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Bologna Appetizer

Bologna Appetizer, by Hillbilly Nutrition What is Bologna? Bologna, the capital city of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. American Bologna is similar to the Italian deli meat, mortadella, which originated in the Italian city of Bologna.  How is it made? Bologna is a cooked, smoked sausage made of cured beef, cured pork or a mixture of the two. Our bologna is made from what's called "trim meat". Yes, its what's leftover, but so is anything in a sausage casing like summer sausage, ground pork and even breakfast sausage patties or links are made from trim meat.  After the butcher takes out the primary muscles like Pork Chops, Tenderloins, Pork Butts, Hams, etc. there is still a lot of meat on the animal that needs to be...

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Hillbilly Chili

Hillbilly Chili, inspired by Don Henley's Chili Recipe What meat is used in our Chili? We use a combination of ground beef and ground pork. The pork lends a little extra fat that the beef sometimes needs, and gives it the flavor we love.  Where did the dish come from? We created this recipe from years of working with Don Henley's Chili recipe. And in true Don Henley fashion, there are no beans!  Ingredients: 1 Tbls cooking fat (we use this one) 2 onions, chopped 1lb of ground pork 3lbs of ground beef 1 Beer 1 15 ounce jar of tomato sauce (not paste). Fire-roasted would work well here too. 4 tsp Salt 2 heaping tsp cumin  8 Cloves of Garlic smashed or chopped 3...

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Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

Tacos Al Pastor can be made with pork shoulder, ground pork, or meat that has been cooked on a spit similar to the lamb based shawarma. Brought by Lebanese immigrants to Mexico in the '60s this idea of layering and cooking meat on a stick in front of an open flame was re-invented with Mexican flavors. Read more here. 

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