07 September 2011

R's Savory Sloppy Joes

I thought I'd post my sloppy joe recipe, since I haven't yet. It's not something I fix a lot, just when we have a taste for it.
I don't like the store bought, sweet sloppy joe or ketchup based sauces. Most people seem to & that's fine, but I do not. So, I came up with my own.

1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef (or whatever you like)
1/2 onion & green bell pepper, diced (optional)
1 can tomato sauce, low/no sodium
2 tablespoons wooshy sauce or A1 (whatever you have on hand)
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon or less hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon each salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder (can also add garlic Season All or Steak Seasoning if you like)
Essence or Red Pepper Flakes to taste (if you like it a bit spicy)
Hamburger Rolls

Cook ground beef (& veggies if you like) until well browned, stirring often to separate the meat. Drain off any grease.
Stir in remaining ingredients & cook until mixture is hot & bubbling. Serve on rolls.

*Can substitute red wine vinegar for wooshy/A1 if you don't have either of those.

*Can adjust amounts to feed your family.

*Can cook meat as directed, then add everything to crock pot & cook on low all day

*Total carb guess around 9-10g per serving + roll.

06 September 2011

Corn on the Cob (COC)

It has been a wonderful season for local corn on the cob. I have found that the most flavorful way to fix it is the microwave of all things! It roasts it. It steams it. It comes out so nice & tender all in its own husk. And so easy!
Cut the tips of the cob.
Do not shuck it, but open up the end of the silks just a tad.
Put a paper towel in your microwave (just to not have silks & husk in the bottom of your microwave).
Lay the cob on the paper towel.
Microwave 1 cob at a time for 5 minutes each.
No turning or fussing or anything.
Use oven mitts to remove the cob to a plate & cover with a paper towel to keep warm.
Put in next cob & repeat process.
I use oven mitts to take them out because they are steaming hot.
When they are all nuked, I shuck them all at the same time using the oven mitts as well (still hot).
You can butter, S&P them individually or all at the same time.