Friday, July 31, 2009

Hot Dog Dr. Pepper Barbeque Sauce

This recipe is from Better homes and Gardens. It is really yummy and you can store it in an old jar and use it later too.

4 Tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 large yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 12-oz. can Dr. Pepper
1 cup Ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 tsp. ancho chilli powder
1 tsp. ground pepper
1 tsp. salt

1. For sauce, in medium sauce pan cook and stir onion and garlic in hot butter over medium heat about 10 minutes until onions are tender. Add all ingredients. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered 15 min. Cook, uncovered, until sauce begins to thicken, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat 10 minutes.
2. Puree sauce in pan with blender, cover, and blend until smooth.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Camping Recipes

We've got 3 camping trips planned over the next 3 months. I've never been in charge of food for camping before. So help me out and post some easy camping recipes. We'll have a Coleman grill and a fire. Also any tips on things is should bring would be helpful. Thanks!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gyro Soup

2 lbs. of pork/chicken, cut into strips
3 tblsp. olive oil
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3-4 bell peppers (I prefer using different colored ones for better presentation), chopped
2 large onions, chopped
6 cups of water
8 tblsp. chili sauce
1 8 oz. pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese
5-6 tblsp. paprika
2 tsp. marjoram
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. thyme
1 tblsp. pepper
1 tblsp. salt
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. garlic salt
2 tsp. oregano
2 pkg. onion soup mix

In a pan, saute 1 tblsp. of olive oil with meat, garlic cloves, and all the seasonings except the salt and pepper. When the meat is cooked all the way, add the whipping cream to it and set aside.

In a big pot, add the rest of the olive oil, chopped onions and chopped bell peppers. Add salt and pepper to it and saute on medium heat until onions and bell peppers are almost done. Add the 6 cups of water and the onion soup mix packages. Let boil for about 5-10 minutes before adding the chili sauce. Add the chicken and whipping cream mixture to the soup. At the end, add 1/2 the package of mozzarella cheese and salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with some kind of bread (French bread of baguette bread) and salad and the rest of the mozzarella cheese.