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Instant Pot Ribs — The Skinny Fork by Gordon Ramsay

Instant Pot Ribs — The Skinny Fork



Look, sometimes a girl just needs to eat some BBQ. I’ll be honest, I’ve never actually cooked ribs on my own. I’ve eaten plenty of them. But cooking them? It just sounds scary! Even as a native Texan, the thought of cooking GOOD ribs seems daunting. So when I cam across the idea of cooking them in the pressure cooker? I was sold.

These Instant Pot Ribs are pretty damn good for what they are. No smoking. No marinating. Just rub them down and pop them in the pressure cooker before finishing them off with a quick roast under the broiler. Yep. It’s just that easy.

Crock Pot Taco Soup | 101 Cooking For Two by Gordon Ramsay


Taco Tuesday in a bowl. This great taco soup has a ton of spicy taste. Make it is thick enough to be called taco chili. Make it spicy or mild. Make a big or small amount. Make it in your crock pot or on the stovetop.
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Introduction and My Rating

I do not call many recipes “the best.” Too much bragging in that term. I need to feel deep in my heart that the recipe is worthy. This recipe is worthy in every way. This is the best taco soup you can make.

This taco soup is low in fat and calories but is “kicktail” spicy with a ton of taste, plus it is thick enough to be called taco chili. You won’t believe this fits your diet.

The main complaint about most taco soups appears to be the mild washed out taste. Those recipes start by cooking some burger and then dumping into a crock pot with the taco seasoning. The spices are minimal, to begin with, and then diffuse into the liquid, so the meat has little, if any, flavor.

I originally called this “Kicktail Taco Soup” due to the spicing and the great taste. I don’t want a hamburger soup with a bit a taco spices. I want to taste TACO. This is it.

Is it Taco Soup or Taco Chili?

This is a thick soup as published but if you want a very thick chili-like result, leave out the beef broth.

My Rating

My rating system. Great 5 out of 5

It is only a 1 to 5 scale, but this is a 6. I loved it—a personal favorite of mine.

🐄The Meat

This recipe requires ground meat. Generally, that will be beef, but turkey or chicken will be fine.

The ground meat must be browned, spiced, and drained before adding to the pot. Crock pots are great for a lot of things but cooking ground meat is not one of them. You will have clumps of meat along with all the fatty drainage in your dish. Please cook ahead.

👨‍🍳Spicing

The spicing is the key to a great taco soup. Most are way under spiced on an envelope of taco season diluted across the meat and soup base. So hamburger soup with a little spice.

I started with a modified version of my spicy taco meat. Then I bumped up the spices even more and added a little jalapeno. I added all the spices to the meat when cooking to keep some flavor and not have it all washed out in the soup. Excellent, just right.

How hot is it?

This is 6/10 on the heat-o-meter with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and one jalapeno. Add more spices or another jalapeno if you want to burn.

If you want less heat, cut back the cayenne pepper and/or eliminate the jalapeno pepper. You will still have great taste without the heat.

The Dry Ranch Dressing

I looked at a lot of recipes and really can’t claim an “inspired by.” This Paula Deen recipe had ranch dressing powder, as did several others. It added an interesting taste, a little cool to oppose the heat of the jalapeno. I recommend it, but it is optional.

Can I just a packaged taco season?

Please, no. I will be washed out with no taste.

✔️Tips

Recipe Size

I estimate a serving size of about 1 ½ cups.

This is a relatively easy recipe to cut in half. Just adjust the serving area in the recipe card. It will do the math. But the instructions do not adjust. Cooking time is unchanged.

Crock Pot Size

A half recipe will fit nicely in a 3-quart crock pot. A full recipe needs 5-quart or larger.

Storage

Good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days and good in the freezer for 3-4 months.

♨️Stovetop Method

This is easy and fast on the stovetop. Just prepare the meat, onion, and spice in a Dutch oven type pan. Drain well, then add all the other ingredients. Cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes but better of a full hour.

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🖼️Instructions

ingredients for taco soup

Use the ground meat and beans of your choice.

chopped onion on black board

Prep a medium onion with a medium chop and optionally, one jalapeno by mincing.

raw burger with chopped onion in frying pan

Combine 1 lb lower fat ground beef with the onion over medium-high heat. Cook and break up the beef.

mixing taco spices in silver bowl

While beef is starting to cook, combine the spices: 3 tablespoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon oregano, ½ to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon of pepper.

browning meat in skillet with spices and onion

When beef and onion have cooked for 6-8 minutes and just browned, drain fat. Add the spices and about half the can of tomato sauce. Continue to cook until beef is well browned–about 10 minutes total cooking time. Add the beef to the crock pot.

rinsing beans under running water

Rinse 1 can of black beans and 1 can of kidney beans, and add to the pot. You may substitute any beans you want.

adding all ingredents to the crock pot

Add all remaining ingredients: 1 small can green chilies, two cans diced tomatoes, 1 – 14oz can tomato sauce, the diced jalapeno, one-half envelope of dry ranch dressing mix (optional), and a 14 oz can of beef broth. The beef broth may be omitted if you want this thick.

ladle of taco soup

Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.

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Kick Tail Taco Soup from 101 Cooking for Two

Crock Pot Taco Soup

From Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan

Taco Tuesday in a bowl. This great taco soup has a ton of spicy taste. Make it is thick enough to be called taco chili. Make it spicy or mild. Make a big or small amount. Make it in your crock pot or on the stovetop.

Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 6 hrs

Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins

Servings #/Adjust if desired 8

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Use the ground meat and beans of your choice.

  • Prep a medium onion with a medium chop and optionally, one jalapeno by mincing.

  • Combine 1 lb lower fat ground beef with the onion over medium-high heat. Cook and break up the beef.

  • While beef is starting to cook, combine the spices: 3 tablespoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon oregano, ½ to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon of pepper.

  • When beef and onion have cooked for 6-8 minutes and just browned, drain fat. Add the spices and about half the can of tomato sauce. Continue to cook until beef is well browned–about 10 minutes total cooking time. Add the beef to the crock pot.

  • Rinse 1 can of black beans and 1 can of kidney beans, and add to the pot. You may substitute any beans you want.

  • Add all remaining ingredients: 1 small can green chilies, two cans diced tomatoes, 1 – 14oz can tomato sauce, the diced jalapeno, one-half envelope of dry ranch dressing mix (optional), and a 14 oz can of beef broth. The beef broth may be omitted if you want this thick.

  • Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.

Recipe Notes

Pro Tips

  1. As written, this needs a larger crock pot of 5-quarts or more. The half recipe will fit in a 3-quart.
  2. This is a relatively easy recipe to cut in half. Just adjust the serving area in the recipe card. It will do the math. But the instructions do not adjust. Cooking time is unchanged.
  3. Use the beans and ground meat of your choice.
  4. Please do not use packaged taco seasoning.
  5. This is 6/10 on the heat-o-meter with the jalapeno and the 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  6. If you want less heat, cut back the cayenne pepper and/or eliminate the jalapeno pepper. You will still have great taste without the heat.
  7. When browning the meat, when you get it all broken up and starting to brown, drain and add the spices. This will lock the flavor in the meat and not drain off with the fat.
  8. You can cook for a shorter period of time since everything is safe but it is better if cooked for the full time so the flavors to come together.
  9. The optional ranch dressing powder adds an interesting taste of cool vs. spicy heat.
  10. Good refrigerated for 3-4 days and frozen for 3-4 months.

Stovetop Modification

This is easy and fast on the stovetop. Just prepare the meat, onion, and spice in a Dutch oven type pan. Drain well, then add all the other ingredients. Cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes but better of a full hour.

Have More Questions?Make it Perfect First Time and Every Time. Don’t miss out, check the full post above. Almost every recipe includes easy step by step photo instructions so you can visualize yourself cooking this recipe along with helpful tips and options.

TO ADJUST THE RECIPE SIZE:You may adjust the number of servings in this recipe card under servings. This does the math for the ingredients for you. BUT it does NOT adjust the text of the instructions. So you need to do that yourself.

Nutrition

Calories : 291 kcalCarbohydrates : 30 gProtein : 24 gFat : 9 gSaturated Fat : 3 gCholesterol : 49 mgSodium : 922 mgPotassium : 1040 mgFiber : 11 gSugar : 7 gVitamin A : 1291 IUVitamin C : 18 mgCalcium : 96 mgIron : 5 mg

Serving size is my estimate of a normal size unless stated otherwise. The number of servings per recipe is stated above. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. All nutritional information are estimates and may vary from your actual results. To taste ingredients such as salt will be my estimate of the average used.

Course :Soup

Cuisine :Mexican

Publishing Note: Originally Published: January 13, 2012. Updated with expanded options, refreshed photos, and a table of contents to help navigation.

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Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole — The Skinny Fork by Gordon Ramsay

Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole — The Skinny Fork



You can always sub in your favorite breakfast sausage for the bacon, or even another cheese if cheddar isn’t your jam. And if you wanted to take this to a more southwest meal, you could kick it up a notch with some jalapeño!

All in all, this casserole is one of my new (and most favorite) ways to feed the lot of us without much thought behind it.

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