Recipes: Main Dishes

Savannah Red Rice:  This is an extremely versital dish, cooked as is, it is a tasty side dish, but as you can see by my notes it can be turned into an awsome main dish.
Version 3

 1   C  Rice -- uncooked
  2   Bell Peppers (medium) -- chopped
  2   Onions (medium) -- chopped
  4   Strips  Bacon
  1   15 Oz Can  Diced Tomato
  1   C  Tomato Sauce -- or catsup
  1   15 Oz Can  Chicken Broth -- or water
  1/2      t  Tabasco Sauce

  • Fry bacon till crisp, remove from skillet set aside on paper towel to drain
  • Brown onion and bell pepper in drippings till tender
  • Stir in remaining ingredients except for the bacon
  • Lightly grease a 9X13 pan/casserole dish pour mixture from skillet into pan
  • Bake at 325* for apx 45 min or until rice is tender and all liquids are gone top with crumbled bacon serve ASAP
  1. Just as the rice finishes cooking fry one piece of bacon till crisp. remove from skillet.
  • Stir in 1 pound of peeled and deveined shrimp that have been sprinkled with lemon pepper and Tabasco to taste.
  • Sauté till done. DO NOT OVER COOK .  Lightly stir into rice with a fork. Being care not to stir to much, rice will become gummy. Or just dump the cooked shrimp on top of the cooked rice.
  • Top with crumbled bacon, and shrimp, serve ASAP
  1. If you wish, you can stir in 1 lb of a good smoked Sausage (that has been sliced) into the rice mixture before you bake it then cook as directed
  2. Top the uncooked rice mixture with chicken that has been cut up and sprinkled with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and maybe a  just a dab of cayenne pepper.  Bake covered in the oven 30 and uncovered for another 30.

Chipper's favorite meal:
Beef Stroganoff
1 -2 lb  sirloin steak sliced into strips (hamburger, or a less tender cut of meat can be use directions below)
1  lb  mushrooms sliced
2  medium  onion -- sliced into rings
2  T  oil --(use only with steak)
2 cubes  beef bouillon
1 C  water -- hot
1/2 t  salt
2  t  ketchup (or tomato paste)
1 t  mustard -- dry or wet
2  t   flour
1/2  C  water -- (or red wine)
1  C  sour cream

  • Brown meat (steak or hamburger), add onions and mushrooms till golden.  Add hot h2o, bouillon, salt, mustard and catsup.  Simmer until tender. (if using a less tender steak such as a round steak add another 1 1/4 cups of water and simmer apx. 1 1/2 hrs.)
  • Combine 1/2 cup h2o and flour, stir into meat mixture, stirring constantly till thick
  • Lower heat stir in sour cream serve immediately over noodles or rice

Mama's Shrimp and Rice
3 T butter
1 med. Onion minced
1 chopped Bell pepper/green pepper
1 clove minced Garlic
1/4 C chopped pimento
1/2 C sliced  mushrooms
1 C Rice uncooked
1 lb Shrimp cleaned and divined
1 t salt
1 Bay leaf
2 C Water
Saute onion, pepper, garlic, mushrooms, pimento in butter till tender and transparent.
Add remaining ingredients except for the shrimp.
Cover and cook on low heat about 30 minutes, Add the shrimp for the last 5 minutes

  • Merging Meatloaf
  • 1-½ pound Lean Ground Beef
      Merging Meatloaf, Orange Zest Peas and Carrots,
      and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

  • 1/2 C Oatmeal
  • 1/2 C Bread Crumbs
  • 1 t Italian Seasoning
  • 2 T parsley
  • 1 t Basil
  • 2 whole Eggs Beaten
  • 1 can Crushed Tomatoes drained
  • ¼ C Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1-½ t Salt
  • ½ t Pepper
  • 6-8 slices of bacon
  • 1 C Tomato Catsup
  • 6 T Brown Sugar
  • 2 T Mustard
  • Hot Sauce to taste
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a large bowl, thoroughly combine all of the meatloaf ingredients. Mix until thoroughly combined. 
  • Place on a broiler pan shape into a loaf, place bacon on top of loaf tucking the ends under the loaf. 
  • Mix the sauce ingredients together then top the meatloaf with about 3-4 T of sauce covering the bacon, bake for about 30 minutes baste with sause again and repeat about every 15-20 minutes till done. 
  • Heat remaining sauce on stove top or in microwave for additional sauce at the table.
My Mama's Quick Chicken and Rice

1/4    C   Chives (or Green Onion Tops)
1        C   rice
1/4    C   bell pepper -- chopped
1        sm can Mushrooms portabellas
4        T   margarine
1        can  cream of chicken and Mushroom soup
1        can  chicken bouillon
1        chicken -- cut-up
     curry powder -- to taste
     lemon pepper

  • Sauté chives, mushrooms and peppers in butter/oleo till tender, stir in curry powder
  • Add rice Cook apx. 5 min. stirring often. 
  • Add soup and stock mix well
  • Pour into 9X13 prepared pan
  • Sprinkle chicken pieces with lemon pepper and place on top of rice
  • Cover and bake at 350* 30 min. uncover and continue to bake 30 min. more

Description:    "Fast and easy to prepare."
Cuisine:    "Mendell Family"
Source:    "Mother got this recipe from a neighbor when we lived on Ave. R  over
  30 years ago."
Ratings:  Brings Everyone Home To Eat 10

Serving Ideas : Salad and bread you have a great meal

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