Main Dishes

Mexican Pork

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceNancy Alonzo, Main Library (2007)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time40 minutes

Ingredients

2 lb
pork (cut into 1-inch cubes)
 
oil (for browning)
1
small onion (chopped)
1 clv
garlic (minced)
 
salt (to taste)
 
pepper (to taste)
2 c
tomatoes (chopped)
1
chili pepper (minced)

Instructions

Brown pork in oil on high heat, then lower heat to medium. Brown until crispy. Add onion and garlic, and cook until onion is limp. Pour off any fat. Season with salt and pepper. Add tomatoes and chili pepper. Simmer 15 minutes. Serve with Mexican or white rice and refried pinto beans.

Baked Steak

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceMrs. Brooks (1971)
Prep time40 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes
Total time1 hour, 5 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 lb
steak (up to 2 lbs. Round is okay.)
2 T
olive oil (or salad oil)
2 T
lemon juice
2 T
catsup
 
Worcestershire sauce (sprinkle)
 
onion
2 T
butter
 
mushrooms (if desired)

Instructions

Trim steak. Cut in serving portions. Marinate in 2 tablespoons olive or salad oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 2 tablespoons catsup. Let stand at least 30 minutes, turning once or twice. Sprinkle steaks with Worcestershire sauce, onion and 2 tablespoons butter. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat, bake until tender. Cover part time to keep moist. Add mushrooms, if desired. 

Rollasagna

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceMarion Grasso (1978)
Prep time4 hours, 10 minutes
Cooking time35 minutes
Total time4 hours, 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
loaf frozen white bread dough
8 oz
cream cheese
8 oz
ricotta cheese
1⁄2 c
onion (chopped)
1 lb
ground beef
1 t
salt (or desired seasoning)
1 t
Italian seasoning
8 oz
tomato sauce
1 pk
frozen spinach (8-oz, chopped and thawed)
1
egg (beaten)
 
sesame seed

Instructions

Place frozen dough on greased cookie sheet and rub with vegetable oil. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic sheet and let rise in a warm, draft-free place (75° to 85°) until dough is 2 1/2 times original size (about 4 hours.) Whip cream cheese in a small bowl until light and fluffy, then add ricotta cheese and chopped onion and mix well. Set aside. Sauté ground beef with salt and seasoning in frying pan and drain well. Add tomato sauce and set aside. Roll out dough on a floured surface, shaping into a 12-inch square. Spread with cheese mixture, leaving a 1-inch edge of dough on the fat side of the square. Cover cheese layer with chopped spinach. Then top with beef mixture, spreading evenly. Using a long spatula for support, roll up the dough sheet into a log shape, sealing the dough edge with fingers. The roll will be heavy and full. Cut in half to make 2 logs and place both pieces on a well-greased cookie sheet, seam side down, tucking under the log ends to keep in the filling. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seed. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

Ham Steak with Mustard Currant Sauce

Summary

Yield
2 Servings
SourceHeather Phalen (1994)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time8 minutes
Total time23 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
ham steak (1/2 inch thick, score edge to prevent curling)
2 T
currant jelly
2 T
Dijon mustard

Instructions

Rinse ham, pat dry, set on broiler pan rack. Over moderate heat, melt jelly and stir in mustard in saucepan. Brush one side of ham with sauce and place under preheated broiler about 4 inches from heat source for 4 minutes. Turn ham, brush on remaining sauce and broil for 4 minutes. Ham should be heated through and lightly brown on top.

Texas Two-Step Chicken

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceMarcia Baum (1997)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time30 minutes

Ingredients

4
chicken breasts (skinless, boneless)
1 1⁄2 c
picante sauce
2 T
brown sugar
1 T
Dijon mustard

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°. Grease 2-quart casserole dish. Place chicken breasts in casserole dish. Mix together the picante sauce, brown sugar and mustard. Pour picante sauce mixture over chicken. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve with rice for a delicious meal.

Gourmet Chicken Casserole

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceBillie Stillinger (1977)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time1 hour, 20 minutes
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients

3
chicken breasts
1 pk
sour cream (small carton)
1 cn
mushroom soup
1 pk
Pepperidge Farm dressing

Instructions

Cook 3 chicken breasts. Bone the chicken and cut in 1-inch pieces. Mix mushroom soup and sour cream. Put chicken in casserole. Cover with sour cream and mushroom mixture. Top with Pepperidge Farm dressing. Pat this down. Bake at 325° for 1 hour.

Harvey's Curried Chicken in a Skillet

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceDaisy Harvey (1976)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time40 minutes
Total time1 hour

Ingredients

1⁄4 c
vegetable oil
4
celery stalks (with leaves, sliced in 1-inch pieces)
2
onions (medium, sliced lengthwise 1/2 inch wide, do not use yellow onions)
1 cn
mushrooms (or several fresh ones, sliced)
3 lb
chicken (roasted, cut into small pieces)
1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄4 t
pepper
1 cn
stewed tomatoes (16-oz)
1 cn
tomato sauce (16-oz)
1 t
Accent
2 clv
garlic (diced)
1 T
curry powder

Instructions

In a large skillet over medium heat, mix oil. Accent, salt, pepper, curry powder and garlic. Heat and stir to keep from scorching. Add onions and celery. Sauté until onions are clear. Do not use yellow onions. This will affect curry taste. Add mushrooms, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes and chicken. Cook at medium-low for 1/2 hour, or until all vegetables are tender. Stir occasionally and keep lid over skillet. Serve over bed of hot cooked rice.

Tuna Cakes with Creamy Egg Sauce

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceHeather Phalen (1982)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time30 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
fresh bread crumbs (4 slices bread)
2 cn
tuna (6 1/2-oz cans, drained and very finely flaked)
2
eggs
2 t
Worcestershire sauce
1⁄2 t
salt
1 T
vegetable oil

Instructions

Mix bread crumbs, tuna, eggs, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Shape mixture into 6 patties. Sauté patties in oil in large skillet over medium heat until golden brown on both sides, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with Creamy Egg Sauce.

Recipe for Creamy Egg Sauce available here.

Very Good Pizza

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceCrystal Pearson (2003)
Prep time50 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
green bell pepers (and/or red bell peppers, chopped)
1⁄2 c
onion (chopped)
1 c
mushrooms (chopped)
12 oz
mozzarella cheese
1 lb
Italian sausage
1 lb
pepperoni
2 pk
DiGiorno pizza sauce
1 pk
Pillsbury hot roll mix

Instructions

Follow the instructions for making pizza crust that are found on the Pillsbury hot roll mix box. Spread pizza sauce on crust all the way to the edge. Add chopped vegetables, sausage, pepperoni and cheese. Bake according to box directions.

Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceDelores Smith (1997)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time35 minutes

Ingredients

4 c
zucchini (unpeeled and thinly sliced)
1 c
onion (chopped)
1⁄2 c
margarine
1⁄2 c
parsley (chopped)
1⁄2 t
salt
1⁄2 t
pepper
1⁄4 t
garlic powder
1⁄4 t
basil leaves
1⁄4 t
oregano leaves
2
eggs (well beaten)
8 oz
mozzarella cheese (shredded)
1 cn
crescent rolls

Instructions

Cook zucchini and onion in margarine until tender. Stir in parsley and seasonings. Beat eggs with cheese. Pour in vegetables and mix well. Line pie pan with crescent roll dough. Pour in vegetable mixture. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 8 to 20 minutes, depending on how well the dough bakes and until the filling is firm. Let stand 10 minutes.

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