Saturday, January 21, 2012

Spicy Whiskey BBQ Burgers

Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Servings: 6

2 pounds Ground Meat (beef, Bison, Turkey)
Salt And Pepper
4 Tablespoons Butter
1 whole Large Onion, Diced
1/2 cup Whiskey
1 cup Barbecue Sauce
1/4 cup Jarred Jalapeno Slices (more To Taste)
12 whole Slider Buns Or Dinner Rolls, Split

Preparation Instructions:
Form the meat into 12 (or so) miniature patties and salt and pepper them on both sides. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the patties until just about done in the middle, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Remove the patties from the skillet and set aside. Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of grease, then return the skillet to the stove.

Throw the diced onions in the skillet and stir to cook, about 3 minutes. Pour in whiskey (be careful if you're cooking over an open flame; turn it off momentarily to be extra careful) and stir. Allow the whiskey to reduce by half, about 2 to 3 minutes, then stir in jalapenos and the barbecue sauce.

Reduce the heat to low and place the patties in the barbecue sauce, turning to coat. Allow the patties to simmer in the sauce until everything's hot and bubbly.

Place the patties on individual buns and be sure to spoon extra sauce (with the jalapenos!) over the top of each one before topping with the other half of the bun.

The Freezer Chick version: We make the patties in full size, freezer them in ziplock bags. Make sauce and freezer in a separate bag. Grill patties, heat sauce on the stove. Top on burgers before serving.

Recipe Courtesy of the Pioneer Woman!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

February 2012 Exchange

Steak Fajitas Note:For the mixed vegetables, I use fresh green peppers, red peppers and onions instead of purchasing the frozen blend.
Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti
Loaded Baked Potato Sou Note: This is weight watchers version.
Hot Colby Ham Sandwiches

Italian Mac & Cheese
Hearty Corn Chowder
Spicy Asian Style Ribs
Cashew Chicken

Potato Soup (Olive Garden Style)
Italian Chicken and Pasta
Cowboy Steak Sandwiches-Marlboro Man PW Style
Pecan Stuffed Burgers

Steak Soup
Beef Stew
Mexican Pork Loin
Chicken Bruschetta

Jamie will look at dates in February towards the end of the month to host our next exchange! If you have any conflicts email Jamie or post those dates on the Facebook page!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

February 2010 Exchange

Grandmas Secret

Red Beans & Rice
French Dip
Apple & Herbed Dressing with Pork Chops

Italian Pasta Bake
Seared Ham with Jalapeno Apple Chutney
Parmesan Chicken

Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Morocaan Beef Stew
Pulled Pork Chili

January 2010 Meal Preps

Menu Preps for January’s exchange:

Beef Pot Pie-Thaw bake at 350 until toasty on top. We had it this evening for dinner & once again…it was yummy!!!!

China in a Pot: Need Ramen Noodles (or can use Rice) and green onions. Thaw and reheat, dump in noodles & top with green onions.

Sausage Stuffed Loaf (2 each): Reheat at 350 degrees until brown. Thaw first.

Jagtessen: Each has one bag with approx 2 lbs of fully cooked meat, bag with mashed potatoes, 2 cans of green beans. Directions are on bag. Layer in a dish, green beans, meat, green beans, mashed potatoes, sprinkle with paprika. Broil until brown.

Monterey Jack Stuffed Chicken (6 breast in one bag)-Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.

Chicken Enchiladas: one 9x13 pan…remove the sauce and cheese before baking.

Beef Stew: 2 containers. Thaw, reheat serve with biscuits.

Brisket: 1 bag, Thaw, reheat.

Salsa Chicken (Nachos): Chicken in 1 bag, throw in crockpot, shred with fork. Add black beans (rinse and drain before adding to the meat), serve over chips with cheese and sour cream.

Buffalo Chicken Soup: Thaw, reheat, add hot sauce and blue cheese if desired.

Marlboro Man Sandwiches: Thaw, reheat, serve with hoagies. Add cheese, if desired.

Lemon Chicken: Dump into 9x13 pan, add ½ cup chicken broth to pan. Bake at 350 degrees until chicken runs clear.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Buffalo chicken Soup

1  2 1/4 to 2 1/2lb. deli-roasted chicken skinned, boned, and coarsley shredded
2 T butter
1/2 c chopped celery
1/2 c chopped onion
2 14oz. cans redused sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 c milk
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp bottled hot pepper sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6oz)
1 1/4 c crumbled bleu cheese (5 oz)
1/2 c shredded parmesian cheese (2 oz)
1/3 c all purpose flour

Serving day- hot pepper sauce (optional)
Cooking Day
In a dutch oven, melt butter over med. heat.  Add celery and onions, cook and stir until tender.  Stir in broth, milk, salt, and hot pepper sauce.

In a med. bowl, toss together the cheeses and flour.  Add gradually to soup, stirring after each addition until just melted.  Stir in shredded chicken; heat through but do not allow to boil.  Cool and freeze. 

Serving Day:
Thaw soup to a slushy consistency.  Reheat in saucepan.  Top with additional bleu cheese crumbles and hot sauce if desired.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Red Beans and Rice

New Orleans Red Beans and Rice (Southern Living 199?)

1lb. dried red beans
7C. water
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 med. onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 lb. andouille sausage, sliced (I use a whole package of smoked sausage. You can order/purchase andouille from Schnucks, but I haven't tried it yet. Today I am using turkey sausage with Hormel turkey peperoni.)
3 T. creole seasoning (Tony's)
Hot cooked rice
Garnish: sliced green onions

Place first 8 ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker.
Cook, covered, at HIGH 7 hours or until beans are tender. Serve with hot cooked rice. Garnish, if desired. Makes 31/2 quarts.