Thursday, May 21, 2009

Another One!

I am on FIRE this week!

Tonight I made what I call : On Hand Chicken Packets

You basically cook - what's on hand.

I put out two pieces of alminum foil - and put a chicken breast on each one. I sprinkled some garlic salt and minced onion on each one ... then I chopped up 1/4 of an onion (long pieces, like fajitas), and I emptied out a half jar of sweet roasted red peppers I had "on hand" and I had like 5 small potatoes left. I peeled and chopped those up. Then I topped the whole pile with salt and pepper - I rolled up the sides and the top and made little aluminum foil packets. Wrap them up tight- you don't want steam to escape! I baked at 375 for 45 minutes - I put the little packets on a cookie sheet with a lip on it in case it dripped and SHUT UP it was so good! Another winner! I also made corn on the cob and some biscuits.

Ok and the recipe for last night : Chopped Steak with Mushrooms and Onions

In a bowl put a pound of burger, one chopped shallot, and a couple of cloves of minced garlic. Salt and Pepper and a little bit of worchestishire sauce ...and I mixed it up like meatloaf. Then divide evenly and make two big patties, about 1/2 inch thick. In a pan I heated up a couple tablespoons of EVOO - until it smokes. It means it's HOT!

Put the patties in and put the lid on it- for 45 seconds. Then flip, lid on for another 45 seconds - then take them out and put on a plate. This forms a nice crust on each side.

In the same pan with all the drippings, add 1 tbsp of butter, an entire onion- cut long like on a fajita and a cup of mushrooms. Lid back on for a few minutes - the add one cup of beef broth, but the patties back in, lid on and let it simmer on medium for about 20 minutes.

Then super YUM! Good luck!


P.S. - Mikel, send the salisbury steak recipe!