17 February 2013

Appley Kielbasa in the Crock-Pot

Amazing! These could just be used as appetizers, but I served the kielbasa over pasta to make it a meal. The sauce is yummy on the pasta. Usually, I cook with turkey sausage, but we went for the regular kielbasa this time and it was delicious!

2 lbs fully cooked kielbasa sausage
3/4 c brown sugar
1 c chunky applesauce
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced

Cut kielbasa into 1" pieces and combine with brown sugar, applesauce, mustard, and garlic in 3 quart crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours until thoroughly heated.Serve over pasta if you'd like!

Original recipe found here.

15 February 2013

Crock Pot Chicken Stroganoff

I NEVER cook on Fridays... we usually do Chinese take-out. But we went out last night for Valentine's Day and had A.W. Lin's, which is Asian and delicious. If you haven't been, go and go quickly. So anyway, we went out last night and I had chicken I wanted to use, so I threw all this in the crock pot this morning and came home to a delicious meal. Super tasty.

Side note: This Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff I have made before is absolutely to die for too.

1 can fat free cream of mushroom soup
fat free sour cream (16 oz)
1 pkg onion soup mix
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
egg noodles

Put chicken in crock pot. Combine soup, sour cream, and onion soup mix. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low 7 hours. Serve over egg noodles.

Original recipe found here.

12 February 2013

Unsloppy Joes

These are pretty much sloppy joe calzones in biscuits and they are awesome! I feel like this would be great for kids too... (Will and I tend to like food that kids like).

You've probably seen the commercial - here's a link to the Grands!® Unsloppy Joes recipe.

1 lb lean ground beef
1 can sloppy joe sauce (15 oz)
1 tsp chili powder
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® refrigerated biscuits 
1/2 c shredded cheddar 

Heat oven to 375° F. In large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. Stir in sauce and chili powder; simmer 5 minutes.

Press each biscuit into 6-inch round. I put each biscuit between 2 sheets of wax paper and rolled it out. Then, peeled it up and put it onto the cookie sheet. I filled it with the sloppy joe mix once the biscuit was on the cookie sheet.

Spoon 1/3 cup meat mixture and about 1 tablespoon cheese onto center of each round. Fold dough in half over filling; press to seal. Bake for 12-15 min or until golden brown.

07 February 2013

"Skinny" Sour Cream Enchiladas

Tried another enchiladas recipe and it's a winner for sure. These are so delicious and creamy. Yum!

16 oz. fat free sour cream
1 can fat free cream of chicken soup
1 tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro (1/2 tbsp dried)
2 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
1 can Rotel
1 c chopped onions (optional)
8 low carb tortillas
1 c shredded pepper jack and colby cheese blend
1 can diced green chiles

In a saucepan, mix together sour cream, soup and cilantro. Heat through and set aside. Combine the chicken, rotel, onions and green chiles in a pan sprayed with cooking spray. Heat until onions are transparent.

Fill each tortilla with chicken mixture and sprinkle some cheese on top. Roll the tortilla up and place seam side down in a 9x11 dish sprayed with cooking spray. Pour/Spread the sour cream sauce over enchiladas. Top with the remaining cheese

Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes until bubbly and cheese is melted. I topped mine with green onions and served with Mexican rice.

Original recipe found here.