Taco Soup

1-1/2 to 2 lbs ground beef (73% lean) 3 cloves (3 teaspoons) garlic, minced 1 medium (1/2 cup) onion 2 packages (4 tablespoons or 2 ounces) taco seasoning 2 cans (10 ounce) Rotel with green chiles 1 teaspoon chili powder 8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (or 2 teaspoonsContinue reading “Taco Soup”

Slow-Cooker Pork Chops

4 thick-cut pork chops 1/2 cup olive oil 2 cups chicken broth (or two cups of water and 2 chicken bullion cubes) 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper In the slow cookerContinue reading “Slow-Cooker Pork Chops”

Beef Stroganoff

1-1/2 lbs ground beef (73 / 27) 1 medium-large sweet onion, chopped 1 can sweet peas, drained 12 oz rotini noodles (gluten-free if desired) 2 cups hot water 1/4 cup rice flour 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon Accent (MSG) 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoonContinue reading “Beef Stroganoff”

Pork (or Chicken) Fried Rice

3 cups rice, fully cooked 1/2 to 1 lb pork (or chicken), very thinly sliced and chopped 3 large eggs 1 lb frozen peas 1 lb carrots, finely chopped 1 tablespoon and 1/4 cup soy sauce (gluten-free if needed), separated 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon sriracha 1/4 teaspoon salt Optional: 1 teaspoon sesame seedContinue reading “Pork (or Chicken) Fried Rice”

Beef & Vegetable Stew

4 to 5 lbs beef stew meat 1 large sweet onion, chopped 4 (14.5 oz) cans stewed tomatoes 2 (14.5 oz) cans green beans 2 (14.5 oz) cans corn 2 (14.5 oz) cans red kidney beans 1 lb baby carrots 1 lb frozen okra 1 lb frozen peas 2 tablespoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepperContinue reading “Beef & Vegetable Stew”

Salisbury Steak

1-1/2 lbs ground beef (80% or 73% lean recommended) 1 medium onion, chopped (yellow sweet recommended) 2 (0.87 oz/24 g) packages McCormick Brown Gravy Mix 2 to 2-1/2 cups water 1 to 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce Salt and Pepper to taste Directions: Hand mix Worchestershire sauce into ground beef. Form into patties; salt/pepper to taste.Continue reading “Salisbury Steak”

Beef in Brown Gravy

3 lbs stew meat or beef tips 2 medium onions (sweet yellow recommended), roughly chopped 2 lbs frozen peas 3 (0.87 oz/24 g) packages McCormick Brown Gravy mix 8 beef bullion cubes 1 to 2 teaspoons coarse black pepper 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2-1/2 to 3 cups water Directions: Turn Instant Pot toContinue reading “Beef in Brown Gravy”

Perfect Pulled Chicken

4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, trimmed 9 chicken bullion cubes 2 cups water Directions: Turn Instant Pot to Saute. Add water and bullion cubes. Heat until cubes dissolve completely. Add chicken breasts whole in a single layer. Set pressure to high, cook for 35 minutes (after pressurized). Drain 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 cups of juicesContinue reading “Perfect Pulled Chicken”

Crock Pot Pulled Chicken

4 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless, trimmed of fat and tendons 5 chicken bullion cubes Approximately 1/4 to 1/2 cup white vinegar Onion Powder Garlic Powder Seasoned Salt Coarsely ground black pepper Directions: Place chicken in crock pot. In a small saucepan filled 2/3rds with water, add bullion cubes and heat until dissolved completely (about 5Continue reading “Crock Pot Pulled Chicken”