Simple Ranch Meatloaf

Ranch Meatloaf Simple Ranch Meatloaf

 

Simple Ranch Meatloaf
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 LB Ground Beef
  • 1 Packet Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 Cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 Cups Breadcrumbs
  • ½ Cup Ketchup
  • ½ Cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 TBSP Pepper
  • 2 Eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a large bowl hand mix Ground Beef, Ranch dressing packet, Breadcrumbs, Ketchup, Pepper and Eggs
  3. Form into a loaf and place into an oven safe pan
  4. Spread BBQ sauce and Cheese over top
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through

Delicious Homemade Cornbread

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Delicious Homemade Cornbread
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus butter for baking dish
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  2. Lightly grease an 8-inch baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, buttermilk, and butter.
  5. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the cornmeal mixture and fold together until there are no dry spots (the batter will still be lumpy).
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Bake until the top is golden brown and tester inserted into the middle of the corn bread comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Remove the cornbread from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Chicken Stir Fry

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Chicken Stir Fry
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 1 lb rice noodles
  • 1 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 1 TBSP sesame oil
  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 to 3 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 16oz can sweet corn
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 TSP powdered ginger
  • 2 TBSP cornstarch
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, heat the oils over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Add broccoli, carrots, pepper, corn, and onion and cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Stir in the water chestnuts.
  5. In a small bowl, combine broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and cornstarch.
  6. Add to chicken mixture and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  7. Reduce heat to medium to medium-low, and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, or until sauce thickens. Cook noodles according to instructions and serve with stir fry mix.

Chicken Fried Rice

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Chicken Fried Rice
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound chicken, about 2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 3 cups cooked rice *
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 2-3 Tablespoons soy sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Cook and shred the chicken. I highly recommend cooking it in a slow cooker!
  2. Preheat a large skillet or wok to medium heat.
  3. Pour sesame oil in the bottom.
  4. Add white onion and peas and carrots and fry until tender.
  5. Slide the onion, peas and carrots to the side, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side.
  6. Using a spatula, scramble the eggs.
  7. Once cooked, mix the eggs with the vegetable mix.
  8. Add the rice and chicken to the veggie and egg mixture.
  9. Pour the soy sauce on top.
  10. Stir and fry the rice and veggie mixture until heated through and combined.

 

Cheesy Potato Casserole

Cheesy potato casserole Cheesy Potato Casserole

Cheesy Potato Casserole is an excellent side dish, or main course if you’re into potatoes. We made this as a side to our main course Honey Soy Sauce Chicken. Don’t forget to put a layer of foil down on your baking pan if you don’t there will be a stuck on mess to clean up after dinner. Foil is a much needed step when making this dish.

Cheesy Potato Casserole
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 3 bakers Potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 Cups Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Cups Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 2 TBSP minced Garlic
  • 2 TBSP Salt
  • 2 TBSP Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Line a loaf pan with foil and butter up (so nothing sticks!)
  3. In a Ziploc bag place potatoes and oil and shake until covered evenly
  4. In a medium bowl mix both cheeses, garlic, salt and pepper
  5. Set aside ½ cup of this mix, for topping
  6. Place a layer of oiled potatoes on bottom, and a thin layer of cheese
  7. Repeat until your pan is full or until you run out of potatoes and cheese!
  8. Sprinkle cheese that you set aside over top
  9. Bake until potatoes are all soft, top layer will get crispy and delicious, should take 30-40 minutes to cook all the way
  10. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving
  11. Enjoy!

Brussel Sprouts

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One night we decided to make brussel sprouts. I saw them in the store and had never tried them, so somehow they wound up in our shopping cart. Normally I don’t eat many green things, and by that I mean vegetables, but these wern’t as bad as I was expecting. Garlic really brings a good flavor to any dish you’re not too entirely thrilled to try. So that’s what we made them with, and they’re really good!

Let us know if you tried them, and how they turned out!

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Brussel Sprouts, trimmed and yellow leaves removed
  • 3 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 2 TBSP Garlic, minced
  • 1 TBSP Black Pepper
  • 1 TBSP Kosher Salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Place trimmed Brussels sprouts, olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal tightly, and shake to coat.
  3. Pour onto a baking sheet, and place on center oven rack.
  4. Roast in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes, shaking pan every 5 to 7 minutes for even browning.
  5. Reduce heat when necessary to prevent burning.
  6. Adjust seasoning with kosher salt, if necessary.
  7. Serve immediately.

Bacon Bell Pepper Pasta

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Bacon Bell Pepper Pasta
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 LB Pasta
  • 1 jar Alfredo Sauce ( or 2 cups of homemade sauce)
  • 1 LB Bacon
  • 1 Large Bell Pepper or 8 small peppers
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Garlic Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Slice peppers into thin strips
  2. Cook bacon and chop when cooled enough
  3. Put water on to boil
  4. Place 3 tbsp of olive oil and your peppers in a separate pan and cook on medium heat until soft
  5. Add your sauce and chopped bacon and water
  6. Simmer on low
  7. Add pasta to boiling water and cook according to instructions
  8. Mix drained pasta in with sauce mix and add salt and pepper to taste
  9. Enjoy!

Peach Mango Salsa

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Peach Mango Salsa
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Serves: 8-10
 
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Mangoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Peach, diced
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, seeded and diced
  • ½ Red Onion, finely chopped
  • ½ White Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno, seeded and Minced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • Juice from 2 Limes
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 1 TBSP Black Pepper
  • 2 TSP Garlic Salt
  • Cilantro to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix first 8 ingredients in a bowl
  2. Add your Lemon and Lime juices
  3. Add Cilantro, Pepper and Garlic salt
  4. Mix thoroughly and let sit for 1 hour
  5. Enjoy!

Bear Tacos

Bear Tacos Bear Tacos

 

So last year My dad and I were fortunate enough to get a bear during the hunting season, and we still have meat left from it. I decided this would be a great time to introduce my wife to a meat she’s never tried before. So starting off small, and with something she enjoys I made her bear tacos. I didn’t add much for seasoning because I wanted her to taste the flavor of a different meat. You can add taco seasoning if you’d like, but I prefer to taste the delicacy of bear.

We heat our tortillas on the stove in some butter to get the rich flavors and warm the shells up so we can fold them into tacos for easy eating. Add your favorite taco toppings for the perfect bear taco!

Bear Tacos
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Bear steaks, cubed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Brown the bear in a skillet.
  2. Add meat to your choice of toppings on a tortilla shell.

 

Chicken Caesar Salad

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Chicken Caesar Salad
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Serves: 5-6
 
Ingredients
  • 3 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3 heads romaine lettuce
  • 3 cups of your favorite croutons
  • 2 cups Caesar salad dressing (for salad)
  • ⅛ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup Caesar dressing (for chicken)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet
  2. Add chicken, garlic salt, and pepper
  3. Once chicken is cooked add ¼ cup dressing and simmer for 10 mins
  4. Refrigerate after this is done, I would wait at least 30 mins.
  5. When your chicken is cooled chop lettuce
  6. Mix with croutons and dressing
  7. Serve into a bowl and top with cooled chicken and Parmesan cheese
  8. Enjoy!