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Beef and Broccoli Ramen

  • Peanut oil
  • 1 lb steak, sliced thinly
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice win vinegar
  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 packets ramen noodles, seasoning packet discarded (3 ounces each)

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup low sodium beef broth (low sodium important)
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 6 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice win vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Hot sauce

Method

  1. Add steak, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar to a medium bowl. Marinate minimum of one hour.
  2. Mix all sauce ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Cook ramen and set aside
  4. Saute beef, onion, and garlic in wok.
  5. Add broccoli and sauce. Stir and simmer until broccoli is cooked and sauce is thickened.
  6. Toss in noodles and stir to coat.
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Chicken Pot Pie

Well, this one won’t be for Rob, but sometimes I need to make something for just little man and myself. Or something that has leftovers. So Chicken Pot Pie!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, cubed
  • 2 Carrots, sliced
  • 2 Celery stalks, sliced
  • 3/4 cup Frozen Peas
  • 3/4 cup Frozen Corn
  • 1/2 Onion, finely chopped
  • 6 TBSP Butter
  • 1/3 cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 32 oz Chicken Broth (split off 2 1/4 cup and set aside)
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 9 in round Pie Crusts (top and bottom)
  • 1 Egg white

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 375 F.

  1. In a large pan, combine Chicken, Carrots, Celery, Peas, and Corn.
  2. Cover with Chicken broth (add a little water if needed to cover fully), and bring to a boil for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, melt butter, then saute onions until translucent.
  4. Add in the Flour and Spices, then slowly stir in the reserved (2 1/4 cup) Chicken Broth, and Milk
  5. Heat sauce until thickened.
  6. Meanwhile, Place the bottom pie crust in pie pan, and brush with egg white. Place in the preheated oven for 6 minutes
  7. Pour the Chicken and Vegetable mixture into the Sauce mixture and mix together
  8. Pour the entire mixture into your pre-warmed pie pan.
  9. Cover with the top pie crust and cut several slits in the top. Brush the top with egg whites.
  10. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, until the top is golden, and the mixture is bubbly .

French Bread Pizzas

Well, there isn’t much to this recipe, since you can pretty much use whatever sounds good for making these little pizzas, but I figure it helps to keep track of how to cook them anyway.

Ingredients:

The Basics:

  • Sub Rolls
  • Pizza sauce
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Shredded Mozzarella

Possible toppings:

  • Fresh Basil
  • Pepperoni
  • Plum tomato
  • Black olives
  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Spinach

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a cookie sheet with foil
  2. Cut sub rolls in half and put them on the pan
  3. Top with sauce
  4. Top with everything else
  5. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Then, increase the temperature to 425 F and move the pizzas to the top of the oven. Continue baking until cheese is bubbly and turning golden.

 

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients

  • Bibb lettuce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Large onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced pickled ginger
  • Chile pepper sauce (to taste)
  • 1 bunch green onions (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

Method

  1. Brown ground beef. Drain and set aside.
  2. Dash peanut oil in a hot pan, saute onion until tender.
  3. Stir hoisin sauce, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, and pepper sauce into onions.
  4. Add green onions, sesame oil, and booked beef. Cook and stire until green onions begin to wilt.
  5. Serve over lettuce. Add stick carrots if desired.
  6. Note: Does not do well over rice. Serve rice on the side.