October 27, 2010

BBQ Pulled Pork

2.5-3 lb Pork Roast
1 bottle of favorite BBQ sauce
1 Tbsp brown sugar

Put Pork Roast in crock pot covered with water for 6-8 hours on Low.
Then drain water and fat. Shred Pork and put back in Crock pot.
Add BBQ Sauce and brown sugar. I would start with just 1/2 the bottle and add til you like it - if you add too much it is more BBQ than pork.
Cook on Low for an additional 1-2 hr

Freeze or Serve on Rolls.

Southfork Chili

2 1/2 cups ground beef
2 cups onions, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
3 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
2 1/2 tsp salt
2 (16 oz) cans chili beans
1 (16 oz) can red kidney beans
2-3 (16 oz) cans diced (or stewed) tomatoes
1 (16 oz) can whole kernel corn
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce

In large skillet, saute beef; drain fat. Add onions, green pepper, garlic, red pepper, spices and salt.
Cook til Tender.
Add ingredients. Simmer 45 minutes (or put in crockpot for 3 hours - low)

Freeze when cool.
Or Serve with Cheese, sour cream, and chips

*This recipe is huge - When I do it for my family - I make the whole batch, and then freeze the rest for another meal another time.

October 4, 2010

Italian Grilled Chicken with Creamy Red Sauce


16 oz. pasta noodles
1/2 bottle of Italian salad dressing
2-3 chicken breasts, thawed
1 recipe of Alfredo Sauce
8 oz. marinara sauce (I used tomato basil sauce)
Parmesan cheese, grated

Alfredo Sauce:

1 8oz. block cream cheese (I use reduced fat)
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. + milk
1/2 c. + fresh Parmesan cheese
garlic salt

1. Marinate in a ziplock bag with bottled Italian dressing over night.

2. Preheat grill, boil salted water for pasta, and begin making alfredo sauce.

3. Alfredo: In a small saucepan, combine cream cheese and butter until melted. Don't be alarmed if the fat separates and makes the mixture look like curdled milk! Add milk and stir until mixture becomes smooth. Add Parmesan and seasonings and whisk until cheese melts and becomes combined. Add more milk and/or Parmesan until sauce reaches desired flavor and consistency (ie. thicker, thinner, more cheesy, etc.) You really can't go wrong! Season again, as needed.

4. Boil pasta and cook until al dente.

5. Heat marinara until warm and combine alfredo with as much marinara as desired.

6. Slice chicken into thin strips and serve over pasta and sauce. Top with fresh Parmesan.