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STEAK SAUCE OVER RICE
1.15 lb. Round Steak 1 small Onion
1 14 oz. bottle of Ketchup 3/4 cup of hot water
1 small can of mushrooms 2 Tbs. of Cornstarch
7 Tbs. of Soy Sauce 2 Tbs. of hot water
2 tsp. of Sugar
Chop onion into small pieces. Cut steak into small pieces. Brown meat. Add mushrooms, onions, ketchup, sugar, and soy sauce. Add 3/4 cup of water to make it soupy. Dissolve cornstarch in 2 Tbs. of hot water, stir into sauce. Simmer for 1/2 hour. Serve over rice.
Tips and Variations:
Add more mushrooms if you like them.
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Corn with husks
Butter or margarine
Salt and pepper
Carefully peal back the corn husks taking care not to detach the husk from the corn. Remove the corn silk. Fold the husks back over the corn and place them in a bucket of water. Soak the corn overnight.
Remove the corn from the bucket of water. Carefully peal back the husks from the corn once again. Butter the corn generously on all sides. Add salt and pepper according to your taste. Fold the husks back around the corn and wrap in aluminum foil.
Place around the edge of the campfire. Turn often. Cook for 30 min. or more. Do not worry about over cooking the corn; the husks help keep the corn from burning.
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NEIMAN MARCUS CHOCOLATE COOKIES
•1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
•1 cup brown sugar
•3 tablespoons granulated sugar
•2 teaspoons vanilla extract
•1/2 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon baking powder
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1. Cream the butter with the sugars until fluffy.
2. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract.
3. Combine the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, or 10 to 12 minutes for a crispier cookie. Makes 12 to 15 large cookies.
PINTO BEANS AND RICE SOFT TACOS
The pinto beans and rice replace the traditional taco meat
Makes six to eight servings.
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 1/2 cups cooked pinto beans, warmed
6 to 8 small flour tortillas, warmed per package instructions
shredded cheddar cheese
your favorite taco toppings, such as salsa, avocado, diced tomatoes, diced onions, etc.
Layer the rice, beans, cheese, and toppings on the flour tortilla and serve.
Total:1 hr 25 min
Cook: 1 hr 25 min
Yield: 6 servings
2 cups chopped yellow onions (3 onions)
1 cup of shredded carrots
1 cup chopped bell peppers
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, or ketchup, or BBQ sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 1/2 pounds ground chuck (81 percent lean)
1/2 cup oats or instant rice
1/2 cup ketchup
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, the onions, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, oats, and eggs, and mix together thoroughly. Don't mash or the meat loaf will be dense. Shape the mixture into a rectangular loaf in a square cake pan covered with parchment paper. Add a little water to the pan. Spread the ketchup evenly on top during the last 30 minutes. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F and the meat loaf is cooked through. (Don't let the water boil out.) Serve hot.
CHEESE CAKE TARTS
Blend 1lb. cream cheese, 2 eggs, and 3/4 cup sugar, until creamy. Pour into Graham Cracker tart crusts. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 -