Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Smoked Sausage and Potato Bake

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Smoked Sausage and Potato Bake

Ingredients:
3-4 red potatoes (parboiled and cubed)
1 smoke sausage ring (sliced)
½ cup chopped onion
2 bell peppers
3 T. olive oil
3 T. brown sugar
3 T. apple cider vinegar
1.5 T. Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon thyme
¼ tsp. black pepper
5 strips bacon- cooked and crumbled

Freezer Meal Prep Instructions:
Par boil potatoes for 5-10 minutes or until slightly tender. Remove from boiling water and place in ice bath for 1 hour or allow to cool overnight. (this step has been done for you!)

Cube potatoes, onion and peppers and slice sausage. Toss potatoes, sausage, onion and peppers in oil.
Place in the bottom of a gallon sized freezer bag. 

In a small bowl combine brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, thyme and pepper.  Pour over sausage and veggies.  Close bag.  Place crumbled bacon in a small freezer bag and seal.  Place bacon bag and veggie bag in another gallon sized freezer bag.  Label and freeze.

Cooking Instructions:

Defrost in fridge overnight.  Arrange veggies and sausage evenly in a 9x13 baking dish.  Top with bacon crumbles and bake at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  

Beef and Broccoli

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Beef and Broccoli
Recipe adapted from lecremedelacrumb.com

Ingredients:
1.5 lbs. flank steak, thinly sliced and cut into 2 inch strips
1 cup beef broth
2/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 T. sesame oil
1 T. minced garlic
¼ tsp. red chili flakes (optional…but worth it!)
4 cups broccoli florets
2 T. cornstarch+ 4 T. cold water (added during cooking)

Freezer Meal Prep Instructions:
Slice and chop the flank steak and place in a gallon sized freezer bag.  Add beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, minced garlic and chili flakes.  Close bag and knead until meat is well covered and sauce is combined.

Place broccoli in a separate gallon sized freezer bag.  Place broccoli bag and beef bag in another gallon sized freezer bag.  Label and freeze.

Cooking Instructions:
Place contents of meat bag in a large crock pot and cook on low 5-6 hours. 

Combine 2 T. cornstarch and 4 T. cold water and pour into crock pot.  Add the broccoli and stir all ingredients together.  Continue cooking for another 30 minutes or until broccoli is tender and sauce is thickened. Serve over rice.