Sunday, March 17, 2013

Hobo Stew

Hobo Stew
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 2 hours |
Yield: About 6 to 8 servings

  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 cup of chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup of celery
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 pounds of stew meat
  • 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups of beef stock or broth
  • 3 (11.5 ounce) cans of original or spicy V-8, or tomato juice
  • 2 cans of Rotel Diced Tomatoes (Hot)
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cups of fresh diced carrots (about 2 large)
  • Bag of frozen corn
  • 1 cup of cut green beans
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama), or to taste, optional

In the bottom of a Dutch oven or other heavy pot, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add ½ of the onion, peppers and celery; cook and stir until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and ground beef, cook and stir until meat is browned and cooked through. Drain off excess fat. Sprinkle meat with flour; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add the beef stock, V-8 juice and diced tomatoes. Stir in the potatoes, carrots, corn and green beans. Add Worcestershire, hot sauce and seasonings to taste. Stir, cover and simmer over medium to medium low (low bubble) for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, or until veggies are tender, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add the rest of the onion during the last 5 to 10 minutes of cooking.

Crockpot: Saute the vegetables and brown the meat as above; add that along with the remaining ingredients to a 6 quart slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or until veggies are tender.

Saturday, October 27, 2012




2 Lbs hamburger meat

1 Onion (diced)
2 Jalapenos (diced)(optional)
2 or 3 Garlic cloves (chopped)
1 28oz Can tomato sauce
1 28oz Can diced tomatoes
1 15oz Can corn
1 TSP Sugar
Small package elbow noodles
Garlic powder

Season meat with salt, pepper, garlic powder and cumin then place in large pot to brown. When almost brown add the onions, jalapenos (optional) and garlic. When done add the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer. In separate pot cook noodles for about 4 to 5 minutes as the noodles will keep cooking when added to the goulash.

Optional - When serving top with grated cheese
I added a can of beans and it turned out good. Also used Whole Wheat noodles and they are good too.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Recipe - Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
1 egg
1 stick of butter

8 oz cream cheese (soft)
2 eggs
16 oz powdered sugar

Mix all batter ingredients together. Pat batter out into a 9x13 pan that has been lightly coated in butter.

Set back about 1/4 cup of the powdered sugar then mix the topping ingredients using a mixer until smooth. Pour this on top of the batter mixture.

Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown

Let cool. Sprinkle the reserved powdered sugar over the top, cut and serve.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Recipe - Fried Apple Pies

Made these awhile back and they are very good!!!

Fried Apple Pies

2 tablespoons butter
4 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon juice
(8-piece) container refrigerated flaky biscuit dough
2 tablespoons water
Powdered sugar

Filling: Add the butter to a large saute pan and melt. Add the apples, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until the apples are soft, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.

When the filling is cool, roll the biscuits out on a lightly floured surface so that each biscuit forms a 7 to 8-inch circle. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons of the filling on each biscuit circle. Brush the edges of the circle with water. Fold the circle over the filling to make a half-moon shape. Seal by pressing the edges with a fork.

Preheat deep-fryer with oil to 350 degrees F.

Carefully add the pies to the oil, 1 at a time, and fry until golden brown, turning the pies as necessary for even browning, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar immediately.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I hope that everyone had a great holiday season!

I hope to be updating this page more often and adding some pictures to recipes that dont have any.

I tried to clean the index up to make it easier to find what you are looking for.

If you have any suggestions, please let me know.