Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cheeseburger Bread

I won't take credit for this - another one I saw on Rachel Ray. I made the Valentio's Pizza crust recipe, cut it in two, and made on Cheeseburger and one Pizza sandwich. It tasted really good.
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoons chili powder
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Brown hamburger in pan with chopped onions.

Add the onion and chili powder to the pan, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the onion is tender, 4-5 minutes.

Add the mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and beef stock to the pot, bring up to a bubble and simmer until thickened, 4-5 minutes. Let cool.

Dust your hands and lightly coat the pizza dough with flour or cornmeal before rolling it out onto a work surface. Roll out the dough slightly so it's approximately 11x16".

Top the dough with the cooled meat mixture and top that with the cheese. Leave a one-inch border on each side. Fold all the borders in and over onto an inch of the meat mixture. Roll the dough up into a log shape forming a spiral in the middle.

Brush the roll with egg wash and sprinkle it with sesame seeds. Transfer the roll to a baking sheet and bake until dough is evenly golden brown, about 45 minutes. Let cool slightly.

To serve, slice up the cheeseburger bread and serve with a side of ketchup for dipping.

Here is what it looked like:

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Quick Chicken Drumsticks

This is the easiest recipe in the whole world - if you can even call it a recipe.

Chicken drumsticks or legs
Seasoned salt

Sprinkle chicken with seasoned salt and place in a crock pot (grease with cooking spray first) and cook on low for 4-6 hours, depending on how many you are cooking and how big the pieces of chicken are. Don't add any liquid. That's it, you're done. Yum!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Yes I realize that we are obsessed with pizza... but this one is really good too. Cook the chicken in alfredo sauce. When it is mostly cooked you add red and green bell peppers and onions. Cook until chicken is done and veggies are soft. Put alfredo sauce on the crust... cheese... and then the topping mixture. This is also super yummy.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

BBQ Beef pizza

I was making pizza the other night and I only had enough chicken for half of it. We had some left over BBQ beef so I put that on the other half. It was really good. I almost think I like that more than the chicken. Suzy said it sounded wierd... but trust me, it was good. WE put BBQ sauce, cheese, and the beef. It would probably be good with onions too. You should try it sometime!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Roger's Chili

Marianne requested the ingredients for Roger's chili. It is pretty much the only chili I will eat. Yum!

1 large can or 2 small cans Kidney Beans
1 large can BBQ baked beans
2 small cans diced tomatoes
1 pound ground beef
1 to 1 1/2 pound cubed ham
1 chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper
1 large can crushed pineapple
1 finely chopped anaheim chili
Chili powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
Tabasco sauce

Brown the hamburger with green pepper and onion. Stir all ingredients in crockpot. You can put however much chili powder and tabasco you like. Cook for about 6-8 hours on low.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Do you ever have a craving for something strange? I was craving coleslaw today. I found this simple recipe online that used ingredients I had on hand (except the cabbage) and tried it out. It turned out really yummy!

1 Cabbage, chopped
1/2 cup grated carrots
* 2 tablespoons diced red onion
* 2/3 cup creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip™)
* 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Combine the chopped cabbage, carrots, and onion in a large bowl. Whisk together the salad dressing, vegetable oil, sugar, vinegar, salt, and poppy seeds in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly. Pour dressing mixture over ccabbage mix and toss to coat. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.