Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

1 (2 lb. pkg.) frozen hash browns
1 lb. bacon (or sausage if you prefer)
1 sm. Onion, diced
5 eggs
½ cup milk
½ tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
Salt & pepper
12 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 qt. baking dish. Place hash browns in baking dish.

Heat skillet over medium heat, cut bacon into small pieces and crisp. Drain and blot. Drain majority of grease from pan and add onion to pan & sauté. Add onions to bacon mixture. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, milk, onion powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper and pour over potatoes.

Layer ½ cheese, all the bacon mixture, and then the remaining cheese. Cover with foil.

Bake for 30-45 minutes. Remove cover; bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

(I only baked mine for 45 minutes and it was completely done, so I never baked it without the foil on top. Ovens probably vary.)


Friday, March 5, 2010

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

This is seriously the best pulled pork I have ever had.

6 lbs of pork
16 oz. can of salsa
1 can of coke (I used Dr. Pepper and it was amazing)
2 cups of brown sugar

Put the pork in the crockpot and fill halfway with water. Cook on high for 5 hours. Then dump out the water and shred the pork. Add the salsa, coke, and brown sugar and stir it around a bit to it all seems evenly dispersed. Cook for three more hours on high.

Then you can throw it into some burritos or even eat it plain.

I know it takes a long time but it's so easy to do! (and definately worth the wait)

I cut this recipe in half and it fed 5 people.