Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Sauce
3-4 T olive oil
1 onion, diced
6-8 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 t red pepper flakes
1 T basil
2 t oregano
1- 12 oz can tomato paste
1- 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
3- 14.5 oz cans Italian stewed tomatoes
2 t sugar
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat.
2. Add onions, garlic, red pepper flakes, basil, and oregano; saute for about 3-4 minutes.
3. Add tomato paste and stir for 2-3 minutes; stir in tomatoes with juice and simmer, uncovered, for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
4. Season with sugar, salt, and pepper before serving.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Chicken Bryan

Chicken Bryan
1 T minced garlic
1 T minced onion
2 T butter
6 T c balsamic vinegar
juice of 2 lemons (1/4 c)
2/3 c cold butter, cubed
1 1/2 c sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/4 c fresh basil, chopped
1/2 t salt, plus a little more
1 t pepper, separated
6 boneless chicken breasts
olive oil
8 oz goat cheese, at room temperature

1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute garlic and onion in butter until soft; stir in vinegar and lemon juice, increase heat to medium-high, and simmer to reduce to half.
2. Reduce heat to low and stir in butter, one piece at a time; stir in tomatoes, basil, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper; remove from heat and set aside.
3. Brush chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper; grill over hot coals until cooked through, about 7-10 minutes on each side. A few minutes before chicken is done, place equal amounts of goat cheese on each piece.
Serve topped with tomato sauce.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Southwestern Chicken Pasta

Southwestern Chicken Pasta
1/4 c olive oil
1 T minced garlic
1 red pepper, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
4 roma tomatoes, chopped
1- 16 oz bag frozen corn
1/4 c chopped cilantro
1 bunch green onions, chopped
juice of 1 lime
1/4 t cumin
1 t oregano
3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 lb small pasta (bowtie, rotini, macaroni, etc)

1. In a large pan, heat oil, garlic, and peppers over medium heat; saute about 5 minutes.
2. Add everything except the pasta and heat over medium-low heat.
3. Meanwhile cook pasta to al dente; drain pasta and toss with chicken mixture.