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Monday, February 15, 2016

Re-Run Sante Fe Soup by Jen

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Homemade Sloppy Joes by Jackie

Adapted from Best Loved Slow Cooker Recipes

*As of May 2009, this recipe can be made gluten free by using the products in parenthesis.

One recipe makes 16 servings.

3 lb. ground beef
1 c. chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced or ¼ tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 c. ketchup (*Heinz)
1 c. chopped green pepper (I used orange peppers too.)
1/2 c. water
4T. brown sugar (*organic)
4 T. prepared mustard (*French’s)
4 T. vinegar (*red wine vinegar)
4 T. Worcestershire sauce (*French’s or Lee & Perrins)
3 tsp. chili powder

In large skillet, brown ground beef, onion and garlic. Cook until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain fat. In any size crock pot, combine remaining ingredients. Stir in meat mixture. Cover and cook on Low 6-8 hrs. or on High 3-4 hrs. Allow mixture to cool.  Divide meat between two gallon-size Ziploc freezer bags.

Serving Day:Place in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until heated through. Serve on toasted buns

Teriyaki Chicken Tacos by Beth

2 1/2 T. cornstarch
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 3/4 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. pineapple juice
1/2 t. garlic powder
2 t. fresh ground ginger
1 bunch green onion, thinly sliced
2 1/2-3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
instant rice
soft corn tortillas

In saucepan, combine brown sugar and cornstarch.  Gradually pour in chicken broth and stir to combine.  Add soy sauce, pineapple juice, garlic powder, and ginger.  Bring to boil, stirring occasionally.  Boil for 2 min.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.  While this cools, cut chicken thighs into small, bite size pieces.  Reserve 1 1/2 c. of cooled teriyaki sauce, place in fridge.  Add remaining sauce to chicken pieces and the white part of the green onion and marinate overnight in the fridge.  The next day, pour chicken with marinade into skillet and cook over med/high until chicken is done.  Allow to cool and place in gallon size freezer bag.  Pour in the reserved marinade over the chicken.  Seal and freeze.  Flash freeze the green part of the onion.  (Flash freezing means to spread out the green onion in a single layer on cookie sheet and freeze until firm).  Place green onion in small bag and freeze also.

Serving Day:
Thaw chicken in fridge.  Warm up saucy chicken in microwave or in skillet.  Prepare rice according to directions on box (I wrote the instructions on your bag of rice).  Add the thawed green onion to the rice.  To serve, put a spoonful of rice topped with a spoonful of teriyaki chicken on tortilla.  Enjoy!