I don’t know how I first learned about making my own cream of wheat from ground wheat kernels. Y’all! I made some this morning. And Oh. My. Goodness!
What I did:
Took 1/3 cup of ground wheat (that I did in my small blender), toasted over medium heat (stirring often). You don’t want them to burn, just toast a little bit. Only did it for a couple of minutes. Set aside and got my 1 cup of water and a pinch of salt boiling and then slowly whisked in the toasted ground wheat. Whisked on medium low for about 4-5 minutes. Towards the end I added my sweetener and stirred it in. Poured into a bowl, added a tab of butter, and a little milk moat for the edge.
1/4 cup enchilada sauce
1 tsp Aleppo (or other ground pepper)
1/4 tsp cayenne (more or less depending on spicy level)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp Chile lime seasoning blend from Trader Joe’s (optional)
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1. Bring 1½ cups of the milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat (whatever you do, don’t turn your back on it, as me how I know - lol). Whisk the cornstarch, spices, and ¼ Cup of enchilada sauce together once combined, whisk into the simmering milk. Continue to cook, whisking often, until the sauce has thickened, about 2 minutes.
2. Off the heat, stir in the cheeses until all the cheese is melted and smooth. Season with salt to taste.
This would be great on Nachos, Tacos, Broccoli, Steamed Cauliflower, Crackers, Chips, French Fries, or just by the spoonful.
P.S. This recipe is so easy to make and customize to your taste & spice levels.
P.S.S. This makes a little over a pint of sauce.
TO MAKE AHEAD
The sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat the sauce over low heat, whisking to recombine.
HOW TO MAKE ROASTED OXTAIL BONE BROTH - USING THE INSTANT POT
Roast beef bones, quartered onion, and garlic in the oven at 450° for 45 minutes, then place contents in Instant Pot with any other left over veggie scraps. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the pot. Cover bones with water. Only add enough water to cover ingredients. Turn to high pressure for 2 hours and natural release. Let cool, strain ingredients, and refrigerate bone broth.
WHAT TO DO WITH THE BONES, MEAT, AND COOKED VEGGIES
I divide the cooked contents into 3 containers. I take out all the bones and meat and set aside until it's cool to handle. Once cooled, I remove all the meat from the bones and use for a recipe later in the week. The veggies I scoop out as much as I can and save for adding as a a soup base for later in the week. What's left is a gorgeous, gelatinous broth that I pour into glass jars for the fridge, and freezer safe containers for the freezer. There will be a lot of fat that hardens at the top of your jars. That's ok, you can either scoop it out and toss it, or you can set it aside and use it as a butter/oil substitute later in the week.
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