Homemade Organic Hamburger Helper Bacon Cheeseburger

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a deep frying pan with lid, cook the bacon until crispy; Reserve the bacon grease in the pan, remove the bacon from the pan, cut it into small pieces, and set aside.
  2. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Beef Mix or Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Pork Mix:  Pour 1/2 cup water into a deep frying pan with lid; Add the frozen meat mix and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover, then add the mushrooms (if using), tomatoes, and garlic; Break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces. Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 5.
  3. Brown the meat in the frying pan used for the bacon until halfway done.
  4. Add the tomatoes, onions, mushrooms (if using) and garlic, then saute with the ground meat for 6 to 7 minutes until the onions are clear.
  5. Pour in the beef stock, vegetable stock, whey and milk.
  6. Add the macaroni or cavatelli, stir well.
  7. Stir in the salt, pepper, turmeric, and cayenne (if using).
  8. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil then simmer, covered, until the noodles are al-dente, approximately 16-22 minutes; Stir occasionally.
  9. Stir in the cheddar, ricotta and blue cheeses, allowing them to melt into the dish.
  10. Enjoy!
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Seared Cod with Chive Butter Sauce

The original recipe is by Aaron McCargo Jr. and found at Food Network.  This is a seriously great recipe.  I’ve slightly adapted this recipe, and it’s still amazing.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 4 (6-ounce) wild-caught cod fillets
  • homemade bread crumbs
  • 2 pastured eggs, for egg wash
  • Real Salt
  • Freshly cracked organic peppercorn blend
  • 4 Tbsp. organic grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 organic lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 1 sprig fresh organic thyme
  • 1 recipe Organic Chive Butter Sauce

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 ° F.
  2. Place the fillets on a sheet tray or rack so the fish can release its natural juices.
  3. Place the bread crumbs into a shallow dish.
  4. In a separate shallow dish add 2 beaten eggs.
  5. Season both sides of the fillet with salt and pepper.
  6. Once seasoned, brush the belly side of the cod with the egg.
  7. Dip the egg side of the cod into the bread crumbs.
  8. In a cast iron skillet add grapeseed oil.
  9. Before placing fish into pan, make sure the skillet is very hot.
  10. Sear only one side of the fish (the side with the bread crumbs).
  11. Once that side is seared, place the skillet in the oven for about 3 to 4 minutes until cooked.
  12. Once the fish is cooked, flip it over and add the lemon juice, butter and sprig of thyme. Let melt and baste the fish with the juice.
  13. Pour the Organic Chive Butter Sauce over the cod and serve.
  14. Enjoy!