Marinated Skirt Steak

At the store this weekend they had these beautiful skirt steaks. Even better is that they were on sale. I had to buy one. The butcher was awesome and even trimmed it all up for me (so worth having them do it there for you — it’ll save you a lot of time). I initially bought it to make some awesome tacos with, but instead I decided to through a different marinade together. I am so glad that I did!. This skirt steak on the grill turned out so amazing!

Balsamic Skirt Steak-3

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Carnitas

My buddy Eli text me a few weeks ago and said “Let’s make carnitas!”  I am never one to turn down cooking with friends especially something like carnitas. We combined our knowledge and looked over many other recipes and put together what we thought were some pretty awesome flavors. SUCCESS! Carnitas-2

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Dr Pepper Pork Belly Tacos

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I had a desire to try using pork belly. It is something that I have not used before but have had it in the form of sliders at an Austin food truck in the past. Pork belly is damn good! I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, but bought it anyway. After reading all over the place how to cook it, I realized I had no clue what I was going to do with it! All the dishes I found that used it were so pretentious, and that is not really me. The others I saw were …

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Chorizo and Veggie Tacos

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 Just in time for TACO TUESDAY tomorrow! So this recipe was a total accident, and here is the story behind it. We had just moved to Austin. I had a temp job, Walter hadn’t found anything at that point. Honestly, we were poor! The money we saved up for the move was running out and payday was almost a week away. So, when hunger strikes and you have to get creative with what you have in the fridge, a recipe like this comes around. I literally used foods that were left from preparing other meals. Continue reading