Grand Cranberry Sauce

cranberry sauce by Steve Johnson on FlickrSubmitted by Benji the Hunted


1lb. fresh cranberries (frozen okay) 1 c. sugar
½ c. orange juice (pulp is good) ½ c. lemon juice
½ c. Grand Marnier zest of whole orange


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large sauce pot & simmer on low heat, stirring frequently until all the cranberries pop. 
  2. Chill before serving.

Chicken Chili

Submitted by T.B. Player


2½ lbs boneless chicken breast 1 lb bag frozen corn
3 large cans black beans (Goya recommended) 1 large can hominy (white corn)
2 small cans tomato paste 1 large can stewed tomatoes
3 whole limes 2 large red onions
1 large white onions 2 large green peppers
1 large red pepper 1 large yellow pepper
1 large orange pepper

Other Prep

chili powder cinnamon cumin
crushed red pepper black pepper onion powder
garlic powder olive oil corn starch
minced garlic in water 6 oz Jack Daniels 2 oz Jose Cuervo
8 oz orange juice brown sugar
Key West lime juice 2 sticks unsalted butter Yucatan Sunshine Habanero Pepper Sauce

The Day Before

  1. Take the all of the colored peppers & chop them into ½ inch cubes. Pop them in a covered container with a capful (about 2 oz.) of Olive Oil, 4 oz. of Orange Juice, 2 Heaping tablespoons of Minced Garlic, a dash of Cumin, the Jose Cuervo, a little black pepper, & a few drops of the Pepper Sauce (NOTE: This stuff is LEATHAL…1-3 drops is enough to produce a mild warmth, if you like hotter go a little more, but no more than about 10. You’ll be adding some more later, so if you really don’t want it too spicy this is a good time to think “less is more”). Shake until coated & then let sit overnight.
  2. Dice ¼ of the white onion, & then wrap & put aside the rest of it. In an oiled frying pan, sauté the onion until lightly brown, & then set aside. Do not drain it off.
  3. In a saucepan, melt ¼ stick of butter. When it is liquid, add in a dash of Garlic Powder, a dash of Onion Powder, a dash of Cinnamon, a small tbsp of Minced Garlic, & 4 oz. of Jack Daniels. Bring to a boil, & then add ½ c. of Brown Sugar to the mix, & stir rapidly. As the sugar dissolves, the mixture should begin to thicken considerably, but you my need to sift in some corn starch to get it to thicken up to a syrup-like consistency. Once it thickens, add in the diced onion with the oil, & stir rapidly. Pour the mixture into a container, cover & refrigerate.

The Morning Of

  1. Thoroughly wash & dry the chicken, cut it into bite size pieces, then place it in a container with the remaining 2 oz. of Jack Daniels, the other 4 oz. of Orange Juice, 2 heaping tbsp of Garlic, 2 oz. of Nellie & Joe’s Lime Juice, a dash of Black Pepper, & 2-3 drops of the Habanero pepper sauce. Slice one of the limes into ¼ inch thick slices, squeeze them into the mixture & then drop them in the container. Seal it. Shake well & let sit in the fridge for the next few hours.

The Time Is Now

  1. Open all of the canned vegetables. Drain everything except one can of black beans, & add them to a large stew pot. Mix the tomato paste with a few drops of the Habanero Pepper sauce, some crushed red pepper, some black pepper, a dash of cumin & some onion powder, & then stir it into the beans. Bring them to a low simmer, & stir occasionally.
  2. Take a large skillet, & wipe the bottom with an olive oiled paper towel, Bring the pan to a medium high heat & then add in the Frozen Corn (This will crackle, be careful). Cut the second lime into strips, & then add it to the pan as the corn sizzles. While the corn is frying, stir in 2 oz. of lime juice & some cinnamon, coating the corn thoroughly. If the corn sticks, add oil sparingly.
  3. Dice the remaining white onion, & add it to the corn, stirring rapidly until the onion beings to soften, pick out the lime slices & toss them, then add the mixture to the saucepot, & stir.
  4. Melt the remaining butter in a small sauce pan, & bring it to a low simmer with a tbsp of Garlic. Cut the Red Onions into quarters, along with a lime & then boil them in the butter until they become flaky & begin to separate. Drain off the butter into a separate container, toss out the lime & then add the onions to the beans & corn.
  5. Take the refrigerated pepper mixture & pour it into the saucepan, bringing it to a low simmer for 2-3 minutes, & then add the entire mixture into the pot.
  6. Pour a small amount of the butter that you drained from the onions, into the bottom of the frying pan & bring it to a sizzle. Drain the chicken off, & mix the chicken liquid with the remaining butter & set it aside. Blend the Jack Daniels sauce in with the chilled chicken, rolling it in the syrup so that it coats thoroughly. Add the chicken in small amounts to the butter, & once it is cooked add it to the vegetable mixture. As the chicken absorbs the butter, add more of the butter/marinade mixture to keep the pan moist (not soggy) while the chicken sears.
  7. Bring the chili mixture to a high simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, & then serve. Garnish with Cheddar cheese & sour cream to taste.

Puerco Pibil

Submitted by Americo


5 tbsp whole annato seeds 2 tbsp whole cumin seeds
1 tbsp peppercorn 8 whole allspice seeds
2 habanero chilies (chopped) ½ c. orange juice
½ c. white vinegar 2 tbsp salt
8 cloves garlic 5 lemons
5 lbs. pork butt, cut into 2″ cubes splash of tequila
banana leaves


  1. Grind the above (except banana leaves). Combine the above with spice mix in a blender & puree.
  2. Line a 9″x13″ pan with banana leaves; add the pork mixture. Fold over the leaves to cover.
  3. Lightly cover with foil. Bake 4 hours at 325°F.
  4. Serve over rice.

Honey Lemon Chicken

Submitted by randilicious
Serves 4

Sauce Ingredients

1 c. water ½ c. sugar
1/3 c. distilled white vinegar 1½ tbsp corn starch
½ c. honey 1 c. orange juice
1 lemon

Chicken Ingredients

1 lb. chicken cut into 1½” strips 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
3 tbsp corn starch

Other Ingredients

2 cloves garlic, minced 10 sticks asparagus, cut into 2″ strips
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1½ c. steamed white rice

Sauce Directions

  1. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, mix water & corn starch until well blended. 
  2. Stir in sugar, vinegar, orange juice, & honey. Squeeze in 1 lemon. 
  3. Heat over medium heat for approximately 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it reaches a syrup consistency. 
  4. Set sauce aside.


  1. Mix together 3 tbsp flour & 3 tbsp corn starch. 
  2. Dredge chicken strips in flour/corn starch mixture until each chicken strip is well coated. Set aside chicken.
  3. Prepare rice in rice cooker, & set aside.
  4. In a wok or saucepan, heat olive oil. When oil is hot, toss in garlic. Add chicken & fry in garlic & oil.
  5. Stir in asparagus & hear with chicken for 2 minutes. Drain oil.
  6. Pour sauce over chicken & asparagus. Serve over bed of steamed white rice.