KJAN Mom’s Tips

Each week, Charlene Johnson shares some of her favorite recipes with you on the air.  If you didn’t get a chance to write them down, don’t worry, here they are!

Quick ‘n’ Easy Casserole (12-1-2022)

Mom's Tips

December 1st, 2022 by Jim Field

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 package (24 oz.) frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium onion, chopped, or instant onions
  • 2 (2.8 oz.) cans French fried onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a heavy skillet, cook beef with pinch of salt until browned, stirring to break into small pieces; drain.  In large bowl mix beef, potatoes, soup, sour cream, cheese and chopped onion.  Spread into 9″ x 13″ baking dish.  Bake 30 minutes.  Top with fried onions.  Bake 15 minutes more, or until bubbly.  Makes 8 servings.

(Susan Christofferson)

Dr. Pepper Pork Sandwiches (11-17-2022)

Mom's Tips

November 17th, 2022 by Jim Field

  • 2 lbs. pork roast, shoulder or butt
  • 12 oz. Dr. Pepper
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • buns (for serving)

Place the pork roast in the slow cooker.  Add the Dr. Pepper, BBQ sauce and garlic powder.

Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.

Serve on buns.

Chicken Taco Soup (11-10-2022)

Mom's Tips

November 10th, 2022 by Jim Field

  • 3 to 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cups corn
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • Toppings:  (avocado, cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips) for serving

Add the chicken, chicken broth, tomatoes, onion and chili powder to the slow cooker.

Cook on low for 6 hours.

Remove the chicken and shred.  Put it back in the slow cooker.  Add the beans, corn and cilantro.

Cook on high for 30 minutes.

Serve with avocado, cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips.

YIELD:  6 to 8 servings

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup (11-3-2022)

Mom's Tips

November 3rd, 2022 by Jim Field

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 cups potatoes, diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper

In a large-size skillet, cook the beef over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until brown and place it in a slow cooker.  Saute the onion and carrots in 1 tablespoon of butter and add to slow cooker.  Add the potatoes, broth, seasonings and bacon to the slow cooker.

cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

Thirty minutes before the dish is done, melt two tablespoons of butter in a small-size saucepan and add the flour.  Cook until bubbly, about 5 minutes.  Add it to the slow cooker – this will help thicken the soup.  Add the cheese, milk, sour cream and salt and pepper to taste.

YIELD:  6 to 8 servings

Chicken Biscuit Pot Pie (10-27-2022)

Mom's Tips

October 27th, 2022 by Jim Field

  • 1 2/3 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (10.75 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg

In a bowl, combine vegetables, chicken, soup and thyme.  Pour into ungreased deep dish 9″ pie plate.  Combine biscuit mix, milk and egg;  spoon dough over the chicken mixture.

Bake pot pie at 400 degrees until golden brown, 25-30 minutes.

YIELD:  4 servings

Cheese Boereg (10-20-2022)

Mom's Tips

October 20th, 2022 by Jim Field

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 4 cups (16 oz.) shredded part-skim mozzarella or Muenster cheese
  • 10 sheets phyllo dough (18″ x 14″)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

In a large bowl, combine the egg, egg white, ricotta and parsley.  Stir in mozzarella cheese; set aside.

Unroll phyllo dough; cut the stack of sheets in half width-wise.  Place one sheet of phyllo dough in a greased 13″ x 9″ baking pan; brush with butter.  Repeat nine times (keep remaining dough covered with plastic wrap to avoid drying out).

Spread cheese mixture evenly over top.  Layer with remaining dough, brushing butter on every other sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.  Cut into triangles or squares.

YIELD:  16-20 servings

Tender Barbecued Chicken (10-13-2022)

Mom's Tips

October 13th, 2022 by Jim Field

  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-4 lbs), cut up
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle (18 oz.) barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup cola

In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil in batches.  Transfer to a 3-quart slow cooker.  Top with onion and lemon slices.  Combine barbecue sauce and cola; pour over chicken.

Cover and cook on low until chicken is tender, 4-5 hours.  If desired, skim fat and thicken cooking juices; serve with chicken.

YIELD:  6 servings

Shrimp Boil (10-6-2022)

Mom's Tips

October 6th, 2022 by Jim Field

  • 1 lb red potatoes
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 lb. kielbasa sausage, cut
  • 4 ears corn, cut into thirds
  • 2 lbs. shrimp

Place the potatoes, lemon, seasoning and water in the slow cooker.  Cook on low for 3 hours.

Add the sausage and corn to the slow cooker.  Cook on low for 2 hours.

Add the shrimp to the slow cooker.  Cook om high for 30 minutes.

YIELD:  6 – 8 servings

Saturday Night Beef Vegetable Soup (9-29-2022)

Mom's Tips

September 29th, 2022 by Jim Field

  • 1 lb. boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 small potatoes, peeled, if desired, and cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 cup frozen loose-pack peas, thawed

In a large skillet, brown beef on all sides in hot oil over medium-high heat.  Place meat in a 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 quart slow cooker.  Add undrained tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, onion, water, salt and thyme.

Cover; cook on low heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.  Stir in peas.  Ladle into bowls to serve.

YIELD:  4 to 5 servings

Mexican Chicken Manicotti (9-22-2022)

Mom's Tips

September 22nd, 2022 by Jim Field

  • 1 package (8 oz.) manicotti shells
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) sour cream
  • 1 small onion, diced, divided
  • 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, divided
  • 1 can (10.75 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2/3 cup milk

Cook manicotti according to package directions.  Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chicken. 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, half of the onion and 6 tablespoons chilies.

In another bowl, combine the soup, salsa, milk and remaining onion and chilies.  Spread 1/2 cup in a greased 13″ x 9″ baking dish.

Drain manicotti and rinse in cold water; stuff each with about 1/4 cupful chicken mixture.  Arrange over sauce in baking dish.  Pour remaining sauce sauce over shells.

Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Uncover; sprinkle with remaining Monterey Jack cheese.  Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.