Category Archives: Sauces

Patty Melt Casserole

Patty Melt Casserole

2 yellow onions, diced
2 tsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup ketchup
4 Tbsp. minced dill pickles, divided
1 1/2 lbs. ground round
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. minced fresh garlic
2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. each kosher salt and caraway seed
2 Tbsp. flour
1 cup low sodium beef broth
6 slices marble rye bread
12 oz. shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese
1 bag frozen crinkle cut French fries, 33 oz

Preheat oven to 450. Caramelize onions with sugar in oil in skillet over medium low heat, covered, 20 to 25 minutes.Meanwhile, whisk together mayonnaise, ketchup, and 2 Tbsp. pickles for dressing.
Add ground beef, Worcestershire, garlic, pepper, salt and caraway seed to skillet increase heat to high and cook til meat is browned. Drain and discard all but 2 Tbsp. drippings.
Stir in flour, cook 3 minutes. Stir in broth and 1 cup dressing; cook to thicken into gravy.
Layer 3 bread slices in bottom of a 7 x 11 inch baking dish. Top bread with a third of the cheese, meat mixture, remaining 3 bread slices another third of cheese and French fries. Cook casserole til fries are crisp, 20 to 25 minutes.
Preheat broiler to high with rack 6 inches from element. Sprinkle remaining cheese over casserole and broil til cheese melts, 3 minutes. Drizzle casserole with some of the dressing and sprinkle top with remaining 2 Tbsp. pickles. Serve remaining dressing on the side. Serves 6

The Czar’s Beef Stroganoff

The Czar’s Beef Stroganoff

1-2 lb. round or sirloin steak (cut in cubes or strips)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup diced onions
1-2 garlic cloves
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 cup sour cream
8 oz. wide egg noodles

Melt oil and butter in pan. Add beef to pan. When beef is browned, remove it from the pan.
Add onions, garlic, mushrooms and sauté until onions are glazed and clear.
Add soups, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce while stirring to combine.
Add sour cream and stir. Add browned beef. Baked covered in 275 degree oven 2-3 hrs. or cook in crock pot on low.
Serve over wide cooked egg noodles.

Chicken Beer Bake

Chicken Beer Bake

1 whole chicken, cut up (OR) 3 large chicken breasts
3 teas. soy sauce
1 (3 oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup beer
2 cans cream of chicken soup

Place chicken in pan. Pour beer over chicken. Mix soy sauce and soup together and pour over chicken. Bake 350 degrees for 60 minutes.

Spicy Cajun Gumbo

Spicy Cajun Gumbo

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken cut into strips
3 cups chicken stock
2 cups diced canned tomatoes
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp. Cajun seasoning blend (recipes follows)
1 medium onion, chopped
3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 each red & green bell peppers, chopped
1 cup corn
2 tsp. minced or pressed garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound Louisiana Hot Sausage (or sausage of your choice)
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
8 ounces raw shrimp, peeled and cleaned
salt & pepper to taste
6 cups hot cooked rice

Place chicken, 2 cups stock, tomatoes Worcestershire sauce, and Cajun
Seasoning Blend in a crockpot on high heat. In a medium skillet,
saute onion, carrots, bell peppers corn and garlic in olive oil for
about 10 minutes or until softened. Add to crockpot. In same skillet,
brown sausage on all sides over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, cover
and cook through (about 10 minutes). Slice sausage into 1 inch pieces
and add to crockpot. Pour out all but about 2 tablespoons of the
sausage fat. Add flour to fat and stir constantly over medium-high
heat to create a dark roux. Slowly add remaining 1 cup of broth to
roux and stir until smooth. Mix roux into crockpot, lower heat, cover
and cook for 6-8 hours. About 15 minutes before serving, stir in the
shrimp. Season to taste with salt, and pepper. Serve over rice.

 

Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

1 (2 lb) pork tenderloin
1 (1 ounce) package of dry onion soup mix
1 cup of water
¾ cup of red wine
3 Tablespoons of minced garlic
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:
Place port tenderloin in a slow cooker with the contents of the soup
packet. Pour water, wine and soy sauce over the top, turning the pork
roast to coat. Carefully spread garlic over the port, leaving as much
on top of the roast during cooking as possible. Sprinkle with the
pepper, cover and cook on low setting for 4 hours. Serve with cooking
liquid on the side as au jus.