Pinto Bean & Ground Beef Stew (Pressure Cooker)
Pinto Bean & Ground Beef Stew (Pressure Cooker)
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I found this recipe yesterday, had everything on hand, tested out by the family, this is overwhelmingly tasty!!! This is for a stove top pressure cooker. Counting on the natural pressure release, you can have this on the table is under an hour. You can cook the beef and other prep while the pressure cooker is doing its thing. Follow all safety precautions for your model of pressure.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Pinto Bean & Ground Beef Stew (Pressure Cooker)
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I found this recipe yesterday, had everything on hand, tested out by the family, this is overwhelmingly tasty!!! This is for a stove top pressure cooker. Counting on the natural pressure release, you can have this on the table is under an hour. You can cook the beef and other prep while the pressure cooker is doing its thing. Follow all safety precautions for your model of pressure.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the rinsed and sorted beans to your pressure cooker, add the 4 cups of water, and 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, the oil is to prevent the beans from foaming. Depending on your size of pressure cooker, do not fill more than halfway.
  2. Place the lid on the cooker and lock closed. Place on high heat until the pressure cooker comes to full pressure, meaning the jiggler is moving and making some noise, this is when you start timing. Turn the heat to low but maintain full pressure. Time the beans for 22 to 27 minutes depending on if like them firm or softer. (I time for 25 minutes.)
  3. While the beans are cooking, heat a non stick skillet and cook the ground beef until cooked through, drain the beef well and set aside. Photo shows the beef cooking while the pressure cooker is working on the beans.
  4. Same pan, heat a splash of oil and cook the onion until starting to turn brown, then add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes,
  5. Then add the oregano, cumin, and dried cilantro and cook for about 2 minutes more. Set aside.
  6. I added a variant, I used a handful of Shiitake mushrooms, photo shows before I removed the stems and chopped them.
  7. Saute the chopped mushrooms until starting to brown up. Set aside.
  8. After the time is up on the pressure cooker, turn off the heat and move to another unused burned. Allow the cooker to release pressure normally, about 10-15 minutes.
  9. When the pressure is fully released, open and ladle out 1 cup of liquid, set that liquid aside, drain the beans in a colander and rinse well and return the beans and the 1 cup of liquid from the beans, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes with liquid, the cooked beef, onion mixture, and mushrooms if using, to the cooker.
  10. Close and lock the pressure cooker lid and bring to high pressure and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let pressure release naturally, about 10-15 minutes.
  11. When it is safe to open, remove the lid and stir in the spring onion and most, not all, of the fresh cilantro, and lime juice. Return to heat without the cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  12. Serve and sprinkle the remaining cilantro on each bowl for garnish.
Recipe Notes

The beef will cost about 120 Baht for 500 grams. For 6 servings, this is about 88 cents per serving.

Variants: 1. Saute a handful of chopped mushrooms and add to the cooker after adding the beef and onion. 2. Use mushroom stock instead of chicken stock. 3. Replace the cilantro with chopped celery tops or parsley.

This recipe for Pressure Cooker Pinto Bean & Ground Beef Stew is courtesy of Kalyn's Kitchen.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad
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Sounds really nice, and low cost overall. On my to prepare list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad
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Sounds really nice, and low cost overall. On my to prepare list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Ingredients
For the Salad
For the Dressing
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. All of the Salad ingredient to a large bowl and toss together. Feel free to use a lettuce of your choice.
  2. In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk together the Dressing ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper. You can use 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder in place of the clove of garlic.
  3. Add the dressing to the salad and toss to coat everything. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Pasta with Tuna, Lemon & Dill
Pasta with Tuna, Lemon & Dill
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Sounds easy and tasty. On my to cook list. Feel free to use canned or fresh tuna you have cooked. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Pasta with Tuna, Lemon & Dill
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Sounds easy and tasty. On my to cook list. Feel free to use canned or fresh tuna you have cooked. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, cook the pasta until tender.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, mix the remaining ingredients together in a large serving bowl, season with salt and pepper as desired.
  3. When the pasta is tender, drain and add to the mixture in the serving bowl, toss to combine, serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Tuna.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Mayo Variations
Mayo Variations
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Making mayo is not something I have done, nor is it covered here in this, these are just variations you can add to mayo you bought or mayo you have made, enjoy.
Mayo Variations
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Making mayo is not something I have done, nor is it covered here in this, these are just variations you can add to mayo you bought or mayo you have made, enjoy.
Ingredients
Fresh Herb Mayo
Caper Dijon Mayo
Horseradish Mayo
Chili Lime Mayo
Bacon Chive Mayo
  • 3 1/2 cups mayo
  • 3 slices bacon cooked crispy and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chives chopped
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Instructions
  1. For each variation, just stir in the ingredients, cover and store in the fridge until use.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich
Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich
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Sounds good, I will have to make these.
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 5 minutes
Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich
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Sounds good, I will have to make these.
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add everything except the avocado to a medium size bowl and mix to combine. Add the avocado and mix that in.
  2. Spread on bread of your choice, top with another slice of bread, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Perfect Hard Boiled Chicken Eggs.

Variant: Add a pinch of curry powder.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Steamed Salmon in Lime Sauce (Rice Cooker)
Steamed Salmon in Lime Sauce (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds very good, when I make this I will use my steamer basket in my rice cooker.
Servings Prep Time
1 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Steamed Salmon in Lime Sauce (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds very good, when I make this I will use my steamer basket in my rice cooker.
Servings Prep Time
1 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
For the Salmon
For the Lime Sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat your steamer, rice cooker or pot with a steamer insert.
  2. Rinse the salmon steaks, pat dry, and sprinkle salt on both sides. Divide the prepared vegetables for the Salmon into two parts. On a heat proof plate that will fit in your steamer, add one part of the veggies, place the salmon on top, place the second part of the veggies on top of the salmon. Top with the 3 remaining lime slices.
  3. When your steamer is hot, quickly, but carefully plate the plate in the steamer, a pair of steamer handles to lift the plate would be ideal. Cover and let steam for 5-10 minutes or until the salmon is just cooked through and flakes with a fork.
  4. While the salmon is steaming, prepare the lime sauce by mixing all the Sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. When the salmon is cooked, quickly open the steamer and lift out the plate, pour out the water that collected on the plate, then pour the sauce over the salmon and place the plate back in the steamer for 5 more minutes.
  6. Remove from the steamer and serve.
Recipe Notes

For 69 Baht per fillet, this is about $2.03 per serving. High cost but I think ok for a once in a while, healthy meal.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Broiled Chicken Tenders with Pineapple Relish
Broiled Chicken Tenders with Pineapple Relish
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Sounds tasty! On my to cook list for sure. The long prep time is for marinating the chicken.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 4-6 hours
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 4-6 hours
Cook Time
10 minutes
Broiled Chicken Tenders with Pineapple Relish
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Sounds tasty! On my to cook list for sure. The long prep time is for marinating the chicken.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 4-6 hours
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 4-6 hours
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the oil, add chicken. Cover and chill at least 4 hours and up to 6 hours.
  2. Stir pineapple, cucumber, chili or jalapeno, cilantro, and 2 tablespoons of lime juice in a small bowl to blend, season relish to taste with salt and more lime juice if desired. Set aside.
  3. Arrange a rack 4" from heat; preheat broiler. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and brush with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Remove chicken from marinade and arrange in a single layer, spacing apart, on prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and season with salt to your liking. Broil until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer chicken to a platter and serve with reserved relish.
Recipe Notes

The chicken tenders (also called fillets) would cost about 36 Baht/500 grams. For 4 servings, this is about 27 cents per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken
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Now we are talking, cilantro and lime, dead easy to get in Thailand, even open markets carry these items. On my to cook list soon!
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken
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Now we are talking, cilantro and lime, dead easy to get in Thailand, even open markets carry these items. On my to cook list soon!
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, paprika, black pepper and salt. Rub the seasoning mix on both sides of the chicken thighs.
  2. Heat a large skillet over mediumĀ­-high heat and add the canola oil. Working in batches if necessary, sear both side of the chicken until browned. Transfer the chicken to the slow cooker. Add the broth and lime juice, and cook on Low setting for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  3. Carefully remove the chicken from the slow cooker and set aside.
  4. Combine the heavy cream and cornstarch, mixing well and removing any lumps.
  5. Add the heavy cream mixture to the slow cooker and mix well with the broth. Add the cilantro to the liquid in the slow cooker and mix.
  6. Return the chicken to the slow cooker. Continue to cook for another 20 to 30 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is fall apart tender.
  7. Serve over rice or pasta, garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges.
Recipe Notes

Chicken thighs generally run about 75 Baht/kilo. For 4 servings, this is about 55 cents per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Mojito Chicken Wings
Mojito Chicken Wings
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Sounds like a great sauce for chicken wings. Serve as an appetizer or a main dish with sides such as coleslaw and corn on the cob.
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Mojito Chicken Wings
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Sounds like a great sauce for chicken wings. Serve as an appetizer or a main dish with sides such as coleslaw and corn on the cob.
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
For the Wings
For the Sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
For the Wings
  1. Preheat oven to 220 C. Prepare a parchment lined or foil lined baking tray with a baking rack on top.
  2. Use paper towels to thoroughly pat dry the chickens wings. In a bowl, mix together the baking powder, salt, and pepper. Add chicken wings and fully coat with the mixture.
  3. Place wings across the baking rack, without overlapping. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, flip over the wings, and bake again for another 30 minutes, or until fully cooked and golden.
For the Sauce
  1. In a pan, combine all ingredients except mint. Reduce on medium heat until thickened. Toss with wings. Top with mint and lime wedges.
Recipe Notes

Wing prices can vary from 90 Baht/kilo for whole wings, 80 Baht/kilo for drumettes, and 125 Baht/kilo for middle wing sections. I like the drumettes as they have more meat on them, I will price this on 80 Baht. For 2 servings, this is about $1.17. I would assume this could be 4 servings if served with a side of slaw and some corn on the cob, for about 59 cents per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Creamy Green Chili Chicken Soup
Creamy Green Chili Chicken Soup
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This is a long shot for Thailand as I am not sure of the chilies being here, but for the viewers in US, this should be real easy. Chilies used can be New Mexico green chilies or Poblano peppers. Not sure about using the large green chilies in Thailand, but they should work as well.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Creamy Green Chili Chicken Soup
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This is a long shot for Thailand as I am not sure of the chilies being here, but for the viewers in US, this should be real easy. Chilies used can be New Mexico green chilies or Poblano peppers. Not sure about using the large green chilies in Thailand, but they should work as well.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place chicken and broth in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook, until no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes, depending on size. Remove from the heat. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board, leaving the broth in the pan. When cool enough to handle, shred or chop the chicken into bite-size pieces.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, finely chop 2 chiles; puree the other 2 in a food processor or blender with 1/4 cup of the hot broth.
  3. Whisk 1/2 cup of the broth in a bowl with wine and flour until smooth. Return the pan with the broth to medium heat and whisk in the flour mixture until well combined. Stir in the chopped and pureed chiles and the chicken. Add milk, garlic, lime juice, salt, white pepper, oregano, and cumin and heat, stirring frequently, until steaming and hot, but not boiling, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in cilantro. Serve.
Recipe Notes

This is low cost as the chicken breasts are just 30 Baht/500 grams.

Variants: Add cooked white beans, add roasted corn.

Inspired by good friend, Jerry Juliana.
United States.