Weather you make them with sweet or hot sausage the game remains the same.
I prefer sweet as do most kids. The men prefer the spicy. So buy them both and make up a batch of each for your party.
1 package of sausage
1 green pepper, sliced
1 onion, sliced
6 oz. Red Pack tomato paste
15 oz. Red Pack tomato sauce
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. italian seasoning
In a skillet cook green pepper and onion in a little vegetable oil until crisp tender. Put aside.
In a large skillet brown your sausages.
Add the tomato paste, tomato sauce, brown sugar, italian seasoning and green peppers and onions.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes or until sausages or cooked through.
Serve on buns and top with whatever you like. I like mine smothered in sauce.
Chili is a great meal to heat up your game day.
This is a basic recipe that you can add to and kick it up a notch if you like or leave it as is.
If your like me and don’t like chunks of tomatoes then this recipe will be a hit. It’s not overly spicy either so that kids will enjoy it.
1 lb. Ground beef
1 c chopped onion
½ c chopped green pepper
2 cloves garlic minced
16 oz. Red Pack Tomato Sauce
2 cans tomato soup
2-3 tsp. Chili powder (more if you like it spicy)
½ tsp. Dried basil
¼ tsp. Salt & pepper
2 16 oz. red kidney beans, drained
In a skillet cook ground beef, onion, green pepper and garlic until meat is browned.
In a saucepan stir in Red Pack tomato sauce, kidney beans, tomato soup, chili powder, basil, and salt & pepper.
Add the ground meat.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
I like mine with shredded cheddar cheese on top.
So this week is dedicated to recipes for the Big Game coming Sunday.
Thanks to a rep for Red Pack bloggers from Pittsburgh and Green Bay were asked to compete in a friendly competition to post recipes using Red Pack product. While we don’t receive compensation for participating the winning city of bloggers participating will receive a prize pack from Red Pack. The winning city is determined based on amount of recipes blogged.
I have started this week off sick but don’t despair I am armed with Red Pack products and ready to create and post! Look for at least one recipe today!
And of coarse me Just Roxy
Green Bay Bloggers:
Good Luck to everyone who is participating and Thank you Red Pack!
This was a week of lazyness. I didn’t take that many pictures this week. The first day this week below, that is the only picture I took that day. I had some anxiety issues this week and am ending this week sick
I had a thought today though. At the end of the year I should put together a photo book of all these. I think it would be especially nice as each picture has a story. I have already told the stories with the pictures so I won’t even need to remember. It might be something nice to look back on.
Day 22 – January 22, 2011
This was the last step of a long story that started with my daughter playing with the hamster through the cage opening. To make a long story short the hamster jumped out, we chased it, caught it, chased some more, we put it inside the ball, the dog chased it.
Day 23 – January 23, 2011
Today I must admit I took not one picture. So here is a picture from the day before I took on my cell phone.
This is not my cart. This cart belonged to the lady in front of me. Notice there is nothing in the cart. Notice how the belt is half empty. What you can’t notice is how pissed off I was. The annoyance in front of me did not move that cart until she was completely done with her order. WTF lady!
Day 24 – January 24, 2011
This is Bob. We bought him 2 1/2 years ago on vacation. He was only about 2 inches big.
He is now a good 5 inches and refuses to eat the last 3 fish I bought him a year ago. They live in his tank and they all continue to grow as if I feed them miracle grow.
Day 25 – January 25, 2011
After work I met my daughter in downtown Pittsburgh this day. We were in search of a candy shop that led us to Station Square. I had every intention on using a photo of the ice on the river as my photo of the day until I took this picture. I might be a bit biased because I am her mother but I think she takes great photos. Ummm Hot Topic if your reading this she would be great in your catalog
Day 26 – January 26 2011
Ugh, the bus. One of the buses I ride is the EBA, which is on the Martin Luther King Busway in the East Hills.
You know your in a bad area when the bus stop has an Emergency Button if you need help.
Day 27 – January 27, 2011
The homemade Raisin Egg Bread I made. It turned out beautiful yummy and will be featured as a recipe on the blog soon.
Day 28 – January 28, 2011
This candle is at an undisclosed location in my house. For me it represents the peace and quiet I need to give myself so that hopefully I feel better tomorrow.
I decided to share one of my ice river pictures as a bonus. I have been wanting to take one ever since I saw the ice when going over a bridge here in Pittsburgh. This was taken at Station Square, which you can see in the reflection of the water as well.
I would love some comments on my photographs
See you next week!
All photo’s taken with Sony Cyber-shot, except for one cell pic.
The only editing was resizing and adding my name.
Oh boy another field trip. They walked into a park with picnic tables and grills.
Obviously they are going to be grilling something here. At first I thought they might make them go primitive but I was wrong. They made it pretty easy.
The task was creativity by putting their own spin on a burger. They said they wanted to see how much they learned so far and who has the creativity in the end. I don’t care what you add to it, it is still a burger to me and while it is possible to get somewhat creative with a burger I don’t find it all that daring.
They started off with the chefs showing their own burgers.
They informed the recruits to cook 2-3 minutes on either side to start and left them to make their burgers on their own without their watchful eyes. The winning dish gets an advantage for their team. The recruits act all dumb like they have no idea whats at stake. Let me guess… the winning team gets to choose for the switcharoo. Who really wins in that scenario? It’s the chef not the recruits of the winning team.
They have 45 mintues and a plethora of ingredients to choose from.
Ty made what he called a man burger. OMG they were huge. Cooking them will be difficult.
Two people used pineapples however one used canned and the other used fresh.
Kelsy admits to blowing up a gas grill before and burning the hair off her face. Get this woman away from fire!
Erika made what she called fancy sauce made with kethcup and mayo. O lordy. Yeah, that’s fancy. It’s not unique either you will see many people put that on a burger.
So many of them made patties that were way too big and didn’t cook enough. A couple of them had burgers falling apart because they used egg whites only instead of the whole egg.
These people are brilliant.
I was right about what was at stake, duh. Here are the results from the worst to the best burger.
Kat (blue) – cooked her burger to death.
Joshey (red) – Anne said it was freaking disgusting.
Erika (red) – burger was raw and sauce was not unique. she tried using the excuse that it was her first time cooking all this stuff. Chef Anne told her it was everyone else’s too and that was no excuse.
Jen (red) – too small.
Carlos (red) – he used canned pineapple.
Kelly (blue) – nothing special about it.
Anna (blue) – liked the use of avacado.
Ty (blue) – too big to bite but good seasoning.
Kelsey (red) – use of english muffin as buns was different.
George (blue) – use of two different cheeses.
The blue team wins so Chef Robert gets to pick for the trade. He choose to take Kelsey from the Red because she has potential. She got pretty pissed cause she knows how Chef Anne works. Chef Robert said that Kat was not progressing enough so he gave her to the red team.
For the main dish challenge they were to make a fancier meal.
I defenitly made a note of the Pommes recipe and can’t wait to make it! I can’t believe she used a mandolin with these people though I was expecting them all to cut themselves.
I’ve personally never had duck before and also have never julienned anything. Looks like another possibility for people to cut themselves. It all looked delicious.
Their task was to make two sets of their meal in 45 minutes. That’s alot of work!
Joshey didn’t cut his lamb eavenly so he has a hard time cooking it evenly and had a hard time using the food processor.
Kelly almost burned the oil but surprisingly saved herself by taking it off the heat to cool off and then added more oil to it. Smart girl.
Erika didn’t use a non stick pan for her potato dish so they stuck to the pan.
Jen’s potatoes didn’t even fully cook.
Anna cooked her sauce in a cold pan so that’s not going to cook right and burned her chops.
For the tasting they had the pleasure of eating with the Chef at a table set up as if they were at a nice resteraunt.
For the Blue Team:
Kellly – she had no sauce but her meat was good.
George – her meat was rare but her seasoning and vegatables were good.
Ty – his meat was cooked nicely and seasoned well. The vegtables were cut badly.
Anna – her duck was rare, too salty, sauce was thin and vegtables burned. train wreck.
Kelsey – she had no sauce, needed salt and Chef Robert said he was disapointed in her.
For the Red Team:
Joshey – he said on camera that dining with Chef Anne was between a dream date and a nightmare. Oh Joshey what will we do with you? His meat was cooked unevenly but tasted good.
Erika – too spicey with the red pepper.
Jen – potatoes weren’t browned but the meat was good.
Carlos – she told him to amp up the seasoning but otherwise good.
Kat – barely rare meat, no seasoning and her fennel was chopped like crap.
So the verdict was in and here are the loosers who went home:
Red team – Chef Anne – Erika eliminated
Blue team – Chef Robert – Anna eliminated
To me anyone who can’t give you cooked meat should go home. That is unforgivable when it’s so rare it’s not edible.
So I don’t agree with Chef Annes choice, I think Kat should have gone home.
See you next week!