• 1 Beef Cross Roast
  • "CHAKA'S" MMM Sauce
  • 4 Red Potatoes
  • 3-6 Carrots
  • 1 Chopped Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 C Basil
  • 1 C Beer (stout)
  • 1 TBSP Olive oil
  • 1/2 C Water
  • 1/2 C Chicken Broth
  • Pepper & Salt to taste


  1. Cut a Beef Cross Roast into thick strips
  2. Marinate the beef in CHAKA's for 1-3 days
  3. Sear the beef strips on a cast iron skillet
  4. Place the remaining ingredients into the crock pot, excluding the potatoes
  5. Slow cook for about 6 hours
  6. Add red potatoes and cooked for 2 more hours


The best damn meatloaf in the world…and you can make it in less than an hour!


  • 1-1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1-4 oz. can mushrooms – drained
  • 1-3/8 oz, can sliced olives – drained
  • 1 slice of bread – cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup of "CHAKAS" MMM SAUCE


  1. Mix all the above together.
  2. Put into a loaf pan.
  3. Bake at 350 for approximately 50 minutes.

"CHAKA'S" MMM Sauce Amazeballs Yams & Tri-Tip

As the weather changes we'll be trying our indoor cooking recipes and making modifications to our old standbys. Last week we tried a Tri-Tip and Yams concoction. Didn't take too long and was….as the title says….amazeballs.


  • "CHAKA'S" MMM Sauce [we used original]
  • 3lb Tri-Tip [we used locally grown free-range beef]
  • Fresh Garlic [3 cloves chopped]
  • Olive Oil
  • Yams [we used 2, 1 large red and 1 large brown: cut into 1/2" slices. See photo below]
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder


  1. Marinate the tri-tip in "CHAKA'S" MMM Sauce for two days.
  2. Pour olive oil in an oven pan.
  3. Place the tri-tip in the pan.
  4. Put all ingredients in and around the tri-tip. We put the yams in first, the fresh garlic, and then the seasonings.
  5. Place foil over the pan.
  6. Cook at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until meat and yams are cooked to your liking.
  7. We completed the meal with a nice green salad.