Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Beef Burgaundy Stroganoff

3 lbs lean stewing beef, cut into bite size pieces
1 can Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can Healthy Request Cream of Celery Soup
1 cup any Red Wine (or beef broth)
1 pkg. Lipton Onion Soup
1 box of whole button mushrooms (optional)

Mix all of the above ingredients together and either cook at 325 degree oven for 4 hours or put in your crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours.  Add 16 ounces of sour cream when you remove it from the oven or turn off the crock pot.  Serve over 1 pound wide egg noodles or rice.  Serves 8-10.

Review:  This is such a great crock pot meal!  Tons of flavor and so easy to assemble and prepare.  Try to use the lower sodium soups to keep the sodium content down.    Use beef broth if you do not have any red wine, it is just as good. 
Review 2:  I just made this again and added the whole button mushroomes.  They were fantastic!  I think you could make this vegitarian with only the mushrooms as they are so hardy and the flavor is so good.  Just check the ingredients in the Lipton Onion Soup mix to make sure there is no meat base in it.  YUM!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Teriyaki Pork and Vegetables with Noodles


8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
4 green onions
1 TBSP dark sesame oil
1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
3 (4 ounce) boneless center cut pork loin chops, cut into 1/4 inch strips
1 (3 1/2 ounce) package of mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup low sodium teriyaki sauce
4 tsp chili garlic sauce ( such as Lee Kum Kee)

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid; keep warm.
Remove green tops from green onions; thinly slice, and set aside.  Mince white portions of onions; set aside.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add minced white portions of onions, bell pepper, pork and mushrooms; saute until pork is cooked and brown.  Combine 1/4 cup cooking liquid, teriyaki sauce, and chili garlic sauce in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.  Add pasta and teriyaki sauce mixture to skillet; toss well to coat.  Stir in sliced green onion tops.

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Comments:  This has tremendous flavor and is a great new way for me to serve pasta.  It would be equally good with chicken.  I used 1/2 canola oil and 1/2 dark sesame oil as sesame oil has such a strong flavor, but this is your choice.  Leftovers heated up well.  This was a huge hit and I will make it again!