Monday, December 13, 2010

Recipe 16: Steakhouse Green Beans

I love the green beans they serve at Texas Road House in Durham, NC. Green beans that I cook at home never taste as good. But, the day I cooked the rib eyes for this blog, I decided to give it another try.

And I think I finally came up with a recipe that comes pretty darn close! The trick is adding the beans to the onions and bacon, instead of the other way around. The red onion also gives it a much better flavor than the sweet white onions.

Here are the ingredients:

1 can cut green beans
1/4 cup of chopped red onion
1-2 pieces bacon, chopped
tip of a teaspoon of minced garlic
salt & ground pepper

Step 1: Chop onion and bacon.

Step 2: Heat frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, bacon, garlic, and a small pat of butter. Saute bacon and onions until bacon is browned and onion transparent. Then carefully pour out most of the fat and return the pan to the burner.

Step 3: Add the can of green beans, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer for 10 minutes

Step 4: Remove from heat and serve with slotted spoon.

Goes great with steak, meat loaf, ribs, chicken, you name it. Let me know what you think!


The class I created this blog for ends this week. I'm going to keep this blog going and continue to post recipes. I may not be able to add a new one each week, but I'm going to try to add a least one or two a month, so please keep coming back! 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Recipe 15: Turkey Club

Hi! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! Sorry I'm a little late writing this blog. We've recently had a new addition to our family! A little baby boy, 8 lbs 9 oz, came just 4 days before Thanksgiving.

Ever since his arrival, our days have blended one into the other. I haven't done much cooking at all the past 2 weeks. Thankfully, my mother-in-law cooked an extra turkey breast for Thanksgiving and let us have it. So we've been feasting on turkey and take-out.

One night I felt like experimenting and decided to make us turkey club sandwiches for supper. I got out my camera and started creating. Unfortunately, my kitchen island was taken over by bottles, formula, and other baby stuff, so that's why the photos look a little different this time. And I think I was half asleep when I made these, so the sandwiches don't look very pretty...

Here are the ingredients for making two sandwiches:

Cooked turkey breast
3 slices sandwich bread
6 slices of bacon
1 tomato
2 slices sharp cheddar cheese
Salt & pepper
8 toothpicks

Step 1: Cook bacon in microwave or skillet until brown and crispy, then drain on paper towels. While bacon is cooking, slice tomato and peel off a few leaves of lettuce.

Step 2: Toast bread and lay the slices out in order: Top, middle, and bottom. Cover bottom slices with mayo.

Step 3: Place turkey slices on top of the bottom bread slices. Sprinkle with a little slat and pepper and then top with lettuce.

Step 4: Slather mayo on the bottom of the middle slices of bread and place on top of the lettuce. Spread more mayo on top of the middle slices of bread. Then top with tomato slices, bacon, and cheese.

Step 5: Spread mayo on the top slices and finish the sandwiches by placing them on top of the cheese. Secure with 4 toothpicks and quarter the sandwich.

There you go! Pretty simple, but yummy.

Next week I'll post my steakhouse green bean recipe. I've already typed it out, I just have to take some photos of the process.

Sorry if I missed any typos today. I'm working on very, very, very, very, very little sleep thanks to our new little turkey.