Favorite Recipes – Part 1

This has been a long time coming. Since I started this whole cooking kick so many of you have been commenting asking for recipes that I’ve used so that you want make the same wonderful dishes yourself. Well, here are some of my absolute favorites: Orange teriyaki beef with noodles & the mini meatloaves! I’ll post Tony’s Tiger Bites (the peanut butter frosted flake bars) later!

ORANGE TERIYAKI BEEF WITH NOODLES

1lb boneless beef sirloin (cut into thin strips)
1 can (14 oz) beef broth
1/4 cup teriyaki stir-fry sauce
2 tablespoons orange marmalade
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 1/2 cups fresh snap pea pods
1 1/2 cups uncooked fine egg noodles (3oz)

  1. Spray 12 inch skilled with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook beef in skillet 2-4 minutes stirring occasionally until brown. Remove beef from skillet; keep warm.
  2. Add broth, stir-fry sauce, marmalade and red pepper to skillet. Heat to boiling. Stir in pea pods and noodles; reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook about 5 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  3. Stir in beef. Cook uncovered 2-3 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.

Makes 4 servings.

MINI MEATLOAVES

1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
1/2 cup Original Bisquick mix
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1 egg

  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. In a small bowl stir ketchup and brown sugar until mixed; reserve 1/4 cup for topping. In a large bowl, stir remaining ingredients and remaining ketchup mixture until well mixed.
  2. Spray 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray. Place meat mixture in pan; pat into 12 x 4 inch rectangle. Cut lengthwise down center and then crosswise into sixths to form 12 loaves. Separate loaves, using spatula, so no edges are touching. Brush loaves with reserved 1/4 cup ketchup mixture. (I find that I make more like 9 loaves, but make them whatever size works best for you)
  3. Bake 18-20 minutes or until loaves are no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center of loaves reads 160 degrees.

Makes 6 servings of 2 loaves each (Again, I find that it makes less servings, but that may just be my appetite. I usually get 3 servings of 2 loaves each)

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