Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Beef Tips

There is a restaurant here in Jackson that always had the best beef tips and rice. As we can't make their lunch any more we looked for a recipe we could do here at home. This one was pretty good but I felt it had to much Worcestershire tast. I think I'll cut back on it next time.

2 lbs cubed stew meat
1 onion chopped
1 pkg brown gravy mix
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 cups water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon garlic (we used 1 clove)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup water.
In a large skillet heat oil and saute onion until they are translucent.
Add meat and cook on high until meat is browned on all sides.
Add 2 cups water,soy sauce, Worcestershire, garlic,salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours
Combine gravy mix with 1 cup water mix thoroughly and stir into meat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently until it thickens.
Serve over rice.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mona's Pot Roast

Can you believe it we had snow flurries here yesterday, now it is up near 70 got to love the South.

This is my mother in laws pot roast and it is very yummy.

2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
3 1/2 to 4 lb round or Chuck roast
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 pkg dry onion soup
6 medium potatoes quartered
6 carrots cut in 2 inch pieces
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
several cloves of garlic

Make several slits in meat and place clove of garlic in
Heat oil and brown roast well on all sides
Stir in mushroom soup, onion mix and 1 cup of water, reduce and heat and cover and simmer for 2 hours. Turn occasionally.
Add vegetables cover and cook 49 minutes or until roast and veg. are fork tender.
Remove roast and veg.
In cup stir together flour and 1/4 cup water till smooth and gradually stir into pot, cook till boils and thickens stiring constantly. Serve with roast.
total cook time 3 hours.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Italian Crescent Casserole

This has been a bad week, Last Sat. our little town had a major water leak and the water went out early in the morning. Now we had just gone to the grocery store Friday and had our weekend and weeks dinners planed out. That was blown to heck and back. Water didn't come on till around 6:30. My wife was worried about getting the laundry done. Needles to say we had to boil our water so for the next few day (till Thursday afternoon) so we had a lot of sandwiches this past week. This is one of our casseroles that turned out pretty good.
1 lb ground beef
(we had some peperoni and thought it would co good so we added you can leave out)
1 small onion
1/4 cup celery
1/4 cup bell pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
1 cup spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can crescent rolls (8 oz)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese rated
2 tablespoon butter
Heat oven to 375
brown beef onion, celery, bell pepper,garlic, drain
add spaghetti sauce
In separate bowl combine mozzarella cheese and sour cream
Place meat in 9x13 greased baking dish.
(we had some left over peperoni and added a layer)
spoon cheese mixture over top
Unroll crescent roll dough over top
Mix Parmesan cheese and butter together and spread over top of dough
Bake 18 to 25 minutes until golden brown.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Lime baked fish

This was a Zaar recipe and turned out pretty good. A little lighter fare from all the heavy winter comfort foods we have been having. Maybe because it was warm today and we have had the door and windows open and the Bradford pear across the street has bloomed overnight.

1 lb fish fillet (we used flounder)
3 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon chives
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 lime wedged

Place butter in baking pan melt in oven and coat pan
Place fish in pan and drizzle lime juice over fish
Combine remaining ingredients and sprinkle over fish
Cover with foil and bake at 359 for 10 to 15 minutes
Garnish with lime wedge.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sweet potatoes and Ground beef casserole

Snow is all gone but I got some good pictures of the birds at our feeders. Here is a different casserole that is a tad sweet. We really like stuff more spicy but this was still good. Again we found it on Zaar wanting to use up two sweet potatoes we had.

1lb ground beef
one onion chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
2 large sweet potatoes
1/4 cup brown sugar (we used dark as that is what we had)
1 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoons pepper
Preheat oven to 350
Mix ground beef,onion,bell pepper,salt and pepper.
Press in a thin layer in greased (Pam)baking dish. (We used a 9x11)
Peel potatoes and slice thin (the gadget works great for this just don't slice your fingers off.)
Now layer over meat mixture.
Mix pineapple juice,vinegar,soy sauce together now add brown sugar and flour and pour over potatoes and ground beef.
Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Check that potatoes are done before taking out we had to cook a tad longer.