Category Archives: Entree

Breakfast Quesadillas A Simple, Inexpensive Meal Any Time

by Texas Homesteader ~

Most folks around these parts love quesadillas. It’s a flour tortilla topped with cheese, a filling of some sort, more cheese to anchor all the fillings and topped with another tortilla. The quesadilla is then toasted on both sides on a hot griddle until the tortillas are lightly browned & crispy.

But when I heard of BREAKFAST quesadillas, well, color me intrigued.

I mean, it makes perfect sense. Fluffy scrambled eggs, sautéed peppers/onions and melted cheese between a couple of toasted tortillas. Plus they’re a great inexpensive meal option since eggs are cheap. Come see how I whip them up.

Breakfast quesadillas are made with flour tortillas stuffed with grilled onions & peppers, breakfast meat, scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese. #TexasHomesteader

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Recipe: Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Cooked In Shell

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Are you wondering what to do with that garden-fresh spaghetti squash? I like to cook it in the microwave & then shred the strands with a fork.

Then I sauté onions, garlic & bell pepper, add the cooked squash, mix it all with cheese and serve the cheesy spaghetti squash right in its own shell.

RancherMan will happily eat his squash… if I serve it lasagna style!

GARDEN SPAGHETTI SQUASH cooked with cheese & sauteed veggies. Delicious, and a good way to use those veggies from your garden. #TexasHomesteader

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Summer Cooking: Savory Meatloaf (Includes Solar Cooking Option)

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Meatloaf is a versatile comfort food and we enjoy it often. The recipe below uses a standard oven, but I often use my solar oven during the heat of summer.

Either way – just mix ground meat with eggs, breadcrumbs & a few seasonings and you’re good to go. And I say go ahead, make TWO while you’re at it! 

I'm cooking up our favorite comfort food - meatloaf! I'm using my solar oven to cook it but the recipe includes standard oven directions too #TexasHomesteader

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Poor-Man’s Steak (or Stuffed Hamburger)

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I wanted to attempt a dish RancherMan & I enjoyed at a restaurant over the weekend called ‘Poor-Man’s Steak’. It was a thick serving of a hamburger patty stuffed with grilled onions & peppers along with melted cheese.

It was served on a bed of fried potatoes with brown gravy drizzled over the whole shebangie. (a real man-pleasing meal, that’s for sure!)

RancherMan has raved about it ever since. Let’s see how close I can come to that dish.

Poor-Man's Steak - a thick serving of ground meat stuffed with grilled onions & peppers along with melted cheese. It's often served on top of fried potatoes & topped with brown gravy. #TexasHomesteader

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Breakfast Biscuits With Scrambled Egg, Ham & Cheese

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In deciding a company-worthy breakfast menu for recent overnight guests, I decided that breakfast biscuits might fit the bill quite nicely.

I like to have ham & cheese egg biscuits. My guests call them BOBs (Breakfast-on-a-Biscuit)

The beautiful thing is I can make everything in advance & just assemble & enjoy.

BOB, or Breakfast on a Biscuit - is a quick company-worthy breakfast of scrambled eggs, thinly-sliced ham & cheese on a biscuit. #TexasHomesteader

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Solar Cooking: Cheesy Chile-Chicken Casserole

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I’m in the mood for a cheesy chile chicken casserole. This simple recipe can be cooked the traditional way in a standard oven. But I often cook it outside in my solar oven.

You see, today the temps outside are spiking and humidity is on the rise. It’s absolutely miserable outside! So I’ll be utilizing my solar oven to make my casserole.

The recipe below gives regular oven instructions though. So whether or not you have your own solar oven – read on, dear friends!

solar cooking - cheesy green chile chicken casserole #TexasHomesteader

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MYO Italian Seasoned Tomato Leather – Pizza Night Just Got Faster!

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A dear friend told me about dehydrating tomato puree (sometimes seasoned) into a leather. WHAT?? Tomato leather??

Yes, tomato leather can be used to simplify your pizza night. Just plop a tomato leather on top of your crust and start adding fillings. The leather rehydrates as the pizza cooks. Oh yeah, I’ve gotta try this!

Make tomato leather to use for homemade pizzas - just roll it out & start adding toppings!. I decided to give it a go, come see! #TexasHomesteader

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