Category: Food

Recipes for the hearty geek

Sloppy Joes (Healthy!)

INGREDIENTS: 2 cans of Campbell’s Healthy Request Tomato Soup 1 lb of 99% Fat Free Ground Turkey (Jennie’s or other) 1 small or 1/2 medium onion, diced 1 medium Green or Red Pepper, diced 1/2 to 3/4 cup of diced mushrooms (button mushroom, stem and all) 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce 1 teaspoon of cumin… Read more →

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ingredients 1.5 lbs of deboned chicken thighs or 1.5 lbs of CHicken Breast 1 tablespoon of Paprika (smoked or spicy) 1 tablespoon of Chili seasoning 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 (15 to 20 ounce) jar of fresh salsa 1 (4 oz) can of chopped green chiles 1 medium onion, diced 1 (10 oz) bag of Frozen Corn (or 1 can… Read more →

Spoo’s Beer Cheese Soup

Ingredients 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) 1/2 chopped medium sized onion 1 leek (cleaned, chopped and diced) 1/2 cup chopped carrot 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups chicken broth 1 (12-ounce) beer of choice (Sam Adam’s Irish Red or Killian’s work very well) 6 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar, shredded 6 ounces processed Swiss cheese, shredded 6… Read more →

BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza with Artichoke

Ingredients: 3/4 lb or so of Pulled Pork (see recipe for Pulled Pork) 1 or 2 Boboli Pizza (I prefer the Whole Wheat crust) about 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce 2 tablespoons of chili powder 1 pickled Artichoke (available in a can or small glass jar) 1/2 medium onion, diced 1/2 Red Pepper (diced) 3 large button mushrooms,… Read more →

Faux Jambalaya

Supplies: 1 Packet of Uncle Ben’s Microwave Ready Rice (8.8 oz) 1 12-oz can of Diced Tomatos 1 medium green pepper (diced) 2 Celery Stalks (diced) 3 large Button Mushrooms (sliced into sticks) 1 medium onion (diced) 1 Turkey Smoked Sausage (sliced on a bias into 1/8″ pieces) 1 bag of Raw Shrimp (12 to 16 oz) 2 tablespoons of… Read more →

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

2.5 lbs of Pork tenderloin 12 oz can of Root Beer (NOT DIET) or GINGER ALE (Not VERNORS, nor DIET) 18 ounces of your favorite BBQ Sauce 3 to 5 ounces of A1 Sauce 2 tablespoons of Frank’s Red Hot 2 tablespoons of black pepper 1/2 a large onion, or 1 medium onion, sliced thin First, BROWN the tenderloin(s) on… Read more →

Killer Chicken “Dumpling” Stew

This recipe is actually a “mistake”. I was attempting to make Chicken and Dumplings. I found you can get a really creamy Chicken Stew when your dumplings mostly fall apart! To make your Dumplings… 1 1/2 Cup of Bisquick Low Fat (or the normal version if you’re not calorie/carb counting) 1/2 cup of cold Lactose Free Milk 1 Tablespoon of… Read more →

Peppery Creamed Corn off the Cob

2 or 3 ears of sweet corn 2 tablespoons of Lactose-Free Milk 2 Tablespoons of Pepper 1/2 tablespoon of Kosher Salt 1 Tablespoon of Butter 1/2 tablespoon of Olive Oil First, slice ALL the corn off the cobs. ALWAYS use fresh corn for this recipe. Canned Corn just tastes WRONG for this. In medium frying pan at low to medium… Read more →

BBQ Buffalo Balls

1 lb of ground Buffalo Meat 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs 1/8 cup of finely chopped onions 1/8 cup of finely chopped celery 1 tablespoon of coarse ground pepper 1/2 tablespoon of kosher salt 1 tablespoon of Montreal or Chicago Steak seasoning 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, hand… Read more →