This recipe is a variation of one from "BBQ USA," and is a great grilled chicken recipe from a fair booth in New York called Baker's Chicken Coop, which became famous in the late 40s. Serve it with potato salad and a read leaf lettuce salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and Granny's Red French Dressing (#116968).
Tri-tip, also known as triangle roast or culotte steak, is a relatively inexpensive cut of beef from the bottom sirloin. This cut is popular in southern California and some places in Texas. It is not for those of you who like meat well done, as, like flank steak, it will toughen with prolonged cooking. Slice it thin against the grain and serve with salsa, borracho beans, and warm tortillas or make grilled bread sandwiches with chipotle mayonnaise.
I love these burgers, which feature guacamole and juicy southwestern flavored burgers with pepper jack cheese. Treat yourself and your guests to these "salsa" burgers, along with something good like skillet fries with onions and a black bean and corn salad.
I used to be La Madeleine's DFW catering chef, and the production kitchen cooked all the rotisserie chicken, and I did really like the rub they used. This is an approximation of their rub, with a few ingredients of my own thrown in. This is enough rub for one roasting chicken.
This is my take on pinto beans served at a popular Tex-Mex restaurant in Dallas, and they are an inexpensive dish to serve guests at a dinner party. You can soak the beans overnight before cooking them, or try the quick method listed in the instructions.
Wondering what to do with left-over ham? I came up with this because I love tuna melts, and thought "what the heck," why not a melt with ham? I serve this with coleslaw or spinach salad with honey mustard bacon dressing.