Homemade Organic Hamburger Helper Lasagna

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Meat Mix:  Pour 1/2 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen mix, and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces and add the tomatoes and garlic.  Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 4.
  2. Brown the beef in a saucepan until halfway done, or warm up the Italian sausage with some water, if using.
  3. Add the tomatoes and onions, then saute with the ground beef for 5 minutes; Add the mushrooms and saute until the beef is brown and the onions are clear.
  4. Pour in the beef  or pork stock, vegetable stock, whey and milk.
  5. Add the broken lasagna noodles or farfalle pasta; Stir well.
  6. Stir in the salt, sugar, basil, paprika, oregano, turmeric and red pepper flakes (if using) until well blended.
  7. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil then simmer, covered, until the noodles are al-dente, approximately 18-22 minutes. Stir in the ricotta, cheddar (if using), and Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses and allow them to melt into the dish.
  8. Garnish with sprigs of organic fresh parsley, if desired.
  9. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Chicago Dog Skillet Meal

I was inspired to create this recipe from Betty Crocker.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 4 organic hot dogs, sliced (double check that they’re made without synthetic additives)
  • 1 Tbsp. home rendered lard or home rendered tallow
  • 2-1/2 cups Homemade Organic Beef Stock OR Homemade Organic Pork Stock
  • 2 cups organic short pasta (such as organic pipe rigate)
  • 1 cup organic whole milk
  • 1 cup organic shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. Homemade Organic Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 cup diced organic yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp. minced organic pepperoncini
  • 2 Tbsp. minced organic sweet pickles OR 2 Tbsp. organic sweet relish
  • 3 Tbsp. organic unbleached flour
  • 3 Tbsp. organic pasture butter

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Heat a deep skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the lard or tallow and allow to get warm and bubbly.
  3. Saute the hot dog slices until lightly golden brown on each side; Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes, or until translucent.
  5. Pour the stock into the skillet and bring to a boil.
  6. Add the pasta and allow to boil once more.
  7. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer.
  8. Season with salt, pepper, pepperoncini and sweet pickles/relish.
  9. Cook for about 12 minutes or until the noodles are al dente.
  10. Add the hot dog slices back into the skillet.
  11. Once the hot dog slices are warmed through, add the shredded cheese and blend thoroughly into the mixture.
  12. Add the roux and blend thoroughly into the mixture.
  13. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Meatloaf Patty Melt

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 thin slices Homemade Organic Beef and Pork Meatloaf
  • 1/2 small organic yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 large organic button or cremini mushrooms
  • 4 pieces of organic rye or multigrain bread
  • 1/2 cup shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 2 Tbsp. home rendered lard or tallow, divided in half

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add 2 Tbsp. of lard or tallow to the pan and allow to get warm and bubbly.
  3. Saute the onion slices until translucent, approximately five minutes; Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Fry the meatloaf slices until lightly browned on both sides; Set aside.
  5. In the same pan, add 1 Tbsp. butter and place a slice of bread on top.
  6. On top of the bread, sprinkle some cheese and place the cooked meatloaf slice on top.
  7. Cook the bread until it’s lightly browned; Remove from pan and place on a plate.
  8. Add 1 more Tbsp. of butter to the pan and place another slice of bread on top.
  9. Add some sauteed onions to the bread and sprinkle with more shredded cheese.
  10. Place the removed piece of bread with the cooked meatloaf slice on it on top of the the other slice of bread in the pan.
  11. Cook until lightly golden brown on the bottom.
  12. Repeat steps 4 – 9 until the sandwiches are all made.
  13. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Ground Beef Quesadillas

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Spread the refried beans onto the tortilla.
  3. Sprinkle the ground beef on top of half of the tortilla.
  4. Add the onion, poblanos, and garlic on top of the ground beef.
  5. Fill in the rest with shredded cheese.
  6. Fold the quesadilla in half.
  7. Cook for 45 seconds on each side.
  8. Top with salsa, sour cream and pickled jalapeno slices.
  9. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Bacon and Hash Brown Casserole

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb. organic pork belly, sliced thin like bacon OR organic bacon without synthetic additives
  • 1 small organic yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cups frozen Homemade Organic Hash Brown Potatoes
  • 2 1/4 cups organic grass-fed whole milk
  • 8 large organic pasture eggs
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. organic freshly ground peppercorn blend
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly grated organic nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. organic dry mustard
  • 4 cups cubed organic multigrain bread; crusts removed, diced and dried for croutons
  • 1 cup grated organic cheddar
  • 1 cup freshly grated organic Parmesan

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook the bacon over medium-high heat until it is cooked through.
  3. Using additional lard, butter or bacon grease, coat a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish.
  4. Add the onion and saute over medium-low heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the hash browns and break apart. Saute until crispy, about 10 -15 minutes.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk, eggs, salt, pepper, nutmeg and mustard.
  7. Whisk briskly to blend.
  8. Spread the onions and hash browns evenly at the bottom of the greased dish.
  9. Place the bread cubes evenly on top of hash browns. With a slotted spoon distribute sausage as the third layer. Pour the milk and egg mixture over these layers.
  10. Add Parmesan as the next layer, and then add the cheddar as the final layer.
  11. Bake the casserole, uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.
  12. Enjoy!

If you’d like, you can refrigerate the casserole overnight before baking.

 

Organic Homemade Chicken Enchiladas with Red Sauce

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Add the shredded chicken to a glass container with lid.
  2. Coat the chicken with some of the enchilada sauce and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  4. Grease the 9 x 13 x 2″ pan (Use a rectangular shaped dish without rounded edges.) with schmaltz or organic pasture butter.
  5. Make the tortillas, if they aren’t prepared all ready.
  6. Add 1-2 Tbsp. of chicken mixture to each tortilla.
  7. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp minced onion on top of the chicken mixture
  8. Top with cheese, then roll up and add to the greased pan.
  9. Pour the sauce on top of the enchiladas.
  10. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the liquid is bubbly on the sides.
  11. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top, if desired.
  12. Enjoy!