Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hamburger Soup

This recipe came from an old church cookbook that my mom had. I always vary what I put in it depending on what I have around, but the basic concept is a hamburger stew with tomato juice in it. It is a favorite comfort food!

Hamburger soup
1 lb hamburger (or turkey)
6 potatoes
1 large onion diced
4 stalks celery diced
2 cloves garlic minced
4 carrots sliced
4 cups beef broth
2 cups tomato juice (V-8, homemade, or pureed diced tomatoes)
2 heaping T italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
2 bay leaves

Brown the meat with the onion and garlic, drain off any fat. Add to crockpot with remaining ingredients. Cook on high 4 hours or low 6-8 until veggies are tender.

Asian Meatballs in Coconut peanut sauce

This was another winner at our house last night!
Here is the recipe as I prepared it:

1 lb ground turkey
2 T hoisin sauce
1 T ground flax seeds
1T ground oatmeal
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 egg
2 cloves garlic minced
1 T fresh ginger
salt and pepper

1 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
2 T soy sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup cilantro
1 T fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic minced
zest of one lemon

Pre heat oven to 400. Mix meatball ingredients together and form balls, I used a small scoop, and place on a baking sheet. I made 20 balls. Bake for 18-20 minutes.

Place all sauce ingredients in a medium sauce pan and whisk to combine.

I made whole wheat spaghetti instead of rice noodles to serve this on. This meal came together in less than 30 minutes! I served it with some sauteed Bok Choy. DH asked me to make it again!
I love kitchen success!

You can find the original recipe here

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 2/16-2/22

French Toast
Muffin Mcmuffins

PB & J

Salsa Chicken with black beans and corn, cilantro lime rice, and guacamole
Stuffed Potatoes with Turkey Burgers
Asian meatballs with noodles and peanut sauce
Chicken lettuce wraps (PF Chang syle) with potsticker and rice
Country Fried Steak with country gravy, mashed potatoes and corn
Hamburger soup with biscuits
Crunchy Baked chicken with orange sauce, cous cous, and bok choy