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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Creamy Sausage and Tortellini Soup


This is not a healthy soup, but it sure is delicious! I found tortellini at Walmart in the frozen section next to the ravioli and other pastas. I also left out the spinach and added some leftover mushrooms I had on hand. Yum!

Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast


This recipe is great for a big crowd. I used a homemade version of the cream of mushroom and the onion soup mix.

Homemade Cream of Mushroom (Large Can)

4 T. butter
1/2 c. flour
1 can mushrooms
1 c. beef broth
1 c. milk
salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter and stir in the flour. Add remaining ingredients a little at a time to avoid lumps and heat until thickened.

Crunchy Onion Cheeseburger


These are my favorite cheeseburgers in the world. We cook them on the Foreman grill, and they are very quick and easy.

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff


This is not the stroganoff that Hamburger Helper makes! It is far better and absolutely delicious. My husband loved it, and he doesn't even like stroganoff.

I did use ground beef because it's what I had, but the sauce it what really makes this recipe shine. I'm sure it's even more spectacular with the roast it calls for.

Hawaiian (Spam) Fried Rice

Cook on the stove or in the Instant Pot and let cool:

2 c. uncooked rice

Heat a wok and stir occasionally until browned:

1 can Spam, diced

Add and stir fry until tender:

1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper or 1 c. peas

Push veggies to the side and scramble:

3 eggs

Add in rice and the following, seasoning to taste, and heating through:

1 c. pineapple tidbits, drained
soy sauce

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Instant Pot Acapulco Chicken

My mother-in-law gave me this recipe. I cut it in half and adapted it for Instant Pot. It worked out perfectly!

Set the pot to Saute - Hot and sear for 5 minutes on each side:

(Coat pot with a little oil.)
8 chicken drumsticks (or a combo of drums and thighs)

It will probably stick some, but that's okay. Remove the chicken to a plate and saute for a few minutes:

1 onion, chopped
1 T. minced garlic

Add a spritz of water if necessary to keep it from sticking. Once the onion is slightly browned, deglaze the bottom of the pot with a bit of water and scrape off everything that has stuck to the bottom. Add the remaining ingredients in this order:

chicken pieces
2 c. uncooked white rice
1 T. chicken bouillon
2 1/2 c. water
1 small can green chilies
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 t. salt

No need to stir anything! Cook at high pressure for 12 minutes, then natural release for 10. Stir slightly before serving to mix in the tomato chunks.

P.S. I have no idea if this dish has anything to do with Acapulco.