Monday, February 20, 2012

Kielbasa Baked Stew

Another recipe from the recipe file. Not sure where I got this recipe from. When I first started saving recipes I didn't copy a link or name where I'd gotten the recipe from now. I do like to give credit where credit is due. But I just don't have the info for this recipe. This was a nice, cheap & simple dinner. The only thing I would have done, was to maybe steam the veggies first. They were a bit "crunchy" for my taste. Everyone liked it!

1 lb. precooked smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices 
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables 
1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion 
1 (16-oz.) can baked beans, undrained 
1/4 cup chili sauce 
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
1 (6-oz.) can Pillsbury® Grands!® Jr. Golden Layers® refrigerated buttermilk biscuits 

1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large skillet, combine all ingredients except biscuits; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender and sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. 

2. Spoon hot kielbasa mixture into ungreased 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. 
3. Separate dough into 5 biscuits. Cut each in half; arrange, cut side down, around outside edge of hot mixture. 
4. Bake at 375°F. for 14 to 18 minutes or until biscuits are deep golden brown.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Salisbury Steak with Rich Brown Gravy – Devin Alexander

I had this recipe saved in my recipe folder from a yahoo recipe group I was a member of awhile ago. I've never made Salisbury steak at home before and go a craving for it last week and searched my recipes and found this. I did increase the recipe a little. I'll note my changes in () I always need leftover for my husband lunch at work so increase recipes a lot. Leftovers are good. This smelled delicious cooking and tasted even better. I served it with mashed potatoes and corn.

1/3 cup egg substitute ( 2 whole eggs)
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats –read directions about this part!! (1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons onion soup mix (1 packet)
1 tablespoon dried minced onions 
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound 96% lean ground beef (1.25 lbs)
3 tablespoons unbleached flour, divided (a bit more reg flour)
1 cup fat-free lower sodium beef broth (1 can)
2 tablespoons ketchup (I didn't add this!)
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (4 TBSP)
Olive oil spray (Olive oil)
1 onion, sliced and separated into rings

Combine the egg sub. And the oats in a med mixing bowl.  Let stand for 3 mins to soften the oats.  Add the onion soup mix, minced onion, garlic powder, and beef. Mix until well combined, then shape into 4 ovals about 1 inch thick. 

Put 2 tablespoons of the flour in a med shallow bowl.  Dip the patties in the flour to coat them on all sides shake off any excess. 

Put the remaining flour in a medium mixing bowl.  Slowly whisk in enough broth to form a paste.  Then slowly whisk in the remaining broth, the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce until well combined.  Set aside.

Preheat large nonstick skillet to medium-high heat.  When the skillet is hot, lightly mist it with spray. Put the patties in.  Brown on both sides, 1 to 2 mins.

Pour broth mixture in.  add onion rings and stir them gently into the broth mixture being careful not to break the patties.  Bring the liquid to a boil and them reduce to low, cover and simmer for 15 mins turning once.

Plate and spoon gravy over patties and serve.

Abbey approves!