Delicious Hamburger Stew Recipe

I’ve just begun making this dish after I found a version of it online.  I like to experiment with dishes and make them my own.  This one was pretty simple because in the beginning I thought it tasted rather bland.  So with some added touches to the ingredients, I have found a soup that everyone in my family loves.  Even my husband, the picky eater. Ingredients:

  1. 2 lbs Ground Beef (I prefer 93/7)
  2. 1 Large Onion, chopped
  3. 3-4 Stalks of Celery
  4. 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  5. 1 14oz can of Diced Tomatoes
  6. 4 Cups of Beef Broth
  7. 1 Cup of Water
  8. 1 Red Pepper, Diced
  9. 1 Yellow Pepper, Diced
  10. 1 Green Pepper, Diced
  11. 4 Carrots, Diced
  12. 5 Red Potatoes, diced
  13. 3 Tablespoons of Tomato Paste
  14. 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
  15. 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  16. 2 Tsp Parsley
  17. 1 Tsp Oregano
  18. 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper

Directions: First off, take your ground beef, onions, celery, and garlic in a large stock pot on Medium/High heat until browned.  Once the meat has browned I like to drain as much fat as I can.  That’s why I choose the 93/7 meat, the fat content is very low. Return the pot back to the burner and add all the spices to the meat and stir together until mixed.  Then place all the other items in the pot.  Cook on Medium/High until it begins to bubble.  Then cover the pot and lower the temperature to Low/Simmer for about 30 minutes.  Stirring occasionally.  Then enjoy!!! 🙂 IMG_1060

**I always end up adding a little more salt and oregano to the pot as I am cooking and tasting to make sure it tastes good to me, but everyone is different on how much they like to use. **

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Very easy Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

My oldest daughter went to a restaurant and fell in love with Broccoli and Cheese soup and asked me to find a recipe and make it for dinner one night.  I found this recipe and added a few of my own touches to it as always.  She absolutely loved it.  There were no leftovers after she got done with it.

Ingredients:

  1. Medium Onion, Diced
  2. 20oz Bag of Frozen, Chopped Broccoli
  3. 4 TBSP Of Butter, Diced
  4. 12oz Can of Evaporated Milk
  5. Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
  6. Can of Cream of Chicken Soup
  7. Can of Cream of Celery Soup
  8. 1lb of Velveeta Cheese, Diced
  9. 1/4 TSP Pepper
  10. 1/2 TSP Salt
  11. 1/2 TSP Garlic Powder

Directions:

Spray Crockpot with Pam Cooking Spray.  Saute Onion in Butter, then transfer to large bowl.  Combine sauteed onions with the soups, diced cheese, milk, and spices in large bowl, and stir well. Once those are mixed well, add the frozen broccoli.  Transfer ingredients into sprayed Crockpot, then cover with lid.  Cook on High for 2 hours, or Low for 4 hours.

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Chicken and Rice

Life have been crazy around here and I haven’t been able to write some of my recipes lately.  So, today I thought I would start and share a new recipe that I have tweaked and turned into a wonderful meal.  It’s simple, and delicious, and both my girls absolutely loved it.

Ingredients:

  1. Can of Cream of Chicken Soup
  2. Can of Cream of Celery Soup
  3. 1 Cup of Water
  4. 2 Cups of Rice
  5. 1 Package of Onion Soup Mix
  6. 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  7. 1/2 Teaspoon of salt
  8. 1.2 Lb of Chicken Breasts
  9. Butter

Directions:

Start off by pre-heating the oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl mix together the soups, water, rice, salt, and garlic powder.  Once mixed together well, coat the bottom of the 9 x 13 baking dish with butter and pour the rice mixture into the pan.  Place the chicken on top of the mixture.  Finally, take the onion soup mix and spread it on top of the chicken.  Cover with foil and place in the oven.  Proceed to cook the chicken for 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Once finished, uncover and serve.  Tastes great with a salad as a side.
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Simple Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli

The slow cooker is one of my favorite things in the kitchen.  I tend to use it a lot in my cooking, so I am always looking for new recipes and ways to spruce up dinner.  This is not only delicious, but it’s extremely easy to make and low in fat. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  1. 2 Packages of Onion Soup Mix
  2. 1 24 Ounce Package of Frozen Broccoli
  3. 1/2 Cup of water
  4. 4 TBSP Soy Sauce
  5. 6 TBSP Unpacked Brown Sugar
  6. 2 Lb Lean Beef Stew Meat

Directions:

In a large crock pot add meat, water, soy sauce, and Onion soup mix and stir.  Cook on low for around 6 hours.  30 minutes before serving, add broccoli and brown sugar to the meat mixture.  Once broccoli is tender, it’s ready to serve.  You can serve over rice or noodles, whichever you prefer.

Delicious Albondigas Soup

Yes, there is a trend to a lot of my recipes, Mexican food.  Since moving from the Southwest to the East, we are desperate for good Mexican food.  So I am always trying to find something different because the restaurants out here, aren’t cutting it.  This was a recipe I found online and changed around and found a better recipe, or at least I think.  It’s always a victory when everyone in my family enjoys something.

Ingredients for Meatballs:

  1. 1lb of Ground Beef
  2. 1 Egg, beaten
  3. 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  4. 3/4 Cup of cooked Rice
  5. 1/2 Cup of Cilantro chopped
  6. 1/2 tsp Salt
  7. 1/4 tsp Pepper
  8. 1 tsp ground Cumin

Ingredients Albondigas Soup

  1. 8 Cups of Chicken Broth
  2. 1/2 Cup Onion, chopped
  3. 3 Stalks of Celery  cut into chunks
  4. 1/2 Cup diced Carrots
  5. 1/4 Cup of cooked Rice
  6. 1 can of 16oz Diced Tomatoes
  7. 1/2 tsp ground Cumin
  8. 1 tsp Oregano
  9. 1/2 Cup Cilantro
  10. Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Make the meatballs first: Combine everything and mix thoroughly.

Form the meatballs and roll between your palms, or else they will fall apart in the soup.  This should make roughly 20-30 meatballs, depending on size.

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Combine the broth, onion, celery, carrots, rice, tomatoes in their liquid, cumin, oregano, and cilantro leaves in a large pot and bring to a boil.  After it reaches a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

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Drop meatballs into the soup and bring heat to low-medium and cook another 15-20 minutes.

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Salt and pepper to taste.  I garnish with homemade baked tortilla strips.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

This is a meal that I have been making for years.  It’s always requested at potlucks and my husband is always asking me to make it.  My daughters who are picky eaters even love it.

Ingredients:

  1. One medium onion chopped
  2. Two cans of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilis
  3. One can of Corn; drained
  4. One can of Black Beans
  5. One can of Chili Beans
  6. One 8oz can of Tomato Sauce
  7. One packet of Taco Seasoning
  8. Three Large Chicken Breasts
  9. One can of beer; any flavor **

**can substitute 8oz of water

Directions:

Place the onion, corn, Rotel, beans, tomato sauce, beer, and taco seasoning in a crock pot and stir together.  Place the chicken breasts on top of the mixture and slightly press the chicken into the soup mix.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  A half an hour before you are ready to serve pull out chicken and cool.  Once cool, shred the chicken.  I prefer to use my Kitchen Aide mixer.  After the chicken is shredded place it back in the crock pot and let cook an additional 10 minutes.

Chicken Taco SoupI always serve with shredded cheese mix, and my kids love to eat it with tortilla chips and sour cream.

Welcome to my world!

Hello everyone! This is my first adventure into the world of blogging recipes!  I am always all over the place  with my cooking, but one thing is for sure, I like to make stuff that is easy and tastes delicious.  I’ve been told my food is wonderful, so I decided to share it with the world.  I am married with two kids and we all love food and I love to try stuff that is different.  So, if it sounds interesting, give it a try!  Make sure to let me know how you liked it!