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Steak Carnitas

I love Mexican food, but I do not love the spice! So, Don and I find ways to enjoy the flavors without the faults. This is a great recipe that is so very easy to make. The marinade; we actually found at our local Menard’s store in Indianapolis of all places! The marinade puts this sweet, delectable bark on the steak when it’s grilled.

I found that pairing the marinade with the Chimichurri sauce was the only way to go on this one. There was no need to finish the carnitas with cilantro or onion before serving; but you are welcome to if you desire.

Steak Carnitas

Ingredients:

Flat Iron Steak; butterflied

1 Bottle of 7-Up Marinade

6-8 Tbsp. Private Selection Chimichurri Finishing Sauce

First off; you want to butterfly the Flat Iron steak and spread the Chimichurri sauce onto one side. Put the top layer back onto the steak and put into a ziplock bag.

Next, pour a bottle of the 7-Up marinade onto the steak and after letting the air out of the bag; close the bag tightly. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours; 24 hours is best.

Heat your grill to 350 degrees. open the steak and grill both sides until medium well. The marinade will caramelize and give the meat this wonderful bark that isn’t tough; but is just a tad crispy and sweet. It pairs so well with the chimichurri!

 

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Thanksgiving Recipes

Turkey, ham, roast beast, take-out…

Every year we go through the same headaches of deciding what to cook, when to start cooking it and what to do with the leftovers (if there are any leftovers).

Here at Inner Chef, you will find recipes for brines, tips for grilling your bird, making a roast beast, ham or just about anything else you choose to serve, side dishes too! We have so many recipes for side dishes too. So enter a recipe or a word in the search engine or search by genre (entrée, dessert, side dish, etc.) and take some of the guess work out of your holiday meals.

Happy Cooking from Inner Chef!


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Docia’s Meatballs

Docia’s Meatballs

Meatballs:

Ritz cracker crumbs

1 egg

½ tsp minced garlic

½ tsp. dried parsley

½ tsp. dried celery

1 small green bell pepper, diced

1-1/2 pounds ground beef

Milk (if mixture is dry)

Add all ingredients together and roll into tiny bite-sized meatballs.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. What you don’t use can be frozen after they are baked.

Sauce:

8 oz. blackberry jelly

1 jar Chili Sauce (size of cocktail sauce)

Put ingredients in a slow cooker and stir. Add meatballs and stir occasionally. Simmer 1 hour.

Chef’s Note: You can find the recipe for the Mac & Cheese under “Lisa’s Baked Mac & Cheese”