Sunday, July 5, 2015

Italian Rice with Beans and Sauce Recipe

For those days you just want to make a great side dish with that leftover sauce this is a delicious rice combination of flavors that goes with any kind of meat or just plain with a nice chunk of crusty Italian bread. I had some leftover Traditional Italian Sunday Sauce and here is what I made with this for our last barbecue.

To make this even hardier and a whole meal add some sliced sauteed sausage or crushed leftover meatballs.

Traditional Sunday Sauce or store bought Italian sauce (around 3 cups)
Cooked white rice around 2 cups or more depending on family size
2 thinly sliced bell peppers
2 cups cooked beans white or red
Parmesan cheese
Optional: sliced cooked sausage or crushed meatballs

In a medium size deep fry pan add 3 tablespoons olive oil and saute the peppers for around 4 minutes. Add the sauce. Stir in the rice and beans until heated through add meat if using. Sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Healthier Baked Barbecued Chicken Leg Recipe

A little trick I use to get the fat out then pour your favorite sauce on top and then find out what else I do to make these healthier baked chicken legs over the top delicious!

Healthier Baked Barbecued Chicken Leg Recipe

12 to 24 Chicken legs skinless (or with skin on I make both as I do not eat the skin some people love the skin crispy.)

Salt, pepper, granulated garlic powder

In a large saucepot to accommodate all your legs, add water to the pot and boil the legs for around 40 minutes simmering on low. Save the broth for soup later.
Place precooked legs on a large aluminium foil oil sprayed baking sheet adding the spices.
Bake around 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Add the barbecue sauce of choice and broil the tops until its starts to get almost a sizzling grilled look. Cook longer for crispy skin if you leave it on.