Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Party pleasing beef dish

I have to thank Ryan for making this Sunday. I had to work and he put this together and he did a great job.

Taste of Home

1 # ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
3/4 cup water
8 oz tomato sauce
8 oz tomato paste
2 tsp sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1 cup cooked rice
Tortilla chips
Toppings: shredded cheese, chopped green onions, olives, sour cream, tomato, taco sauce

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a slow cooker. Add the next 8 ingredients; mix well. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until heated through. Add rice; cover and cook 10 minutes longer. Serve over tortilla chips with toppings of your choice.

I am definitely going to make this again when we have company sometime. It was really tasty and (I think) easy to put together.

Lemon Pork Chops

I guess I'm kind of on the lemon theme lately. I made this Saturday in the crock pot and it was really nice to have dinner ready at the end of the day. This smelled delicious all afternoon and it turned out pretty good. We had homemade macaroni and cheese with this and some peas. This was really a simple dish to prepare.

Taste of Home

4 bone-in pork loin chops (I used boneless and it worked out fine) 3/4" thick
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 medium onion, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 lemon, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup

Place pork chops in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with onion and lemon. Sprinkle with brown sugar; drizzle with ketchup. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until meat juices run clear.

Scrumptious Blueberry Lemon Bread

This was really easy and really good! It is a Light and Tasty recipe.

1 and 1/3 c flour
2/3 c whole wheat flour
2/3 c sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1 egg white
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c fat free milk
3 T butter, melted
1 c fresh or frozen blueberries
2 tsp grated lemon peel
Glaze: 1/3 c powdered sugar
2 T lemon juice

In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, beat the egg, egg white, applesauce, milk and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in blueberries and lemon peel.
Transfer to an 8x4" loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 60-65 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Combine the glaze ingredients; pour over warm loaf. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

This was so good!