Sunday, June 9, 2013

Baked Green Tomatoes

Since it's almost tomato season, I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes with all of you.  I promise, once you try green, they will become a summer staple.

1/2 C. Flour
2 Eggs, Beaten
5 C. Cornflakes
S & P
1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
2 Lbs. Firm Green Tomatoes, Cut Thick
Lemon Wedges and Ranch Dressing for serving

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Place Wire racks in a cookie sheet.
Place flour, eggs, and cornflakes into 3 separate, shallow bowls.  Season each with S & P
Stir Cayenne into to Flour.
Coat each tomato slice 1. Egg 2. Flour 3. Cornflakes (press lightly to adhere.)
Place on the rack in layers and place in oven.
Bake for 15 minutes or until each tomato is crisp and golden brown. Rotating the slices half way through baking.
Serve with Ranch and Spritz lemon onto each slice. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tex Mex Sloppy Joes

I like to mix up the regular sloppy joe on occasion because it's such a versatile food.  I love working with ground beef because you can add basically anything and it's going to be delicious.  This is one of my favorite sloppy joe recipes that I grew up with so I wanted to share it with all of you!
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 C. Ketchup
1 can (4oz) chopped green chilies
1/2 C. Beef Broth
1/4 C. Chili Sauce
1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
6 Hamburger Buns
Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices

In a saute pan, brown the ground beef.  Remove the beef and in the drippings cook the onion and garlic until they are soft.  Drain the rest of the grease.  Add the beef back to the pan and add the remaining ingredients.  Once everything is well combined, turn the heat to low and let simmer for 30-35 minutes.

Turn the broiler onto low and butter your buns.  Place on a cookie sheet and cover one side of each bun with a slice of cheddar cheese.  Place under the broiler and crisp up to your liking.  Remove and add your meat to the bun.  Enjoy!!