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MONDAY

Recipe: Meatballs with Peppers and Pineapple

Prep Time: 20 Minutes  |  Cook Time: 20 Minutes  |  Difficulty: Easy  |  Servings: 8

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Ingredients
  • 1-¼ pound Ground Beef
  • ½ whole Onion, Diced Very Finely
  • 1 whole Egg
  • ½ cups Panko Bread Crumbs (or Regular Breadcrumbs)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
  • ½ teaspoons Crushed Red Pepper, More To Taste
  • ¼ cups All-purpose Flour
  • Canola Oil, For Frying
  • 2 whole Green Bell Peppers, Seeded And Diced Roughly
  • 1-½ cup Fresh Pineapple Chunks
  • 2 cups Beef Stock Or Broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • ½ cups Sherry Or White Wine Vinegar
  • ⅓ cups Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • Salt To Taste
  • Crushed Red Pepper, To Taste
  • Extra Beef Stock If Needed
Preparation Instructions

Combine ground beef, diced onion, egg, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, and crushed red pepper. Mix with hands until combined. Roll meat mixture into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Freeze on the pan for 15 minutes to firm.

Mix together beef stock, soy sauce, sherry (or vinegar), sugar, and cornstarch.

Heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Roll meatballs in flour, then fry in two batches until nice and brown, about two minutes per batch. Remove meatballs and set aside on a separate plate.

Pour off oil from pan and return pan to medium high heat. When pan is hot, throw in the chopped green peppers and cook for one minute. Add pineapple to pan and cook for one minute, stirring gently. Pour in stock/soy sauce mixture, then add meatballs. Stir gently to combine and allow to cook and bubble for a few minutes, or until sauce is thickened. Add salt and crushed red peppers to taste. (Hint: this dish is yummy if it’s a little spicy.)

Serve over cooked brown or white rice.

 

TUESDAY

Pork chops with red potatoes:

Marinate pork chops in some soy sauce about an hour before cooking. Heat skillet and throw in some EVOO (Rachel Ray term for extra virgin olive oil) with a little chunk of butter. salt and pepper each side of pork chop. Fry each side for 4 to 5 minutes with lid on. remove pork chops from skillet and add some water/soy sauce to the brown pan. use wire whisk to scrape off all brownness from pan. thicken with some cornstarch to desired texture. Pour over chops and serve.

My family loves when i make fried potatoes and i find them especially good when using the red. Chop into bite sizes and coat with EVOO some salt pepper and parmesan cheese. Maybe a little season salt depending on your mood. Put on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 for about 15 minutes or until soft.

I will probably serve a salad with this meal.

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Chicken Enchiladas

 

I do not follow a recipe when i make this dish but it goes something like this…

mix together some cooked and chopped up chicken,a scoop of sour cream, a can of cream of chicken and some salt and pepper. fill your flour tortillas, roll them up and and place in a creased 9×13 pan. On the stove top prepare a white sauce..chunk of butter, a little flour to thicken, milk, cream cheese,white American cheese and some green chilies. pour over the flour tortillas and bake covered at 350 for about 30 minutes.

Ohhhhh so creamy!!! 

 

THURSDAY

 

Soup

 

yeah find your own recipe on this one…hahaha  If i decide anytime one hour before meal time I will let you know what it is.

Hey…at least i gave you the idea!  SOUP

 

Friday

 

Ham N cheese sticky buns

 

12 -18 dinner rolls

ham slices

cheese slices

layer into a 9×13 pan

On stove top cook:

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 T. mustard

2 T. Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp. onion flakes

cook for two minutes and pour over sandwiches. Bake at 350 for 15 – 20 minutes

 

SATURDAY

 

Pizza

 

It is always pizza at our house on Saturday night!

i use frozen bread dough. Pull out of freezer 8 hours before cooking time. roll out onto pizza pan. Let rise about 15 minutes. 3/4 cup sauce, your choice of cheese and then your toppings!!  ham/sausage/pineapples sprinkle with garlic salt or Italian seasoning to kick it up a notch

get creative, your family will love it!!

 

bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

TIP: if you are using stone wear as your pizza pan remove your pizza onto a cutting board only minutes after coming out of oven. It will prevent your crust from getting hard and dried out.

 

SUNDAY

 

LETS GO OUT FOR DINNER!!!!! 

3 thoughts on “>Food for the Week”

  1. >thanks for this…you should do this every week..that way i don't have to plan..i'll just make what your making:) and i LOVE those ham and cheese sandwiches!! i have made them so often already! you gotta LOVE all that butter:)

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