Combining three of my favorite foods: chocolate, meat and Smokin' Mary. There are over 40 variations of this traditional South American dish and the majority do not include chocolate. However, the addition of this sweet additive has made this complex sauce popularity in the United States. Smokin' Mary's recipe gives you a good taste of a classic dish you can make at home!
Smokin' Mary Mole
2 cups of Smokin' Mary Mix
5 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 package of Swiss Miss instant hot chocolate
2 cups chicken broth
2 dried ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded
1 Tbsp of Olive Oil
In a large stew pot add oil at medium heat. Add onion and peppers and sauté until tender.
Add Smokin' Mary mix and chicken broth, bring to a boil. Once it has reached a boil turn down the heat to a simmer, stir in the dark chocolate and Swiss Miss.
Simmer for 45 minutes. If its too thick, add a cup of water.
Add shredded chicken, pork or beef.
Serve with warm tortillas while enjoying a Smokin' Maria cocktail. Cheers!
Smokin' Mary goes well with chili, it's a natural pairing. We have a lot of variations of chili featuring our award winning mix. But the one that takes the cake is our meaty chili. It should just be called meat meat meat, but that might get confusing. So we spelled it out for you. If you like meat as much as we do, this is the chili for you!
Smokin' Mary's Meaty Chili
1½ lbs. ground beef
1lb bacon, chopped
1lb steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 bottle Smokin’ Mary Mix
2 x 15 oz. cans of diced fire roasted tomatoes
2 x 15 oz. cans of kidney beans with liquid
1 x 15 oz. can of black eyed peas with liquid
3 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp chipotle flakes
Brown all the meats together, making sure the ground beef is crumbled. Set aside
Sauté garlic, onion, bell pepper and celery together in some olive oil until cooked but still firm.
Add the browned meats and the sautéed vegetables together in a big pot. Add the canned tomatoes, kidney beans, black eyed peas, chili powder, cumin, chipotle flakes and the Smokin’ Mary Mix. (Be sure to rinse the bottle with a little water and pour it all into the pot.)
Bring the pot to bubbling and simmer for about 1 hour. If it starts to get too thick, add more water.
Top the chili with shredded cheese and/or sour cream. Enjoy!
There is nothing better than combining dinner and drinks, especially when you can do it all in one pot. We took direction from Julia Child on cooking a good meal in the kitchen and added a little kick to this chili recipe. You can always opt out on that extra ingredient, but we think it adds just the right extra touch to make a unique, shareable chili concoction.
Loaded Bloody Mary Chili
In a large pot over medium heat, add some olive oil and sauté the celery and onions until soft. Add the garlic and stir, then add the ground beef. Cook until browned, 5 to 10 minutes; drain off the excess fat. Stir in the chili powder, cumin and oregano.
Add the Bloody Mary mix, vodka (if using), Montreal steak seasoning, Tabasco and Worcestershire to the pot. Stir. Add the kidney and pinto beans, stir together well, cover and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add more Smokin' Mary mix or water if needed during simmering.
There is something to be said with prepping dinner after breakfast and coming home to a fully cooked meal, infusing the house with the savory essence of home cooking. Just add a loaf of crusty bread and your dinner is complete. This was a staple meal in our household, but we didn't have Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix. This is a kicked-up version of a Midwest classic.
Smokin' Pot Roast
Brown the meat on each side in the bacon fat. Add the veggies at the last 90 min to avoid overcooking them.
Place meat and liquids in slow cooker or Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat for 3 -4 hours depending on size of roast.
The roast is ready when it is falling apart and tender.
When my husband and I were asked what we wanted for our wedding dinner, both of us said in unison "pulled pork"! Unfortunately, Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix was just a twinkle, so ours wasn't as smokin' as this recipe, but it's equally appropriate for any occasion, even a back yard wedding.
Smokin' Mary Pulled Pork
In a air tight bag (FoodSaver/Ziploc) place the roast and the Smokin' Mary Mix , seal and then put in fridge for 1 day.
Set smoker to 175 degrees.
Pull roast from bag and place onto smoker for 6-8 hrs.
Take mix and from bag, pour it into a medium sauce pan, add Bourbon, brown sugar, mustard, molasses and onions. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer and reduce to 1/2.
Cool, cover and place in fridge until later.
Once the roast reaches 190 degrees, remove it from smoker and let cool.
Shred roast; reheat sauce and then mix together.
If you want a killer pulled pork sandwich, serve on two waffles with bread and butter pickles, maple syrup and sharp cheddar cheese. Yum!
Veal Oso Bucco is a very traditional Italian stew. This meal takes time, patience and love. We decided to shake up the recipe and add a little extra love of our own with some Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix. Serve with a creamy risotto or a hearty polenta to complete this rich, savory dish.
Veal Oso Bucco
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour with salt and pepper and dredge (coat) the veal shanks in the flour, shake off excess.
Heat corn oil in a large frying pan. Saute veal on both sides, approximately 4 to 5 minutes for each side, seasoning it as you turn it.
Add onion and garlic and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
Add wine and cook over high flame to burn the alcohol off.
Add Smokin’ Mary mix and brown gravy. Stir and allow to boil.
Add remaining ingredients.
Place in dutch oven or casserole dish, cover and bake for 2 hours 20 minutes.
Remove veal shanks from mixture and cook sauce over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour sauce over veal shanks and serve.
There is just nothing better than finger licking good spare ribs, falling right off the bone. The spare rib is the perfect balance of meat and fat that just begs to be coupled with a savory sauce and any good sauce begs to have some Smokin' Mary in the ingredients. So here it is my foodie friends, spare ribs with a twist of Mary!
Ginger & Soy Glazed Spare Ribs
For the Marinade:
2 - racks of St. Louis style ribs
2 - gallon zip lock bags
In a large bowl, combine marinade ingredients.
Cut apart ribs into individual ribs. Remove thin membrane off the backside of the ribs
Put ribs into bags (separate half into each bag). Pour marinade into each bag, close, then let sit in fridge for 3 hours.
Pull ribs from fridge and let rest at room temp for 15minutes while grill gets to 225 degrees. Do not discard the marinade.
Place ribs on grill on sheet pan or foil for 2-3 hours. After 45 minutes pull from grill and put in bag with marinade to re-coat the ribs, then put back on grill. Repeat again in another 45 minutes.
When ribs can be pulled apart with your finger, pull from grill, cover in foil and let rest for 10 minutes.
Meatballs are one diverse food. First of all, it doesn't matter what kind of meat you use: beef, pork, chicken, turkey, or tofu, they are fun size morsels that can be dunked or simmered with a variety of sauces to delight the tastebuds. Using Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix as a base for your meatballs gives these little treats a kick that will be sure to start a meal off right.
We like to make appetizer meatballs for an impressive pre-game snack. We like to bake the meatballs, but you can cook them in a slow cooker or InstaPot as well.
Holy Smokin' Meatballs!
Start making the sauce first so it can reduce to half.
Mix in a saucepan:
While simmering and stirring occasionally, start making the meatballs below.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In food processor, mix sausage, 1/2 of the hamburger meat, sour cream, Smokin' Mary mix, egg, onions and garlic. Process into a puree.
Transfer to bowl.
Add Ritz to the processor and grind to a fine crumb. Add to bowl with others ingredients. Mix together with a wooden spoon. Next, add the remaining hamburger meat.
Make 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.
Bake 20 minutes, then flip each ball and bake for additional 15 minutes (until both sides are nicely browned).
Mix with sauce and serve.
We're going to do a little horn-tooting here. Yeah, our chili is good, smokin' good! Elevate your game day dish and impress your friends with our award-winning chili recipe featuring Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix. This recipe calls for smoking a tri-tip. If you don't have a smoker, you should go out and buy one. But if that's not an option, you can cook your tri-tip the old fashioned way. It also uses our proprietary Smokin' Mary dry rub. Order by giving us a call or shoot us an email.
Smokin' Mary's Award Winning Chili
Set smoker to 180 degrees.
While waiting for smoker to reach temp, shuck corn and cut kernels from each ear with a large knife (tip to tail).
Place kernels in a pie tin, set aside.
Coat the Tri-tip with Smokin’ Mary dry rub (2 oz). When smoker reaches temp, add Tri-tip and corn. Smoke corn for 1 hour and Tri-tip for 6 hrs.
Cut Tri-tip into 1/2 inch cubes. Cook bacon in a frying pan until done to desire wellness (I like bacon slightly browned, but soft) drain fat.
In a large frying pan brown hamburger, then remove all excess fat, then set aside.
In a large stock pot add Olive oil and onions and garlic on medium heat and sauté’ until onions are tender, then add Bourbon and peppers and simmer for 10 minutes. Add all the rest of the ingredients to the stock pot and bring to a boil. When it starts to bubble reduce heat to a simmer stirring every 15-30 minutes (depending on how much it is sticking to the bottom) for 4hrs. If you have a large Crock pot, cook it on low temp for 6 hrs and stir every 1/2 hour to hour (depending on how much it is sticking to the bottom).
The best thing about summer is, hands down, barbecue. Ahhhh those charcoal briquettes, the lighter fluid, that sweet snap of a struck match. My dad had many ways to test when the coals were just hot enough to put food on that sizzling metal as we all eagerly waited for our favorite meat to come off slightly charred and smoky. Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix adds a punch to your grilling masterpieces by turning up the heat with a BBQ sauce so tasty, too bad the vegans can't put it on their veggies.
Mary's Smokin Heat BBQ Sauce
Put all ingredients into a saucepan and simmer until thickened to the consistency you prefer.
Mary Says: If you use Smokin' Mary Bloody Mary Mix as a marinade for your meats, don't toss it away, cook it down using the above recipe into a smokin' good BBQ sauce. This sauce will keep in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Mary has many personalities. She's a spicy gal who mixes well with just about anyone. So bring her into your kitchen and enjoy her special twist on your favorite culinary delights!