Thursday, June 1, 2017

Crock Pot Beef Tips

This was one of few amazing recipes from my 30 new recipes challenge in May.  My neighbor also made it for her challenge. We both found we needed WAY more butter to make a roux, there just wasn't much fat left from the beef. Recipe from Carlsbad Cravings.

Beef Tips and Gravy

1 T. olive oil
1 1/2 stew meat or sirloin, bite size chunks
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 onion
4-6 garlic cloves

1 T. butter
1/2 c. flour
4 c. beef broth
1 T. beef bouillon
1 1/2 t. sugar
1/2 t. parsley
1/2 t. paprika
1/4 t. oregano

Heat oil in skillet.  Season meat with salt and pepper, and sear in pan. Put in crockpot and add onions and garlic.  Melt butter in pan with juices.  Add flour, and slowly incorporate broth.  Stir in remaining ingredients and cook until gravy thickens.  Pour into crockpot and stir.  Cook 3-4 hours high, or just keep cooking until the meat is tender.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Aunt Jeuney's Pesto

Pesto Sauce
2 cups (pressed) basil
1/2-3/4 cups pine nuts
1/4-1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Process nuts, salt and garlic a little to break up nuts. Add basil and oil and process until smooth. Add cheese and process to blend. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Potstickers

I used to make homemade potstickers.  Now I buy them at Costco.  But the homemade ones were good and I would make them again in a different phase of life.
Homemade Pot Stickers
1 lb ground pork
 cloves garlic
1/3 head cabbage
1 medium carrot
2 green onions
1/2 red bell pepper
2 t. Worcestershire sauce
2 t. soy sauce
black pepper
1 t. ginger

Put 1 T. of finely chopped veggies in each pot sticker.  Fry in 2 T. oil, af 1/2 c. wate to the pan and steam for 20 minutes. Or freeze before cooking

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Taco Stack

Taco stack is a long time favorite. It's really easy to double and feed the neighborhood.

Taco Stack
1 lb ground beef
1 onion
1 can tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1 package taco seasoning
12 corn cortillas
1 pound shredded cheddar cheese.

Brown beef with onion.  Drain fat.  Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning.  Simmer 10 minutes.

Place 1/4 c mixture in the bottom of 9x13 pan.  Layer tortillas, meat mixture, and cheese in two stacks of 6 tortillas.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Serve with sour cream and green onion.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti

This is, like, not even a recipe.

4-5 chicken breasts
1 jar spaghetti sauce
8 hours on low in the crock pot

Serve over spaghetti with parmesan cheese.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Tomato Chicken Penne

A simple one pot pasta dish, other than it assumes you have cooked chicken lying around

Tomato Chicken Penne

2 1/2 c penne
1/2 c. onion
1 T. olive oil
2 T. chicken broth
2 c. cooked chicken
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1/2 c. parmesan cheese
1/2 c. whipping cream
1 can sliced olives

Cook pasta.  Saute onion in oil.  Stir in broth, cook for 1 minute.  Drain pasta and add to skillet.  Add remaining ingredients.  Cook and stir until heated through and slightly thickened.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Jamie's Potato Casserole

Here is Jamie's potato casserole recipe, just in case I ever have to make it myself.

Mix together:
30 oz bag of frozen shredded potatoes
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can cream of chicken
1 1/2-2 c. sour cream
1-1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Place mixture in a 9x13 dish and sprinkle with crumb topping

crumb topping:
1/2 c. melted butter
1 sleeve of crushed ritz crackers
1 c. crushed corn flakes

Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 1 hour.