Hi All! Today I made a family recipe for beef and vegetable soup. It turned out great and was perfect for a cold, rainy day.
– 2 pounds of bottom round cut beef. Top round and English roast also work.
– 12 oz. can of tomato sauce
– Small bag of frozen mixed vegetables (mine had peas, corn, carrots, and green beans)
– 3/4 cup of frozen lima beans (optional)
– 4 to 5 stalks of celery, cut in to small slices
– 3 to 4 red potatoes, cut in to chunks
– 1 beef bouillon cube
– 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
– 1 teaspoon dried marjoram or oregano
– 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
– 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
– 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
– The night before, rinse the beef and put in crock pot. Pour cold water in to crock pot over the beef until it is just covered. Cook on low overnight.
– In the morning, remove the beef from the crock pot. Using two forks, shred the beef. Discard any fat.
– Keep the water that’s left over in the crock pot because this is the start of your broth. Add the beef bouillon cube, tomato sauce, and the spices/seasoning to the crock pot. Stir.
– Add the beef and vegetables to the crock pot and stir until ingredients are mixed. Cook on low all day (8-10 hours) or on high 4-6 hours.
I served the soup with yummy cinnamon muffins straight from the oven.
Hello everyone! I want to share with you the recipe for a quick and easy dinner I’ve made a lot recently.
Chicken Fajita Quesadillas!
1 pound of chicken (I use chicken tenders cause they’re cheaper and cook quickly, but you can use chicken breasts instead. Or you can use seasoned ground beef. Or you can go vegetarian which is awesome too.)
Bell peppers and onions. I use the pre-packaged “fajita vegetable mix” in the produce section. Super easy.
Flour tortillas. I use the 10 inch shells but you can go smaller with the 8 inch if you’d prefer.
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Your choice of toppings (sour cream, guacamole, green onions, cilantro, salsa, etc.)
Butter for cooking the tortillas
1. Poach the chicken until done. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and shred in to small pieces using two forks. Mix 1-2 tablespoons (depending on your preference) of taco seasoning with the chicken.
2. In a skillet, mix olive oil with the bell peppers and onion. Stirring frequently, cook over medium-high heat until peppers and onions are soft.
3. Heat a separate skillet on medium heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon of butter and allow it to melt. Place a tortilla in the skillet and move it around a bit so the butter evenly coats the bottom. Then add cheese, the onion/pepper mix, and the chicken. Top with a second tortilla shell.
4. Check the bottom of the tortilla fairly often because it burns quickly. Once the tortilla starts to brown, place a dinner plate on top of the quesadilla. Pick the skillet up and flip the quesadilla on to the plate. I usually wear an oven mitt on the hand holding the plate in place so I don’t burn myself.
5. Melt a bit more butter in the skillet. Using a large spatula, transfer the quesadilla from the plate back to the skillet to cook the other side.
6. Once the bottom is browned, remove the quesadilla from the skillet using a spatula. Cut it in to four even pieces (so it’s easier to eat)
A few years ago I created a meal from a combination of recipes I found online. My husband named it Pasta Delicioso and here’s the recipe!
– 8 ounces penne pasta, dry
– 4 cups broccoli florets
– 2 Tablespoons olive oil
– 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
– 1 small onion, diced
– 2 cups sliced zucchini
– 1/2 cup chicken broth (or 1/4 cup chicken broth and 1/2 cup of whipping cream)
– 1 teaspoon dried oregano
– ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
– 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
– 4 cups fresh spinach, chopped small using scissors
– 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
– 1/8 teaspoon salt
– mozzarella cheese
Directions 1. Cook pasta according to package instructions
2. Add broccoli for the last 2 minutes of cooking pasta
3. Drain well – add back to pot
4. Meanwhile, in wok or large frying pan, add olive oil, garlic, onion and saute for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Now add sliced zucchini and continue to saute for another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6. Add chicken broth, oregano, and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute.
7. Reduce head to medium, add tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
8. Stir in spinach, cook until spinach is tender, about 2 minutes.
9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
10. Add pasta and broccoli mixture. Mix well.
11. Spoon pasta mixture on to plate, add mozzarella cheese and serve with bread.