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Old 04-25-2009, 08:24 AM   #511
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walking hot meatball salad

6 fully cooked frozen meatballs, per person
Bella Vita Pasta Sauce, to cover
romaine lettuce or fresh spinach.
Disposable 20 oz. cup & fork per person

Place meatballs in microwavable bowl, top with sauce and cover bowl (a plate works great), microwave @ 1 minute per serving. Place torn lettuce or spinach in disposable cups, layer meatballs on top. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, if desired. Grab disposable fork and go enjoy the great outdoors, perhaps visiting with your neighbors.
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Awesome !!

This is an awesome thread !! I love quick, easy, good-tasting recipes - and there are some great ones here!

Many thanks...
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Chicken/Broccoli Alfredo

cheddar cheese
jarred alfredo sauce (I use Ragu)
broccoli
cooked chicken chunks (or canned) - I usually use leftover chicken from a previous meal

**I precook the broccoli in the microwave because I like it soft

Oops, just realized it has four ingredients but is so easy and good. Mix the cooked chicken, broccoli and alfredo sauce (no measurements, I just eyeball it for a saucy mix). Top with cheese and pop in the oven for about 30 minutes.
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:27 PM   #515
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Sautee One Medium Onion in butter
Add one bag Trader Joe's pre-cooked shrimp (thawed)
and one jar trader Joe's Alfredo Sauce.

Heat through.

I just got around to making this, had it with cauliflower rice, and it was very good. Thanks for the suggestion.
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O Good!
Glad you liked it.
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Beef and Summer Squash Saute

A one pot meal. Three main ingredients, plus seasonings...

1 pound lean ground beef (organic REALLY does taste, smell and look better)
4 zucchini diced (or mix and match, last night used 2 zukes and 2 yellow)
4 roma tomatoes, chopped (or a can of diced, I like the ones with seasonings)

Onion, chopped (I used 1 large)
Garlic, minced (I used 4-6 cloves)
Seasonings (I used dried oregano and basil, about 1 1/2 tsp each)
Salt and pepper

Brown beef in skillet with chopped onions and minced garlic until meat is browned. Season with spices. Add tomatoes (I add the liquid when using a can as well) and diced squash. Stir well and saute for a few minutes until zucchini is tender. Makes 4 good sized servings.

I love this stuff, having it almost weekly now. Very fast, easy and nutritious. If you do dairy it is nice with some fresh grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
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A one pot meal. Three main ingredients, plus seasonings...

1 pound lean ground beef (organic REALLY does taste, smell and look better)
4 zucchini diced (or mix and match, last night used 2 zukes and 2 yellow)
4 roma tomatoes, chopped (or a can of diced, I like the ones with seasonings)

Onion, chopped (I used 1 large)
Garlic, minced (I used 4-6 cloves)
Seasonings (I used dried oregano and basil, about 1 1/2 tsp each)
Salt and pepper

Brown beef in skillet with chopped onions and minced garlic until meat is browned. Season with spices. Add tomatoes (I add the liquid when using a can as well) and diced squash. Stir well and saute for a few minutes until zucchini is tender. Makes 4 good sized servings.

I love this stuff, having it almost weekly now. Very fast, easy and nutritious. If you do dairy it is nice with some fresh grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

I just got some squash from a friend and wondered what to do with it since I am not a big squash fan....but I think I could do this!

Thanks!
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Someone mentioned liking the orange chicken recipe. Sounds good to me. Anyone have the recipe or know what page I can find it? Thanks.
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Go to the top of this page and click the button that says "search this thread". Put "orange" in the box and it will find all the posts where "orange" is and I'm sure the orange chicken will be one of them. Hope this helps.
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Someone mentioned liking the orange chicken recipe. Sounds good to me. Anyone have the recipe or know what page I can find it? Thanks.
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Orange Chicken

4-5 chicken breasts
1 can diet orange soda
1/3 cup soy sauce

Combine chicken, soda and soy in gallon freezer bag. Refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Basted it every now and then while it is cooking. I have also made this in the crock pot it has wonderful flavor.
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A one pot meal. Three main ingredients, plus seasonings...

1 pound lean ground beef (organic REALLY does taste, smell and look better)
4 zucchini diced (or mix and match, last night used 2 zukes and 2 yellow)
4 roma tomatoes, chopped (or a can of diced, I like the ones with seasonings)

Onion, chopped (I used 1 large)
Garlic, minced (I used 4-6 cloves)
Seasonings (I used dried oregano and basil, about 1 1/2 tsp each)
Salt and pepper

Brown beef in skillet with chopped onions and minced garlic until meat is browned. Season with spices. Add tomatoes (I add the liquid when using a can as well) and diced squash. Stir well and saute for a few minutes until zucchini is tender. Makes 4 good sized servings.

I love this stuff, having it almost weekly now. Very fast, easy and nutritious. If you do dairy it is nice with some fresh grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
This sounds sooo good! I am going to try it.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:49 AM   #525
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I found this this AM at COPPS FOOD CENTER same as ROUNDY's if anyone has one. It was a small jar for $2.99, so I bought two, the last two on the shelf! I am making this tonight! Thanks for this recipe!! Keep coming with the 3 ingredient ones!
Is there alot of sodium in this? If not, I gotta try it.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:42 PM   #526
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This sounds sooo good! I am going to try it.
Hope you like it. I made it for dinner tonight. So easy and so good.
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Hope you like it. I made it for dinner tonight. So easy and so good.
Everything is chopped and ready to go! Making this tonight. It sounds soooo good!
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Is there alot of sodium in this? If not, I gotta try it.
Found this at Kroger...yea!! I am going to try the chicken stir-fry sometime next week.
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A one pot meal. Three main ingredients, plus seasonings...

1 pound lean ground beef (organic REALLY does taste, smell and look better)
4 zucchini diced (or mix and match, last night used 2 zukes and 2 yellow)
4 roma tomatoes, chopped (or a can of diced, I like the ones with seasonings)

Onion, chopped (I used 1 large)
Garlic, minced (I used 4-6 cloves)
Seasonings (I used dried oregano and basil, about 1 1/2 tsp each)
Salt and pepper

Brown beef in skillet with chopped onions and minced garlic until meat is browned. Season with spices. Add tomatoes (I add the liquid when using a can as well) and diced squash. Stir well and saute for a few minutes until zucchini is tender. Makes 4 good sized servings.

I love this stuff, having it almost weekly now. Very fast, easy and nutritious. If you do dairy it is nice with some fresh grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

This is just awesome. We loved it and will have it alot more.
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Hey Michelle,
Glad you liked it. I love the stuff. When I get my raised vegetable beds in I want to grow zucchini and yellow squash just for this recipe. I now always make it with the canned tomatoes. I like it better than fresh ones (plus it is easier)!
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Hey Michelle,
Glad you liked it. I love the stuff. When I get my raised vegetable beds in I want to grow zucchini and yellow squash just for this recipe. I now always make it with the canned tomatoes. I like it better than fresh ones (plus it is easier)!
Laura,

I just ate my leftovers from last night. OMG!! I just love this! I used rotel tomatoes instead of the fresh tomatoes.
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LOL - glad I posted it for you. Yes rotel tomatoes are really good in it. To me the left overs are just as good as the first meal. I have thought about ways to change the spices to make it a little different but I love it the way it is so much that I don't get very far. I will have to wait until I am tired of it (if that happens) and then will start tweaking it. I like how easy it is too. The only time I messed up I cooked it too long and the squash got too mushy. The flavor was still great but I like the squash with a little bit of bite to it. Glad to share a good recipe!
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Will put needed ingredients on my shopping list, I'm in need of some new recipes.
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A one pot meal. Three main ingredients, plus seasonings...

1 pound lean ground beef (organic REALLY does taste, smell and look better)
4 zucchini diced (or mix and match, last night used 2 zukes and 2 yellow)
4 roma tomatoes, chopped (or a can of diced, I like the ones with seasonings)

Onion, chopped (I used 1 large)
Garlic, minced (I used 4-6 cloves)
Seasonings (I used dried oregano and basil, about 1 1/2 tsp each)
Salt and pepper

Brown beef in skillet with chopped onions and minced garlic until meat is browned. Season with spices. Add tomatoes (I add the liquid when using a can as well) and diced squash. Stir well and saute for a few minutes until zucchini is tender. Makes 4 good sized servings.

I love this stuff, having it almost weekly now. Very fast, easy and nutritious. If you do dairy it is nice with some fresh grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
What size of zukes or squash did you use? The ones around here about 12-14 inches long and about 2-3 inches wide? 4 seems like a lot for 1 pound of meat, so I was just wondering.
Thanks
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What size of zukes or squash did you use? The ones around here about 12-14 inches long and about 2-3 inches wide? 4 seems like a lot for 1 pound of meat, so I was just wondering.
Thanks
Mine were not that big. I would guess about 1 1/2 - 2 inches in diameter and about 7-8 inches long. I would think 2 of your size would be adequate. Although I love the beef I try and get a pretty good servings of veggies in as well. For my husband and I, the recipe makes 4 servings. I could eat more but that is enough to fill me up. Hope you give it a try.
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I tried it tonight. Very yummy, thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to the LOs tomorrow for lunch. If I don't take them to my dad.
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Thanks! I'm making this tomorrow night. Can't wait!
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Frozen meatballs wrapped in bacon and grilled. They're a pretty good snack and a quick thing to throw together and toss on the grill while you have it going for something else. Probably could also do them in the oven but have never tried it.
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Yumm, I am going to do that this weekend. Are your frozen meatballs precooked? Do you use a whole piece of bacon? Do you need a toothpick or something to attach it or do they stay wrapped. Thanks!
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Yumm, I am going to do that this weekend. Are your frozen meatballs precooked? Do you use a whole piece of bacon? Do you need a toothpick or something to attach it or do they stay wrapped. Thanks!
Sorry for such the generic original recipe/instructions.

You take one pre-cooked, frozen (but thawed) Italian meatball and wrap with a 1/2 slice of bacon.. Yup and you can use a toothpick to keep the bacon wrapped and can then just pick it up by the toothpick and eat it too.

I never tried it but I'm sure you could use your own favorite meatball recipe with fresh meats and they would be even better. We just like the frozen ones for the convenience. Next time we make them I will try it with fresh meat.

To cook them it's either on the smoker at like 250 degrees, or on the grill using indirect heat. If done in the oven maybe 350ish?

Before Low-Carb we would sprinkle them with a BBQ rub that had a decent amount of brown sugar and would glaze them with BBQ sauce the last 20 mins. Just thought maybe you or anyone would like to know in case you make them for non-low carbers and wanted to try that out for them.

Edit: Low Carb BBQ sauce would work for us to right? Is there a brown sugar substitute like splenda or something? I want to stay as far away from sugar substitutes as I can for the time being tho. I seen a really good sounding low carb BBQ sauce recipe online some where yesterday and will have to try and find it... I did, it was posted by, Charski on another board. I'll post the recipe. Hope that's ok?


Char's BEST (low carb) BBQ Sauce Ever!

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Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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14 ounces canned tomatoes with green chiles -- diced style
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Splenda
1 Tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring -- hickory flavor
1 tablespoon garlic -- minced (from a jar)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon DaVinci Gingerbread flavored sugarfree
syrup
1 teaspoon browning sauce -- Kitchen Bouquet
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce -- chipotle flavor

Place all ingredients in blender. Blend til smooth.

Place in saucepan and simmer til thickened and slightly reduced. Should yield about 2 cups.

Cool, refrigerate; use on BBQ'd pork ribs, chicken, etc.

Description:
"serving = approx 1/4 cup at 3 g. carbs per serving"
Yield:
"2 cups"

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