Meat

BBQ Pastrami String Beans

This whole combo is pretty pleasing to the eye!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Red onion
  • Pastrami
  • Sweet BBQ sauce
  • String beans
  • Spices: Salt, garlic powder, paprika, and red pepper flakes (optional)

Sauté a thinly sliced red onion until translucent and add a few squirts of your favorite BBQ sauce. I used Hunt’s Hickory and Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce because the sweetness is perfect, especially for BBQ pulled beef, by the way! Cook for around ten minutes on low stirring frequently. Add strips of pastrami and more BBQ sauce and cook for another ten minutes while you wash and clean the string beans. Dry the string beans and coat them in the spices with a bit of olive oil. Place neatly in a pan and add the pastrami mixture on top with some more BBQ sauce. Bake on 350 for 10 minutes and do not overcook because crunchy string beans are better than mushy string beans. Super yummy greens over here so enjoy it!!

 

 

Meat

Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe is a perfect way to get rid of leftover chicken and most of these ingredients you have on hand. Win win all around!

WHAT YOU NEED:

 Crust:

  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1/3 Cup oil
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • Salt
  • Water
Filling:
  • 1 Medium onion
  • 1 Large potato
  • 3 Chicken cutlets
  • 1 Can peas and carrots
  • 2-3 Tbsp consume
  • 2 Tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pep
  • Water
  • Flour
  • Frozen puff pastry dough

I created my own crust, but you can easily use a graham cracker pie crust or frozen quiche crust. Mix all the ingredients together and add water until it’s the right doughy consistency. Spread the dough out on an oiled circular pan and bake on 350 for about 10 minutes just to make sure the dough gets cooked through. Now set that aside and let’s focus on the main part, the filling!

 

Saute a chopped onion and once its translucent, add in chopped potatoes. Cook for a few minutes until potatoes look mostly cooked through and add in chunks of chicken. Once the chicken is cooked, add peas and carrots and spices. You can also add other veggies, like sweet potato and zucchini. Add water to cover the mixture and then add flour to thicken it up. Don’t add too much flour because we don’t want it to be cakey, more like a gooey consistency. Fill the pie crust and shake slightly to get it to fall evenly. (If you have extra filling, which can happen, just crush up graham crackers and use muffin tins for the excess.) Add some rolled out pastry dough on top and bake on 350 until the dough is brown. Everything is cooked inside so no need to worry about under cooking. And that’s all folks! Just a delicious, fun, all american fav dinner!

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Meat

Grilled Chicken Salad

This is an awesome, healthy alternative to shnitzel salad which is one of my favorite dinners. Pretty simple and uber incredible!

Coat strips of chicken in the following spices, plus a touch of olive oil.

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Let the chicken sit for about ten minutes or so and grill on a grill pan with any veggies, onion, peppers and mushrooms are perfect. You don’t need to add any spices to the vegetables because the leftover chicken spices will flavor it up. Layer it all on top of some romaine lettuce with garlic mayo and sweet chili sauce and you have the best. salad. ever. 

Meat

BBQ Meatballs

These were a crazy hit over the holiday! I recommend that you try these, like now. Do it.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 Bottle of hickory BBQ sauce or any of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 3 heaping spoons of cranberry jelly 
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili
  • Salt and pep

Saute one large onion until translucent and add balls of chopped meat to the pan. Brown all sides and then add the sauce mixture. Bring to a boil and then cook on medium low for about an hour. Serve alone or with pasta. These are so flavored and delicous! It was my favorite dish over the weekend.

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Meat

Chinese Beef

Who doesn’t like homemade takeout? Especially when it’s super easy and healthy. You’re welcome.

Coat pepper steak or any meat of your choice in soy sauce and sauté in olive oil for a bit. Add almost a whole bottle of Mikees General Tso sauce, 3 tablespoons soy sauce and some sesame oil, which is optional. Heat the sauce up and then add whatever veggies you like. You can add broccoli and go with the whole beef and broccoli idea or you can add green peppers and white onions like I did. I also added canned slices of water chestnuts and bamboo shoots to keep it real authentic. Do not overcook because you want crispy veggies, not mushy veggies. Serve with rice or spaghetti, the possibilities are endless! Your kitchen, your rules. AKA no rules!! 😀

Meat

Asian BBQ Wings

I love wings!!!! I wanted to make ones that weren’t breaded or fried so this recipe is what I came up with. 

I grilled the wings on my iron grill pan after I coated them in BBQ spice. I used the Weber Sweet n Tangy BBQ spice and it’s one of my favorite spices at the moment. After I flipped them a few times and got some good grill marks, I placed them in an ovensafe dish and coated them in my delicious sauce.

Asian BBQ Sauce:

  • 10 Tablespoons bold BBQ sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons srirachi sauce
  • 3.5 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce

Coat in sauce and bake covered on 350 for 15 minutes. I added green onions to make it look pretty, but wings cant get any more good lookin’ in my opinion. 😉

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Meat

Pastrami Gnocchi

I went to this restaurant once and had amazing, delicious, crispy gnocchi and I knew that I had to try making gnocchi myself. I bought a package and I didn’t make it from scratch this time because it’s my first time trying it, but have no fear! This came out incredible enough that I will try it again! 😉

I bought Bartenura Gnocchi and followed the package directions on how to prepare it. While the gnocchi boiled in salted water for 3 minutes, I cooked an onion in olive oil. When it browned up a bit, I added salt, pepper, bbq spice and bbq sauce and mixed. I added cut up pastrami to the onions and fried it up a little and I just absorbed all that deliciousness coming off the stove! If you ever want your neighbors to stop by to ask what you’re cooking, this, this recipe is how!! After a few minutes, I removed the pastrami and onion mixture and squeezed out the oil before scooping it out. I heated up that flavored incredible crazy goodness and added the cooked gnocchi to crisp the outside. I fried on high for a few minutes, turning them over a few times, and removed them. Served together with the pastrami you have a crazy, flavorful, bomb dish! 😀