Chicken Cheese and Bean Casserole

Chicken Bean and Cheese Casserole

Chicken Cheese and Bean Casserole

2 Cups Refried Beans ( I used left over white beans drained and mashed)

2/3 Cup Pure Sour Cream

2 Tablespoons GF Taco Seasoning

1 Pound of cooked Ground or chopped Chicken or Turkey ( I used Chicken)

1 Teaspoon Season Salt

2 Cups freshly grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese ( reserve 1 cup for topping)

Preheat oven to 350*

In small skillet brown ground chicken or turkey and season with season salt. When done set aside and let cool. ( you can even use left over chicken breasts for this, just chop it up very fine, and omit the season salt if already seasoned.)

In medium size mixing bowl add mashed beans, sour cream, taco seasoning, cooked meat after cooling, and 1 cup grated cheddar cheese.  Mix well then pour mixture into a greased 10 inch deep dish pie plate. Bake for 15 minutes then top with remaining cheese. Bake another 10 – 15 minutes or until browned around the edges and cooked through. Remove from oven and serve with Gluten Free tortilla chips. Enjoy! ( I like to add a little GF Salsa to mine also. )

 

Slow Cooker Squash Casserole

Squash Casserole

Squash Casserole

1 pound Ground Turkey or Pork ( browned and crumbled into small pieces, I used pork)

3 Medium Yellow Squash ( 5 Cups grated or chopped in food processor )

1/4 Cup Salted Butter ( or butter substitute)

3 Cups Freshly grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese

2 Large Eggs Beaten

1 Teaspoon additive Free Season Salt

2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder

Optional 2-3 medium Jalapeño Peppers ( deseeded and finely Chopped)

2 Cups Crushed GF Cheddar Crackers for topping ( I used Snyder’s Wholey Cheese)

Line Crockpot with foil or a crockpot liner. Grease inside of liner with butter or oil then when browned meat has cooled mix evenly with your hands all ingredients except GF crackers. Place lid on pot and set on low for 6-8 hours. Before removing from pot add crushed GF Cheddar Crackers on top, spreading evenly. Let casserole rest with lid off for about 10 minutes then serve. Enjoy!

Note: If you bake this casserole in the oven, you will need to parboil the squash before chopping to make casserole. In the crockpot the longer cooking time will let the squash soften and it is not necessary to parboil.

 

Crispy Slow Cooker Ham and Potatoes

Slowcooker Ham and Potatoes

Crispy Slow Cooker Ham and Potatoes

 

4 medium Potatoes

2 Cups cubed GF Ham

1 Teaspoon additive free Season Salt

1 Teaspoon additive free Garlic Powder

1 Cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Line Slow Cooker with tin foil, oil sides and bottom before filling with ham and potatoes.

Wash potatoes very well, leaving the skins on, being sure to remove any bad spots. Then slice each potato into 1 inch thick rounds all the way across the potato. Place potatoes into the bottom of the lined slow cooker. Sprinkle evenly with season salt and garlic powder. Place ham on top of potatoes distributing evenly. Set slow cooker on low for 6 – 8 hours.

When potatoes are soft lift foil filled potatoes and ham from cooker. Using tongs lift each potato round to the top letting ham chunks fall to the bottom, then place foil packet under hot broiler in the oven for 1-2 minutes or until potatoes are crisp. Top with grated cheese, and place back under broiler until cheese melts for a few seconds. Remove and serve. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Duck

Maple Glazed Duck

Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Wild Duck

6-8 Frozen Wild Duck Breasts ( my Crockpot will hold 8)

1 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

1 Cup Pure (additive free) Maple Syrup

Line crockpot or slow cooker with parchment paper up to the rim. Place each cleaned and frozen duck breast with the skin side down into the bottom of the parchment lined crockpot, only one layer deep. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkling evenly over meat. Using only ¾ cup of maple syrup, drizzle over duck breast. Completely coating each. Cover and set cooker on low for 6-8 hours. When done, lift parchment paper, duck breasts and juices to a shallow baking pan. Cover each duck breast with remaining syrup, then place entire pan under oven broiler. Let breasts crisp for 1 ½ – 2 minutes per side. Remove from oven and ladle meat juices over each duck breast before serving. I like to let them rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

Note: The frozen meat keeps it from cooking too fast and drying out.

 

Hamburger Gravy

Hamburger Gravy

It’s been a rough week at our house! We have been dealing with a water leak, so this is one of our go to comfort foods.

Hamburger Gravy

1 pound Lean Ground Beef

1 ½ Teaspoons Season Salt ( or season to your taste)

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper (optional)

Gravy

2 Tablespoons Meat drippings ( or Oil)

2 Tablespoons All-purpose Gluten Free Flour

1/2 Teaspoon GF Baking Powder

2/3 Cup Warm Water

1/2 Teaspoon Salt ( or more, depending on your taste)

(optional) ½ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

2 Cups Milk

In small mixing bowl whisk together flour, salt, pepper, baking powder and water. Let stand while browning meat.

In a 10 inch cast-iron skillet, on medium to high heat, break apart and crumble hamburger as it browns. When meat is cooked through, remove crumbled beef, but leaving the drippings in the skillet. Turn heat off and let skillet cool before pouring in flour water mixture. If you don’t have enough drippings then add 2 Tablespoons oil and slowly whisk in water, flour mixture. Turn heat back on, to  high. Slowly whisk in milk, continuing to stir until gravy starts to bubble and thicken. Turn heat to low, and stir crumbled beef back into gravy. When gravy is almost done, turn off heat. As it cools it will thicken more. Serve with Gluten Free biscuits while still warm. You may want to add more seasoning according to taste.

Crunchy Onion and Herb Parmesan Chicken

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Crunchy Onion and Herb Parmesan Chicken

( Remember if you use dried herbs then cut the amount in half)

4 Large Chicken Breasts

1/2  Teaspoon Salt

4 Teaspoons Chopped Fresh Oregano

4 Teaspoons Chopped Fresh Basil

2 Large Cloves Minced Garlic

2 Teaspoons Chopped Fresh Thyme

1-6oz. Can Gluten Free French Fried Onions (broken or crunched into smaller pieces)

3 Cups Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

Preheat oven to 400*

Grease a 9×13 inch glass baking pan and add chicken breasts. Slice each chicken breast diagonally with about 4 cuts each, half way through meat. Sprinkle with salt and herbs, getting down into each cut.  Place pan into oven and bake for 20 minutes. Then add fried onions, packing onions down into the cuts, then top with cheese. Bake another 20 – 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from oven, let cool slightly and serve. Enjoy!

Upside Down Pizza Casserole

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Upside Down Pizza Casserole

1 pound Lean Ground Beef

1 Teaspoon Dry Basil Leaves

1/2  Teaspoon Dry Oregano leaves

1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1- 24oz. Jar of your Favorite Gluten Free Pizza Sauce ( I used Rinaldi)

1- 6oz. wedge of Parmesan Cheese Freshly grated (reserve ¼ Cup for Crust)

Crust:

2/3 Cup Gluten Free Bisquick Baking Mix

2 Teaspoons White Granulated Sugar

1/3 Cup Buttermilk

1 Large Egg Beaten

1/4 Cup grated Parmesan Cheese

In medium bowl add all ingredients for crust,( except cheese) and whisk together until smooth. Fold in Cheese and let set until you are ready to spread over beef mixture.

Preheat oven to 400*

In 10 inch cast iron skillet, brown ground beef adding spices just before beef is fully cooked. ( it should only take about 10 minutes to brown beef on medium high heat). Remove from heat and add pizza sauce, spreading over meat. Do not stir into beef. Then sprinkle grated cheese over sauce, then top all of this with crust batter, spreading to outer edges. Place skillet in oven and bake for 20 -25 minutes or until crust is baked through and browned on top. Remove from oven and serve warm! Enjoy!

Glazed Pork Chops with Fruit and Vegetables

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Glazed Pork Chops with fruit and Vegetables

1 Large Apple

2 Bell Peppers

1 Medium Onion

2 Cups Frozen Sliced Squash

14 oz. Frozen Ore Ida Steak Fries ( half of a 28oz. bag)

1 1/2 Teaspoon MSG Free Season Salt

4 – 6 Tablespoons Gluten Free Apple Jelly (I used Homemade)

4 – 6 Bone in Pork Chops

Preheat oven to 375*

Wash and Slice apple, peppers, and onions fairly thin, about ¼ inch thick. Spread them evenly over the bottom of a greased deep dish large baking pan (at least 9×13, bigger is better). Add frozen squash and fries, sprinkle evenly with season salt then place pork chops on top of vegies and fruit. Spread 1 tablespoon of jelly over each pork chop. Place in oven and bake for 40 – 50 minutes or until pork chops are cooked through and vegetables are fork tender.