Pad Thai Soup
Love veggie meals? Try my Vegan Mushroom Quinoa Beer Chili! or Beer Battered Avocado Tacos!
Living in LA during "fall" makes you feel like a bit of crazy person.
I’ll pull on my tall boots and a chunky sweaters that I am rightfully entitled to wear in late October, later realizing that the weather will creep up into the 80’s by mid day. And I’m the crazy lady at Starbucks ordering a pumpkin latte, wearing vintage Frye boots, jeans and a thick wool sweater while I could be wearing a jersey knit sundress like the normal, non-crazy, girl behind me in line.
And still, I persist. I even go home and make soup. Sweating the entire time I eat it. In my sweater, with the air conditioner running.
I spent three years as a vegetarian. The best thing I ever did when it comes to cooking, it opened up a world of produce to me and reminded me of all the foods I would often overlook just because they didn’t contain meat. To this day there are still things I prefer in a vegetarian or vegan form.
When it comes to thai cooking, fish and oyster sauce are frequently called for. Here is an article about how to make those, DIY style in your own kitchen using non-meat products.
There is also a company that sell vegetarian fish sauce, vegetarian oyster sauce, and Golden Mountain Season Sauce is a great alternative when those are called for.
And for Gluten Free, I hear this Kikkomon GF Soy Sauce is great.
Chipotle Stout Sloppy Joe’s Sliders
- 1 tbs oil
- 1 lb 80%/20% premium ground beef
- 1/2 white onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic,
- 1 1/4 cup Chipotle Stout or Porter
- 1 small chipotle pepper (from can in adobo sauce)
- 1 tsp adobo sauce from can
- 4 oz tomato paste
- 1 tbs mollasas
- 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 14-16 slider buns, warmed
- In a pan over medium high heat, add the oil and ground beef, cook until browned, stirring and breaking up meat. Using a slotted spoon, remove meat from pan.
- In pan with residual oils, cook the onions until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and stir.
- Add the beer, stir to combine.
- Remove a small chipotle pepper from the can. Using a sharp knife and fork, chop very well until nearly reduced to a paste like substance. Add chipotle to the pan along with tomato paste, adobo sauce, molasses, cumin, paprika, salt, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Allow to cook until well combined and slightly thickened.
- Add meat to the sauce pan, stir until well combined.
- Fill slider buns with meat, serve warm.
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