Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 4 Hours
Ready In: 4 Hours 10 Minutes
Yields: 2 servings

2 frozen skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/3 (12 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons Italian salad dressing
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1.            Place chicken in a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix the barbecue sauce, Italian salad dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the chicken.

2.            Cover, and cook 3 to 4 hours on High or 6 to 8 hours on Low.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wagon Wheel Pasta Toss

Wagon Wheel Pasta Toss
Makes 4 Servings

1 ½ cups uncooked wagon wheel pasta
1 lb. ground beef
½ cup chopped green pepper
1 can (15 oz.) tomato puree
½ cup diced pepperoni
4 ½ tsp sugar
1 tsp Italian seasoning
½ tsp salt
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp onion powder
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded part skim mozzarella cheese

1.       Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato puree, pepperoni, sugar, and seasonings; cook and stir for 5 minutes.

2.       Drain pasta; stir into the meat mixture. Heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from heat; cover and let stand until cheese is melted.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Busy Day Rice

Busy-Day Rice
Makes 4 Servings

2 cups water
1 cup uncooked converted rice
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules

Combine water, rice, butter, onion, parsley, and bouillon in slow cooker; stir to blend. Cover; cook on high two hours.

Beer Braised Meatballs

Beer-Braised Meatballs
Makes 20 Meatballs

1 pound ground beef
½ cup Italian bread crumbs
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 bottle (12 ounces) light colored beer, such as lager
1 ½ cups tomato sauce
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons tomato paste
½ cup packed brown sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 400 F.  Line broiler pan with aluminum foil; spray rack with nonstick cooking spray.  Combine beef, bread crumbs, eggs, onion, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl; shape mixture into 1-inch balls. 
2. Place meatballs on broiling rack.  Bake 10 minutes or until browned.  
3. Combine beer, tomato sauce, ketchup, tomato paste and sugar, in large pot; bring to a boil.  Add meatballs and reduce heat.  Cover and simmer 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Country Style Ribs

Country Style Ribs
Makes 4 to 6 servings

4 to 6 bone in country style pork ribs (2 to 3 lbs) trimmed
2 cups water
1 ½ cups chopped onion
1 bottle (20 to 24 ounces) ketchup
1 jar (about 16 ounces) unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
Salt and pepper

Combine pork, water, onion, ketchup, applesauce, brown sugar, hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper in slow cooker; turn ribs to coat. Cover; cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Serve sauce over ribs.