Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

When you cook them sliced they don’t take as long and you have more control over your portions. Serve with homemade mashed potatoes and you have a perfect meal.
Stuffed Red Bell Peppers
Here are the Ingredients:
  • 4 fat red bell peppers, sliced and cored into 1 inch slices
  • 1.5 pound fresh chicken, ground
  • 1 cup carrots, finely shredded
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten with fork
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal, dry
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
Preheat oven 375 degrees
Place all ingredients except bell peppers in a bowl and mix with your hands until blended. Place bell pepper ring on a nonstick foil lined baking sheet and fill each with meat mixture. Top each with 1 tablespoon of ketchup and spread to cover the tops. Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Mexican Style Chili

If you enjoy chili this is a really good change of pace. I personally love beans and vegetables in my chili and the consistency is almost like soup.

Mexican Style Chili
Here are the Ingredients:
  • yellow onion, large chopped
  • lean hamburger, 1 pound
  • 1 can pinto beans, not drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, not drained
  • 1 can chili beans, not drained
  • 1 can Mexican style diced or stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1.25 package taco seasoning
  • 1 oz package Hidden Valley Ranch
  • sour cream, optional
  • cilantro,garnish chopped
  • lime, juiced optional
  • tortilla chips, optional
    Saute onions and hamburger and drain out excess oil. Add packets and stir to combine. Add beans with their liquid, corn, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil then lower heat to low, cover and cook for 2 hours. Garnish and enjoy.

Panko Basa

If you enjoy catfish this is a lighter version of that. It’s great broiled, fried, or baked.

Panko Basa

Here are the Ingredients:

  • 2 large Basa filets
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • Panko crumbs
  • vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • lemon, thinly sliced
  • tartar sauce (see recipe)

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Take eggs, cream, and seasoning and whisk together with a fork. Pour in a container for dipping. Place Panko in a separate container for coating. Heat oil over medium high heat in a no stick pan. Dip fish into egg and coat both sides with Pank0. Place into heated oil and cook on both sides for 5 minutes each. Place on baking sheet and top with slices of lemon. Bake for 15 minutes and serve with homemade tartar sauce.