Sunday, August 31, 2014

Gluten Free Augratin Potatos

Ore Ida had a special on their frozen' taters. I walked right up to that freezer and said to myself "I'm not stupid. These things are like gold and if ya can get them on sale. Buy some!" So a bag of Ore Ida frozen GF hash browns went in the cart. Below you will find the gluten free version of Augratin Potatos from the mid west relatives.

Gluten Free Augrtain Potatos

16 oz sour cream
8 oz Pacific brand Organic Roasted pepper and tomato soup
3 Tbs melted butter
1/4 cup dried chives
Salt and pepper
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 tbs Jamie and Robby's Seasoning
One bag Ore Ida hash brown potatoes

In a small oil sprayed crockpot or medium bowl combine sour cream, soup, butter, chives and seasoning. Stir until well combined.  Add cheese slowly and stir until we'll mixed. Slowly add hash browns until fully incorporated. If using the crockpot place lid on crock and place crock in the heating unit. Cook on low for 6-8 hours stirring every couple hours. 

If you are cooking in the oven, spray a small casserole dish with oil. Pour potato mixture in the dish and place in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes to one hour or until casserole is bubbly and top slightly browned.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Spicy Chili Crockpot Meatballs

On a mission to find a new recipe for the crockpot.  I searched Pinterest for inspiration. I was limited with ingredients on hand and I already visited the market. Below is the recipe created with what I had.

Spicy Chili Crockpot Meatballs

1.5 pounds lean ground beef
2 eggs with white thingies removed
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped white onion
a few shakes Lawry's garlic salt
a few twists of fresh black pepper grinder
a few shakes dried parsley
a few shakes dried chives
1 tbs Lea & Perrins Worchestershire sauce

Mix the above ingredients together until well combined and shape into tablespoon sized meatballs.  Brown meatballs in a pan with olive oil until they are lightly browned OR bake on an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet for 25-30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

In your lightly oiled crockpot combine the following ingredients

1 10.1 ounce bottle of Trader Joe's Sweet Chili Sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
a few shakes Lawry's Garlic salt
a few twists of fresh black pepper grinder

Add meatballs and gently stir until all meatballs have a little sauce on them.  Set the crockpot on low and cook for 6-8 hours.

Serve over

Chive Parsley Calrose Rice

2 cups Calrose rice
4 cups water
2 tablespoons butter
1 tbs dried chives
1/2 tbs dried parsley
a few shakes Lawry's Garlic salt

Combine in a rice cooker
Serve your Spicy Chili crockpot Meatballs over rice and enjoy.  The husband tasted and approved the recipe.  I had it for dinner last night and today for lunch.  It is excellent day off and even better the next day as left overs.