Chef Kathryn from the JD's Chili show

Join with Kathryn as she prepares these recipes on this episode of “The Chef, You, and I ,” where she will whip up a couple of cakes and prepare a special recipe using JD’s Chili made with ground beef from Circle C Ranch and using her 360 cookware. Sometimes Kathryn loves to bring up old recipes to make them new and this recipe for German Apple cake is one of those. In addition to the German Apple Cake, Kathryn also makes one of her favorites, Pistachio Lemon cake with cream cheese frosting. Lastly, Kathryn tries a recipe from JD’s Chili and pairs it with a Potato Pancake. Join with Kathryn as she prepares these recipes on this episode of “The Chef, You, and I.”

German Apple Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: German Foods
Calories: 208kcal
Author: kraaker

Ingredients

  • 4 small apples
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 3 large eggs
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • ½ cup Powdered sugar to sprinkle on the cooled cake

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease the bottom of a 9- or 10-inch springform
  • Peel, quarter, and core the apples. Make a ¼ “slice in each apple quarter lengthwise but not all the way through the apple
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until creamy, about 1 minute. Add sugar and mix until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat for 30 seconds on high speed after each addition.
  • Add vanilla sugar (or extract), salt, and lemon juice. Beat until combined.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer running on low speed add half of the flour, then 1 tbsp milk, followed by the remaining flour, and then the remaining milk. Beat until just combined. Don’t overmix!
  • Transfer batter into prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Take each quarter of the apples and turn them upside down so you see the slices. the apples all around the cake and then put next apples into inner circle on top of the batter in a circular pattern until all the apples are gone. Bake in the lower third of the oven for 45 minutes, until lightly browned and a skewer comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack and remove the springform ring. Let cake cool on the bottom of the springform pan to room temperature. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the cooled cake and serve with sweetened whipped cream.

Lemon Pistachio Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup shelled roasted pistachios crush them in food processor for about 30 seconds or less
  • ½ cup of pistachios more for topping – Crushed
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup unsalted butter Softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • 3 eggs room Temperature

Frosting

  • ¾ cup ¾ cup Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp heavy whipping cream or 2 Tbsp of Half and Half
  • 1 Tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line the bottom of a buttered 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, then butter the paper. Place pistachios and lemon zest into a food processor bowl; pulse until finely ground (but not pistachio butter). Transfer mixture into a bowl. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk to combine; set aside. Whisk together sour cream, vanilla and milk in a small bowl; set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter, sugar and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. With mixer on low, alternate adding the dry ingredients (in 3 additions) and the wet ingredients (in 2 additions), starting and ending with the dry ingredients.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan; smooth the top. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Carefully remove cake from pan, peel off the parchment paper, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Prepare the frosting: Combine all frosting ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix just until smooth, being careful not to overmix or curdle the frosting. Frost the cake, then sprinkle on extra chopped pista­chios. Serve or refrigerate until serving. Makes 8 servings.

Frosting

  • In a small bowl combine the Cream cheese 1 cup of powdered sugar and blend together I used my mixer on low and blended them add Whipping Cream and lemon zest, lemon juice and kosher salt. I increased the speed to medium on my mixer and whipped it till it was smooth. Then proceed to spread your icing on top of the cooled cake after icing sprinkle Lemon zest and crushed pistachios

Best Chili Ever- Served over Potato Pancakes

Ingredients

Diana Anderson's Best Chili Ever

  • 1 ½ lbs of ground pork (from Circle B Ranch go to www.circlebranchpork.com to order.)
  • 1 Jar JD’s Chili Tequila Lime Chili Fixins (to order https://www.jdschiliparlor.com/shop/)
  • ½ to ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup yellow pepper I used the mini peppers
  • ¼ cup red pepper I did not have the yellow pepper so added more of the red.
  • ¼ cup orange Juice
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil- I sprayed my pan with Corn Huskers Gourmet Duck Fat Spray
  • 1 1/2 shallots chopped (Diana uses ¼ onion diced)
  • 1 clove garlic chopped (I omitted the garlic)

Potato Pancakes

  • 3 – 3 1/2 cups Frozen Shredded Potatoes for Hash Browns (I used Paper towels to get most of the moisture off potatoes and put them in the refrigerator for the next day.)
  • 2 eggs Beaten
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • ¼ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp salt

Instructions

Chili

  • Sautee onion and garlic and peppers in avocado oil add pork and continue to cook until pork is no longer pink, drain off any excess fat. Add one jar of JD’s Chili Fixin’s Tequila Lime then add water, simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, add sea salt to taste and serve over Potato Pancakes or Fritos.

Potato Pancakes

  • Put the potatoes in a bowl and the Beaten eggs, flour, baking powder, salt mix well. If you need a little extra flour to add it to the mixture.Since we were using this as a base for our Chili dish, the chili was warming, and we put 1 to tablespoons of Olive Oil into the electric frying pan when it was hot add the potato mixture about 3 tablespoons for each Pancake, we made two pancakes. They need to be light brown on each side.

Serve

  • We put them on a plate then used about 2 ladles of Chili on top of the Pancakes to serve. Add Mexican cheese to the top. And then served.

Notes

Put the potatoes in a bowl and the Beaten eggs, flour, baking powder, salt mix well. If you need a little extra flour to add it to the mixture.
Since we were using this as a base for our Chili dish, the chili was warming, and we put 1 to tablespoons of Olive Oil into the electric frying pan when it was hot add the potato mixture about 3 tablespoons for each Pancake, we made two pancakes. They need to be light brown on each side.
We put them on a plate then used about 2 ladles of Chili on top of the Pancakes to serve. Add Mexican cheese to the top. And then served.

This year, I’m bringing you a Texas-style Valentine’s Day show using products from some of my sponsors. Recipes from JD Chili Parlor, prepared in 360 Cookware and finishing off the meal with chocolates from Fames Chocolates. Fasten your seatbelts because we have a full show for you this month. 

Kathryn Raaker’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ingredients

  • 6 Fresh corn tortillas cut into 1" strips
  • ¼ cup Virgin Olive oil
  • 3/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1 Medium Poblano Pepper chopped (or half Jalapeno Pepper)
  • 4 to 5 cups Chicken Broth Homemade or low salt Chicken broth
  • ¼ cup JD’s Prickly Pear Tequila Enchilada Sauce
  • 14 oz can No salt added diced tomatoes
  • Pinch of kosher salt

Garnish Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado ripe
  • ¾ cup Mild cheddar cheese Shredded
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro Chopped
  • 1 lime cut into wedges

Instructions

  • Bake the tortillas in Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes to dry them out. Important not to have moisture in the tortilla. I used a Kitchen shear to cut out the strips. I cut them in half then into ¼ inch strips. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a 3-quart pot I use 360 pans. Working in 3 batches, fry the tortilla strips in the oil, until lightly browned and crisp. Remove the Tortilla strips from the pan and let drain on a paper-towel-lined plate. Sauté the chopped onions cook for about one minute or two stirring frequently. Add chopped chili and cook for 2 minutes more. Add the broth, tomatoes, and pinch of salt. Increase the heat until it boils, then reduce the heat to a low simmer for 15 minutes. Add the cooked chicken and cook until heated through about 5 to 7 minutes more. Peel and cut the avocado into 1-inch pieces. Ladle your soup into the bowls Top with avocado strips and cheese Divide half the Tortilla strips among the 4 individual bowls and add to the top of the bowls and add cilantro serve with lime wedges. Delicious!!!!!

JD’s Frito Big Bites

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Tex-Mex

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground beef browned
  • 1 Jar JD’s Chili Fixin’s I used Prickly Pear
  • ¼ cup onion chopped
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeños chopped
  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • Frito’s Big Scoops

Instructions

  • First, in a large pan, brown the ground beef and the onions. Add one jar of JD’s Chili Fixin’s and jalapeños. Let it cook until the liquid is reduced (about 10 min on medium heat). Just before serving: On a serving dish, lay smear of Avocado Lime Crema. Line up the Scoops on the crema. Put about 1 serving teaspoon of the chili into each scoop. Top with cheese and a little dollop of crema.

JD’s Avocado Lime Crema

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain yogurt Greek Yogurt will make it thicker
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1-2 jalapeños seeds removed
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and add sea salt to taste.

JD’s Prickly Pear Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion Chopped
  • 1/4 cup : ¼ cup tequila
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 ½ cups shredded chicken cooked (Rotisseri chicken is great for this)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese (1 cup each of cheddar and pepper jack cheese)
  • 10-12 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema Optional but recommended (link provided)

Instructions

  • To assemble:
  • Set oven to 350ºF (Or see below for microwave instructions)
  • Spread 1/4 cup sauce in the bottom of a 9×11″ pan. Warm tortillas on a dry skillet over medium heat until pliable. (I use a little spray avocado here.)
  • Dip a tortilla into the sauce on both sides. Fill with Shredded or ground cooked Chicken and Mexican blend cheese. Roll up and put into pan seam-side-down. Roll all enchiladas that way. Spread remaining sauce over the top and more cheese.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes until cheese is melted. Or microwave on medium power for 7 minutes.
  • Top with JD’s Creama before serving.

JD’s Texas Red Shooter

Ingredients

  • Salt or Chili Powder to rim glasses
  • ¾ cup Silver Tequila or Vodka
  • ¾ cup JD’s Chili Mary
  • Green olives

Instructions

  • Rim shot glass with chili powder or Kosher salt
  • Pour ¾ silver tequila, (or vodka if you prefer) and 3’4 chilled JD’s Chili Mary
  • Add one stuffed olive on a toothpick.
  • After the shot, have fun!

Kathryn and her friend Terry prepare some of their favorite Tex/Mex recipes using Comisario Ultra Premium Tequila Anejo provided by Elite Beverages

Kathryn’s Favorite Marquita

Marinate chops in Skip Kenny's Mustard Marinade with Tequila and Orange juice for a real tasty South of the Border twist on Pork Chops.
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 - 2 oz Fresh Lime Juice or Lemon Juice Optional-Orange Juice
  • ½ - 1 oz Tequila
  • ½ oz triple Sec
  • ½ oz agave
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 cup Ice
  • Lime wedges for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine the lime juice, triple sec, tequila, lemon juice, and 1 cup of ice in a blender; blend until smooth. (Or place 1 cup ice cubes in a cocktail shaker). Add the desired amount of margarita; cover and shake well; serve. Pour the kosher salt onto a plate. Rub the rim of a glass with a lime wedge. Dip the rim of the glass into the salt; fill a glass with margarita mixture; repeat for each serving.

Notes

Made with Comisario Tequila Thank you to Elite Beverages for Providing the Tequila

Tequila Margarita Salad

Marinate chops in Skip Kenny's Mustard Marinade with Tequila and Orange juice for a real tasty South of the Border twist on Pork Chops.

Ingredients

DRESSING:

  • 3 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1- 1/2 Tbsp Agave Nectar
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp Tequila* Comisario Tequila
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

SALAD:

  • 4-6 cups Baby Spinach
  • 1 cup Diced Strawberries- Fresh
  • 1 cup Diced Mangos- or Peaches
  • 1 Avocado Diced
  • 1/4 Red Onion Slivered

Instructions

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • In a mason jar add the dressing ingredients. Close the lid tightly and give it a good shake. Taste and adjust seasonings to taste. Add more lime juice or agave if needed.

FOR THE SALAD:

  • In a bowl or serving platter place the baby spinach. Top the spinach with the diced strawberries, mangos, avocado, red onion,

Margarita Tequila Chicken Skewers

These chicken skewers are great for a party. 

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs Chicken Strips or chicken thighs
  • ½ cup Tequila
  • ½ cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh oregano chopped
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt – optional
  • ¼ cup Skip Kenny Mustard Marinate
  • 2 Tbsp of Lime Juice

Instructions

  • Marinade Chicken strips for an hour in Tequila and Brown Sugar, Skip Kenny Marinade, oregano, and lime juice.
  • Then take the chicken strips out of the marinade and thread them onto presoaked wooden skewers or use metal ones instead. Grill the Chicken skewers10 to 12 minutes until they are done.
  • Put on a platter and serve while hot.

Kathryn’s Tequila- Mustard Pork Chops w/Potatoes, Apples & Onions

Marinate chops in Skip Kenny's Mustard Marinade with Tequila and Orange juice for a real tasty South of the Border twist on Pork Chops.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: Pork Chops, Skip Kenny's Mustard Marinade, Tex-Mex

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless Pork Chops
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Skip Kenny Mustard Marinade
  • 1/2 cup Tequila
  • 8 small potatoes (mini)
  • 1 large Apple cut in slices
  • 5 to 6 large Button Mushrooms Optional
  • 1/4 cup red onion Diced
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups of Corn Flake Crumbs

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees Fahrenheit
    Marinade the Pork Chops in Mustard Marinade and Tequila, orange juice for an hour. Then take the Pork Chops out of Marinade (reserve the marinade for use in the baking dish) and bread them with the Kellogg’s Crumbs. Heat the oil and then add the breaded pork chops, slightly brown them on both sides. Then take the marinade and pour into baking dish add the browned pork chops. Layer the apple slices, onions, and mushrooms (we browed the mushrooms in the skillet before we added them to the dish add the chopped onion you can add the 1 jar of gravy to the top of the dish and them cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for one hour at 400 degrees. Serve on a platter.  

Tequila Lime Cheesecake Squares

Course: Dessert

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

Filling

  • 2 8 oz Cream Cheese packages room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp lime zest about 3 limes.
  • 4 Tbsp lime juice about 3-4 limes
  • 3 Tbsp tequila
  • 2 Tbsp Cointreau

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the Oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.Completely line a 9x9 square Pan with Aluminum Foil and spray the aluminum Foil with Spray Oil Like Pam.

Graham cracker crust:

  • Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave for 45 seconds. Add the graham cracker crumbs into the butter and mix until completely combined. Pour into the foil-lined pan and gently press into the bottom.

Filling:

  • Then beat together cream cheese and sugar until well blended and fluffy. Then add the lime juice and zest, tequila, Cointreau, and heavy cream. Mix well until completely combined. Beat the eggs one at a time.
  • Pour cream cheese over the graham cracker crust and use a spatula to spread to the edges of the pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. It will be done when the center sets up it has a little jiggle. Allow to cool completely and then refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight. Decorate with lime slices and or zest. Cut into small squares and serve. Will serve at least 8 to 10 people