Saturday, December 20, 2008

Oven Made Stew

My friend Mary gave me this recipe.  It is easy, delicious and perfect for
a cold winters night!

1- 1 1/2 pounds stew meat (not too large of pieces-I usually cut them in half)
4-5 red potatoes cut in quarters
3-4 carrots chunked
2 small onions quartered
1 can peas along with juice
1 can cream of celery soup (low sodium)
1 can tomato soup (Healthy Option)
1/2 can milk

Mix the soups and milk in a bowl.
In the bottom of a covered roasting pan, place other remaining ingredients.
Pour the soup over the top, gently stir together.
Bake at 275 for 4-5 hours...covered!
I have tried this in the crock pot and it just doesn't turn out the same.

Meatball Appetizer

These are delicious little meatballs, be careful as you won't be able to  stop eating them!

2 Lbs Hamburger/ground turkey
3/4 Cup Whole wheat Bread Crumbs
1 Small finely minced Onion
1/2 cup 1% milk
2 eggs
2 tbsp. parsley flakes
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp Worchestershire sauce


Mix ingredients together and make small meatballs.  About 1" in diameter.
put on foil lined baking sheet and bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes, until done.

1 Jar sugar free grape jelly ( made with Splenda)
1 Jar Heinz Chili sauce
1 tbsp Agave (optional)

Mix the sauce in crock pot or other vessel of choice.  Put cooked meatballs in the pot and simmer for 1-3 hours.  (If you make the meatballs the day before and refrigerate crock pot time should be 2-4 hours.