Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday--5 or Less

It is a special edition of WFMW!! Shannon has asked us to post our favorite 5 or less ingredient recipes! This should be fairly easy for me to do since most of the dishes that I put together for my family are around 5-7 ingredients! I have a cookbook that I use on a weekly basis from Taste of Home called "Taste of Home's 5 Ingredient Cookbook"! Here is a couple of the recipes that I do from that cookbook!

Last night, we had beef in gravy for dinner! Here is the recipe....

1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
2 tablespoons onion soup mix
2 tablespoons beef broth
1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
Hot cooked noodles or mashed potatoes

Directions: In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the soup, soup mix, broth and tapioca; let stand for 15 minutes. Stir in the beef. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Serve over noodles or mashed potatoes. Yield: 3 servings.

**Notes: I doubled the recipe for my family of 7. I served it over egg noodles. I served a choice of sides...leafy salad or peas & carrots.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups crisp rice cereal
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Directions: In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter. Cook over medium-low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; add cereal and stir until coated. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. pan; press lightly. Spread melted chocolate over bars. Chill. Yield: 1-1/2 to 2 dozen

Here is a few more recipes that I do frequently that are five or less ingredients....

Mom's McBiscuits or McMuffins

Creamy Chicken

Easy BBQ Pork Sandwiches

LunchBox Pudding Dessert

Apple Crisp

Jello Cake

No Bake Desserts

I have already taken a look at the list of other recipes and I must say that there are some really good ones that I am going to put on my "try with the family" list! To see the list of recipes, head over to Rocks in My Dryer


Julie said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog! I am definitely going to have to try the beef in gravy and peanut butter bar recipe. I think my boys will love them. Yum! Thanks!

Jeno said...

Yummy, the beef in gravy looks easy and tasty. I also want to try the apple crisp! Thanks for sharing.