Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cheeseburger Pasta

Cheeseburger Pasta
adapted from The New Cooking With 4 Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1/2 tsp minced garlic (or 1/4 tsp garlic powder - if using powder, add with soups)
1/3 cup minced onion
1 10.5 ounce can cheddar cheese soup
1 10.5 ounce can tomato bisque soup
1 1/2 cups water
2 cups uncooked shell pasta

Brown ground beef. Add onion and minced garlic and cook with ground beef until softened. Drain any fat remaining. Add soups, water, and pasta. Bring to a boil, cover and turn heat to medium. Cook 10-12 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring often.

Honey Spiced Pork Chops

Honey Spiced Pork Chops
adapted from The New Cooking With 4 Ingredients
serves 6

6 pork chops
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup honey

Grease 9x13-inch baking dish. In small bowl, combine the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and honey. Place pork chops in dish. Pour mixture over pork chops. Cover and bake at 325F for roughly an hour.

note: this works well with chicken, too

Meatball Stroganoff

Meatball Stroganoff
adapted from the Meatball Stroganoff recipe at cooks.com

1 pound ground beef (or turkey)
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup onion, chopped (or rehydrated dehydrated onion flakes)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 - 1/2 tsp garlic powder (or 1/2 tsp minced garlic)
1 can cream of mushroom with roasted garlic soup (cream of mushroom soup is fine)
2/3 cup sour cream
1/4 - 1/2 cup water
cooked noodles

In a large bowl combine hamburger, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, salt, and egg. Mix thoroughly and shape into balls of whatever size you want. Bake on broiler pan (or cooking rack set in pan to catch the any grease). Put meatballs in skillet (sauce pan, whatever) and add soup, sour cream, and water. Cover and simmer for 20 - 30 minutes, or until thickened. Serve over hot egg noodles.

note: I've used ground turkey without any problems