Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sausage Gravy

I thought that I had already shared this recipe, but a quick search didn't show it.  We all enjoy this once in a while, so I want to leave it here to find the next time we need it.  

Traditionally served over hot biscuits, this gravy also is good over scrambled eggs or an omelet, and I've used it as a base sauce for breakfast pizza or in breakfast hot pockets.  We typically double it for our family.  Leftovers refrigerate well, but they don't last long around here.

Sausage Gravy
  • 1/4 lb. bulk pork sausage
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
Cook sausage until browned and crumbled.  Drain off all fat except 2 Tbsp.  Stir in flour, stirring constantly until golden brown and bubbly, no more than a minute.  Gradually whisk in milk, whisking well after each bit added, then salt and pepper.  Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly, about 5 minutes.  
Note:  if there's less than 1 Tbsp. fat in the browned sausage, add a Tbsp. of butter and melt with the sausage before adding flour and the rest of the ingredients.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Paprika Pork Roast

This recipe adds flavor to pork roasts.  I love the fact that I can make it in the oven or crock pot! 

Saved from a very old Taste of Home magazine.

Paprika Pork Roast
  • teaspoons garlic salt
  • teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • teaspoon paprika
  • boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 -2 medium onions, sliced
  • cup water
Combine garlic salt, ginger, pepper and paprika; rub over the entire roast.  Place roast with fat side side up on a greased rack in a roasting pan.  Top with onion.  Pour water into pan.  Bake uncovered at 325°F for 2 - 2 1/2 hours until a meat thermometer reads 160° - 170°.  Let stand for 10 - 15 minutes before slicing.
You can also put this in the crock pot but reduce water to 1/4 cup.  Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Low Carb Chicken Spaghetti

Here's another recipe for low carb deliciousness!  I recommend prepping first unless you're a great multi-tasker, but the goodness is worth the effort.  Not my recipe so I'm providing a link.

Low Carb Chicken Spaghetti

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Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Wow!  We tried this last night and it was good!  It's a change of pace from "regular" sloppy joes, and quick to make.  While the site says "not diet food", it could easily be made part of a low carb diet by skipping the bun and eating as is or atop riced cauliflower or lettuce or a low carb bun.

Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Big Mac Sloppy Joes are an easy ground beef dinner recipe perfect for weeknights. These sloppy joes are loaded with onions, pickles and cheddar cheese all tossed in a copycat Big Mac Sauce.

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