Wednesday, December 7, 2016

No-Bun Lamb Burgers/48 Recipes Down

Tonight's supper was No-Bun Lamb Burgers, from Just a Bunch of Recipes. It was another case of having just about everything for this recipe.

Full disclosure though: the recipe calls for mint and feta cheese. Tonight, I used dill and Parmesan cheese. I'm not a fan of mint and I've mentioned before Shane doesn't really like feta.

What did I learn from this recipe?
I like lamb, but I thought these lamb burgers were a little bland. It might have been because of the lack of mint after all. 

In reading through the cookbook tonight, I realized I started cooking from them in February 2016. Even by leaving out the alcohol (since I don't drink), I'm not sure I'll be able to get them both completely finished by February 2017. I'll just have to get rid of a deadline and keep plugging away at the recipes.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

BBQ Turkey Cornbread Pie Recipe

I was poking around the internet the other day and came across this recipe, linked back to People. It's for BBQ Turkey Cornbread Pie. I finally got around to making it tonight, with leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

2 ½ cups shredded leftover turkey
1 cup BBQ Sauce
½ cup water
1 8.5 oz. package corn muffin mix
1 egg
¾ cup water
¼ cup sliced scallions -- left these out, as I didn't have any.

1. Preheat the oven to 375°. In a bowl, toss shredded turkey with BBQ sauce and water and stir to combine. Transfer to a casserole dish and spread in an even layer.
2. In another bowl, stir together corn muffin mix, egg, scallions, and water.
3. Spread on top the corn muffin mixture on top of turkey and bake until golden, about 30 minutes.

In all honesty, I wasn't really impressed with this. I think I should have cut the BBQ sauce to 1/2 cup and the first bit of water to 1/3 cup. I used Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, and I don't have a favorite so I buy something different every time, but it seemed too strong here.

I also think I should have used 2 boxes of corn bread mix instead of 1, because the topping was so thin in my 9"x9" pan.