Need some “American Recipe’s”?
1)Aunt Muriel’s Hawaiian Pork Chops
4 (3/4″) Pork Chops
1 Tablespoon Oil
Quickly brown in a large skillet. Drain excess fat.
1 8 oz. Can Pineapple Chunks in Juice
1/4 Cup Tomato Catsup
1 Small Onion, Sliced
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Pepper
Pour over Chops.
Cover and Simmer 10 Minutes.
Turn and Baste Chops.
Stir in 1 Med. Green Pepper, Cut into 1″ Chunks.
Cover and Simmer 10-15 Minutes Longer or Until Chops are Tender.
If Needed, Thicken Sauce With Cornstarch Mixed With Water.
Makes 4 Servings. Good Served Over Rice.
2)Pork Chops and Wild Rice Casserole
4-6 Chops, (boneless)
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Cream of Celery Soup
Uncle Ben’s Original Wild Rice
Extra rice (if desired)
Lipton Onion Soup Mix
Pour rice in pan, add 1/2 of each can of soup, sprinkle half of the herbs from Uncle Ben’s, and a little of the onion soup. Saturate with milk/water. Place chops on top with remaining canned soup and herbs, and a light sprinkle of onion soup mix. Tent foil over this part of the baking time. Bake 350 degrees for 1.5 hours.
A)Pork Chops and Stuffing, use same soups and some croutons, or stuffing mix and herbs, skip the rice.
B)Chicken and rice; use cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom, and use mostly white rice.
3) Spanish Rice; Use Ground beef, browned and drained, Rice-o-roni Spanish Rice mix with stewed tomatoes, and some extra long grain white rice. Use plenty of water, and cook until rice softens or as recipe allows. May add cheese on top, stir in chopped peppers & onions.
Mix Italian sausage, ground beef, some onion soup mix, chopped onions, bread crumbs, crushed crackers, or oatmeal, and two eggs, and some ketchup together in a bowl, using plastic kitchen gloves. Place in loaf pans or a ring pan. Mix ketchup and brown sugar and spread on top of loaf.
Bake about an hour at 350-375, until center is cooked.
A)Basic meat recipe can be formed into meatballs and browned in oil for spaghetti or a hot-dish (casserole) baked with canned soup or Alfredo sauce and placed on cooked pasta or rice.
B)Basic meat recipe can have some rice mixed in for “porcupine meatballs” and served with stewed tomatoes. Can even be wrapped in cabbage or stuffed into peppers.
5)Venison or Bison Steak and gravy.
Place meat in a rectangle casserole baking dish, cover with cream of mushroom (or choice) soups, milk/water, and sprinkle of onion soup mix, bake until meat is tender. Serve with baked or mashed potatoes, and veggies.
6) Chicken-fried round steak. Cut into small squares. Dip into egg and milk mixture. Then seasoned crushed crackers. Place into pan of melted oil. Brown/fry both sides until meat is done. Can also be used to fry sliced zucchini, green tomatoes, etc.
7) Fried chicken or fish. Same as above, may use seasonings plus flour instead of crushed crackers, fry until chicken is cooked or fish filet is tender.
8) Sloppy Joe’s. Brown hamburger with chopped onions, celery and peppers, as desired. Drain, and add ketchup, brown sugar, choice of barbecue sauce, and heat up. Serve generously on fresh buns.
9) Creamed corn. Canned or frozen corn, cream corn, milk, crackers, eggs.
Stir eggs and milk together. Add crushed crackers and corn, to a soft custard consistency in a small, casserole dish. Sprinkle crushed crackers on top, and bake until heated thoroughly.
10) French toast. Use old bread. Mix milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Dip bread in mixture on both sides and fry in oil/butter (or bacon drippings) on both sides on griddle until done. Serve with syrup.
Many of these recipes are “comfort foods,” and can be made into leaner alternatives with less fat,…change and adapt them any way, as you choose!
Anything else? Apple crisp or Original Special K bars? Google it, or “Use Betty Crocker!” Sorry, Julia!