Monday, April 23, 2012


1-2lbs boneless chicken (or chicken wings)
3/4c honey
1/2c soy sauce
1/4c ketchup
2T oil (canola, sesame, vegetable, etc.)
2t minced garlic
1/2c onion, diced
red pepper flakes, optional
sesame seeds
Steamed broccoli florets (or other vegetable), optional

Combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, garlic, and onion. Pour over chicken in crock pot and cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2 hours. When chicken is cooked, remove and cut into chunks or strips. Before returning to pot add cornstach+water to thicken sauce- can do this in crockpot or pour into a pan). Stir in chicken, sesame seeds, and broccoli (or other veggie). Serve over rice.


We all need some yummy, crowd-pleasers that we can whip up in 5 minutes. This is one of those dishes! You can even keep the beef tips on hand in your freezer (they go on sale regularly), just thaw in a sink of warm water while you get the other ingredients ready. So simple, but so satisfying. And great to serve company.

1 pkg Hormel Refrigerated Beef Tips & Gravy (found in the deli cases)
1t olive oil or butter
1 pkg mushrooms, sliced
1/2 onion, sliced in slivers (if desired)
1/3c green onions, diced (optional)
4oz sour cream
egg noodles, cooked

Saute mushrooms and onions in oil.butter over med high heat until lightly browned and soft. Reduce heat to med and add Beef Tips & Gravy. Stir in sour cream and serve over egg noodles.