Recipes

SAUSAGE & VEGETABLE FOIL PACKET

It’s been another busy day on our plantation – with all the plentiful summer vegetables – this meal seemed perfect for a hot day!  It was delicious!

SAUSAGE & VEGETABLE FOIL PACKET

Foil packet meals are fun meals especially in the summer! These packets can easily be cooked on a grill, baked in the oven or over a campfire! The nice thing about this meal is you can ADD Vegetables, Seasonings or extra butter/oil of your choice! Get your family or friends involved in the meal prep by allowing them to assemble their own packets.

For best results, try cutting your meat and vegetables in uniform-sized pieces, so they cook at the same rate. HINT – I have used leftover sliced potatoes – the pre-cooked potatoes saves time! Other vegetable Ideas – Corn on the Cob – Green Beans! Try splashing Italian Salad dressing over the veggies prior to cooking.

For your convenience, I’ve included cooking instructions for both the grill and the oven.

4-6 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil or a little of both (More/Less depends on your taste)
1–2 cloves garlic, minced
2 – 13 ounces sausage (I used 13oz.-Smoked and 13oz.- 4 Pepper Seasoned), sliced into rounds
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
1 – 2 stalks celery, diced
1 small zucchini, sliced
1 small yellow squash, sliced
8 ounces small red potatoes, sliced or diced
Cabbage – sliced
Carrots – diced
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Eight – 12×12 squares of heavy-duty aluminum foil – I double wrap mine!

Add the vegetables in a large mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl, stir together the olive oil/melted butter, garlic salt and pepper. Drizzle the mixture over the veggies and toss well until everything is coated. Divide everything evenly between the four sheets of foil, placing the meat in the center of each piece of foil with veggies on top. Bring the sides of the foil up and fold them over tightly, ensuring that each sheet forms an enclosed packet over the food. Wrap again with another sheet of foil.

Grill: Preheat grill to medium. Place the packets onto the grill, close the lid, and cook 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender crisp, turning over once halfway through cooking.

Oven: Preheat oven to 400º. Place the packets into the oven and bake 25-30 minutes until the vegetables are tender crisp.

Campfire: The size and heat level of every fire is different; you will have to watch them and turn them often.

The foil packets will be very hot; be very cautious when opening and watch for steam release.

Recipe by Kim Wallace ♥ Smile and Enjoy ♥

CRUSTLESS PIZZA

CRUSTLESS PIZZA

Tastes like a pizza, cuts like a pizza, yet there is no dough so you will need a fork! This smells wonderful while it is baking and IF you have any leftovers they taste just as great the next day – maybe even better! We love our pizza with pepperoni slices, onion, green peppers, banana peppers and mushrooms. Serve with a tossed salad and you will have yourselves one fabulous meal!

INGREDIENTS:
2lb. Lean Ground Beef
2C. Shredded Mozzarella cheese
1C. Italian Blend cheese
1 – 16oz. Jar Pizza Sauce (I use Mid’s)
Pepperoni
Onion
Green pepper
Banana Pepper Rings
Mushrooms
*USE PIZZA TOPPINGS OF YOUR CHOICE*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef – I season the ground beef with Pepper, Garlic Salt and dried onions as I brown it; drain off grease. Place meat in a mixing bowl and mix with 2 cups of mozzarella cheese. Spread the mixture into a rectangle cookie sheet with sides – I used my pampered chef cookie sheet it’s 11 x 17…I recommend sides due to the fact some juices may run off into the oven. Top with pizza sauce, and then add the rest of the cheese and toppings. Bake for about 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned. This is a great low carb – high protein meal!

Added hints: I have used fresh garlic, onion, garlic salt and pepper while browning the ground beef and it added some nice flavor. I think this might even be good to eat on a bun! If you let it cool a little before slicing, the pieces hold together really nicely.

To Make this recipe lower in calories try using – 2% Cheese and Turkey Pepperoni.

Recipe By: Kim Wallace ♥ Smile & Enjoy ♥