Cheesy cheddar meatloaf

Ingredient list

2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
32 Ritz crackers, crushed
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon mustard
Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Beat eggs. Add milk and crackers . Stir in onion and cheese. Add ground beef. Mix well. Shape into a loaf.
3. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
4. Combine ketchup, brown sugar and mustard to make topping. Spoon half of the topping over the meatloaf after 30 min. of baking. Return loaf to over for 10 more min. of baking. Spoon the rest of the topping over meatloaf, return to oven and bake for 5-10 min more.

Heavenly Halibut

Ingredient list

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped green onions
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 dash hot pepper sauce
2 pounds skinless halibut fillets
Instructions

1. Preheat the oven broiler. Grease a baking dish.

2. In a bowl, mix the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, lemon juice, green onions, salt, and hot pepper sauce.

3. Arrange the halibut fillets in the prepared baking dish.

4. Broil halibut fillets 8 minutes in the prepared oven, or until easily flaked with a fork. Spread with the Parmesan cheese mixture, and continue broiling 2 minutes, or until topping is bubbly and lightly browned.

Quick weeknight chicken parmesan

Ingredient list

3/4 cup flour
Salt and pepper
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups Italian bread crumbs
Italian seasoning
2 pounds chicken cutlets
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 (26 oz.) jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
8-12 ounces shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan)
Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a shallow dish, combine flour with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. In a bowl, beat together eggs and 2 Tbsp. water. Place bread crumbs in another shallow dish.

2. Dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess. Dip into egg mixture, letting excess drain. Dredge in bread crumbs, pressing on gently.

3. In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium/high heat. Add cutlets. Cook until golden, usually 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a 9 x 13 glass baking dish. Continue cooking with oil and chicken until all chicken cutlets are done. Can add more coconut oil if needed.

4. Pour spaghetti sauce on top of cutlets generously. Sprinkle some Italian seasoning on top of the sauce for some extra flavor. Sprinkle cheeses generously on top. Cook for approximately 20-25 minutes.

5. Can serve over pasta or on its own.

Braised Beef with BBQ sauce

Ingredient list

1 6-pound brisket

Rub into beef:
1 1/2 tablespoons seasoning salt, pepper, paprika

Marinate beef for 8 hours in:
2 cups oil
2 cups cider vinegar
1/2 cup Worcestershire
2 bay leaves

Place in covered container over indirect heat for 3 1/2-4 hours, basting with marinade every 30 minutes.

The last hour of cooking, coat both sides of brisket with barbeque sauce. Continue to cook until tender and baste only the top.

Barbecue Sauce:
4 cups catsup
1 cup cider vinegar
2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 medium onion, grated
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons seasoning salt
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon pepper

Bring to boil. Remove bay leaf.

The Best Crab Cakes

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Ingredient list

1 lb. crabmeat, preferably backfin
½ cup crushed saltines & ½ breadcrumbs, crushed finely with rolling pin
1 tsp. horseradish
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, optional
¼ tsp. white pepper
3-4 T. mayonnaise, depending on consistency
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. Bay seasoning
¼ tsp. salt
Dash of Tabasco sauce (1-2 drops)
1-2 tsp. finely chopped fresh parsley when available

Instructions

Pick over crab, mix with breadcrumbs in large bowl. In smaller bowl, beat egg, other ingredients. Mix in with crab. Either pan fry crab cakes in butter or oil or put in shells and bake at 375° for 15 minutes. (Sprinkle first with grated Parmesan.)
Alternate version: omit Worcestershire, include 1 T. fresh chopped tarragon or a ¼ tsp. dried tarragon, juice of ½ lime or lemon and a couple of grindings of fresh black pepper. Fold in egg and seasonings with the crabmeat and crumbs, mixing gently.

Quick and easy grilled chicken breast kebabs

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Ingredient list

1 oz. packet of Ranch Dry Salad Dressing Mix
2 T. Vegetable Oil
1 lb. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts cut into 1/2″ cubes
Green, yellow, & red bell pepper, cut in squares
Onion, cut into square pieces
Instructions

Combine 1 oz. packet of Ranch Dry Salad Dressing Mix with 2 tablespoon vegetable oil. Cut 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts into cubes. Marinate chicken in mixture 15 minutes. Place chicken, peppers, and onions alternately on 8 skewers. Brush with remaining marinade. Grill for 10 mins or until done.

One pot chicken with lime and cilantro

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Ingredient list

-1.5 lbs chicken cut into 1-2 inch cubes
-1/3 cup olive oil + 2 tbsp
– Juice of 2 limes
-1 tbsp vinegar
– 3 cloves minced garlic divided
-1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
– 1 tsp cumin
-1/4 large white onion diced (about 3/4 cup)
-6 medium Yukon Gold Potatoes diced
-1 tsp Salt plus more to taste
-Pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Make your marinade: Combine oil, lime juice, zest, vinegar, 1 clove garlic, fresh coriander, and cumin. Blend until well combined. Pour marinade over chicken reserving about 2 tbsp of marinade to set aside.
3. Heat an oven proof skiller to medium- medium high heat. Once hot, add 2 tbsp oil. Toss in diced onion and potatoes. Saute for 3-5 minutes, then add garlic. Season with salt. Saute another 2-3 mins.
4. Add chicken and transfer to oven.
5. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are done.
6. Salt and pepper to taste, top with remaining 2 tbsp of marinade.

Mom’s Cabbage Rolls

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Ingredient list

1 large head green cabbage
1 lb lean ground beef
2 C cooked rice
1 t minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 can tomato sauce
2 onions, chopped
3/4 C brown sugar, packed
1-28 oz can tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1/2 C honey
Juice of 3 lemons
Salt, pepper, paprika
Instructions

Boil whole cabbage in water for 10 minutes. Remove as many leaves as possible. Combine beef, rice, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika. Place a large spoonful on each cabbage leaf. Roll up tightly. Secure with a toothpick. Cut up the rest of cabbage, add 2 onions and apple. Mix together and spread half of the mixture in two 9 x 13 pans. Arrange cabbage rolls on top. Combine brown sugar, tomatoes, tomato paste, honey, and lemon juice. Pour over all. Cover pans with foil and bake at 300 for 30 minutes. Bake at 325 for 2 1/2 hours. Baste with juices.

Swiss Chard Enchiladas

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Ingredient list

12 corn tortillas
1 c. grated cheddar or jack cheese
1 head swiss chard chopped
1 medium onion finely chopped
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 medium tomatoes
3 garlic cloves
1/4 medium onions
4-6 dried red chile pods
1 c. hot water
1 fried egg optional
Instructions

In a large skillet heat oil, saute garlic and onions until golden. Add chard and saute quickly until aldente. In blender until smooth blend the medium tomatoes, garlic cloves, medium onion, dried chile pods and one cup water. Pour blended mixture over sauted chared to make enchilada sauce. Heat over medium heat 2-3 minutes. On cookie sheet layer sauce and tortillas and cheese. About 2 or 3 layers. Heat in oven at 325 for 5 minutes. Serve with fried egg on top. The egg is optional.

Cabbage rolls

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Ingredient list

1 head of cabbage
1 med. onion
1 T. butter
2 lbs. ground beef
1 egg (beaten)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. water
2 c. beef broth
Instructions

Remove core from cabbage. Place whole head in a large kettle filled with boiling water. Cover; cook 5-10 minutes. Remove softened outer leaves. Repeat until all leaves are softened and have been removed; drain. Cut thick stem from each leaf. Saute medium onion in butter. Add ground beef, egg, salt, pepper and water. Mix thoroughly. Place about 1/4 cup hamburger mixture at stem end of each leaf. Roll each leaf, tucking ends in toward center. Place cabbage rolls, seam side down, in ungreased baking dish. Pour 2 c. beef broth over cabbage rolls. Cover with foil for 30 minutes. Bake at 350º for about 1 1/2 hours. Makes 4-6 servings.

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