Suzie’s Sloppy Joes

This is delicious served with potatoes, or as shown above with Whole Wheat Pita Bread.
  • 3 lbs. ground beef
  • onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 C ketchup
  • 1 C water
  • 1 C chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 T sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 1/3 C soy sauce
  • 3 T vinegar
  • 3 T mustard
  • 2 t chili powder

Brown ground beef, onion and garlic in large skillet. Drain and rinse.  Place meat mixture and other ingredients in slow cooker on low for the afternoon.

(from Favorite All Time Recipes)

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Julie’s Chicken Marinade

  • 1/2 C soy sauce
  • 1/4 C red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1 t oregano leaves
  • 1/2 t basil leaves
  • 1/2 t garlic salt
  • 1/4 t pepper

Mix well and marinate 6 breast halves for 2-3 days. Grill. Serves well on unleavened tortillas with lettuce and tomatoes.

Excellent recipe. Great find, Julie!

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Unleavened Tortillas

  • 8 C wheat flour
  • 4 t salt
  • 1 C olive oil
  • cold water

Mix first three ingredients, then add water till desired consistency (no loose flour). Form balls. Flatten with a rolling pin (use olive oil to keep from sticking). Fry on griddle/skillet till starting to brown.

My family loves these.  (Hadara, thanks for teaching me how to make them!)

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Blender Mayonnaise

Place the following ingredients inside blender:

  • 2/3 C safflower oil
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 t dry mustard
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 eggs

Blend a few seconds,  then gradually pour in

  • 1 1/3 C safflower oil, through opening in blender lid (smooth, steady stream) and continue mixing until thick and smooth.

I doubled this recipe already.  (It was slightly adapted from the Bosch Universal Mixer Instruction Booklet)

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Veggie Pizzas

  • 3 pizza crusts, baked
  • 2 T Dry Ranch Dressing Mix (see recipe under “Dressings”)
  • 8 oz cream cheese spread
  • 1/2 C mayonnaise
  • 8 oz your favorite cheese, shredded
  • various vegetable toppings, sliced (carrots, celery, peppers, cucumber, tomatoes)

Using a mixer, combine Dry Ranch Dressing Mix, cream cheese spread, and mayonnaise.  Spread on baked crusts.  Top with cheese and vegetables.  (My little ones prefer creamy peanut butter on the crust, topped with carrots.)

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Dry Ranch Dressing Mix

  • 1/2 C dry buttermilk powder
  • 1 T dried parsley, crushed
  • 1 t dried dill weed
  • 1 t onion powder
  • 1 t dried minced onion
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t paprika

Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and process on high speed until well blended and powdery smooth.

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