Main Dishes

Beef Barbeque

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceKaren Williams, Main Library (2006)
Prep time5 minutes
Cooking time8 hours
Total time8 hours, 5 minutes

Ingredients

3 lb
beef chuck roast
3⁄4 c
brown sugar
1
onion (medium)
 
Lawry's seasoned salt (to taste)
1
Hamburger buns (package)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Fill roasting pan half full of water. Put onions, brown sugar and Lowery’s seasoned salt over roast. Cover and bake all day (8 hours). The water should be cooked down so that the meat can be broken apart and put on buns.

Smoked Beef Brisket

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceJohn Brooks-Barr (1992)
Prep time8 hours
Cooking time3 hours
Total time11 hours

Ingredients

1
5- to 6-lb. beef brisket
2 T
liquid smoke
2 T
Worcestershire sauce
2 t
garlic salt
2 t
celery salt
2 t
onion salt

Instructions

Place brisket on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Thoroughly mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Brush both sides of the brisket with the mixture and pour the remaining on. Seal the foil tightly and marinate it in the refrigerator overnight. Turn the foil-wrapped brisket occasionally. Bake (in the foil packet) in a 300° to 325° oven, allowing 30 minutes to the pound. An alternative method, particularly suited for “today’s active lifestyle” is to set the oven at 200°, toss the packet in when you leave for work in the morning and enjoy it 10 hours or so later.

Spaghetti Pie II

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceDottie Aumiller (1991)
Prep time25 minutes
Cooking time1 hour
Total time1 hour, 25 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 pk
spaghetti (from 1 lb package)
1 T
vegetable oil
1⁄3 c
Parmesan cheese (grated)
2
eggs (beaten)
1 c
cottage cheese
1⁄2 lb
ground beef (or pork sausage)
1⁄2 c
onion (chopped)
1⁄4 c
green pepper (chopped)
1 3⁄4 c
stewed tomatoes (14-oz, drained and cut up)
2⁄3 c
tomato paste (6 oz)
1 t
dried oregano leaves (crushed)
1⁄2 t
garlic powder
1⁄2 t
ground black pepper
1⁄4 t
salt (optional)
1⁄4 c
mozzarella cheese (shredded)

Instructions

Prepare spaghetti according to package directions; drain. In large bowl or pan, toss spaghetti with oil; reserve 1 cup spaghetti for later filling. Toss remaining spaghetti with Parmesan cheese and eggs. Turn into 10-inch pie plate. Press spaghetti mixture into bottom and up sides of pie plate to form crust. Evenly spread cottage cheese over bottom of spaghetti crust. Set aside. In medium skillet, sauté ground beef, onion and green pepper until meat is brown and crumbly. Drain excess fat. Then stir in stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, garlic powder, pepper, salt and 1 cup reserved spaghetti. Heat thoroughly. Spoon this meat mixture over cottage cheese. Cover loosely with greased foil. (I spray the foil with Pam.) Bake in preheated oven at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; continue baking 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. I usually double this recipe and make 2 pies or 1 large casserole in a 9 x 12-inch baking dish. Delicious and not as hard as it looks.

Double-Deuce Pork Roast

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceIlene Sexton (1992)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time40 minutes
Total time55 minutes

Ingredients

1
pork loin roast
 
honey (we use wildflower honey)
 
rosemary

Instructions

Take one pork loin roast and spread honey on it (we use wildflower honey) and sprinkle liberally with rosemary. Roast in oven, uncovered. After about 1/2 hour, brush the honey that has run off into the pan back on the roast. Then put some water in the bottom of the pan and cover. Continue roasting until done. We used a 350° oven. The smell is wonderful and it tastes divine.

The recipe was taken from Robert Parker’s book Double-Deuce.

Sunny Honey Chicken

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceCarol Deshler (1988)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time1 hour
Total time1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
butter (melted)
1⁄2 c
honey
1⁄3 c
mustard (up to 1/2 c according to taste)
1⁄4 t
salt
1 t
curry powder
3 lb
chicken breasts (boneless, skinned)
 
parsley sprigs

Instructions

Combine first 5 ingredients; mix well. Divide sauce in half. Dip chicken into 1/2 of sauce, coating all sides. Place chicken in a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Bake at 375° for 1 hour. Warm remaining sauce and pour over chicken before serving. Garnish with parsley sprigs. Serve with wild rice. 4 to 5 servings.

Chicken Bombay

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceSarah Turner (1989)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time45 minutes
Total time1 hour, 5 minutes

Ingredients

1
fryer (about 3-lb, cut up)
1⁄4 c
flour
1 t
salt
1⁄4 t
pepper
4 T
butter
1⁄3 c
onion (diced)
1⁄3 c
green pepper (diced)
1 clv
garlic (minced)
1 1⁄2 t
curry powder
1⁄2 t
thyme
2 c
stewed tomatoes
 
Blanched toasted almonds

Instructions

Mix flour with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken pieces in seasoned flour. Heat butter and brown chicken on all sides. Remove the chicken. Add the onion, pepper, garlic, curry powder and thyme. Cook briefly, stirring. Add tomatoes with liquid from the can. Return the chicken, skin side up. Cover and cook until tender. Serve with almonds.

Swiss Chicken Casserole

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceDottie Aumiller (1979)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time1 hour
Total time1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients

6 T
margarine
1
onion (small, chopped)
1⁄3 c
flour
1 t
salt
1⁄4 t
pepper
3 c
chicken broth
8 oz
Swiss cheese (diced)
2 pk
chopped broccoli (10-oz pks, thawed and well drained)
2 c
chicken (cooked)
2 1⁄2 c
Minute Rice (cooked)
1
egg

Instructions

Melt margarine and sauté onion. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add chicken broth and Swiss cheese. Stir until melted. Mix in broccoli and cooked chicken. Add cooked rice. Add last 1 egg. Pour into a 9 x 13-inch pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Let sit. Best if done day before!

Tuna Loaf with Cucumber Sauce

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceJohn Brooks-Barr (1996)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time1 hour
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
milk
3
eggs (slightly beaten)
18
saltine crackers (finely crushed)
1 c
celery (finely chopped)
3 pk
tuna (6 1/2- to 7-oz cans, drained)
2 T
onion (grated)
1⁄4 t
pepper
3⁄4 t
salt
2
cucumbers (medium, peeled, seeded and chopped)
 
water
2 1⁄2 T
butter (or margarine)
2 1⁄2 T
flour (all-purpose)
1 t
salt
1 1⁄2 t
grated lemon peel
1 t
lemon juice
2
egg yolks
 
parsley (chopped, for garnish)
 
cucumber (slices, for garnish)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine milk, eggs and crackers; let stand 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir in celery, tuna, onion, pepper and salt. Pour tuna mixture into well-greased 10 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake tuna loaf for 1 hour, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly. About 15 minutes before serving, prepare Cucumber Sauce. In 2-quart saucepan, simmer cucumbers in 1 cup water until tender-crisp. Drain. Add water to liquid to make 1/4 cups; set aside. In same saucepan over medium heat, melt butter or margarine; add flour. Stir until smooth. Slowly add reserved liquid. Cook, stirring, until thickened. Add salt, lemon peel, juice and cooked cucumber; cook just until boiling. In small bowl, beat egg yolks slightly; stir in some hot liquid. Slowly add mixture to pan. Cook, stirring, until thickened (do not boil). Loosen loaf from pan; invert onto platter. Pour on some sauce; garnish. Pass remaining sauce.

Quick Chili

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceNancy Fogle (2001)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time1 hour, 20 minutes
Total time1 hour, 40 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 lb
ground beef
1
onion (medium, chopped)
3
celery stalks (up to 4, chopped)
1⁄4 c
green pepper (chopped, optional)
1 cn
tomato soup (10 3/4-oz)
1 cn
diced tomatoes (16-oz)
1 cn
tomato sauce (8-oz)
2 cn
spicy kidney beans (15 1/2-oz cans)
1 t
salt
1⁄2 t
pepper
1 T
sugar
1⁄2 t
garlic powder (optional)

Instructions

Combine ground beef, onion, celery and green pepper in Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat until beef is browned and crumbled. Drain off drippings and discard. Add the remainder of ingredients, stirring well. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Makes 6 to 8 cups.

Tortellini

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceJoan Redding (1987)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes
Total time40 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
cheese tortellini (12-oz, cooked according to package instructions)
3 T
butter
1 c
Parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
1 c
Swiss cheese (diced)
1 c
mozzarella cheese (diced)
2 T
butter
3 T
flour
3 c
milk
1 1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄4 t
white pepper
1⁄8 t
nutmeg
 
fine dry bread crumbs

Instructions

Coat a buttered shallow 3-quart baking dish with bread crumbs. Toss tortellini with butter and Parmesan cheese. Add Swiss and mozzarella cheese and toss lightly. Turn half of the mixture into dish. Make white sauce by melting butter. Blend in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until sauce boils 1 minute. Add salt, white pepper, and nutmeg. Top dish with half the white sauce. Repeat layers. Top with bread crumbs and/or Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.

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