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Showing posts with label Meat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Meat. Show all posts

Beef Chili Recipe My Way

A healthy chili that is ready in  less than an hour. This super quick and easy kidney beans chili recipe has an incredible depth of flavor. We don't eat anything spicy so this is chili my way.


  • 1 1/5 lbs ground beef
  • 4-5 med potatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 cup frozen white corn (Trader Joe's is the best)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 cup shreded mixed cheese
  • Salt, pepper, coriander, cumin, smoked paprika
  • Parsley flakes, dill, bay leaf

Heat a 1 tbsp oil in the skillet. Add ground beef and saute for 15 min.

Peel potatoes, onion, carrot. 
Add beef and beans to the sauce pan. Cover with water. Add bay leaf, salt, pepper. Bring it to a boil. Boil for 15 min.
Cut potatoes in cubes. Slice carrots.  
Add to the pot. While its cooking cut the rest of the veggies.
Use a shredder for tomato. Cut onion and bell pepper into a small cubes. 
Add corn. 
Add onion and tomato. 
Add red bell pepper. 
 Add all the spices and boil it on low heat for 35 min or until potatoes are done.
 Add cheese boil for 1 more min. Turn off the stove.
Add dill, mix.

Enjoy with sour cream!!! 

Buckwheat Pancakes {Гречаники} (Grechaniki or Hrechanyky)

CookingAddic Hrechanyky - are a traditional dish of Ukrainian cuisine. Personally, I love em for the following advantages: delicious, fast, a lot. Well, if you have leftover boiled buckwheat and the family don't want to eat it anymore, so these would be perfect to make. You can make it into a vegetarian pancakes just increase mushrooms and it will be a vegetarian dish! I got this recipe from my aunt Sveta:)


  • 2 cups of cooked buckwheat
  • 16 oz mushrooms
  • 1 lb chicken liver or cooked meat then ground 
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbs flour
  • Salt, pepper, coriander and Vegeta (optional)
  • Oil to saute

 Cook buckwheat from Russian store for around 15 min.

Cut onion and saute until golden brown.

Slice mushrooms and saute until ready. 
Rinse than boil liver for 5 min. 
 Rinse again.
Than transfer it to a food possessor. Mix it well.   
 Add all the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Roll a pancake into a flour or bread crumbs. 
Cook in oil on med until ready. 
 Enjoy with your favorite salad!

"Mushroom Asiago Chicken Recipe"

CookingAddic This is a quick, easy, and elegant recipe that is suitable for entertaining. Just in time for holidays. It's a scrumptious Chicken Mushroom recipe from The Midnight Baker. It was featured on Zip List as top recipes of 2013. So, we test it and my family gave it a thumbs up! 

Ingredients: (I tweaked the recipe a little bit)

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thigh or breast 
  • 2 cups portobello mushrooms
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 springs fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded asiago cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Oil

Cut chicken in to med slices. 
 Heat the butter with 1 tbs of olive oil in deep, heavy skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Dredge chicken in salt, pepper and flour.  
Add it to the skillet.  Saute until golden on each side, about 5 minutes per side.  Remove from pan. 
Slice mushrooms in half. Saute with 1 clove of garlic until golden color.  
Mix mushrooms and chicken together. Add white wine and thyme. 
 Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Then pour the liquid out.
Add asiago and parmesan  cheese and heavy whipping cream. 
Cook, stirring constantly over low heat until cheese melts. Taste if it needs more salt.
May be served over  pasta or rice.

"Roasted Chicken on the Bottle"

CookingAddic Perfect recipe for the holidays! This chicken on the bottle is my mom's recipe. She made this chicken often when I was a kid. It's juicy and just simply delicious!!!  I have the Best Thanksgiving Turkey recipe posted last year on my blog:) 


  • 5 lbs whole chicken
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1  tbs Sea salt  
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp ground cumin (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 7 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 1 glass bottle
  • 1/3 onion
  • 1 tbs vegeta seasoning or  1 tsp salt
  • 1 bay leaf 

Rinse the chicken. Mix mayo and spices. 
Spread mayo mixture all over the chicken even under the skin. Leave it overnight.
 Preheat oven to 375 F. Cut onion into strips add it to the bottle then add vegeta (or salt) and bay leaf. 
Fill the bottle with hot water. Place it on the baking dish.
 Put the chicken on the bottle. Add a few apples around the chicken (optional).
 Roast for 20 min on 375 F. Then  roast at 350 F for 45 min. 

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