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Pecan Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Pecan Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Our Pecan Crusted Chicken Nuggets recipe has some history behind it. Let me explain. Years ago, we used to participate in an annual charity event organized by one of our very good friends. It was an outdoor cooking competition. Tickets were sold to the public so they could gain entrance,...

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Smoked Pork Butt

Smoked Pork Butt

Ah, the pork butt. It is perhaps the most forgiving of all the BBQ cuts. Smoked pork butt is packed with flavor, feeds a lot of people and has enough fat running through it that it will usually turn out tender. The key ingredient is time and as long as...

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Green Chile Queso Fundido

Green Chile Queso Fundido

Love simple recipes? How about simple recipes that are awesome? Then I’ve got the perfect one for you! Green Chile Queso Fundido…basically cheese & chile heated together in a skillet. That’s it. There’s a little more to it than that, but you get the general idea. This dish works as...

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Sugar Steaks

Sugar Steaks

Last year Kirk happened upon on article on the America’s Test Kitchen website explaining the benefits of cooking steaks with sugar. I was skeptical, but he was intrigued. After using this technique more than a handful of times to prepare our steaks, I am now a believer. The combination of...

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Green Chile Stew with Smoked Pork (updated)

Green Chile Stew with Smoked Pork (updated)

Updated February 7, 2022. The recipe for AlbuKirky Seasonings Green Chile Stew was originally published on our blog in November of 2016. Over the years, we have tweaked the original recipe making it easier to prepare and with better results. Find the detailed changes in the written recipe below. When...

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Portobello Hash

Roasted Butternut Squash & Portobello Hash

It’s official. Fall has arrived and immediately I can feel it in the air. Here in Albuquerque, our transition into fall feels very different from the heat saturated days we encounter during the summer. The daytime temps hover around the mid to low 80’s and the desert evenings cool off...

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Homemade Fast Food Breakfast Sandwich Dupe

Homemade Fast Food Breakfast Sandwich Dupe

We’ve been making this version of a particular famous breakfast sandwich for a number of years now. It’s much better than the fast food variety, can be changed up to use whatever you have on hand, and is made mostly in the microwave. It’s early! I’m hungry! So, let’s get...

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Roasted Green Chile & Piñon Pancakes

Roasted Green Chile & Piñon Pancakes

We’re deep into Green Chile harvest season in New Mexico and the roasters are cranking at every farm, grocery store parking lot, farmer’s market and street corner in the entire city! With unlimited access to this glorious bounty, I have been on a mission to use it in more of...

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Cure Your Own Bacon (Updated August 2021)

Cure Your Own Bacon (Updated August 2021)

Updated August 31, 2021. Kirk has slightly altered the process for how he cures his bacon. Previous batches sometimes came out too salty. To adjust for this, he kept his cure recipe and ratios the same, however, he now opts to cover the pork belly with less rub. Find the...

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AlbuKirky Roasted Chicken Over Potatoes

AlbuKirky Roasted Chicken Over Potatoes

There are very few dishes as simple or delicious as a roasted chicken. It’s a minimalist dish with maximalist flavor. Sure, you can massage it with fancy oils and butters. You can carefully nestle exotic minced herbs under it’s skin. Then, you can serve it with sauces only the smartest...

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Coffee Braised Beef Rib

Coffee Braised Beef Rib

Before we get into this coffee braised beef rib recipe, it’s time to announce a new addition to the family. Our family of AlbuKirky Seasonings rubs and sauces, that is! We’ve partnered with NM Piñon Coffee, one of the finest and long standing coffee roasters in New Mexico, to bring...

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Bacon Fat Flour Tortillas

Bacon Fat Flour Tortillas

When I think of perfect foods one of the first dishes that comes to mind is the Taco. It can be constructed to please the biggest meat eater or an extreme veggie enthusiast. Not so hungry? Just eat one. Ravenous? Eat as many as you can cram in your face....

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