#MeatballSub #Recipe

MEATBALLS.

World (and Lunar) Domination

So, I’ve been hungry for meatball subs.  They’re so simple to make, but we just never seem to do it at home.  I shared the photo on social media, because I’m weird like that and it annoys people, and some people seemed to dig it.  wanted to share how easy it was with a minimal amount of effort.

So, the wife got a pound of ground meat from Aldi the other day, and I picked up the rest of the stuff that we didn’t already have at Giant Eagle on my way home from work.  I probably could have gotten all of this from Aldi.

So this is what I used…

  • 1 lb. of ground beef
  • a handful or two of finely shredded fancy 6 cheese “Italian” stuff – I started with a 2 cup bag.  We always have this or something similar around.
  • Whatever “shake cheese” you put on spaghetti…

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BBQ Pork & Slaw Sandwiches

Delicious, I tell you.

World (and Lunar) Domination

Thought I’d share…

Made these with the wife today, and they were delicious.

Pulled Pork:

  • Pork Roast
  • Bottle of Beer
  • an apple
  • an onion

Dump the roast and beer into the crock pot over top of the sliced apple and onion. Set it on low for 8 hours. Pull out to rest for a bit, then shred with a fork.

ColeSlaw dressing adapted from Primanti Bros. copycat recipe:

  • bag of shredded cabbage & carrots
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • salt and pepper, & Season All to taste.

Mix dressing together, pour over shredded rabbit food, cover & let chill for a bit in the ‘fridge.

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So, I made a meatloaf last night…

MEATLOAF!

World (and Lunar) Domination

I was hungry for meatloaf, so the other day I asked my wife to pick up some ground meat and croutons at the store, and last night I decided I was in the mood to cook.

Every time I make meatloaf, I think of my mom & grandma telling me how my grandpap used to make it with hard boiled eggs in the middle.  I always thought that would be fun to try… but something pushed me into finally doing it.  A look at Wikipedia seems to indicate that the eggs-in-the-middle is a Hungarian, Phillipino, Bulgarian or Czech thing…  Thanks for the help, Wikipedia. As far as I know, that side of the family is mostly German & Irish… so who knows where it came from?  Not like people couldn’t come up with this stuff independantly… but I like to read useless information.

Whenever I make meatloaf, I never use…

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Nine Can Vegetable Soup

Nine Can Vegetable Soup from World (and Lunar) Domination:

 

This is an incredibly easy & delicious dinner or lunch.

Well, the name’s misleading.  Sometimes it’s not exactly nine cans.  I’ll give you the recipe as it was given to me…

Nine Can Vegetable Soup

  • 2 cans Hormel chili, any variety
  • 1 can vegetable soup
  • 1 can green beans
  • 1 can sliced new potatoes
  • 1 can mixed vegetables
  • 1 can corn
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (for extra kick, use a can of tomatoes with green chiles in place of one can of diced tomatoes).

Optional: 1lb ground meat*

Dump the entire contents of every can into the crockpot – liquid and

all.

*Brown turkey or beef and drain and add to veggies in crockpot. Heat on low all day, or on high for less than 2 hours.

Well, sometimes I do it like this…

  1. Hormel Chili with Beans
  2. Hormel Chili with No Beans
  3. Campbell’s Beef With Barley & Vegetables Soup
  4. Campbell’s Vegetable Beef Soup
  5. Cut Green & Wax Beans
  6. Diced New Potatoes
  7. Succotash (Corn & Lima Beans)
  8. Mixed Vegetables with Potatoes
  9. Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, & Oregano
  10. Petit Diced Tomatoes

 

Sometimes I add other stuff.  I think I’ve put in Garbanzo Beans,Mexicorn, or

the diced tomatoes with jalapeño or chili peppers, and even plain old navy or black beans.  Sometimes I dump some of the liquid of the cans out.  I like thick soup.

I’ve used ground beef & ground turkey… both work really well.  I’m sure a vegetarian version of this would be easy to make. (Hormel makes a vegetarian chili, you can get vegetarian vegetable soup from Campbell’s, & the ground tofu, seitan, or tempeh would work well… or you could just add more beans or vegetables.)

I just put it into the crock pot on low all day.  Dinner’s ready when you get home!

I like to have it with homemade bread, or over biscuits like a pot pie.  If you’re camping and have a mountain pie iron or if you have en electric sandwich maker that seals the edges you can add some flour to thicken it up or strain it a little to make incredible filling.

I also like the tiny saltine crackers.

A any rate, we make some & it lasts a while… as a main dish, or a side with sandwiches.  It freezes & re-heats easily.

Do you make something like this?

What are some good soup recipes or easy crock-pot recipes?

That Chicken and Noodle Stuff With Breadcrumbs on top.

I don’t make it like this.  I may use grilled chicken breasts cut up & canned broth, but it’s all about the same.  Right?

chickenandnoodlestuff

This one is good for potlucks, covered dish dinners, or picnics.  Works well with egg noodles, or any of those Amish looking packaged noodles.  Don’t be stingy on the butter.  This isn’t health food.  Carrots or celery added in may make it a bit more like chicken noodle soup without the broth.  The broth is only to keep the noodles barely wet and the chicken from drying out.  I may mix some spices in with the breadcrumbs too.  Maybe poultry seasoning?

 

 

 

Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

From:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/easy-slow-cooker-french-dip/

 

Easy Slow Cooker French Dip
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Rated: rating
Submitted By: lonwolf32
Photo By: DawnF
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 7 Hours
Ready In: 7 Hours 10 Minutes
Servings: 9
“An economical version of an old-favorite sandwich. It is made of rump roast simmered for 7 hours with beef broth, onion soup and beer. The reduced cooking liquid makes plenty of sauce for dipping.”
Ingredients:
4 pounds rump roast
1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth
1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed French
onion soup
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
6 French rolls
2 tablespoons butter
Directions:
1. Trim excess fat from the rump roast, and place in a slow cooker. Add the beef broth, onion soup and beer. Cook on Low setting for 7 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
3. Split French rolls, and spread with butter. Bake 10 minutes, or until heated through.
4. Slice the meat on the diagonal, and place on the rolls. Serve the sauce for dipping.
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Healthy Snacks: Roasted Chickpeas

From: http://dormont-brookline.patch.com/articles/healthy-snacks-roasted-chickpeas

 

The Food Mood Girl

  • January 17, 2013

Healthy Snacks: Roasted Chickpeas

Food Mood Girl Lindsey Smith of Brookline shares a healthy recipe to replace potato chips.

I am always up and running, so quick and easy snacks are essential to keep me going throughout the day.

Sometimes I want a sweet snack like a piece of fruit, but other times, I want something salty. Instead of reaching for a bag of chips, I decided to make these roasted chickpeas. They are great an on-the-go treat or you can even sprinkle them on your salad for an extra crunch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and dried
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil Sea salt and pepper, to season

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Take a baking sheet and lightly coat with olive oil.

3. Roll the chickpeas around on the oil until they are lightly coated.

4. Salt and pepper the chickpeas to your like taste.

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until chickpeas are lightly browned and crunchy.

About this column: This column is from Lindsey Smith, Brookline’s own Food Mood Girl. Smith is a certified Health Coach and founder of “The Real You.” Related Topics: Food Mood Girl, Healthy Snacks, Lindsey Smith, healthy recipes, and roasted chickpeas

The Easiest (And Most Delicious) Way to Make French Fries

 

French Fries
French Fries (Photo credit: fritish)

 

From: http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/easiest-most-delicious-way-french-fries-201100720.html

 

The Easiest (And Most Delicious) Way to Make French Fries

By bon appétit magazine | Shine Food – 3 hours ago

 

Photo by Marcus Nilsson

Photo by Marcus NilssonBy Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit

Slow-Fried French Fries
There are certain foods that are better when not made at home, like french fries. To achieve golden-brown perfection, you have to fry them twice: first at a low temperature, to poach them; then at a high heat, to crisp them up. Very tasty, very much a pain in the neck. A few years back, I read about how French chef Joel Robuchon supposedly does it at his house: He puts sliced potatoes in a pot of cold oil, turns on the heat, and lets them go. It sounds too simple to work. But as the temperature rises, the potatoes cook from the outer layer in until the fries are wonderfully crunchy outside and creamy in the center. You’ll never make fries any other way-even if you’ve never made them before.

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Preparation
Peel 2 lb. large russet potatoes; cut into long french-fry sticks, about 3/8×3/8 inches thick. Rinse; shake off water.

Transfer potatoes to a large deep heavy pot, spreading potatoes so they’re no more than 2 layers deep. Pour in safflower or vegetable oil to cover potatoes by 1″. Place pot over medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes (oil will begin bubbling gently). Continue cooking, occasionally loosening potatoes from the bottom of the pot with a heatproof spatula, until potatoes are very tender, 25-30 minutes more. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until golden and crisp, about 15 minutes longer (oil will bubble more vigorously).

Using a slotted spoon, transfer fries to paper towels to drain. Season with coarse sea salt.

More from Bon Appétit:

How to Build a Better Burger
10 Kitchen Upgrades for Under $50
Junk Food Makeover: Tater Tots
10 Snacks You Thought Were Healthy But Really Aren’t

 

Frying french fries
Frying french fries (Photo credit: fritish)

 

 

 

Beer Barbecue Sauce / Master the beer barbecue sauce

From:  http://draftmag.com/recipes/detail/234

Beer Barbecue Sauce

Recipe by Caitlin King

Sweet, savory, tangy and ever-so-easy, our beer barbecue sauce goes with everything grillable and is open to experimentation: Pour in a porter when you’re cooking beef, an amber ale for chicken, and something fruity when you’re working with pork.

Serves:

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons honey Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1 cup beer

Instructions:

In a saucepot over medium-high heat, add the oil, onion and garlic; cook until the onions begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, honey Dijon, molasses, brown sugar, salt, pepper and hot sauce; bring to a boil, then simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the sauce from heat and add the beer, . For a smoother sauce, strain out the onions or pulse in a blender.

 

From:  http://draftmag.com/new/feature/master-the-beer-barbecue-sauce/

Master the beer barbecue sauce

Slather a seriously savory (and seriously easy) brew-based barbecue sauce on beef, chicken or pork. Use our basic recipe below, and change the beer according to what you grill.

You’re grilling: beef  Pour in: a porter

A malty beer with a dose of roast makes a thick, rich sauce that stands up to burly beef flavor; a smooth porter laden with chocolate or smoke can muscle its way through all that meat. Heat lovers: Add a teaspoon of chopped chilies or a few dashes of extra hot sauce; a porter base will be thick and sweet enough to handle it.

You’re grilling: chicken  Pour in: an amber ale

Chicken’s moist white meat opens up nicely to the gentle malt flavors of a well-balanced amber; the beer’s caramel notes and pop of citrusy hops are strong enough to counter the smoke and spice that develop on the grill—think sweet meets savory.

You’re grilling: pork  Pour in: a fruit ale

No matter the cut, pork’s a juicy, tender blank canvas. A sweet apricot ale or berry lambic pumps up barbecue sauce’s sweetness; the pork’s earthiness keeps the sugar in check. Fruit acids make them natural meat tenderizers; consider adding chopped fresh or glazed apricots or raspberries into the mix for extra fruit flavor.

Published July/August 2012

Sweet, savory, tangy and ever-so-easy, our beer barbecue sauce goes with everything grillable and is open to experimentation.

Beer for Dinner: German beer cheese

Beer for Dinner: German beer cheese

Excited by the prospect of spreading “beer cheese” on various snacks? You should be. This recipe from page three of the book “Cooking with Yuengling Beer” is simple to make (that’s one point in favor of this recipe), tastes great (that’s another point), and it makes you look like a beer-recipe genius when you unveil it at a party (more points). As for what you decide to spread it on, that’s up to you. If anyone has any ideas, leave a comment.

GERMAN BEER CHEESE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 lb. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 lb. Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, mashed
  • 1/2 cup Yuengling Lager (approximately)

DIRECTIONS

Mix all ingredients except beer. Add enough beer to make a mixture of spreading consistency. Place mixture into a three-cup mold and pack firmly. Chill and unmold at room temperature.

 

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