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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hawiian Meatball Sauce

Hello all!
I'm still dieting but I since Michelle (Jason's sister) just asked me for this recipe, I thought it would be good to go ahead and add it to this blog. It is delicious. I know MJ and Hans like it. Hope you enjoy! (I can't wait to have some soon.)

1 1/2 Cups Ketchup
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 whole can pineapple bits or chunks
1 large onion coarsely chopped
1 green bell pepper coarsely chopped
splash of white vinegar

You can mix this together and pour over frozen meatballs in your crock pot, or heat your meatballs and this sauce together in a stock pot, but either way it is a guaranteed pleaser! Oh, and serve over rice. DELISH!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Southwestern Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

This is from a Rachael Ray cookbook I have. I timed it and it really did take me almost exactly 30 minutes. Everyone in the family loved it.

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 t ground cumin
1/2 t chili powder
a couple shakes tobasco sauce
1 T extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
3 T smoky barbecue sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
shredded lettuce, sliced green onion, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheese, avocado chunks
4 large flour tortillas

Cut chicken into bite-size pieces and mix with cumin, chili powder, and tobasco. Cook in a pan until no longer pink inside. While chicken is cooking, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onions and garlic in olive oil until onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Add beans and barbecue sauce. Drop chicken into barbecued beans, and heat mixture through. Season with salt and pepper.
Place a warmed tortilla on a plate and pile chicken and beans in center. Top with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cheese, and avocado. Wrap, roll, and repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Serve with chips and salsa. Serves 4.