Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Spatched-cocked Turkey

by Nina Graff

Spatched-cocked Turkey!  I had to try it this year.  It worked very well (and it's fun to say!) 

This is NOT for presentation (it's not pretty), but it's a great way to cook a smaller (10 lb.) bird fast, evenly, and crispy. 

The photo doesn't look pretty.... but it tastes good!

I used olive oil and Perfect Pinch Rotisserie spice on mine. My husband cut out the back with the saws-all!

475ยบ for 75 minutes. Done!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Tasty Sloppy Joes

A delicious, quick and easy recipe that freezes well!

This is a wonderful recipe to make ahead in large quantities for easy meals when you're too busy to cook.  

It's also a great recipe to enlist a child (boy or girl) to help, so he/she gets more familiar with learning how to cook.  Before long your child can make this without your help.  You will be so glad you taught your children how to cook, and they will have learned how to master a much-needed life skill! 

Although I started with a recipe, this one has been changed around so much it no longer resembles it anymore.

4 lbs. ground beef (with no hormones or preservatives)
2 (12 oz.) bags frozen onion and pepper mixture
             (I used Kroger brand and chopped them.)
2 Tbsp. steak seasoning
             (I used Kroger Grill Time Seasoning for Steak.)
3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1 large jar chunky salsa 

              (The amount isn't critical.)
stevia to taste
sea salt to taste

Cook ground beef, onions, and peppers thoroughly.
Add steak seasoning, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, 
salsa, stevia, and salt.

This can be served on a bun along with a salad and vegetable.
Or serve it without a bun, along with mashed potatoes and a vegetable or salad.  Either way, it's very tasty!

Update on November 11, 2017:
I am cooking ahead for family coming later this year and this morning when I made this recipe, I used 6 pounds of good quality ground beef and 1 pound ground turkey and added carrots that were finely chopped in the food processor with a sharp blade.  So this meat dish has plenty of vegetables (onions, peppers, and carrots) for added nutrition and color.  Also, doTERRA essential oils were used (black pepper, dill, basil, marjoram, and cilantro), but a little goes a very long way in making it a super flavorful recipe.