Do you need a simple, surefire recipe for steak or chops? My family LOVES steak baked in the oven. I rarely add a marinade, but instead just add a little garlic, salt, and thyme so we can taste the wonderful rich flavor of the beef.
To prepare the steak/chops, sprinkle both sides of each piece of meat with salt and a little granulated garlic and thyme. Place in your baking dish. Add 1/2 inch of water. Cover dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Or reduce the heat to 325 degrees and bake for 2 hours. The last time I baked steak, I forgot to add the water and after baking the steak extra long, it was browned and not dried out, but tender and delicious. This was because I do NOT trim the fat. Fat from beef that has been grass finished has omega 3 fatty acids and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). CLA has been known to reduce cancerous tumors.
Put 2 cups of brown rice in the bottom of your roaster. Top with a little chopped onion and bell peppers. Sprinkle with salt. Add 4 cups of hot water. Sprinkle salt on your whole chicken. Place breast side up into roaster on top of the rice. Sprinkle with desired herbs. I like sage, garlic powder and onion powder. Cover. Baked at 325 degrees for three hours or till chicken is fall-off-the-bone tender. Are you in a hurry? Turn the oven up to 400 degrees and bake for 2 hours. (At 400 degrees, the rice will probably stick to the bottom of the pan a little, but it won’t burn.) I like to double the recipe so I have leftovers to make chicken and rice soup. To make the soup you only need to add water and a little salt to the rice and chicken that has been taken off the bone. The broth is in the rice.
If you want pizza, but don’t have the time or desire to put together a yeast dough crust, here’s a recipe you can try. My family loves pizza, but they don’t think they get it often enough (especially my husband 🙂 ). So not long ago I began using this recipe. It was an instant hit and it is quicker and easier to make.
Crazy Crust Pizza
1 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground oregano
1/8 tsp. black pepper
Combine in bowl.
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cups milk
Combine and stir into flour mixture. Pour batter into greased pizza pan.
1/3 cup chopped onions
Mushrooms if desired
Sprinkle over dough. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and spread on meat, pizza sauce and toppings below:
1 lb. hamburger
Brown and drain. To have a sausage flavor, add Wright’s hickory smoke or 1 tsp. ground sage to the meat. You can also use chicken or lamb, cut up.
1 cup pizza sauce
3/4 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella or cheddar cheese
After putting toppings on pizza, return to oven 5 more minutes or until cheese melts.
My favorite marinade for meat and poultry:
1/4 c. olive or coconut oil
1/4 c. balsamic or apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp. salt
Bake the meat or poultry in the marinade. Delicious!
One of our customers, Donald Fowles, sent us a delicious chicken recipe last month and we’d like to pass it along to you. Here is what he says:
"Cut one large onion into chunks and put in bottom of crockpot. Mix ~2 tbsp. olive oil, 1-2 cloves garlic, 1/2 to 1 tsp. dry tarragon, and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Wash whole chicken, drain, and put it in crockpot breast side down. Rub about 1/3 of olive oil mixture over bottom of chicken. Turn chicken over and rub remaining mixture on chicken. (Add no other moisture.) Cook 8 hrs on low.
“This recipe is so quick and easy, and it results in a moist and tasty chicken ready to eat when you get home from work. I strain the juices left in the crockpot and put them in the fridge. The next day I scrape off the fat at the top and use the gelled material as the base for chicken gravy, to which I add some of the leftover chicken meat and serve over hot rice. Incredible!"
Here’s one of our family’s favorite chicken recipes. It’s so delicious and sooo easy.
1 chicken, cut up
4 Tbsp. butter, melted (no substitutes except coconut oil)
Unrefined sea salt
Brush one side of each chicken piece with butter. Sprinkle with salt. Turn the chicken pieces over. Repeat the process of brushing with butter and sprinkling with salt. Bake skin side up at 350 degrees 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or till the chicken pieces are tender. (Breast pieces will take less time.) To speed up the baking of the chicken, you can bake it as high as 425 degrees and it will still bake fine.