Air Fryer Roasted Carrots
1 Pound whole Carrots
2 Tablespoons Light Olive Oil
2 Teaspoon Dried Basil (make sure all herbs and spices are Gluten Free)
2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
4 Tablespoons Butter
Wash, peel and slice carrots in half lengthwise. Lay them flat onto the metal air fryer roasting pan. Drizzle carrots with oil and sprinkle with herps and salt. Place pan into air fryer on middle rack and set temp. at 400* for 20 minutes. Half way through cooking time turn carrots over, dot with butter and let the carrots roast for the rest of the cooking time, or until fork tender. If carrots need to cook longer return to fryer and cook until done. Remove from fryer and serve. Enjoy!
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Ginger, Garlic, Pepper Chicken Skillet
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 1/2 pounds Chicken Breast strips
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 large Bell Peppers ( cut into 1/4 inch strips)
2 Tablespoons grated fresh Ginger
2 Tabalspoons crushed Garlic ,( about 3-4 large cloves)
1 Cup GF Chicken Broth
2 Tablespoons GF Worcester sauce ( Lea & Perrins is Gluten Free)
In large Skillet on high heat add olive oil, and chicken strips. Brown chicken for 8- 10 minutes with the lid on, turning chicken over half way through. Until chicken is cooked through. Turn heat down to medium sprinkle chicken with salt then cut strips into 1 inch chunks. Add peppers, ginger, garlic, broth and Worcester sauce. Cover and let simmer 20 -30 minutes stirring occasionally until peppers are fork tender. Remove from heat and serve with rice or GF pasta.
Mini Caramel Pecan Pies
1 Package , Gluten Free Caramels
1 Cup Pecan halves
Ingredients for Crust
¼ cup oil
4 0z. Cream cheese ( I use Philadelphia cream cheese)
2/3 Cup Gluten Free Flour ( I like Betty Crocker, or Better Batter)
1/3 Cup Gluten Free Corn Starch
Place all ingredients for Crust in food processor on high until blended. Place dough in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. It just makes dough easier to work with. (You can leave this in the fridge overnight if it is sealed).
Heat oven to 350* F.
When dough is cooled line mini muffin pan with paper liners. Flour your hands with a small amount of GF Flour and dip out a small ball of dough ( about a 1 inch ball) and roll with your hands to make it firm. Place one ball of dough into each paper cup and using your thumb or a floured dough plunger to push an indention into each ball making a mini pie crust. Make sure dough comes up the sides and to the top of the paper liners. When you have finished all of the mini pie crusts place muffin pan into oven. Bake for 14-15 minutes or until crusts are baked through and starting to brown around the edges. This should make 20- 24 mini pie crusts.
When pie crusts are done remove from oven, while they are still hot, place a pecan half into the bottom of the pie shell, add a caramel to each,( caramels will melt down into pie shell) then top with another pecan. Let cool and serve! Enjoy!
4- 5 cooked Pork Chops
1 -20oz. Bag of Frozen Pepper and Onion strips
2-3 Teaspoons Chili Powder ( Depending on how much you like Chili)
2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
1-2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder (according to taste)
1 Teaspoon Salt ( or to your taste)
1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
Slice cooked pork chops diagonally into 1/4 inch strips. Add meat to a greased 10 inch skillet, then pour peppers and onions over pork. Place skillet over medium high heat. Add spices sprinkling evenly over mixture. Stir then cover and let simmer 5-6 minutes. Stir to cook evenly until mixture is hot and bubbling. Remove from heat and serve with Gluten Free tortillas or Chips. Enjoy!
Left over Beef Stew
Left over Mashed Potatoes
Optional: Grated Cheddar Cheese
Preheat oven to 400*
Using the left over Beef Stew, drain liquid off of meat and vegetables. Then spread beef and vegetables mixture into a greased baking dish. (9×13 glass pan if you have enough left overs) Warm up the left over mashed potatoes in the microwave for about a minute. Then using a large spoon dip out the potatoes and dollop evenly over beef mixture. Then spread mashed potatoes, covering beef and veggies, then place pan in hot oven and bake for 20-30 minutes. If you are using cheese, the last 5 minutes of baking time spread cheese evenly over potatoes and bake until melted and slightly brown. Remove from oven and serve warm. Enjoy!
Note: If you don’t have left over Beef Stew, here are the ingredients, with the exception of the cheese and Mashed Potatoes. Remember to drain all of the liquids for the Shepherd’s Pie.
1 Pound Ground Beef
1 Large Onion (Chopped)
2 Cups Cooked Potatoes with liquid ( this is the potatoes that you cooked earlier in the week) Or you can use canned diced potatoes
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
2 Teaspoons Seasoning Salt
2 Teaspoons Regular Salt
1 -28oz. Can of Tomatoes
1 -15 oz. Can of Whole Corn
1 14.5oz. Can Cut Green Beans
1 14.5oz. Can Sliced Carrots
Using the Roasted Chicken that you made earlier in the week, remove all of the meat from the bones and shred with a fork, removing any skin that remains.
2 Cups cooked shredded Chicken
1 1/2 Cups Freshly Grated Cheddar Cheese
2-3 chopped Jalapeño Peppers ( I like the mild peppers)
6-7 Gluten Free Corn Flour or White Tortillas ( the ones available to me are the Mission Brand)
Brush the outside of each tortilla with oil and then fill the inside with meat, cheese, and peppers to the edge of the tortilla closest to you. Leaving a space at the open ends. Start rolling up tortilla, then when you get to the edge dip your fingers in cold water and wet the edge to seal the seam. When you fill all of the tortillas, place them with the oiled seam side down into the air fryer pan. Place pan in air fryer and set the fryer on 400* for 8-10 minutes. Turn Taquitos over half way through cooking time. Remember to check them at about 8 minutes. Some fryers are more powerful than others.
If you don’t have an air fryer, then place filled tortilla in hot oil, (enough oil to cover taquitos) seam side down and fry until crisp on bottom side, then turn and fry other side. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve with Gluten Free Salsa or Cheese Dip. Enjoy!
Easy Cheese Dip Recipe:
1- 32oz. Box of Velveeta Cheese ( Queso or Yellow which ever you prefer) (Cube block of cheese, when you get it out of the box.)
1- 10oz. Can of Original Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Peppers
Pour Rotel in large mixing bowl and add cubed cheese. Place in microwave on high for about 5 minutes. Remove and stir, put back in microwave if it is still lumpy for a couple more minutes or until smooth. Serve warm!