Cheesy Zucchini Bake

1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 – 4oz can green chilies
3-4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1-2 zucchinis, julienned
1-2 yellow squash, julienned
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2-1 lb. cheddar jack cheese, shredded
1 medium tomato, diced
salt & pepper to taste

In skillet, brown ground beef and saute onion, garlic, and green chilies. In a two-quart casserole dish, layer half of ground beef, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, shredded cheese and tomatoes. Repeat for second layer, using remaining ingredients.
Place 9″ bake liner over the top of casserole dish; then cover tightly with foil. Place dish on top of turkey lifter. Place trivet in pressure cooker cooker and add 2 cups water. Bring to boil. Using the turkey lifter, place dish on trivet in the pressure cooker. Place pressure lid on the pan and bring to second red ring. Pressure for 8-10 minutes allow pressure to drop on its own.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

MEATBALLS
1 lb. ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon salt
1/2 cup waterchestnuts, finely chopped
1/8 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup oatmeal, blended
1/3 cup milk

  1. Mix all together. Make 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

SAUCE
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/8 teaspoon vinegar

  1. Combine in a medium saucepan. Dissolve sugar and mix until blended. Bring to a light boil for 20-30 minutes.

Bestest Chili-Bacon Beans

Great side dish for a BBQ (like we just had today!).  And of course, anything with bacon captures my heart 🙂  Makes enough for a crowd!  I doubled this recipe recently, and would probably do a little *less* bacon next time (GASP!).  But even with 20 people, I had tons of leftovers for a week. I’ll stick with a single batch next time, and when it’s gone — it’s gone!

1 large can (28oz) Bush baked beans (or 2 regular 16oz cans)
1 small can butter beans
1 small can kidney beans
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tblsp. vinegar
3 Tblsp. hickory smoke flavor (“Liquid Smoke”)
1 lb. bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces and fried
1 lb. ground beef, cooked & drained
1/2 cup onion, diced and browned

  1. Cook bacon on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.  Broil until crisp.  Dry on paper towels (Or fry bacon in a pan and drain grease.  I just find the cookie sheet method less messy and faster).
  2. Cook onion & ground beef together.  Drain grease.
  3. Add all ingredients together and
  4. a) bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes OR

    b) combine all in a crockpot, put on low, and cook for 2-3 hours.

Source: Debbie Van Dusen