Monday, October 29, 2007

Recipes - Main Dishes

Here are my staple recipes (meaning they're super easy since I make them often)

(Gook Housekeeping)

1/2 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove-minced
1 lb ground beef
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 can Cream of Mushroom (10.5oz)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 package egg noodles

Cook onion & garlic in butter until golden (about 3 min). Add beef, flour, salt, & pepper. Cook, stirring, until meat is browned (about 7 min). Stir in soup-heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low & simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in sour cream and heat, but don't boil.

Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions.

Chicken Squares
(Xan A. - Ward Cookbook)
3 oz cream cheese-softened
2 Tbsp butter-melted
2 cups cooked chicken-shredded
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp milk
1/4 cup green onions (recipe actually calls for 1 Tbsp chives or onion)
1 pkg crescent rolls
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 Tbsp butter-melted

Preheat oven to 350. Combine cream cheese & butter until smooth. Add chicken, salt, pepper, milk, & onions. Separate rolls. Stretch a little. Fill with 1/8th of filling & roll. (Most recipes have you press 2 rolls into a square before filling, but I like to have more, smaller rolls). Brush with butter & dip in bread crumbs. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Note: I usually don't have bread crumbs, so I just skip that part. I've also made this with Grands biscuits.

(Better Homes & Gardens)
12 oz beef flank steak or chicken - bite sized
1 cup red or green pepper-cut into thin strips
1/2 cup onion - cut into rings
3/4 cup tomato-chopped
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp Fajita seasoning (pkg or homemade)
4-6 tortillas

Fajita Seasoning
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder

Place meat in a bowl & sprinkle with 2 tsp of seasoning. Cover & chill for 1/2 hour.

Wrap tortillas in foil & put in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp oil over med-hi heat. Add peppers, onion, & remaining seasoning. Cook til crisp-tender. Remove from skillet. Add meat and more oil if necessary. Cook & stir 2-3 min until done. Drain well. Add onion/peppers and tomatoes. Cook 1 minute or until heated through. Remove from heat. Add lime juice. Serve with tortillas & if desired, sour cream, guac, etc.

Baked Ziti
(My own invention)
1 pkg rotini (spiral noodles)
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1/3 lb cheddar cheese-shredded
salt, pepper, & italian seasoning
Optional: cottage cheese, mozzarella, cooked zucchini, browned ground beef

Cook noodles according to package. Preheat oven to 350. In a 9x13 pan, combine sauce, seasonings, & half the cheese. Add any optional ingredients. When noodles are done, drain and add to pan. Mix well. Bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top, and bake for 5 additional minutes.

Hamburger Hash
(Jake's mom Kim)
5-7ish potatoes
1 lb ground beef
1 pkg brown gravy mix
1 cup water
salt & pepper

Brown beef in skillet. Remove & drain juice. Add potatoes to skillet & cook til almost fully cooked. Add gravy & water. Add meat, salt, & pepper. Cook til potatoes are done.

(Friend from Tempe)
3 cans dark red kidney beans
1 can diced tomatoes (28 oz) or fresh tomatoes, but add extra water.
1 onion-diced
1/2 to 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
1 pkg chili seasoning

Cook in crock pot til hot. (Can also cook on the stove-just brown beef ahead of time)


Macey Kay said...

Yum! These all sound good...I am also known for both ubstituting and skipping fact, I usually end up with a completely different recipe

Macey Kay said...

you knew what I meant by ubstituting right?

diana rose said...

okay... i've made chicken squares before but i call them chicken pillows. i love that you got the recipe from xan. fun, fun! thanks for the recipes, it's always nice to throw something new in the mix.