Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Crock pot "brown sugar" chicken

I got the inspiration for this recipe from the "crock pot lady." Of course she didn't have WLS and doesn't have to watch her sugar intake. This was delicious and very different.
  • 1 lb chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 cups frozen peppers and onions
  • 1 cup brown sugar Splenda
  • 1/4 cup diet sprite
  • 2/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 6 whole cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • black pepper
Place chicken on the bottom of the crock pot. Put onions, peppers, garlic and black pepper on top of that. Add Splenda, sprite, vinegar and soy sauce. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours. This is very yummy!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Asian crock pot pork chops

These are seriously delicious. I ate 2 of these they were so good. Not to mention easy!

  • 6 pork chops 1/2 inch thick (browned in pan with salt and pepper)
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar splenda
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 Tablespoon chinese 5 spice
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
Brown up pork chops in a pan seasoned with salt and pepper. Place the pork chops on the bottom of the crock pot. Place onion and garlic on top of that. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Pour over top of pork and onions. Cook on low for 5 hours. These will be falling apart when they are done. They are SO good.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Veal meatballs in home made marinara

I had a random pound of ground veal I needed to use up. I had made meatloaf, burgers and chili this passed week. I decided to make meatballs and I had no desire to go out and buy additional meat. So I made just veal meatballs and my goodness they were delicious!

  • 1 lb ground veal
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, pepper and dried oregano
Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Form one inch balls. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. These were so freakin good. And the great thing about veal is per pound contains less calories and half the fat of lean ground beef. Serve with your favorite sauce, or use my homemade simple marinara recipe.

In a sauce pan heat 2 Tablespoons chopped garlic with 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add in 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes. Mix in 1 jar tomato paste, 1/4 cup fresh basil and 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Simmer on low for an hour. Mix in meatballs. Eat, enjoy, repeat.