Advertisements

Tag Archives: Easy Weeknight dinner

Orange Chicken in Copycat Panda Express sauce

This Ground Orange Chicken is made in one pan and just takes twenty minutes using a Panda Express copycat sauce. It tastes so much better and healthier than the original!

GROUND ORANGE CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

1 lb ground chicken

1 Tbsp. ginger root minced

2 tsp. garlic minced

1/4 tsp. hot red chili pepper crushed

1 Tbsp. Rice wine

2 Tbsp. water

1/2 tsp. Sesame oil

4 tsp. Soy sauce

5 Tbsp. sugar

5 Tbsp. white vinegar

zest of 1/2 orange

1 Tbsp. water

1 Tbsp. Cornstarch or flour

Directions

1. To make the sauce, in a medium bowl combine the rice wine, two tablespoons of water, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, white vinegar, and orange zest. Set aside. To make the cornstarch mixture, in a separate bowl, dissolve one tablespoon of cornstarch in the remaining one tablespoon of water and set aside.

2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add one tablespoon of oil and add the ground chicken. Cook until a good crust forms before breaking apart, then finish cooking by breaking it apart with a spatula and cooking for an additional two-three minutes.

3. Once the chicken is cooked add the ginger, garlic and crushed red pepper and cook for approximately ten seconds. Add the orange sauce and bring to boil. Add the cornstarch mixture to the pan and cook for just a few seconds, stirring until it thickens. Serve with cauliflower rice.

Source Dinner then Dessert

Advertisements

Yummoelicious Stuffed Bell Peppers

Sausage and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients

6 large red, orange, yellow, and/or green bell peppers

3 Tbsp. Olive oil

1 lb loose sweet Italian sausage

4 plum tomatoes, diced

2 red onions, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

1. Cut the tops off the peppers. Remove and discard the stems , then finely chop the tops; Set aside. Scoop out the seeds and as much of membranes as you can. Place the peppers in a microwave safe bowl, add 1/2 cup of water and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave until just beginning to soften, about 12 minutes, then uncover and set aside.

2. Preheat the oven to 450°. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, approximately six minutes. Remove to a plate.

3. Add the remaining one tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. Add the tomatoes, red onions, garlic, Italian seasoning, chopped pepper tops and cook stirring until tender and lightly browned, ten to twelve minutes. Season the mixture with salt and pepper and stir in the rice and sausage. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

4. Place the peppers upright in a baking dish just large enough to hold them. Fill with the rice mixture and bake for ten minutes. Sprinkle with the cheese and continue baking until the cheese is browned in spots, ten to twelve minutes.

Source The Pioneer Woman Magazine

Spring 2019

Slowly cooked brats in beer

Slow cooker beer and garlic brats

Ingredients

2 (19-oz.) pkgs. brats (these I found in the meat section, raw)

1 large white onion, sliced and divided

10 garlic cloves, peeled

¼ tsp. black pepper

¼ C. butter

1 (14-oz) can beer (I used Guinness beer)

Directions

1. Add half of the onion in the slow cooker, add the brats in two layers. Add the rest of the onions, garlic, pepper and place the butter on top. Pour the beer into the slow cooker.

2. Cover and cook on low for six hours without opening the lid during the cooking time. Serve the brats, garlic and onions on buns topped with desired toppings.

Source The Magical Slow Cooker

Somewhat Healthy Creamy Tortellini Soup

The Pioneer Woman’s Creamy Tortellini Soup

Ingredients

8 C. Low sodium chicken or vegetable broth

1 1-lb bag frozen peas and carrots

10 oz cheese tortellini

1/2 C heavy whipping cream

Salt and pepper, to taste

Shaved Parmesan cheese and croutons, for topping.

Directions

1. Bring the broth to a gentle boil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add the frozen veggies to the pot and return to a gentle boil. Add the tortellini and cook until tender, three to five minutes.

2. Add the heavy cream and cook for about two minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and top with shaved Parmesan cheese or whatever your heart desires. Enjoy!

Source The Pioneer Woman Magazine Spring 2019

Slowly cooked apples and chops

There is currently no photo available. I had a little difficulty with my trusty old slow cooker. Therefore, I didn’t like the way they looked in the picture I took. However, I assure you that I will be posting one shortly.

Also, I believe that it’s time to have an honorable retirement ceremony for my crock pot. I will be replacing it with a new one as soon as possible.

Okay. Back to the recipe. The preparation of the recipe was incredibly easy, and delicious! I promise you and your family will not be disappointed.

Slow Cooker Apple Chops

Ingredients

4 boneless or bone-in pork chops

2 Granny Smith Apples

1/2 C. packed dark brown sugar

1/4 C. soy sauce

1/4 C. Raisins

1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

Directions

1. Grab a four or a six-quart slow cooker. Place the chops into the insert. In a medium bowl, combine the apples, sugar, soy sauce, raisins, cinnamon, and ginger.

2. Spoon this mixture evenly over the top of the chops. Cover, and cook on LOW for six to seven hours, or on HIGH for three to four hours.

Source 365 Slow Cooker Suppers

Sweet ‘N’ Tangy Pot Roast

I made this roast for the first time, and I admit that I was slightly nervous about the outcome. But, after tossing the meat into the slow cooker and waiting for several hours. I took a bite of the meat, and I instantly fell in love with this recipe. It felt like my mouth was having a party.

Cook this incredibly easy melt in your mouth delicious pot roast. I promise you and your family will not be disappointed.

Slow Cooker Sweet ‘N’ Tangy Pot Roast

Ingredients

1 boneless beef chuck roast (Mine was about four pounds)

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. Pepper

1 C. Water

1 C. Ketchup

1/4 C. Red wine or beef broth

1 envelope brown gravy mix

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/8 tsp. Garlic powder

3 Tbsp. Flour

1/4 C. Water

Directions

1. Cut the meat in half and place in a 5-quart slow cooker. Season with salt pepper. In a small bowl stir together the water, ketchup, wine or broth, gravy mix, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder; pour over the meat.

2. Cover and cook on low for nine-ten hours or until the meat is tender. Combine the flour and water until smooth. Stir into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for thirty minutes or until the gravy is thickened. Remove the meat from the slow cooker. Slice and serve with the gravy.

Source Taste of Home: Church Suppers

Crunchy Creamy Chicken Casserole

Crunchy Chicken Casserole

Ingredients

3 C. cooked rotisserie chicken, shredded

3 C. rotini noodles, cooked

2 10 oz. cans cream of chicken soup

1/2 C. chicken broth

1/2 C. milk

1/2 C. Pork Rinds, crushed, divided

1 C. shredded cheddar cheese, divided

1 C. frozen peas

1 C. canned corn

2 Tbsps. garlic powder

Fresh parsley for garnish, optional

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 350° degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish. Set aside.

2. In a very large bowl, combine together the veggies, chicken, cooked noodles, soup, chicken broth, 1/2 of the cheddar cheese, 1/2 of the pork rinds, milk and garlic powder. Stir well.

3. Pour into the previously prepared baking 9×13″ dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese. Bake covered at 350 degrees for thirty minutes. Uncover and top with remaining pork rinds and bake for five minutes more. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Source Bitz N Giggles

Lo-Carb alternative to sub sandwiches

Bell Pepper Meatball Subs

INGREDIENTS

1 lb. ground beef

1/3 C. bread crumbs

1/4 C. chopped parsley

1/4 C. grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish

1 egg

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided

1 (15-oz) jar marinara sauce

4 bell peppers, cored and halved

4 slices mozzarella

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine beef, bread crumbs, parsley, Parmesan, egg, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix until just combined and form into sixteen balls.

2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until seared on all sides, about ten minutes. Add marinara sauce to skillet and toss to combine. Cover skillet with lid and simmer until meatballs have cooked through completely, about ten minutes more.

3. Place bell peppers cut side up on a large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with remaining olive oil. Top 4 halves with mozzarella slices. Bake until cheese has melted and bell peppers are just warmed through. Add meatballs on top of the bell pepper halves with cheese and sprinkle with more Parmesan, if using. Place remaining bell pepper halves on top and serve.

Source Delish

Guinness Beer Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Beer Pork Chops

Ingredients

6 – 8 Boneless or bone-in pork chops

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 Tbsp. canola or vegetable oil (optional)

½ C. ketchup

1 bottle Guinness beer

4 Tbsp. brown sugar

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

2 Tbsp. water

Directions

1. Season pork chops with salt, black pepper and garlic powder. In the slow cooker or a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; brown chops on both sides. If you are short of time you can skip this step.

2. Place pork chops in your slow cooker. Combine the ketchup, beer and brown sugar in a small bowl. Pour this mixture over the pork chops in the slow cooker and cover. Cook on HIGH heat setting for three hours or on LOW for six hours, or until fork-tender.

3. Remove pork chops from slow cooker, and place on a plate; cover to keep warm. In a small bowl, stir cornstarch and water until well blended; stir into sauce in slow cooker. Return pork chops to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH heat setting for fifteen minutes or until thickened. Serve pork chops with the sauce.

Source Mommy’s Home Cooking

Cooking is my therapy

I recently have decided that I would consider cooking as my second workout. Although it’s not just any exercise I am going to call it my occupational therapy. The main reason why I chose to do this is because the right side of my body is not as strong as my left due to my Cerebral Palsy. With that said I am going to try really hard to practice using my right hand more often when I’m cooking. I recently discovered that I can use it to cut certain things with a knife. I was pretty proud of myself for conquering this new obstacle.

Anyway back to the recipe!

This Keto Chicken Parmesan Casserole is an incredibly easy dinner that’s bursting with savory, delicious, cheesy, tomatoey flavor! Your whole family will love it, and you’ll love how simple it is to prepare…

Keto Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Ingredients

5 C. cubed cooked chicken

1 C. Marinara sauce

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 C. Parmesan cheese, grated

1 1/2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese

1 C. pork rinds, crushed

1/2 tsp. crushed dried basil

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan. Spread the chicken in the greased dish and pour the tomato sauce over it.

2. Sprinkle with the red pepper flakes. Top with the Parmesan and then the mozzarella. Lightly sprinkle the crushed pork rinds and basil over the top. Bake for twenty five minutes, until the cheese, is melted and bubbly.

Source 33Recipe

1 2 16