Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gazelle Pan Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

You can certainly use any kind of pan sausage for this recipe. I just happened to have Gazelle.
1 # Pan sausage
1 c Spinach, fresh and rinsed
1/2 c Basil, fresh and rinsed
1 medium Onion, chopped
1 medium Tomato, cut into small slices or use grape or cherry tomatoes, whole or sliced.
1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
Texas toast (toasted)
Shredded cheese (optional)

Cook the sausage in a pan, turning over as needed.
In another pan, lightly saute the onions in a tsp of olive oil. Add one cut-up tomato (or you can use salsa) and the spinach and basil leaves; cook for a few minutes.
Place the sausage patty on the slice of Texas toast and top with onion mixture. Sprinkle-on a little cheese and pepper if desired and enjoy!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Venison Avocado Burgers

This was a very easy twist on a traditional American favorite. The venison patties tend to be much leaner than ground beef.

You will need:
Venison Patties; grilled
Hamburger Buns
Thick slices of onion
Thick slices of avocado

Simply grill your patties. If you live in the north and prefer not to grill outside during the winter, you can use a fry pan or George Forman grill to cook your patties.

For a Tex Mex twist add the remaining ingredients to your hamburger.

You can add a little mustard for more flavor.

For more nutrition information on avocados, click the link on the left.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Crockpot Venison Stew

This recipe can also be used with beef.

You will need:
1 # of venison stew meat
2 T of extra virgin olive oil
1 can of beef broth
2 large onions, quartered
4 medium potatoes, chopped into large chunks
4 medium carrots, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
fresh ground pepper
1 t cumin

The venison stew meat that I had was extremely lean. I could not see any marbling. So I browned the meat in olive oil before transferring it to the crock pot.
Then add the beef broth and onions and cook until meat is done. The duration of time it takes to cook will depend on your crock pot. Some cook ultra fast at a high heat. Others, not so much. Do not keep meat on low if it does not bring meat up to a temperature that will prevent food borne illness.

About 1 hour before serving, add the potatoes, carrots, garlic, pepper and cumin.

Seasonings are highly individualized. Play with this recipe using seasonings that appeal to you.

Serve with a crunchy, green salad.

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