Mongolian Beef

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak sliced thin (I used pre-sliced stir fry steak)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 sliced onion
  • green onions cut into thirds
  • pinch of red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Heat some oil in a skillet and cook all of your onions.  I like mine charred.  Set aside.
  • In a large ziplock bag add the steak and cornstarch. Toss the beef to coat evenly. Heat a large skillet to high heat and add the vegetable oil. Once your pan is sizzling HOT, add your steak in a single layer and cook on each side for about a minute until the edges just start to brown (get those edges crispy)! Once the steak is cooked, remove and set aside on a plate.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine soy sauce, brown sugar, water, ginger, and garlic. Add the sauce to the pan and bring to a boil. Add the steak and cooked onions to the sauce and allow the sauce to thicken for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
  • Serve with rice or fry some Mung Bean noodles in hot oil for the traditional crispy noodle.

 

Photos to help you through this process:

Your stuff:

Cook your onions.

Coat your meat.

Fry your meat in plenty of HOT oil.

Set your meat aside and mix up this amazing sauce.

Heat it all up and throw on your red pepper flakes.  

Try serving with crispy fried mung bean noodles.  (don’t soak before frying)

 

 

 

Chicken Divan 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bag of egg noodles

 

Directions

 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Place broccoli in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Top with the cooked chicken and cooked egg noodles.
  • In a small bowl, blend the cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, mayonnaise,lemon juice and curry powder. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Top with Cheddar cheese.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly browned.

 

Photos:

 

 

Tamale Pie

 

 ingredients

  • 1 box corn bread
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 C milk
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 1 can green chiles
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
Optional (but highly recommended) toppings
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Guacamole
  • 1 lime cut into wedges

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Mix up cornbread mix according to instructions. Gently fold in chiles and creamed corn. Pour into greased baking pan (9×9, 9×13, large cast iron skillet). Bake until set (a toothpick should come out clean), about 20-25 minutes.
  • While cornbread is baking, brown the ground beef drain fat and then add taco seasoning and water according to instructions.
  • Once cornbread is done baking, reduce oven to 350 degree F. Poke holes in cornbread with a fork and pour enchilada sauce over it. Top with ground beef and shredded cheese, and cover with aluminum foil. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and back until cheese begins to brown, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving with desired toppings.

 

Photos for your viewing pleasure:

 (That’s beef in the ziploc bag):

I’ve been using Jiffy muffin’s mixes since I was a kid. (A long time)!

Costco size taco seasoning.  We make a lot of tacos in our house.

 

My after picture won’t load.  Waiting on my IT guy…..  😉

MONKEY BREAD

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease your bundt pan. 
  • Cut all the biscuits into quarters. In a bowl combine your sugars and cinnamon.
  • Dip each biscuit piece into the melted butter and then the cinnamon mixture and place in pan. Do this until no pieces remain.
  • Pour the remaining butter on top of uncooked biscuits.
  • Put pan into the oven for 40 minutes or until top is golden brown. Remove and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.
  • Put a plate on top of bundt pan and gently flip over. 

Feeling crazy?  Try putting some caramel pieces or chocolate chips in between the biscuits before baking!

 

Photos for your viewing pleasure:

Everything you will need

Don’t forget to spray your pan

Cut your biscuits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dip and then dip again

 

Ready for the remaining butter and then bake!

Monkeylicious!

Cheesy-ass Sausage Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 smoked sausage
  • 3 cups diced (and peeled if you are an over achiever) Russet potatoes
  • 1/4 chopped yellow onion
  • 4 tbsp Wondra (okay to use flour if you haven’t found the magic of Wondra yet)
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Salt & pepper
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 2 cup Cheddar cheese, sharp
  • 2 cups Half & half

Instructions

  • Boil the diced potatoes until soft not mushy.
  • Saute the sausage in a large skillet with 1-2 tbsp of olive oil.
  • In same pan saute your chopped onion until soft.
  • spray a 9×13″ baking dish with cooking spray. Transfer the cooked potatoes, onion and sausage to the prepared casserole dish, stirring just enough to evenly distribute.
  • In the skillet melt the butter and then whisk in the Wondra. Allow it to cook about a minute, whisking constantly. Slowly add in the half and half, 1/4-1/2 cup at a time, whisking constantly until thickened.
  • Stir in the cheese, paprika, and salt & pepper, stirring occasionally until completely melted and the sauce is smooth.
  • Pour cheese sauce evenly over the potatoes and meat.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the casserole is golden brown on top.

Pictures if you need them:

Your main ingredients for this simple recipe:

Heating up your sliced sausage and then your onion. (don’t forget to boil your taters)

 Place in your prepared pan.

If you’ve never made cheese sauce before, this is what it looks like.

Ready to bake.