Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mom's Recipes!

Crock Pot Chili
(Makes great leftovers!)

1 lb extra lean stew meat/stir-fry meat/top sirloin, cut into small pieces
(the slow cooker makes the meat tender so buy whatever's on sale)
4 cans (15oz) dark kidney beans (drained)
2 cans (14.5oz) diced tomatoes (don't drain)
1 pkg chili seasoning (or make your own - chili powder, salt, pepper, onion powder and Tabasco)

Mix all ingredients in crock pot. Cook on low all day or on high for 4 hours. Doesn't need stirring.

Tip: This makes a lot so you can use the leftovers for chili burritos the next day!

Slow Cooker Pot Roast
3-5 lbs beef roast
1 pkg onion soup mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup
5 potatoes, cut into one inch cubes (optional)
2 large carrots, also cut in small pieces (optional)
Put roast in bottom of crock pot. In small bowl, mix soups together and then spread over roast. If including veggies, add 1/4 cup water. Cover with lid and cook on low all day or on high for at least 4 hours

Sweet & Sour Pork
(I'm typing this just as my mom wrote it out... sorry if it's confusing!)

In small bowl, combine:
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup cider vinegar (or white)
2/3 cup ketchup
2 tsp soy sauce

1 medium onion cut into quarter-sized pieces
2 medium carrots cut into 1/4 inch circles
1 medium green pepper cut in same size as onion
1 lb boneless pork-loin, cut into 1" cubes

Set aside:
1 can (8oz) pineapple chunks, drained

Place pork in Ziploc bag and add half of the sauce. Make sure sauce covers pork evenly and marinate in fridge for 30 minutes.
Heat small amount of oil in skillet and add meat. Cook for 3 minutes. Add veggies and saute until pork is no longer pink - about 10 minutes. Add remaining sauce and cook until heated through. Add pineapple and serve!

Cheesy Potato and Sausage Casserole
(recipe can be cut in half)

1 Hillshire Farm smoked sausage cut into small pieces (or use leftover ham!)
6 potatoes, sliced
1 small onion, chopped (optional)
1/2 pound shredded cheddar cheese

In large skillet, cook sausage for 5 minutes in a small amount of oil
Add potatoes, cover, and cook for 5 more minutes. Add onion and continue to cook until potatoes are to your liking. Then add cheddar cheese and cook until melted.

Beef Stroganoff

1 lb steak, thinly sliced into small strips
1 pkg sliced mushrooms (can substitute canned mushrooms if needed)
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cans (15oz) beef gravy
1/4 cup worchestire sauce
1/2 bag wide egg noodles
1/4 cup butter
salt & pepper
Sour cream

Prepare egg noodles according to package
In skillet, cook butter, onion and mushrooms. Add steak and cook on high until steak is brown on both sides. Add gravy, garlic, worchestire sauce, salt, and pepper. Cooked until warmed through. Add noodles, sour cream and serve.

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