Pot Roast for a Small Family

Ingredients:

1 (small 1 1/2 lb) chuck roast
2 T all-purpose flour
Fresh ground black pepper to cover the roast
a little bit of salt to accompany the pepper
1 1/2 T vegetable oil (or your favorite high heat oil)
1 small sweet onion, cut into large pieces
3 slender carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal into 1 1/2” lengths
1 stalk celery, include some leaves, and cut into large diagonal pieces
1/2 green bell pepper, deseeded and cut into large pieces
3 garlic cloves
1 cup beef stock
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/4 t dried thyme
1/4 t ground black pepper
1 bay leaf

Optional: 2 sprigs fresh thyme Read More


Pequeña Turkey and Bean Chili

Ingredients:

1 T olive oil
1 lb ground turkey, lean (not extra lean)
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper
1-2 red jalapenos
1 1/4 T Gebhardt Chili Powder
2 t dried garlic granules
1 1/2 t ground cumin
1/4 t dried Mexican oregano
1/4 t ground black pepper
1/8 t chipotle chili powder, optional
1 1/2 T all-purpose flour
1/ 1/2 T tomato paste
2 T canned chopped hot Hatch chiles
1 1/2 – 2 C chicken stock
1 (15 oz) cans beans – pinto, great northern, kidney, small red – use your favorite

Optional garnish: chopped cilantro, cheese, green onions, avocado, tomatoes, and jalapenos Read More


Chicken Mushroom Wild Rice Soup for Four

Ingredients:

1 T butter
8 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
2 thick sliced meaty bacon, cut into large chunks
1 (8oz) package cremini mushrooms, rinsed, patted dry, and thickly sliced
1/2 medium sweet onion, sliced into large chunks
1 celery stick with leaves, sliced on the diagonal
1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced on the diagonal
1 small shallot, minced
1 T garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup of white wine such as Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc
1/3 cup wild and brown rice
3/4 t thyme
1/4 t ground black pepper
2.5 oz baby spinach
1 dash of Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup cream Read More


Small Batch Corn and Potato Chowder

Ingredients:

3 thick strips meaty Applewood smoked bacon, cut to 1 inch lengths, trim off some of the larger sections of fat
1 t olive oil
1 1/2 cups medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 (15 oz) cans creamed corn
1 (11 oz) can sweet corn, drained
2 1/2 cups red potatoes, skin on, chopped to fit on the spoon size chunks
1 cup whole or 2% milk
1 cup chicken stock, unsalted is always good, add salt later if you need to
1 T fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped
1/4 t thyme
6 drops Tabasco sauce
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
2 T butter
2 scant T flour
3 T heavy cream
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