Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower And Bacon

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Looking for a great low carb substitute for mashed potatoes.   Try my cheesy mashed cauliflower and bacon recipe.  It’s easy to make and low carb. Cheers !!

Ingredients:
 
1 large heads of cauliflower
4 strips of bacon
4 ounces of sour creme
4 ounces cream cheese
1 1/4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons of garlic minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons butter
Boil cauliflower until tender.  While preparing the other ingreditents fry the bacon until crisp and chop into bacon bits.  Place cauliflower in bowl and mash with a fork until pureed.  In another bowl combine cheese, cream cheese, sour creme, garlic, butter, salt and pepper.  In a casarole dish pout the cauliflower and bacon bits along with the cheese mixture and mix together.  Bake in oven at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes.  Cheers !!!!

My Signature Beef Stew

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Today is a cold snowy day so nothing beats a nice hot bowl of beef stew.  I have tried different spices and things over the years in beef stew.  This is the recipe I now stick to when making beef stew.  It is so good your tongue will slap the brain clean out of your head, Cheers !!!

Ingredients:

3 lb beef chuck cut into cubes
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
2 onions wedged
3 carrots cut into small chunks
3 potatoes cut into small chunks
1 small bag of frozen peas
3 stalks of celery cut into small pieces
2 14 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
5 cloves of garlic minced
1 40 oz bottle of beer of choice
1 12 oz bottle of spicy V8 juice
6 tablespoons of salt
3 tablespoons of pepper
2 tablespoons of ground thyme
2 tablespoons of paprika
2 turkish bay leaves
multiple dashes of hot sauce (optional)
 
Directions
 
Place beef and flour in freezer bag and shake real good.   In large soup pot heat up the vegetable oil.  Brown the meat and flour.  After meat is brown add beer, V8 juice, salt, pepper, thyme, garlic, paprika, bay leaves and crushed tomatoes.  Simmer meat until tender approximately 45 minutes.   Add the remaining vegetables except the frozen peas and simmer  until the vegetables an3 soft and done.  It may be necessary to add some additional beer or water to thin it out a little.  Add the frozen bag of peas approximately 5 minutes before serving.  I then after fixing my bowl add the hot sauce.  Cheers !!!
 

New Year’s Hog Maw

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A family tradition on New Year’s Day in our family is a stuffed Hog Maw.  The sound of what it is may turn some people off but you don’t actually eat the Maw you eat the stuffing.

Ingredients:
 
1 Hog Maw (pig stomach)
2 lb of ground country sausage
4 medium potatoes diced
2 carrots diced
1 medium onion diced
1 head of cabbage diced
salt/pepper
 
Directions:
 
Mix all ingredients together in large mixing bowl.  Clean the maw and stuff full.  Close with tooth picks, you can also use needle and thread.  Bake at 350 degrees for 3 hours. After 1 hour prick with a fork.  Happy New Years !!!