Raspberry Chipotle Sloppy Joe Salad

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I love Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce. It’s especially good on a pork roast or pork chops. You can get it in the BBQ sauce display at your grocery store. Buy some today.

  • 2# lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 8oz pkg sliced mushrooms
  • 1 10.5oz bottle Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
  • lettuce
  • ranch dressing
  • grated cheese

In a large skillet over medium heat, brown and crumble the ground beef. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the garlic, onion, celery, and mushrooms and continue to brown until the onion and celery are soft. Pour off the grease and liquid. Reduce the heat to low and add the raspberry chipotle sauce. Serve when the sauce is warm.

Put a layer of lettuce on the plate. Add ranch dressing if you like. Sprinkle cheese over the lettuce and top with the hamburger mixture. This is also good if you sprinkle crushed tortilla chips on top. Yum. Yum. Yum.

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Dino Dinner

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Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? This casserole is especially appetizing to children because it’s covered with dinosaurs. If you’ve never tried dinosaur, it tastes a lot like chicken. I totally understand that most people have not hunted dinosaur as it’s hard to find and even harder to field dress and carry home. And who’s got a freezer that big??? Your family and neighbors would be eating dino for years, whether they prefer white or dark meat. So for this recipe, we’re using dino from the grocery store. Your kids will love making this dish. If you like this recipe, check out others in my blog and definitely check out my first cookbook, Caveman Chemistry, Bringing Science Back into Cooking. It’s available on lulu.com.

  • 1 – 10.5oz can chicken with rice soup
  • 1/2 cup uncooked Minute Rice
  • 1 – 12oz package frozen broccoli with cheese sauce
  • 1 – 10.5oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese – or more
  • 12 – 16 frozen Dino Buddies chicken nuggets

Preheat the oven to 350. Pour the chicken with rice soup into a 9×9 pan. Add 1/2 soup can of water and spread the soup across the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the Minute Rice over the soup. Layer the frozen broccoli over the rice. Drop spoonfuls of the cream of chicken soup over the broccoli. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the soup and broccoli. Put a single layer of frozen dino nuggets on top of the cheese. Bake the Dino Dinner 45-50 minutes, until the broccoli is cooked and the cheese is melted. Let the casserole cool for 5 minutes before serving.

 

Tasty and Beautiful Don’t Always Take a Lot of Time

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Isn’t this pork tenderloin beautiful? And it tastes, Oh Soooo Good! But then, pork tenderloin tastes good roasted with just salt and pepper. Today I preheated the oven to 325. Then I placed the tenderloin with salt and pepper in a roaster with a can of whole berry cranberry sauce and a splash of diet Coke. That’s it! Push in the meat thermometer and cook to 170. About halfway through, I stirred the cranberry sauce and spooned it over the roast. Pair this with a salad and you have a whole meal, easy on the calories and your time. It may take a little over an hour to cook, depending on the size of your roast, but during that time you can get stuff done around the house, watch TV, or work on your taxes like me. Enjoy.