsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp faux-Worchestershire sauce
~2.5 grams dehydrated Bhut Jolokia ghost peppers, very finely minced
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
+ take half the water and put it in the refrigerator to cool it
+ boil the other half of the water
+ add the salt and the sugar and mix until dissolved
! will give you a 9% brine.
+ add the cool water to bring it to room temperature or lower
+ put the brine into a container large enough to hold the beef and the brine
+ add the beef to the brine
+ cover the container
+ let it brine in the fridge for 2 hours
+ mix all of the step two items together until the sugar is all or mostly dissolved in the lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce.
+ drain the brine off the beef
+ lay down a large sheet of plastic wrap
+ place the meat on the plastic wrap
+ rub the spice paste all over the beef
+ fold the plastic wrap up to tightly seal the rubbed beef
+ put the in freezer for 2 hours or until it is firm but not frozen solid,
+ slice beef into 1/4 inch thick slices
+ follow the directions for your dehydrator or use the low temp oven technique

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mustard potatoes

Spicy Mustard Red Potatoes

4 pounds of red potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1 cup Italian parsley, chopped
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp Spicy Brown Mustard
1/2 Tbsp Kosher salt
+ preheat the oven to 450f/230c
+ wash and chop the potatoes into chunks no bigger than 3/4 inch (2 cm)
+ in a bowl toss 2 tbsp of the olive oil and all the potatoes until everything is coated
+ line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats
+ spread the potatoes on the mats
+ bake for 30 minutes until fork tender
+ let the potatoes cool little before working with them
+ mix the potatoes and everything else
+ you don't have to let it cool before eating if you can't wait

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cheesy pull apart bread

Cheesy Pull Apart Bread

1 Tbsp butter
7 green onions
One loaf of French bread
12 oz of Colby Jack cheese, sliced
A few sprays of olive oil from a spray bottle
2 tsp poppy seeds
2 tsp sesame seeds
+ preheat the oven to 350f/180c
+ melt the butter in a saute pan over medium heat
+ slice the green parts of the green onion into 1/4 inch rings
+ add the green onions to the butter
+ saute until onions are soft
+ cut the bread lenghtwise from the top down to just about the bottom and repeat the slices every inch or so
+ cut the bread width wise from left to right to just about the the bottom and repeat every inch or so
+ put your cheese slices in all the sliced bread cuts
+ take your softend green onions and spread them all over the top
+ spray the bread with a few sprays (4) the olive oil, just enough so that all of the top has been hit but none of it is soaking
+ sprinkle the poppy and sesame seeds on top
+ tent the whole thing in foil and put it on a baking sheet
+ bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is all melty
+ serve right away, no waiting allowed because you don't want that cheese getting cold

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bloody mary from scratch

Bloody Mary

Serving size: 1 cup
2 oz vodka
4 oz tomato juice
1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 pinch salt
1 pinch black pepper
1/4 tsp pepper sauce
1/8 tsp horseradish
1/2 cup Crushed ice, optional
1 stalk celery, split
+ Add all but the celery in a mixer and shake it up
+ pour into a cold serving glass and add the celery

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san diego machaca buritto

San Diego Machaca Burrito

Servings: 1 burrito
1 Flour Tortillas or Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
1/2 cup Shredded Beef
2-4 Eggs per burrito
+ heat the tortillas to soften them (30 seconds in the micorwave or a few quick tosses on medium heat on a gas burner)
+ add the shredded beef to a non-stick skillet
+ heat till warm over medium heat
+ beat the eggs
+ pour the eggs into the skillet
+ ass they cook fold them into the beef
+ once eggs are cooked move the eggs and beef to the tortilla and fold it up as a burrito

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