if you’re like me, you’re always on the lookout for new & interesting recipes
the following 3 were submitted by the homie/singer/poet @sirabstraxxx
will definitely be trying soon 🙂
An easy and simple meal that is also economical . . . oh, and pretty delicious too!!
1 package of smoked sausage
(Peel if necessary, and slice into rounds)
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
5 large potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
fine sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
a handful of grated strong cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 200*C/400*F/ gas mark 6. Line a large baking tray (with sides) with several sheets of foil, and drizzle with a bit of oil. Spread the oil out over the pan. Set aside.
Put the sausage rounds, onions and potatoes into a large bowl. Drizzle with a couple TBS of olive oil and season to taste with salt, pepper, paprika and dried thyme. Toss together with your hands until everything is evenly distributed. Pour this out onto the baking tray, and spread it out as much as you can.
Place into the heated oven and roast for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring every 15 minutes or so, until the potatoes are golden brown and tender. Turn off the oven. Scatter the cheese over top of the cooked meat and potatoes, Pop back into the oven a few minutes to melt the cheese. Serve immediately.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
For the meatballs:
1 pound lean ground chicken
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
For the casserole:
1 pound campanelle pasta (any small shape is fine, such as ziti)
1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook for 1 minute less than package directions state.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
While the pasta is cooking, prepare the meatballs. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and use your hands to mix them together well. Form into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink. Remove from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
Add the pasta sauce to a large bowl and stir in the cooked pasta and meatballs. Stir gently to coat everything in sauce.
Spread half of the pasta and meatballs into a 9×13 baking dish. Top with half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
*To freeze this dish, stop just short of baking the casserole, cover tightly with foil, and freeze until ready to bake. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly.*
What you’ll need:
4 pack of boneless or bone-in pork chops
1 tbs. oil
1 cup Coca Cola
1 cups of Ketchup
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Using a skillet (or your stove) brown both sides of pork chops in oil, salt and Pepper them to taste
2. Mix together coca cola and ketchup.
3. Pour your mixture into the skillet and cover your chops.
4. Cook them in your skillet covered with the lid over medium for about 10 minutes or until fully cooked (will depend on thickness.)
5. If sauce is too thin, remove chops and set aside, then reduce sauce to desired thickness.
6. Serve sauce over pork chops