Roasted Turkey

  • Spatchcock and dry brine the turkey for 
  • Rinse off the turkey and pat dry
  • Brush breast section with olive oil
  • Separate the white from dark meat
  • Remove the thigh bones, season, skewer, and truss with twine
  • Breast side down in a cast iron skillet at 425º F for 30 minutes
  • Put the stuffing in the skillet or a roasting pan piled into a flat pyramid
  • Breast side up on top of the stuffing, and also add the dark meat sections on top of the remaining stuffing
  • Brush the dark meat sections with oil
  • 425º F for 30 minutes
  • 350º F for 40 minutes (may be as few as 10 minutes - temp after 10 minutes to see where you are at)
  • Breast 165º F / Dark meat 170º F 
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Fred's Championship Texas Red Chili


5 LB Beef Sirloin
3 C Beef Broth
3 C Tomato Sauce
3 Yellow Onion - Medium
5 Garlic - Cloves
2 Poblano Peppers
3 Jalapeño Peppers


  • Brown the sirloin
  • Combine sirloin, broth, and tomato sauce in a large pot and bring to a high simmer
  • Roast the poblano and jalapeño peppers over open flame until the skins are black and blistering. Seal in a plastic bag for 20 minutes and allow to cool, and then remove seeds and stems from the peppers
  • Finely chop the peppers, onions, and garlic
  • Sauté the onions and peppers in a bit of canola oil until onions are translucent and then add the garlic, stirring constantly for one minute only
  • Immediately add the onions / peppers / garlic to the simmering beef mixture and simmer on low heat for one hour
  • After one hour, add SPICE DUMP #1 and mix thoroughly



3 TBS Dark Chili Powder 30 g
3 TBS Light Chili Powder 30 g
1.5 TSP Granulated Garlic 4.5 g
1.5 TSP Cumin 2.7 g
1 TSP Cayenne Pepper 1.9 g
  Sazon Goya (MSG) 1.5 oz
  Beer 18 oz
  • Simmer for another hour, then add SPICE DUMP #2 and mix thoroughly




1.5 TBS Dark Chili Powder 15 g
1.5 TBS Light Chili Powder 15 g
1 TSP Cumin 1.8 g
1 TSP Cayenne Pepper 1.9 g
  • Simmer for one more hour


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1 Cabbage head - shredded   
1 Carrot - shredded  
2 C Mayonnaise 460 grams
1 C Cider Vinegar 223 grams
1/2 C White Sugar 100 grams
3 TBS Dried Minced Onion  


  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a mason jar or quart deli container and shake until sugar has dissolved.
  • Shred cabbage and carrot into a large bowl or third pan.
  • Pour dressing over produce and combine.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


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