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  1. ABall

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    Quick Enchiladas
    4 Ingredient Recipe

    2 (15 oz.) cans hominy, drained
    1 cup chopped onion
    2 cups grated cheddar cheese
    1 (15 oz.) can chili or enchilada sauce

    Place hominy and onions in a casserole dish.
    Top with half the cheese, spread chili over top
    and then remainder of the cheese.
    Bake at 350° for 30 min.
    Serves 4-6


    Sausage Casserole
    4 Ingredient Recipe

    1 lb bulk pork sausage
    2 (15 oz.) cans chili beans with spicy sauce
    1 (14.5 oz.) can whole tomatoes, drained
    1 pkg. corn muffin mix

    In skillet, brown sausage, drain grease.
    Add beans and tomatoes and mix, bring to a boil.
    Pour into a 2 ½ qt. casserole.
    Prepare muffin mix according to pkg.
    Drop by spoonfuls over meat and bean mixture.
    Bake at 400° 25 minutes or until top is browned.
    Serves 4-6.



    Sweet And Sour Chicken
    4 Ingredient Recipe

    2-3 lbs chicken pieces.
    1 pkg dry onion soup mix
    1 (12 oz.) jar apricot preserves
    1 (8 oz.) bottle Russian salad dressing

    Place chicken in shallow baking pan.
    Mix remaining ingredients and pour over chicken.
    Bake at 350° 1 ½ hours. Serve with white rice.
    Serves 4-6.




    Sweet And Sour Pork Chops
    4 Ingredient Recipe

    6-8 thick pork chops
    ¼ cup soy sauce
    ¼ cup chili sauce
    ¼ honey

    Mix honey, soy and chili sauces.
    Place pork chops in greased 3-qt. casserole.
    Pour mixture over chops. Bake at 350° for 1 hour.
    Serves 6-8



    Swinging Wings
    4 Ingredient Recipe

    12 chicken wings
    ½ cup margarine, melted
    1 small container parmesan cheese
    1 tsp garlic powder

    Dip wings in margarine and then in combined
    mixture of cheese and garlic powder.
    Place in casserole and bake at 350° for 1 hour.
    Serves 4
     
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  3. ABall

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    Beef In Wine Sauce
    4 Ingredient Recipe

    3 lbs sirloin steak, cut in ¼ inch strips
    2 Tbs flour
    2 cans (10.5 oz.) cream of onion soup
    2 cups Burgandy wine

    Season meat to taste. Dredge strips in flour
    and brown in skillet. Add wine and soup and stir.
    Simmer covered. Serve with noodles.
    Serves 6-8.


    Beef Patties
    4 Ingredient Recipe

    1 lb. ground beef
    1 cup mashed potatoes
    2 Tbs onion, minced
    2 Tbs margarine

    Mix beef, potatoes, onion and form into patties.
    Brown slowly in margarine until desired doneness.
    Serves 4-6.


    Chicken Supreme
    4 Ingredient Recipe

    4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    4 slices onion
    4-5 potatoes, peeled and quartered
    1 can golden mushroom soup

    Line casserole with foil.Place chicken on foil.
    Top chicken with onion and place potatoes around chicken.
    Pour soup over all and seal foil tightly over chicken.
    Bake at 300° 1 ½ hours.
    Serves 4.



    Hawaiian Pork Chops
    4 Ingredient Recipe

    4 loin pork chops
    ¼ cup flour
    2 Tbs oil
    4 slices canned pineapple (reserve 1/3 cup juice)

    Dredge chops in flour. Brown in skillet with oil.
    Top each chop with a ring of pineapple .Add pineapple juice.
    Cover and cook slowly. Remove meat and pineapple to platter.
    Pour the remaining juice over chops.
    Serves 4.


    Liver With Apples And Onions
    4 Ingredient Recipe

    4 slices calf liver (about 1 lb)
    4 Tbs margarine
    3 med. onions, peeled and sliced
    2 apples, cored and cut into ½ inch thick rings

    Dry the liver. Saute onions in 3 Tbs margarine.
    Remove onion rings and sauté apples until
    cooked through but not mushy. Remove apples.
    Saute liver about 2-3 min. on each side.
    Place on platter and top with apples and onions.
    Serves 4.
     
  4. Upsadaisy

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    Aug 25, 2006

    Tonight, my 4 ingredients were: Krunchers potato chips, sour cream, onion soup mix, and then Hershey's chocolate dipped cookies for dessert.

    ABall, will you come over and cook for me?
     
  5. czacza

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    Upsa- yours is sounding much better than the liver!!

    Will try some of the others on my family though. I'm a vegetarian so only the hominy one would work for me- just not a hominy eater though!!
     
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    My Favorite Meal:

    Corn and Rice

    2 cans corn (drained)
    1 large can of tomato sauce
    3 cups cooked rice
    1 lb scrambled hamburger (drained)
    4 slices of maple bacon (optional)

    Mix all the ingrediants together with the exception of the bacon. I like to add pepper to give it a little more zest but my husband isn't a big fan of pepper. I add the slices of bacon uncooked to the top. You don't have to have the bacon but it adds a lot of flavor.

    Cook at 375 for about 30 minutes or until you like the way the bacon looks.

    Enjoy!
     
  7. ABall

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    Aug 26, 2006

    Upsadaisy thats usually my lunch, I just coppied the ones, I would never make liver!!

    I don't think I even have a 4 indredient recipe.
     
  8. musicteach

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    Well....this has 6, but it's super easy (From 30 min. meals). I just made it last night and it was pretty tasty too.

    Mexican Casserole:
    1 lb hamburger
    1 can mexi-corn
    1 can black or chili beans
    1 jar taco sauce
    1 package of tortillas
    1 package of shredded cheese

    Preheat oven to 400. In a skillet brown hamburger & drain. Add the corn, beans, & taco sauce. Heat through.

    In a casserole dish, layer meat mixture, cheese, tortillas (I cut them in half). Repeat. Top with cheese and warm in the oven for 10-15 minutes (or until cheese melts).

    Before eating I topped mine with taco toppings (lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, etc)
    Super easy & no big mess to clean up either!
     
  9. Upsadaisy

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    LOL, Amy. All of these recipes sound really good and easy, too. Tonight I'm just going to toss shrimp in butter and garlic and serve over fettucini.
     
  10. clarnet73

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    I have one that only takes 6 ingredients... family favorite for YEARS!

    Curly Noodle Dinner

    1 pkg of ramen noodles
    1 lb. ground beef/turkey
    1 can diced/crushed tomatoes
    1 can black beans, opt.
    Corn
    Salsa (to taste)

    Cook up your meat, then mix everything together and cook over the stove until your ramen is cooked and everything else is warm. You may need to add water, depending how much juice you use from the tomatoes and beans and how liquidy your salsa is. It's really good if you put cheese on top! (The other day, I did it with pork chops and pinto beans, yum!)

    This usually serves 4, but the more "extra stuff" you put in can make it go farther. ;)
     
  11. Upsadaisy

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    Do you use the seasoning from the Ramen noodles?
     
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    Usually not, because you really don't need the extra salt. I've done it both ways, and I don't notice whether I did or not.
     
  13. MissFrizzle

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    That sounds good. I love those Ramen Noodles. they come in handy.
     
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    Hominy??? What on earth is hominy???
     
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    I think it is white corn, something like.

    Amy, I got these that you emailed me. Sorry I forgot to tell you.

    Everybody~ Amy is the most splendid cook I know. She puts so much effort into the cooking she does for her family, and she's always sharing recipes with us.
     
  16. ABall

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    Thanks becky
     
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    My favorite 4 ingredient recipe..

    1 gallon ice cream, preferably Moose Tracks or Rocky Road
    1 jar chocolate syrup
    1 can whipped cream
    1 cherry for the top

    Put ice cream in a bowl. Top with syrup, whipped cream, and a cherry. Enjoy.:D
     
  18. alilisa

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    Moonbeamsinajar....

    How funny-my thoughts exactly!!! :p
     
  19. czacza

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    :confused:
    Hominy referrs to corn without the germ. It is served both whole or ground. Hominy is boiled until cooked and served as either a cereal or as a vegetable. Hominy may also be pressed into patties and fried. This dish is especially popular in the southern United States. Samp is another name for coarse hominy. Hominy ground into small grains is sometimes called "hominy grits."

    Very Southern- but I can find it up north too, Y'all!!:cool:
     
  20. moonbeamsinajar

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    Thanks, czacza. So then grits are the same as hominy???? I have heard of grits! But here in PA Dutch country, they are not that common. We eat other weird stuff.
     
  21. ChristyF

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    ABall, on the swinging wings, is that the whole wing you use or just the drummettes (or whatever you call the big part! :D)

    We eat hominy, and it's corn, not grits, I don't do grits *shudder*. I can't get past the texture. The hominy we eat is a soft, creamy, white corn. It could be a regional thing, though.
     
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    okay this might not be for a main course, but it certianly fits the easy category;
    4-6 fresh peaches peeled and sliced, or 2 cans of cherry filling in a 8x10 pan
    TOPPING
    1 c flour
    1c sugar
    ~3 tbsp melted butter
    mix until crumbly, crumble over fruit. Bake at 375 for 75 minutes.
    YUM!
    Makes great cobbler. Must use a fruit that is naturally juicy or canned pie filling. Since I really suck at making my own syrupy filling for pies, I use canned. Except the peaches, they should be fresh. If you use canned, drain the liquid.
     
  23. clarnet73

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    munchkin, I have a bunch of frozen fruit that i use for making smoothies nad milkshakes... do you think that thawed frozen fruit would work?
     
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    yep. Just add more flour.
     
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    To Die for Crockpot Roast
    1 beef roast, any kind
    1 (1 1/4 ounce) package dried brown gravy mix
    1 (1 1/4 ounce) package dried Italian salad dressing mix
    1 (1 1/4 ounce) package dried ranch dressing mix
    1/2 cup water
    1. Place beef roast in crockpot.
    2. Mix the dried mixes together in a bowl and sprinkle over the roast.
    3. Pour the water around the roast.
    4. Cook on low for 7-9 hours.

    Chicken Pesto
    1 package pesto sauce mix
    8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    breadcrumbs
    4 slices provolone cheese, cut in half
    1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms
    1. Prepare pesto sauce according to package direction.
    2. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    3. Spray rectangular dish (9 by 12 inch) with no-stick spray.
    4. Moisten chicken with water, shake off excess, and coat complete with bread crumbs.
    5. Place chicken in baking dish.
    6. Spread pesto sauce evenly over chicken breasts.
    7. Cover each breast with ½ slice of provolone cheese.
    8. Spread mushrooms over cheese.
    9. Bake in oven for 45- 50 minutes.
    10. Serve with pasta.

    Baked Chicken
    4 chicken breasts, with bone and skin
    1/4 cup butter, melted
    1-2 teaspoon Season-All salt (I use McCormick's)
    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Spray a shallow baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
    3. Rinse chicken breast under cool running water.
    4. Pat chicken dry with paper towels.
    5. Place chicken in dish.
    6. Brush the melted butter over the chicken, using all the butter.
    7. Sprinkle with seasoned salt.
    8. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until cooked through.
    9. ~NOTE~Chicken takes only 50 minutes in my oven.
    10. Don't over cook, as they might turn out tough.

    Ranch Chicken
    6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
    3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
    3/4 cup bottled creamy ranch dressing
    1. Dip chicken into ranch dressing then into bread crumbs.
    2. Place in a 9x13 baking dish.
    3. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes.

    and this one is my favorite!!!

    Parmesan Fried Chicken
    1 cup grated kraft parmesan cheese
    1 tablespoon garlic powder
    2 eggs
    1 lb boneless chicken tenders
    olive oil, to fry
    1. Pour olive oil into skillet and heat over medium heat.
    2. Beat eggs lightly in a medium bowl.
    3. Mix together parmesan cheese and garlic powder on a plate.
    4. Dredge chicken in beaten egg.
    5. Place chicken in cheese and garlic mixture and turn to coat thoroughly.
    6. Pan-fry chicken in olive oil until lightly browned on both side and no longer pink in the center, about 3 minutes per side.
     
  26. Pixiewannabe

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    I love new meals to try ~ thanks for posting
     
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    Those sound great, loves2teach. Thank you. I will be doing hurricane cooking today to try and cook up my frozen stuff before we lose power. :( :eek: :(
     
  28. ABall

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    I've done the to die for pot roast, we did it in the oven because I didn't get it started early enough for crockpot, it is good.
     
  29. loves2teach

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    I can't even imagine having to do that. We were flying out of Tampa earlier in the summer when they were supposed to get one. It was scary!
     
  30. soozabelle

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    These sound great, but sometimes when I get home I'm just too tired to cook. Anyone have a recipe of 4 things you throw in a pot that taste good? (Besides 4 cans of soup. ;) )
     
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    I can't use soup too often because of the huge amount of salt in it. Well, so far, the storm is really nothing. The feeder bands haven't really reached here yet, but I'm not even going to bolt my hurricane shutters. I did make a nice dinner, though. Chicken, rice, fried okra, biscuits, brownies for dessert. My mom came over. It was nice.
     

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