Beef Stew and Potato Pie Recipe:
Yield: 5-6 servings
2-crust batch of pie dough
2 pounds lean stew beef
2 medium onions
1 bay leaf
6 large potatoes
1/8 teaspoon salt
1. Roll the pie dough into 2 flat pieces, place them on ungreased cookie sheet; brush with a little milk. Bake in 425 degrees F oven until brown. Or brown store-bought pie shells. Cut the crust in squares; set aside.
2. Cut beef into bite-size pieces and cook in a saucepan. Chop the onions and bay leaf (remove bay leaf after cooking), and pepper; add to the meat. Add just enough water to cover. Then let water cook down so meat will brown. When done, add enough water to make 3 cups liquid.
3. Cook the potatoes in a saucepan on top of the stove until done. Drain.
4. Place potatoes in the pot with meat. Thicken liquid with flour paste to make gravy. Heat until bubbly. 5. Spoon the stew into deep plates and serve with the piecrust squares, which could be crumbled over the top of each serving right before it is eaten.
(Enjoy fixing and eating this dish on cold wintery days. Recipe can be varied to taste.)
Submitted By: Vickie W.
Ham any type or size
1 tablespoon of flour
1 can of fruit cocktail or any can fruit
2 cups brown sugar
Sprinkle flour inside the oven bag and shake around. Pour in brown sugar and can of fruit juice and all. Squish the fruit and brown sugar together.
Put in ham and rub the fruit and brown sugar over ham. Close bag with tie.cut 6-8 slits in top of bag. Bake according to instructions on ham or oven bag.
Submitted By: Melissa Hartsell: NC
Janet’s Homemade Chili:
2 lb. Hamburger Meat
1 large onion, diced
1 c. celery, diced
1 c. bell peppers, diced
1 can hot chili beans
1 can kidney beans
1 pkg. chili mix
1 tsp. salt (or more if needed)
1 to 2 tsp. Black pepper
2 cans tomato sauce
2 c. water (more if needed)
Brown hamburger meat and drain all the grease out. Use a sifter to wash meat in, so not to loose any, then return meat to the heat. Add 2 cups water. Add onions, celery, peppers, beans, chili mix, salt, pepper and tomato sauce and let cook about 30 to 40 minutes on medium heat. Good meal to fix during cold snowy days.
Submitted By: Janet M.: KY
2 lbs. ground beef
1 small onion (finely chopped
1 small green bell pepper (finely chopped)
1 c. oatmeal
½ Pkg. crackers (crushed)
1 c. Tomato Juice (add gradually)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
In Mixing Bowl, mix all together. Bake at 350 degrees until done or about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Take out of oven and top with ketchup.
Our Family (Thanksgiving or Christmas) Dressing:
2-bags of cornbread dressing mix (make sure it is cornbread and not herbed)
3-stalks of celery chopped
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp sage
Enough chicken stock to make mixture moist (probably about 4 cups.) Saute onions and celery with butter and poultry seasoning and sage until translucent. Pour both bags of dressing mix into a large bowl. Add celery/onion mix.add a little bit of chicken broth and mix well. Keep adding chicken broth until very moist.this can be made a day ahead,if you do just pour a little broth or water over top to moisten. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
Submitted By: Melissa H. NC.
Roast Beef (Baked Pot Roast):
1 Beef Roast
1 tsp. Salt
1 large onion
5-6 Potatoes (washed, pealed, and halved) (or Quartered)
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
Wash Roast Meat and cut up into chunks. Pressure cook meat for about 20 minutes first for tenderness. Cut up onion, potatoes, and carrots in a bowl. Then put pre-cooked meat and remaining ingredients in a baking bag and bake on 350 degrees for about 1 hour.
Submitted By: Janet M.: KY