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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Re-run: Baked Ziti with Chicken in Queso Sauce by Jen

http://freezerfriendz.blogspot.com/2013/01/baked-ziti-with-chicken-in-queso-sauce.html

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Cheeseburger Sliders by Beth

I got this recipe from a Facebook video around Super Bowl time.  It doubles as a good dinner or appetizer!  http://fox8.com/2016/01/29/super-bowl-snacks-heres-an-easy-cheesy-pull-apart-sliders-recipe/

Ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon mustard powder
½ teaspoon paprika
2 cups diced onion (about 1 medium onion)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (10-oz) can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles, drained
12 slices cheddar cheese
12 dinner rolls
Glaze:
½ cup butter
2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon mustard
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Assembly:
In large skillet, brown the beef with onion and garlic.  Drain; return to skillet and add seasonings.  Stir in drained tomatoes until combined. Slice dinner rolls in half and place bottom half of rolls in 9x13 baking dish. Top with beef mixture & sliced cheese. Top with the top half of the buns.
Mix all the ingredients for the glaze in a sauce pan over medium heat (or microwave about 40 seconds) and mix until melted, smooth, and combined. Pour evenly over the buns.

Serving Day:
Thaw in fridge.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Swiss Cheese Chicken By Tiffany

http://oneshetwoshe.com/2014/04/swiss-cheese-chicken.html


Ingredients:

2 pounds of chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup milk
6 or more slices Swiss cheese
Box chicken flavored stove top stuffing
1/4 cup butter, melted

Assembly:
Place chicken on bottom of baking dish. Cover with sliced cheese. Mix milk and chicken soup together in a small bowl and spread over chicken and cheese.

Serving Day:
Thaw completely in fridge. Sprinkle stuffing over top of chicken, cheese and soup. Melt butter and drizzle over the top of stuffing. Bake uncovered at 350 for 45-60 minutes.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Sloppy Joes

Recipe from: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/sloppy-joes/

Growing up sloppy joes were a staple in our household so it became a comfort food for me.  I wanted something more than Manwich out of a can so I began looking up recipes which led me to the Pioneer Woman.  This recipe is easy (after the first time making it), makes a lot, and is nice on the wallet.  Make this and you'll NEVER go back to the can again!  ENJOY 

Ingredients: 
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2-1/2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1/2 whole Large Onion, Diced
  • 1 whole Large Green Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 5 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1-1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder (more To Taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (more To Taste)
  • Worcestershire Sauce, To Taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste (optional)
  • Tabasco Sauce (optional; To Taste)
  • Salt To Taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste

Assembly: 

Melt the butter in a large skillet, add ground beef and cook until brown. Drain most of the fat. 
Add onions, green pepper, garlic and cook until vegetables begin to soften. 
Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili pepper, dry mustard, and water; simmer for 15 minutes.  Add tomato paste, Worcestershire, and Tabasco and/or red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper (if needed). Cook for another 5 minutes. 


Allow the meat mixture to cool before putting it in a big ziplock bag and lying flat to freeze. 


Serving Day:

Thaw the meat mixture and warm in a skillet (adding water if needed).  Once warm, place a scoop on a toasted bun and serve with your favorite fries.  

Friday, July 7, 2017

BBQ Ranch Chicken by Jackie

Want a chicken recipe that is super easy and full of flavor?  Try this! I tasted this chicken a few years ago on a sample day at Sam's Club.  It was SO good that I asked the employee who made it for the recipe.  Meijer has Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce on sale for 88¢ this week, so it seemed like the perfect time to make it for my Freezer Friendz.  🌝

Ingredients:
Photo of the finished product to come soon.
6 chicken breasts, rinsed and trimmed
1 c. Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
1 c. Sweet Baby Ray's Original BBQ Sauce

Assembly: 
Pour dressing and BBQ sauce into gallon size Ziploc freezer bag.  Mix well.  Place chicken breasts into bag.  Seal bag.  Make sure all chicken is well coated with sauce.  Freeze flat.

Serving Day:
Thaw completely.  Grill until cooked through.