Beef Broccoli and Italian dressed potatoes
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 lbs (approx) of chuck steak (its what I had)
1 onion sliced
4 cloves of garlic
1 thumb of fresh ginger
3/4 cup of soy sauce (Aloha brand preferred)
Water, add to your desire
salt and pepper to taste
In the medium stack cooker bowl:
Cut the steak into small bite sized pieces. Cut up all your veggies. Dump it all in the bowl and mix. I used a garlic press to mince the garlic and ginger. Mix it all well.
Top the meat mixture with broccoli florets and green bell peppers.
In the large stack cooker bowl:
After peeling and cutting your potatoes into cubes place them in the larger bowl and add a little water (about 1/4-1/2 cup depending on your microwave wattage) and sprinkle italian seasoning or whatever seasoning you want. Simple salt and pepper works fine also.
Place the smaller bowl with the beef broccoli on top of the larger bowl with the potatoes inside. Cover with the lid and put in the microwave for about 20 minutes. You MAY need to cook longer depending on your microwave so check it after 20 minutes and cook longer as needed.
I completely WINGED this recipe based on how I would cook it on the stove top and I haven't made this dish in YEARS!
This recipe is based on what we had in our kitchen.
3-4 pounds of pork butt
2 small cans of tomato paste
4 garlic cloves
thumb of fresh ginger
1 can of garbanzo (chick peas) beans, drained
1 small jar of pimentos, drained
1 cup of frozen peas
1 green bell pepper (or red or yellow if you want)
1 small tomato
I cubed the pork butt into small bite sized pieces. Slice the onion and minced the garlic and ginger with a garlic press. I diluted the 2 cans of tomato paste with 3 cans of water.
Mix everything but the peas and garbanzo beans in the large stack cooker bowl. Stir it up well.
Top the entire concoction with the frozen peas and canned garbanzo beans.
Put the lid on and cook for about 30 minutes. Adjust your time as necessary for your microwave oven and the amount you are cooking.
I made A LOT this time. I cooked this pot in 30 minutes. On a regular stovetop, this would've taken hours to make to ensure the meat is done well and is soft. It came out so good, even my daughter didn't believe that I made this in the microwave!
2 fuji apples
3 Tablespoons (or more depending on apple tartness) of granulated sugar
Ground Cinnamon to your liking
1/4 of flour (in our case, I used hungry jack pancake mix cause we didn't have flour)
4-6 Tablespoons of butter
A dash of lemon juice
Core your apples. I don't peel mine because I like the skin. Cut into cubes or bite sized pieces and place in the medium stack cooker bowl. Mix a little lemon juice with water and pour over the apples.
I cut 2 tablespoons of butter into small squares and place them among the diced apples. No rhyme or reason. I just plop them in different areas.
Cut the flour, sugar, and cinnamon with the remaining butter until you get a chunky "crust" like dough.
Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the apples.
Pop in the microwave for about 20 minutes (NO LID) and check for doneness. Cook longer if needed.
This resulted in a perfectly cooked cobbler. The apple was done just right and there was just enough crunch to the small crust over the top.
I was blown away.
1 cauliflower head cut up
2 small carrots
1 celery stalk
1/4 of an onion
salt and pepper to taste
I use my power chef to rice the cauliflower. Place florets in side and pull the string until you get a nice consistency and texture.
In a med high skillet, heat up a tiny amount of sesame oil and veggie oil. Stir fry the carrots and celery first. Then add the riced cauliflower. Cook until it's done to your liking. I usually don't cook mine for more than 10 - 15 minutes depending on the quantity I'm cooking. Season to taste. Done!