Monday, October 20, 2014

Barbecue Chicken Burritos

This is another quick and delicious meal for a busy night.  Enjoy!
-2 Tbs vegetable oil
-2 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless, cut into bite-size chunks
-1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into small strips
-1 small onion, finely chopped
-1/2 cup Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce
-about 2 cups shredded fiesta cheese blend
-6 flour tortilla, burrito size
-cooking spray
-toppings such as: shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, etc
Heat oil in large skillet.  Add the chicken, bell pepper and onion.  Cook until chicken is no longer pink.  Add the barbecue sauce.  Stir well and cook for a couple of minutes.  Remove from stove.
Sprinkle some cheese down the center of each tortilla.  Top with some chicken mixture.  Fold the sides and ends.
Coat a skillet with some cooking spray and heat up.  Add a wrapped burrito and cook for a couple of minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
Place burrito on plate and top with desired toppings.  Enjoy!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cheeseburger Pasta

This really tastes like a cheeseburger!  With all the fixings too!  Like, onions, ketchup, mustard, pickles...  Seriously, the whole thing is there.  Delicious!  Enjoy!
-1 1/2 cups round tube pasta
-1 lb extra lean or lean ground beef
-1/4 small onion, finely chopped (or 2 Tbs chopped frozen onion)
-1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
-2 Tbs dill pickle relish
-2 Tbs yellow mustard
-2 Tbs ketchup
-1 tsp steak seasoning
-1/4 tsp seasoned salt
-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
-2 green onions, chopped, for topping
Cook the pasta according to the package directions.  Drain.
Meanwhile, cook the beef and onion in a large skillet.  When beef is no longer pink, add the drained cooked pasta.  Mix well.
Stir in the tomatoes with the juice, relish, mustard, ketchup, seasoning and salt.  Mix well and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with the cheese.  Remove from the heat, cover and let is stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Scoop onto plates, garnish with some green onions and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Potato Kielbasa Skillet

Delicious, delicious, delicious!  I can't praise this one enough!  And it's quick too!  Under 30 minutes.  The potatoes are mixed with some delicious Polska Kielbasa, onions, bacon and spinach, and they are all tossed in an amazing mustardy sauce.  Enjoy!
-1 lb potatoes, peeled and cubed
-3 Tbs water
1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
-3/4 lb Polska Kielbasa, chopped
-1/2 onion, finely chopped
-4 cups packed fresh spinach, roughly chopped
-5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
For the sauce:
-2 Tbs brown sugar
-2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
-1 Tbs Dijon mustard
-1/2 tsp dried thyme, crushed a little
-1/4 tsp pepper
Place potatoes and water in microwave-safe dish.  Cover and microwave for 4 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  Drain.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet.  Add the Kielbasa and onion.  Cook for about 5 minutes.  Add the drained potatoes.  Cook for 5 minutes or until potatoes and sausage are golden brown.
In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients.
Add to the skillet and give it a good stir.  Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 3 minutes.
Add the spinach and bacon.  Cook for about 3-4 minutes or until spinach is wilted.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Vegetable Chowder Topped with Bacon

This chowder is perfect for these cooler days.  The flavors combine wonderfully and the chowder itself is quite hearty.  Enjoy!
-2 lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed
-4 cups chicken broth
-2 cups frozen corn
-1 medium onion, chopped
-8 oz baby bellas, sliced
-2 (14 3/4 oz each) cans cream-style corn
-3 cups milk
-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
-salt and pepper, to taste
-bacon bits, for topping
In a large saucepan, combine the potatoes, broth, frozen corn, onion and mushrooms.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, simmer and cook for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Add the creamed corn, milk, cheese, salt and pepper.  Give it a good stir.  Cook for about 10 minutes.
Ladle into bowls and top with bacon bits.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Easy Individual Apple Pies

What a treat!  And it's quick too!  Less than 30 minutes!  The filling is a perfect blend of apple, walnut, sugar and cinnamon.  Delicious!  Enjoy!
Ingredients (this recipe yields 20 mini pies):
-2 (7.5 oz each) tubes refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
-1 medium Granny Smith's apple, peeled and finely chopped
-3 Tbs sugar
-1/4 cup chopped walnuts
-1 tsp cinnamon
-butter flavored cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
Using a rolling pin, flatten each biscuit as much as you can.
In a bowl, mix the chopped apple, sugar, walnuts and cinnamon.  Fill each flattened biscuit evenly.  Spray each biscuit and apple mixture with a little butter flavored cooking spray.
Bring up all the sides of the biscuit to enclose the filling and pinch well to seal.
Place in ungreased muffin cups.
Bake in preheated oven for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.  
Serve warm by itself or with a little whipped cream on top.  Enjoy!


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