This week's Menu of the Week comes from our cookbook, 101 Soups, Salads & Sandwiches, a new book in our 101 Photo Series of cookbooks and guaranteed to deliver for brunches, lunches and dinner! Plus, each recipe includes a color photo so you'll know just what to expect when you're finished!
With recipes focused on soups, salads and sandwiches (what a surprise, right?) there's also a chapter in the back of homemade toppers, dressings, garnishes and crackers...they'll take any recipe to the next level and make you a kitchen hero!
Below, you'll find a sampling of recipes from the book. Follow us on Twitter and get a recipe EVERY DAY this week or click over to our Online Recipe Box for LOTS more from 101 Soups, Salads & Sandwiches!
Beef Stew & Biscuits
Jocelyn Medina of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania shared this recipe with us. It's a tried & true one-pot meal that's perfect for Sunday dinner, or anytime!
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 c. onion, chopped
1/4 t. dried basil
1/8 t. pepper
3-1/2 c. frozen or canned mixed vegetables
2 8-oz. cans tomato sauce
1 c. sharp Cheddar cheese, cubed
12-oz. tube refrigerated biscuits
In a skillet, brown beef and onion; drain. Add seasonings, mixed vegetables and tomato sauce; mix well. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Fold in cheese cubes; pour into an ungreased 2-quart casserole dish. Arrange biscuits on top. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, or until biscuits are golden. Serves 4 to 6.
Hot & Sweet Coleslaw
This recipe was shared by Karen Christiansen of Glenview, Illinois. She writes, My husband, who doesn’t care for salads with a lot of mayonnaise, enjoys this slaw along with pulled pork sandwiches.
8 c. green cabbage, shredded
1 c. red cabbage, shredded
4 carrots, peeled and shredded
1 yellow onion, grated
1/2 c. low-fat mayonnaise
2 T. mustard
2 t. cider vinegar
1/4 c. sugar
1 t. pepper
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
Optional: salt and additional pepper to taste
In a large bowl, toss together vegetables. In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, sugar and peppers. Toss mayonnaise mixture with cabbage mixture; season with salt and
additional pepper, if desired. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving. Makes 10 to 12 servings.
Katherine Jaworowski of Devine, Texas sent us this recipe. She writes, "I made up this recipe and know it’s a real winner because it’s the one dish I never have leftovers from!"
2 T. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 T. garlic, minced
2 to 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
10-oz. can diced tomatoes with green chiles
4-oz. can diced green chiles
1/8 to 1/4 t. hot pepper sauce
1 T. dried cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
12-oz. pkg. 6-inch corn tortillas
Garnish: shredded Cheddar cheese
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic until tender. Add chicken and cook through. Stir in remaining ingredients except tortillas and cheese; reduce heat. Stirring often, simmer 8 to 10 minutes, until most of the liquid is cooked out. Spoon into tortillas and garnish with cheese. Serves 6 to 8.
These super-simple pickles were shared with us by Kay Barg of Sandy, Utah. It's a great recipe for first-time pickle makers.
Mix cucumbers and onion in a glass or plastic bowl; set aside. Stir remaining ingredients together in a microwave-safe container. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Pour over cucumber mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving to blend flavors. Keep refrigerated. Makes one quart.
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