OT: Your Best (simple?) Recipe

Submitted by JeepinBen on July 27th, 2017 at 10:11 AM

August is around the corner, which means for the weak among us grilling season is coming to a close and/or tailgating season isn't far away. The meatiest info from fall camp isn't coming out of the submarine any time soon, let's talk food. The board is slow, why not?

What's your favorite recipe? Tailgating, grilling, whatever. If it's easy, even better.


M Ascending

July 27th, 2017 at 11:29 AM ^

Seriously, former Michigan footballer Marc Ramirez, who suffered from a bad case of Type II Daibetes, managed to cure himself through a regimen of healthy eating, and is now medication free.

He operates a web site at:     www.chickpeaandbean.com.   It contains a long list of great, easy to prepare dishes that are healthy and tasty.  I regularly make many of them and my diabetes is in the process of reversing itself dramatically.

Thanks to Marc for sharing his story, which is chronicled in detail on the website, and his recipes.  The website is worth visiting just to read his story.  And the recipes are worth trying whether or not you have diabetes.  And GO BLUE!



July 27th, 2017 at 10:17 AM ^

This sauce is awesome and easy. It even won 2nd place in a sauce contest at a restaurant in Chicago. My personal favorites are on grilled salmon and chicken.

Equal parts:

  • Honey
  • Brown deli mustard
  • Dijon mustard
  • Brown sugar

Mix and enjoy.


July 27th, 2017 at 5:18 PM ^

of having a smoker. I recently got a nice electric one last year from the kids. salmon, bologna log, chicken wings (out of smoker or quick dip in oil for that crispy shell) have all turned out good. I can say I've mastered a ham and it is often requested at work (fire station). I'm close to getting really good dry ribs. One HUGE tip is to make your liquid container with half Jack (honey even) and half water. it adds a whole new great dynamic. For example, great smoked salmon and every few bites or so a good hint of whiskey in it.


July 27th, 2017 at 10:23 AM ^

This one is easy, delicious, and great for summer.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 lb. of small pre-cooked shrimp (60-80 ct)
  • Two avocados, diced
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 tsp. table salt
  • 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • One nice-size tomato, diced (small)
  • One jalapeno, minced
  • Several cloves of garlic, minced
  • One bunch of cilanto, roughly chopped
  • About 1/2 cup of chopped white onion
  • 1 tsp of hot sauce
  • Tortilla chips

Okay, here's how you make it: 

1) Mix the lime juice, salt, tomato sauce, and hot sauce up in a large mixing bowl.  I recommend using a bowl that has a lid for easy storage.

2) Add the shrimp, tomatoes, jalapeno, garlic, onion, and half of the cilantro to the sauce and mix that up

3) Chill the mixture in the fridge for about 1 hour

4) Then add the avocado, sprinkle some more cilantro over top, and serve it with the tortilla chips



July 27th, 2017 at 1:22 PM ^

Pick up a cut between 1-1/4 and 1-1/2"

Salt and pepper both sides

Grill on med-high heat for 4 min, rotate 60º, and cook for 4 min.

Flip and repeat.  Use the "pressure test" to determine how you want the meat cooked.



Pressure Test.

Make a very loose fist with your left fist.

Press the muscle between the thumb and forefinger.  This is rare.

Slowly tighten your fist and press, your muscle will get tighter.  This is simiar to cooking the meat from rare to medium to well done.


July 27th, 2017 at 10:24 AM ^

I always use this when I make spaghetti. Mix a jar of marinara and a jar of alfredo sauce in a pot and mix until you get a consistent orange. This sauce also pairs well when you mix it with Italian sausage.


July 27th, 2017 at 10:25 AM ^

My best quick marinade for chicken breasts: 


olive oil (1/3 cup)

lime juice (2 limes)

smoked paprika




1 tablespoon of yogurt, optional for tenderizing


Buzz everything in a blender. Amounts are approximate and up to you. 


My best quick marinade for flank steak and the like:


1 small onion, chopped

1 kiwi, peeled and cubed

1 Tbs brown sugar

2 Tbs soy sauce

1 Tbs fish sauce (nam pla)

2 garlic cloves, peeled

Lime juice (up to 2 juicy limes)

vegetable oil (around 1/3 cup)

sesame oil to taste

salt and pepper to taste (remembering that the soy sauce adds sodium)


Buzz everything in a blender. 


July 27th, 2017 at 10:26 AM ^

My favoritest thing is smoking ribs or tenderloin, or sometimes a brisket, but I recently played around with hamburger recipes and came up with this:

1 lb ground beef (80% lean)

1-2 Tbsp Garlic Powder

1 Tbsp salt

A few globs of worcestershire sauce

handful of shredded mozzarella cheese

Mix em all together and make them into flat circles, then grill on hot, open coals, direct heat, for like 20 minutes or so, flipping a couple times.

I like them with a pretzel bun, hot mustard and cheddar cheese.



July 27th, 2017 at 10:30 AM ^

  • Florida
  • Cincinnati
  • Air Force
  • Purdue
  • MSU 
  • Indiana
  • PSU
  • Rutgers
  • Minnesota
  • Maryland
  • Wisconsin
  • OSU
  • BigTen championship game opponent
  • Semi-final playoff opponent
  • National championship opponent

Beat the mixture until thoroughly pulverized.

Enjoy with your favorite beverage(s)!

swan flu

July 27th, 2017 at 10:30 AM ^

Shredded chicken.

2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, half a jar of salsa (Frontera roasted habanero works really well), and a tablespoon of salt, slow cooker, shred with forks. Really good and couldn't be easier.


July 27th, 2017 at 10:33 AM ^

Always used to make with fresh veggies. Waste of time. Just use ground beef, a good commercial salsa, rinsed kidney beans, and diced tomatoes. Season with a little cumin and your favorite chili powder. I have started cutting back on the latter seasonings, and adding some Walkerswood Jamaican jerk seasoning (careful, Scotch Bonnet peppers) instead. Can be ready in 30 minutes. Great reheated.

Duval Wolverine

July 27th, 2017 at 10:35 AM ^

Corn Casserole


-1 can Whole Kernel corn

-1 can Cream style corn

- 1 box of corn muffin mix

- 4oz melted butter

- 1oz of sour cream

 Mix everything in a bowl, pour into a casserole and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr.