Monday, May 24, 2010

Cheesy Mac and BeefChristine0120

1 lb ground beef chuck
1 (14.5-oz) can beef broth
1 cup water 8 oz
elbow macaroni (2 cups)
1 (12-oz) can evaporated milk
1/4 cup processed cheese sauce
8 oz shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Preheat large sauté pan (or electric skillet) on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place ground beef in pan; cook 5–7 minutes, stirring to crumble meat, or until beef is brown and no pink remains. Stir in broth, water, and macaroni; bring to a boil. Cook 10–12 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until liquid is mostly absorbed and macaroni is soft and tender. Stir milk into pasta; remove from heat (or turn heat off). Stir in both cheeses until smooth and melted. Serve.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Best Meatloaf with Tomato and Brown Sugar Glaze

2 lbs ground beef (or 1 pound of ground beef and 1/2 pound each of ground pork and ground veal)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 eggs
1/2 cup whole milk or yogurt
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp dried thyme flakes
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup fresh breadcrumbs, oatmeal, or crushed saltine crackers

For glaze:
1/2 cup ketchup or chili sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cider or white vinegar

Preheat oven to 350. In a medium skillet sauté onions and garlic until onions are soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool while assembling meatloaf. Whisk together eggs, milk, thyme, mustard, salt, and Worcestershire sauce. Add to meat along with bread crumbs or oatmeal, onions and garlic, and combine gently but thoroughly (don't mush meatloaf too much or it will be tough). Shape into a 9x5 inch loaf. (I like to line a loaf pan with parchment or plastic wrap and put the meat in the loaf pan and then invert it back into the baking dish and remove the parchment- that way you get a uniform loaf shape that bakes evenly). And place into a foil-lined shallow baking dish. Combine ingredients for the glaze and brush half of the glaze on the meatloaf before baking. Brush the remaining glaze on the meatloaf about 15 minutes before it comes out of the oven. Bake about 1 hour or until internal temperature reads at 160 degrees on an instant read thermometer. Allow to rest at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chicken Tuscany

Chicken Tuscany (4kowboys)
3-4 chicken breasts, cubed
1 can tomato sauce
1 medium red pepper
1 packet golden onion soup mix
1 small can mushrooms
1/2 cup orange juice
2 Tbls. Brown Sugar

Preheat oven 350 degrees. In 13x9 baking dish layer chicken, red peppers and mushrooms. In bowl mix OJ, Onion soup Mix, brown sugar and tomato sauce. Pour over chicken. Bake 45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Serve over white Rice.