Friday, April 18, 2008

Charley's Slow Cooker Mexican Style Meat**

***Disclaimer***This is spicy, but delicious***Change spices for your needs***

We put this meat on tortillas with sour cream, lime juice, and salt. (I guess that is what they do in Mexico.)


  • 1 (4 pound) chuck roast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups diced green chile pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 (5 ounce) bottle hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Trim the roast of any excess fat, and season with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place meat in hot skillet, and brown meat quickly on all sides.
  2. Transfer the roast to a slow cooker, and sprinkle onion over meat. Season with chile peppers, chili powder, cayenne pepper, hot pepper sauce, and garlic powder. Add enough water to cover 1/3 of the roast.
  3. Cover, and cook on High for 6 hours, checking to make sure there is always at least a small amount of liquid in the bottom. Reduce heat to Low, and continue cooking for 2 to 4 hours, or until meat is totally tender and falls apart.
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Guacamole Cilantro Lime Cheeseburger**



2 avocados - halved, peeled, and pitted
1/2 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup minced onion
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt to taste


2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
6 slices Monterey Jack cheese
6 hamburger buns


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.
  2. To make the guacamole, mash the avocado in a medium bowl with the juice of half a lime, chili powder, jalapeno, cilantro, 1/4 cup onion, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic; season to taste with salt, and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together beef, the juice of half a lime, 1 tablespoon garlic, 1/2 cup diced onion, and tomatoes. Form the meat into 6 patties.
  4. Cook the burgers to desired doneness on the preheated grill. Add a slice of cheese to each burger during the last minute of cooking. Serve on toasted buns with a dollop of guacamole.
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