Sunday, January 4, 2009

More recipes

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak
What you need:
--2 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 2 inch strips
--garlic powder to taste
--3 tablespoons vegetable oil
--1 cube beef bouillon
--1/4 cup hot water
--1 tablespoon cornstarch
--1 small chopped onion
--2 large green bell peppers, roughly chopped
--1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, with liquid
--3 tablespoons soy sauce
--1 teaspoon white sugar
--1 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Sprinkle strips of sirloin with garlic powder to taste. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil and brown the seasoned beef strips. Transfer to a slow cooker.
Mix bouillon cube with hot water until dissolved, then mix in cornstarch until dissolved. Pour into the slow cooker with meat. Stir in onion, green peppers, stewed tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar, and salt.
Cover, and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low for 6 to 8 hours.


Chili
What you need:
--2 pounds ground beef
--1 onion, finely diced
--3 cloves garlic, minced
--1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
--2 (14.5 ounce) cans Italian-style diced tomatoes
--1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
--1 cup water
--1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans
--1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans
--2 tablespoons chili powder
--1 tablespoon ground cumin
--2 tablespoons white sugar
--1 tablespoon salt
--1 teaspoon ground black pepper
--1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
**I love beans so I normally add some northern beans also**

Directions:
In a large stock pot lightly brown ground beef, and drain if needed.
Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is translucent.
Add tomatoes, diced tomatoes with chili peppers, tomato sauce, water, kidney beans, pinto beans, chili powder, cumin, sugar, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes and then serve.


Cake Balls
What you need:
--1 (18.25 ounce) package cake mix
--1 (16 ounce) container prepared frosting
--1 package chocolate chips (white, dark or milk)

Directions:
Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using any of the recommended pan sizes. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl, and stir in the frosting until well blended. (I allow mine to cool to the touch at least.)
Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl in the microwave, or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.
Use a melon baller or small scoop to form balls of the chocolate cake mixture. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set. (I don't dip my balls I just drizzle the choc. over top of them)
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