Friday, February 03, 2006

Mom's recipes

This whole recipe thing started because my mom called me from Ohio, all excited about the Super Bowl. Since when does she care? I wondered. However, Pittsburgh's Quarterback is from her home town, and everyone in Ohio goes nuts for these kinds of things. So she gave me this recipe that apparently Roethlisburger himself endorsed, as well as her Chili.

1 envelope Onion Soup mix
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder (or 1 tsp minced garlic)
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tsps Basil
[This isn't in the recipe, but I'd add some chili powder, eh?]
2 cups H20

Mix all together.

Put a standard Roast in a crockpot. Pour mix over, cook on low for six-8 hours. (You can also do in an oven at 325 for 2-3 hours, but you have to keep basting, and a crockpot is just easier)

Right before you're ready to serve, slice up onions, peppers and mushrooms (if so desired) and fry them or grill them on stove (little bit of oil, salt and pepper). Slice up some Provolone or Swiss cheese.

Take the roast out and shred it or slice it very thinly. Pile on Hoagie rolls, put on desired veggies and cheese, stick under the broiler for one minute. Put the juice from the crockpot in a warming dish and serve for dipping sandwiches.

2 cans of tomato juice, large
1 can of crushed tomatoes with juice
2 cans of kidney beans, drained
1-2 onions, diced
2-3 pounds of lean or extra-lean ground beef, fried and drained
handful of carrots, sliced thinly into coin shapes
Handful of lentils
1-2 tbsps of chili powder
1-2 tbsps sugar

combine all these ingredients in a large kettle. Bring to a boil. Then simmer for at least 1 hour with lid partially on. Stir occasionally. Season to taste.


Dragon said...


Sea Hag said...

Heh heh, Hyperi-mom.