All posts filed under: Main Dish

Mom’s Meat & Potatoes

My mom made this quite often as I was growing up. It’s an economical way to provide a delicious main dish. We’d usually have spanish rice on the side and pinto beans too or maybe a simple salad made of thin cut iceberg lettuce seasoned with salt and pepper and tossed with a bit of mayonnaise. I am blessed to have many warm and fuzzy memories of my youth that center around a happy Momma, a warm kitchen and delicious food Today I love this stuff in a burrito, oh yum! Mom’s Meat and Potatoes would also make a perfect taco filling Precook 3 washed potatoes in the microwave (I usually set the timer to just under the number of potatoes for baked potatoes so for 3 potatoes I set my timer for 2 baked potatoes) after they cool peel and chop them Sauté 1/4 cup chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for about 5 minutes Add in 1 pound ground round or ground turkey, cook the meat until just about done. By …

Easy Tri Tip Roast w/Vegetables

This is such a easy way to prepare a tri tip and it makes for a very tasty meal. Today I am still under the weather a tad, been fighting a bad cold (or perhaps in hindsight it was influenza B) all week, so this put together and forget about it, way of cooking a tri tip… definitely works! 2 pounds tri tip 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 envelope Lipton onion soup mix 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 1/2 cups water 1 white onion peeled & quartered 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp garlic powder 4 russet potato, peeled and quartered 1 1/2 cups baby carrots 3 celery stalks, chopped into large pieces Process… Bring your meat to more room temperature by setting it out on your kitchen counter 20 minutes before you prep it Heat the oil to hot in a large sauté pan Brown the tri tip of both sides over high heat. This should take no more than 3-5 minutes per side (don’t skip this step, by browning …

Zoodles with Avocado Cream Sauce

This is a great dish to make if you are doing Keto or low carb, it’s super tasty and easy. Make your zoodles. There are contraptions you can buy on Amazon to do this. For the sauce… 3 avocados 1/4 cup cream 1/4 cup water 1/4 tsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp salt Blend all until smooth Spiral your zucchini Salt and pepper the noodles Pan fry over medium heat in 1 tablespoon olive oil for just about 10 minutes Add amount of sauce to your specific desire/zoodles to sauce ratio. Top with parm cheese, enjoy! g.

Easy Tex-Mex Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Thanks to my daughter for reminding of the fact that these are yummy! I had not made them in decades. As a young mother and budding foodie I believe my first try took a lot of work (in my opinion) and the effort did not yield too much flavor. This version of stuffed peppers is full of flavor and could not be easier… Ingredients… 1 pound ground turkey 1 envelope taco seasoning 1 cup rice (cooked) 4 large bell peppers (any color), tops trimmed off and white and seeds inside of peppers removed Dash of pepper 1/8 tsp paprika 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp garlic powder Process… Preheat oven to 350 Cook the ground turkey Add the taco seasoning and all other seasonings Combine the cooked turkey with white rice Stuff each pepper with the turkey and rice mixture Top each stuffed pepper with grated cheddar cheese Bake the peppers for 45 minutes Enjoy!

Oh My Mollete

I recently got together with my maternal Aunt, we swapped family history and recipe stories. She shared how her grandkids love a good Mollette. Naturally I had to ask, “what the heck is a mollette?.” This hungry girl had to know, ASAP. Here’s a link from Savuer, their take on the coveted Mollete https://pin.it/i4p74bqqob3pha First off, here are some tips… Split your bread, bolillos (found in Mexican bakeries and some grocery store bakery sections) or bun of choice, toast the halves and butter them (after hollowing them out a bit) for added decadence. Use beans as the base layer. Cooked meat can be added as well. You could also add cooked scrambled eggs or seasoned cooked ground round or ground turkey, leftover taco meat or cooked shredded chicken, etc… Garnish with your favorite things/whatever you have on hand. Thee Molleta is your oyster at this point! This morning for my garnishes I used a green salsa I made previously. I used some chopped onions I had in the fridge, a bit of chopped cilantro, a …

Guisado a La Oma

This is a dish my mom made quite often. It’s a meat and potato stew with green beans. I’ve spent years trying to get this recipe just so. I do believe I finally have. It’s so perfect on a cool evening. Ingredients… 1 pound ground turkey 1/2 a medium white onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tsp salt divided 1/4 tsp pepper divided 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 6 cups beef broth 1/4 tsp oregano Pinch of comino (ground cumin) 4 potatoes, peeled and diced 1 can green beans, drained Process… Cook the ground turkey, season with 1/2 the salt salt and 1/2 the pepper, drain any fat, set aside In a stock pot heat oil to medium high Add in the onion, cook until translucent Add in the rest of the salt and pepper Add in the garlic, cook an additional 2/3 minutes, stirring often as to not burn the garlic Add in the chopped tomatoes cook another 5 minutes or so Next, add in the beef broth Add …