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Saturday, March 14, 2009

2 great "copycat" recipes

I've made both of these recently and both have turned out EXCELLENT.

here's Cracker Barrel's Hashbrown Casserole:

(SERVES 10 -12 )

2 lbs frozen hash browns
1/2 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 (10 1/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1 pint sour cream
1/2 cup onion, peeled and chopped
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

-Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 11 x 14 baking dish with cooking spray.
-Mix the above ingredients together, place in prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until brown on top.

and Chili's Fajitas:

I must say they tasted GREAT and much like Chili's. The secret is the marinade; and letting the meat marinate overnight if possible. We had NO leftovers and really enjoyed this. If you're heading to Jordan's Fiesta in a few weeks you'll get to taste them there....I was testing this recipe out to see if it was a "go" and it is.


1/4 c lime juice

3 tbs vegetable oil

4 cloves garlic

3 tsp soy sauce

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp liquid hickory smoke

1/2 tsp cayenne (red) pepper

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts or skirt steak

2 tbs water

1/2 tsp lime juice

large spanish onion (sliced thin)-i used both red and white onions

2 med green bell peppers-seeded and sliced thin

1 red bell pepper-sliced thin and seeded.

-Marinade: combine 1/2 c lime juice; 2 tbs oil, garlic, 2 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp salt, liquid smoke, cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp pepper in sealable plastic container, add chicken or steak and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight (preferred).

-Combine water, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp lime juice and a dash of salt and pepper, set aside.

-Saute meat at medium-high until cooked through (or grill).

-Cut meat into thin strips, set aside.

-In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook onion and peppers in remaining 1 tbs oil until brown; remove from heat. Pour reserved liquid mixture over onions and peppers.

-Toss together meat, onions, and peppers.

serve with warm tortillas, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream and guacamole.



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