Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Black Bean Salsa Soup

2 cans black beans, drained

1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1 c salsa
1 t cumin

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Heat through and serve topped with tortilla chips, sour cream, cheese and green onion.

Freezer Label (20): Thaw and heat over low heat. Serve topped with tortilla chips, sour cream, cheese and green onion.  7/19/12

Sunday, July 15, 2012

BBQ Cheddar Burger

  • 2 lbs ground beef 85/15
  • sesame seed buns
  • 1/2 cup of grated Monterrey jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • season salt to taste
  • cracked black pepper
  • onion powder

    1. Combine the ground beef, grated cheese, bbq sauce, and seasonings. Shape patties that are about 1 inch thick.
    2. Then it is very important to push a 1/2 inch indent into the center of the patty–this is what prevents the patty from becoming a dome. These burgers stay extra moist because the bbq sauce and cheese are mixed in with the meat.
    3. Wait for the skillet to get super hot and then apply a very thin layer of butter to the pan. Place the patties on the pan, indent side up.
    4. Reduce heat to medium and allow this side of the patty to cook for about 4-6 minutes, but make sure it doesn’t burn. Then flip the burger over and cook until done.

    Label (20) : BBQ Cheddar Burger  Thaw and Grill until done.  07/19/12

    Pork Tenderloin with Pan Sauce

    1⁄2 cup olive oil
    1⁄3 cup soy sauce
    1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
    Juice of 1 lemon
    1-2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    1-2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
    2 tsp dry mustard
    Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
    4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
    1 1-lb. pork tenderloin (silver skin removed)

    Combine all marinade ingredients and reserve 2-3 Tbsp. Place the pork tenderloin and marinade in a Ziplock bag and let marinate for at least 3-4 hours. 
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a hot skillet over medium-high heat, sear each side of tenderloin for 2-3 minutes. Place in the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes or until the meat has reached 160 degrees. Let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.

    Pan Sauce:
    Pan scrapings from pork tenderloin
    1/2 cup of chicken broth
    2-3 tbsp of pork marinade (thoroughly mixed)
    1-2 tsp butter

    Label (20) Pork Tenderloin:Meanwhile, place the skillet back on the stove over medium heat. Add the chicken broth and scrape up all the browned pieces from the bottom of the pan. Add the marinade and let it boil down for 2-3 minutes. Add the butter and remove from heat stirring until butter has melted. Pour over the pork tenderloin.

    Lion House Sweet & Sour Meatballs

    Recipe already on blog.

    Label (20) Lion House Sweet and Sour Meatballs Cook until heated through. 


    Friday, July 13, 2012

    Sloppy Joes

    Sloppy Joes

    1 lb Hamburger
    1 large onion
    1/2 tsp salt

    Brown and add the remaining ingredients and simmer 30 minutes.

    1 1/2 Tbsp flour
    1 1/2 tsp chili powder
    1 1/2 Tbsp catsup
    2 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce
    1 can tomato soup
    2 bay leaves

    I will do my own labels. Labels: warm to desired temp and serve on buns.

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    Teriyaki Rosemary Beef Kabobs

    2lbs boneless beef top sirloin (about 1-inch thick)
    1/2 cup Teriyaki Marinade
    2 tbsp. Dijon-style mustard
    2 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves
    Favorite veggies to put on skewers also
    Cut beef sirloin into 1-inch cubes. Cut desired veggies into chunks. Combine teriyaki sauce, mustard and rosemary. Pour over beef and vegetables in large plastic food storage bag. Coat all pieces. Refrigerate 2 hours turning bag over occasionally. Skewer beef and vegetables onto skewers. Grill 5 inches from hot coals 5 minutes on each side or to desired doneness. (Soak skewers in water to prevent burning). Makes six servings.

    Label (20): Teriyaki Rosemary Beef Kabobs.  Defrost. Chop favorite veggies into chunks.  Skewer meat and veggies, basting veggies with extra marinade, and grill to desired doneness (about 5 minutes for medium-rare). 7/19/12

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012

    Braided Pizza Loaf Recipe

    Braided Pizza Loaf Recipe:

    1 roll refrigerated pizza dough

    1/2 c. marinara/pizza sauce

    1 1/2 c. mozzarella cheese, grated

    Pizza toppings (pepperoni, green peppers, olives, mushrooms)

    2 Tbl. grated Parmesan cheese

    1 Tbl. olive oil or melted butter

    1/2 tsp. garlic powder

    1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Unroll pizza dough on a greased baking sheet. Spread marinara sauce down the middle of your dough.

    Add mozzarella cheese and toppings of your choice.

    Cut 1 inch diagonal strips up each side of the dough.

    Fold 1 inch strips up and over pizza filling, alternating sides to get a braided look. Brush the tops of the braided dough with olive oil or melted butter (I've used both and there's not much difference in result) and then sprinkle with the garlic, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese (I mixed all of these together and then sprinkled on top).

    Label (10) Braided Pizza Loaf Recipe Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let sit for a few minutes then cut into slices and serve.  07/19/12

    Saturday, July 7, 2012

    Sprite Marinade Chicken

    Sprite Marinade Chicken

    Already on blog

    Label (20)  Sprite Marinade Chicken  Add chicken, thaw to marinade, grill until done.  7-19-12

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    Orange Chicken

    1 ½ C.    Water
    2 T.         Orange Juice
    ¼ C.        Lemon Juice
    1/3 C.    Rice Vinegar
    2 ½ T.     Soy Sauce
    ¼ tsp.    Red Pepper flake
    1 T.         Grated orange zest
    1 C.         Brown Sugar
    ½ tsp.    Minced Ginger Root
    ½ tsp.    Minced garlic
    2 T.         Chopped Green Onion

    Heat above ingredients until boiling


    3 T. Corn starch with 2 T. Water to thicken sauce.

    If you have pre-cooked chicken bring sauce to a boil and pour over chicken.
    Pour sauce over chicken and bake as directed on pre-cooked chicken.

    If you are using raw chicken, cut three chicken breasts in two inch pieces and dip in egg and flour seasoned with pepper. 

    Labvel (20):  Brown Chicken in a little Oil.  Remove and place in a baking pan.  Mix sauce together without heating and Pour sauce over chicken.
    Bake 30 min at 350 or until chicken is done.    7/19/12