Non-BBQ Recipes

Strawberry Pie

February 1, 2017
by Curt

Strawberry PieMy wife and I were at a neighborhood party a couple weeks ago and this pie was brought by one of the party guests. I thought it was so awesome, my wife, (always thinking), got the recipe and made for me a couple weeks later for my birthday.

Mmmmm mmmm! I just had to pass this recipe along to my readers.

Strawberry Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 quart fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • pastry shell

Preparation

  1. Slice and arrange half of the strawberries in baked pastry shell.
  2. Mash remaining berries and combine with sugar in a medium saucepan.
  3. Place saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Stirring frequently.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water. Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into boiling strawberry mixture.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened. (About 10 minutes).
  6. Stirring constantly, pour mixture over berries in pastry shell.
  7. Chill for several hours before serving.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/strawberry-pie/

Ham and Swiss Bake

August 6, 2016
by Curt

Ham and Swiss BakeMy wife came across this recipe on Facebook. There are quite a few variations on the internet right now, so now there’s one more. We made one of the recipes, but it called for too much brown sugar and butter, so we modified that. Plus a few other tweaks.

This is pretty tasty, that’s for sure. A quick and easy lunch or dinner idea.

Ham and Swiss Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. King's Hawaiian Rolls
  • 12 slices ham lunch meat
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • Topping
  • 4 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Line a 9" x 9" baking pan with parchment paper. Cut the package of rolls in half. (Cutting the top half off). Place the bottom half of the rolls in the lined baking pan. Spread the mayonnaise evenly on the bottom half of rolls. Now place the ham slices evenly on the bottom half of rolls. Finish off with placing the cheese slices on top of the ham slices.
  3. Place the top half of the rolls on top of the bottom half.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the topping ingredients. Evenly brush the toping mixture over the top of the rolls. Place into the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and serve.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/ham-and-swiss-bake/

Mashed Potato Casserole

June 15, 2016
by Curt

Mashed Potato CasseroleMy sister and brother-in-law were visiting over the Christmas holidays this year and brought the fixins for one of the meals while they were here. My brother-in-law grilled 4 bacon wrapped filet mignon steaks, and my sister-in-law prepared a mashed potato casserole to go with them.

We’ll feature the potato casserole in this article. While it’s not my own personal recipe, it was certainly tasty enough to want to share with my readers.

Give it a try, I’m sure you’re gonna love it. I know we did!

Mashed Potato Casserole

Ingredients

  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, and more for the pan
  • 6 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Preparation

  1. Lightly grease a 9 inch by 13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large pot, bring the potatoes, 4 quarts water and 2 tablespoons salt to a boil. Boil potatoes until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.
  3. Mash potatoes with 10 tablespoons butter, sour cream, 1 tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper. Mash in the chives. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Spread potatoes into the prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. (3 days is optional).
  4. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 4 tablespoons butter, bread crumbs and cheese. Mix together until it forms coarse crumbs. (Crumbs can be refrigerated for 3 days).
  5. Heat the oven to 400° F. Sprinkle crumbs over the top of the potato casserole and bake until golden and crisp, 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Easily serves 8.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/mashed-potato-casserole/

Pot of Texas Chili – No Beans

March 19, 2016
by Curt

Pot of Texas Chili – No BeansThere will always be the argument as to whether Texas chili is with, or without beans. Personally, I like it both ways. It just depends on what I’m feeling like when I decide to make a pot of beans. Right now, I’m not feeling the beans!

One thing is for sure though, Texas chili DOES NOT have noodles in it.

So, give this recipe a try, and I believe it’s going to end up being your go to chili recipe form now on!

Pot of Texas Chili – No Beans

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1/2 large red onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (seeded and minced)
  • 1 small green bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 celery stick (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato soup (without the added water) - I used Campbells
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (29 oz.) can pureed tomato

Preparation

  1. In a large stock pot, lightly brown the ground beef. Drain any grease off and then add in the onion and garlic and mix this together. Continue browning the meat.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring it to a boil.
  3. Once it boils, reduce the heat and simmer for an hour covered.
  4. This should easily serve 8.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/pot-of-texas-chili-no-beans/