Saturday, May 5, 2012

Baja Steak

This recipe came from the book 'Super-Fast Slow Cooking'. It is very good.

1-1/2 Lbs Boneless beef round steak, cut into serving-size pieces (We used top round steak)
2 cups frozen corn
18 oz jar chunky garden salsa
15 oz can of black beans (I used Kuner's Southwest Black Beans with cumin and chili spices)
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
Optional: 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

Place beef in slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low setting until the meat is done. To book says 8-9 hours. I cooked if for 6-7 hours. 

Optional Items: 
Tortillas (I warmed them in a pan on medium heat flipping them while heating them)
Knorr's Fiesta Sides Mexican Rice
Salsa/Taco Sauce

We took the Baja Steak and put it in the tortilla with the rice and topped it with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and salsa. Yum!

Chicken Wild Rice - Kristi Original

Lundburg Wild Rice Blend (
Chicken Bouillon Cube
Sea Salt
Chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
Water Chestnuts
Teriyaki Sauce

Make the rice per the pack instructions but add in a chicken bouillon cube or chicken bouillon glandulars and sea salt. Saute mushrooms,onion, and chicken. When the rice is finished add in chicken, mushrooms, wather chestnuts, onion. Eat plain or top with teriyaki sauce.

Cheesy Potato Burritos - Kristi Original

Ground Italian Sausage
Potatoes (2?)
1 Red Pepper
1/2 Onion
Mushrooms (5?)
Campbell's Cheese Soup
Shredded Cheese

Cook the potatoes in the microwave until they are almost done. Cut them up in cubes. Cook the Italian sausage. Chop up all of the vegetables and saute them with the Italian sausage. Add the potatoes. When they are done add the Cheese Soup. Fill the tortillas with the mixture, top with shredded cheese, and enjoy.

Turkey - How to Make a Turkey

1/4 Cup White Wine, Sherry, or Cooking Wine
Chicken Broth

1. Defrost the turkey. Remove the neck and innards from the inside of the turkey. 

2. Rinse the turkey with water and pat it dry. 

3. Make a mix of the salt, pepper, and fresh oregano. 

4. Rub the butter on, in, and under the skin of the turkey (put pats of butter under the skin). Rub seasoning on, in and under the skin of the turkey. 

5. Put the turkey in the turkey roaster or oven pan breast down. Put more seasoning on the turkey and pour the wine on top of the turkey (I didn't measure the wine, I just poured it). 

6. Cook the turkey at 325 degrees. If the turkey is in the oven, cover it with tin foil and remove the foil the last hour of cooking. (The turkey I had cooked for 3.5 hours, but I don't remember the weight. Go with the weight recommendations). 

7. After the turkey has cooked for 2 hours, pour chicken broth on the turkey. The last hour of cooking scoop the broth from the bottom of the pan on top of the turkey every 15 minutes. Wait 20-30 minutes before cutting the turkey.