“A Few Good Men” Menu

Dear Good Men,

Where are you? I seriously want to know where you are in hiding? I am being brutally serious about this. Men…are you listening? First off, if you’re a man, don’t admit that you have a Chihuahua and that you play the ukulele! Be a real man and slay dragons and stuff like that. You know, manly things…don’t you? Ladies, if you find a real man, he’s a keeper (and you are so, so fortunate, count your lucky stars)! They are about as rare as the Monarch Butterfly – they truly are close to extinction. Sorry for the rant, just sayin’…now where was I?

Invite your ‘real man’ over to dine – keeping him close at hand and guarding him like a national treasure. Serve up this TexMex Manly Menu for cowboys (only real men need apply)!

“A Few Good Men” main course demo

‘One take’ Cooking Videos so forgive any faux pas & yes I know that I talk too much at times!
PS: If you’re enjoying the ‘Menu Mood Music’, please remember to pause or mute it before watching this Main Course Demo—unless you’re really into multi-tasking!

“A Few Good Men” recipes

“A Few Good Men” playlist

Gourmet-Safari-music-icon-2_50pxSome music to get you in the mood!

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“A Few Good Men” menu shopping list

BEGIN: “Man Up” Authentic Mexican Salsa with Toasted Tortilla Chips

  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 5 thin slices of pickled jalapeno peppers, or use fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 6 fresh plum tomatoes, quartered (If you don’t have plum tomatoes then use what you have)!
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 6-inch fresh corn flour tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt

FOLLOW: “Words & Actions Speak The Truth” Mexican Flank Steak Tacos (Taqueria Style Carne Asada)

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Spring onions
  • Butter
  • 1 package tortillas (use corn tortillas for the ‘real’ authentic dish)
  • ¼ cups grated cotija cheese (substitute with parmesan if unable to find)
  • ½ lime, cut into wedges

FOLLOW: “No Man Walks Alone by Choice” Cowboy Caviar Frijoles a la charra

  • 6 cups of cooked pinto beans (reserve liquid)
  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups fresh chopped tomatoes or one 14 oz. canned, diced tomatoes with sauce
  • ½ jalapeno, chopped (without seeds)
  • 3 tablespoons pickled jalapeños, chopped
  • 2 chipotles in adobo sauce*, chopped (if you don’t like it spicy add less)
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce (your favourite)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons molasses
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Grated Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese for garnish

FOLLOW: “Love at First Sight…or Was That Bite” Smokey Southern Avocado

  • Avocadoes
  • Lemon Juice
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Ground cumin
  • Salsa

FINISH: “It’s Raining Men Hallelujah…Good Men!” Chewy Texas Pralines

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup whipping cream, 35%
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans