Category Archives: One Pot Meals

Old-Fashioned Chicken Pie

5-pound ready-to-cook stewing chicken, cut up
3 cups water
1 medium-sized onion, sliced
Handful of celery tops
1 tablespoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
½ cup flour
1 tall can (1⅔ cups) evaporated milk
2 cups cooked, sliced carrots
1 pound cooked small white onions
1 recipe Baking Powder Biscuits, see Index C

Place chicken in large kettle with next 6 ingredients. Cover and bring. toa boil; simmer 1½ to 2 hours or until tender. Remove chicken from broth; cool. Strain the broth; cool. Remove chicken from the bones; leave meat in rather large pieces.

Skim fat from broth; measure ½ cup fat and 2⅓ cups broth. Heat the ½ cup fat in a large saucepan; blend in four. Slowly add and stir in the 2⅓ cups broth and the milk. Cook and stir until sauce thickens. Add chicken, carrots, and onions, and more salt and pepper to taste; reheat. Pour into a 3-quart baking dish. Prepare biscuit dough and cut with a cutter in any desired shape. Arrange the uncooked biscuits on top. Bake in very hot oven, 450°, 20 to 25 minutes, or until biscuits brown. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

NOTE: Remaining broth may be frozen and used later for making soup.

Published by –COOKINDEX– Division of H.S. Stuttman Co., Inc., New York. © Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute, Inc. New York

Pork and Noodle Casserole

1 pound ground pork
1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1 16-ounce can stewed tomatoes
4 ounces medium noodles, cooked and drained
1 12-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Dash freshly ground pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)

In 10-inch skillet cook meat and onion till meat is browned and onion is tender; drain off excess fat. Stir in undrained tomatoes, noodles, corn, tomato paste, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, and pepper. Turn mixture into an ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Bake, covered in 350° oven for 40 minutes or till heated through. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes more or till the cheese melts. Trim with parsley, if desired. Makes 6 servings.


Stir together one 8-ounce can whole cranberry sauce and 2 tablespoons light corn syrup; set aside. In mixing bowl beat together one 17-ounce can sweet potatoes, drained; 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine, 1 tablespoon brown sugar; 1 teaspoon salt; and 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger with electric mixer till well blended. Stir in 2 cups coarsely chopped cooked pork.

Turn mixture into a 1-quart casserole. Bake, uncovered, in 350° oven for 35 minutes. Spread cranberry sauce mixture over top; return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes or till heated through. Makes 4 servings.

©Meredith Corporation, MCMLXXIX. All Rights Reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Curried Meatballs

1 cup soft white bread crumbs
2 lb ground chuck
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons margarine
2 tablespoons salad oil

1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 cup chopped apple
4 teaspoons curry powder
3/4 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
1/4 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
1 can (1 lb, 1oz) fruits for salad
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 cups cooked white rice

1. Meatballs: In large bowl, combine bread crumbs, 1/2 cup water, chuck, 2 teaspoons curry powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix lightly with for. With hands, lightly shape into 16 meatballs (1/4 cup each).

2. In hot margarine and oil in Dutch oven, brown meatballs all over, half at a time. Remove as they are browned.

3. Sauce: In hot drippings in Dutch oven, saute onion, garlic, apple, curry powder, ginger, salt, and pepper until onion is tender. Remove from heat. Stir in flour until smooth.

4. Drain fruit, reserving 2/3 cup juice. Gradually stir juice, then chicken broth, into mixture in Dutch oven. Return to heat; cook, stirring, until mixture boils.

5. Add meatballs; simmer, covered, 25 minutes. Add fruit and lemon juice; heat 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cook rice.

6. To serve: Spoon rice on platter. Mound meatballs with fruit and some sauce. Pass rest of sauce. Serves 4 to 6.

© Copyright 1973 by The McCall Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Saucy Twist Pork Dish

4 ounces uncooked corkscrew-shaped macaroni
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 can (12 ounces) pork luncheon meat, cut into cubes
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup catsup
1/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 400 °. Cook macaroni as directed on package; drain. In large skillet, cook and stir onion and green pepper in butter until onion is tender. Stir in macaroni and remaining ingredients.

Pour into ungreased 1 1/2 quart casserole. Cover; bake 30 minutes. 4 to 5 servings.

Our home testers liked this for its “attractive appearance, nice consistency and delicious flavor.”

© Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Sweet & Sour Pork


2 pounds shoulder pork, cut in 1-inch strips
1 tablespoons oil
4-ounce can whole mushrooms, drained and liquid reserved
14-ounce can pineapple chunks, drained and liquid reserved
1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSG)
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 green peppers, cut in strips
1 large onion, sliced
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water

Brown meat in oil in a large skillet. Measure reserved liquid from mushrooms and pineapple and add water to make 2 cups in all. Add MSG to liquid and pour over meat. Cover and simmer 1 hour. Add mushrooms, pineapple, honey, soy sauce, vinegar and onions; cover and cook 15 minutes. Blend cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water and combine with hot mixture; cook, stirring, until sauce thickens slightly.

Serves 6
Preparation time: 1 HR., 35 min

Approximate calories per serving… 420

Won Ton Soup
Sweet and Sour Pork
Steamed Rice
Rum and Cashew Cookies

©1973 Curtin Publications, Inc., New York, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A.

Meat Yakhini Pulao

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 40 minutes
To serve: 6-8

You will need

2 lb. meat
2 large onions, finely sliced
2 bay leaves
4 peppercorns
4 cloves
1 stick cinnamon
3 pints (U.S. 7 1/2 cups) water
salt to taste
4 oz. butter
2 oz. almonds
1 lb. rice
2 oz. raisins
pinch saffron (optional)
1 teaspoon milk

Cut the meat into 2-inch pieces. Put half the sliced onions, the meat, and spices tied in a muslin cloth (bay leaves, peppercorns, cloves and cinnamon) in a saucepan with the water and bring to the boil. Simmer gently until the meat is tender. Add salt to taste. Lift the meat from the liquid, remove muslin and spices, and keep aside. Strain the liquid reserving 2 pints (U.S. 5 cups). If not 2 pints, add water to make it up to this quantity. In a large saucepan heat the butter and fry the rest of the sliced onions and almonds a golden brown. Take out and keep warm. Put the mean in the hot fat and fry gently till the meat is dry. Remove meat to a plate. In the same fat fry the rice for 5 minutes, add the raisins and fry for another minute. Now add the 2 pints (U.S. 5 cups) stock and bring to a boil. Simmer, covered, till water is absorbed. Turn into a fireproof dish, add the meat and saffron soaked in the milk, cover, and put in a slow oven (290° F. or Gas Mark 1) for 20 minutes till rice is cooked. Serve garnished with fried onions and almonds.

© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. 1968

Hawaiian Turkey Curry

2 cups Coconut Milk, see below
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup minced onion
1/3 cup flour
4 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ginger
2 cups turkey stock
3 cups diced, cooked turkey
1 cup drained pineapple chunks, canned or thawed frozen
Hot cooked rice
Chutney, raisins, shredded coconut and peanuts

Prepare Coconut Milk as directed below. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add onion; cook until soft but not brown. Blend in flour and next 4 ingredients. Slowly stir in Coconut Milk and turkey stock. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook and stir until mixture thickens. Stir in turkey and pineapple; heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally. Serve over hot rice with chutney, raisins, shredded coconut and peanuts on the side. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

COCONUT MILK: Put 4 cups grated, fresh coconut or 2 packages (4 ounces each) shredded coconut in a bowl. Pur 2 cups hot milk over coconut; let stand 30 minutes. Put a double thickness of cheesecloth in a strainer on top of a bowl. Turn coconut mixture into cheesecloth and press coconut to remove all liquid; discard coconut. Chill until ready to use. Makes 2 cups milk.

Published by –COOKINDEX– Division of H.S. Stuttman Co., Inc., New York. © Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute, Inc., New York

Creamed Scampi


Cooking time: 10-12 mins.
Preparation time: 10 mins.
Main cooking utensil: frying pan

For 4 people you need:

2 oz. butter
8 oz. scampi, large size*
1 oz. flour
1/2 pint single cream
Or top of the milk
lemon juice

To garnish:

chopped parsley OR chives

1. Melt the butter in a frying pan or heat resisting skillet.

2. Toss the scampi in the seasoned flour and fry carefully for 4-5 minutes. Add more butters if necessary and keep shaking the pan. Take care not to over-cook the scampi.

3. Pour in the cream or top of the milk to make a smooth sauce. Cook, stirring all the time.

4. Season with salt and pepper and lemon juice.

5. Garnish with chopped parsley or chives.

TO SERVE: IN the dish if possible or turned out on a hot dish with rye bread or hot toast and lemon wedges.

TO VARY: Cut plaice or sole into small pieces – fry as the scampi.

TO STORE: Do not store scampi for any time after cooking. If using frozen scampi allow to defrost at room temperature.

*often called Jumbo scampi ©Copyright Hamlyn Group Ltd. 1973

Beer-Braised Rabbit


1 2- to 2 1/2-pound dressed rabbit, cut up, or one 2- to 2 1/2-pound broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
2 tablespoons cooking oil
3 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
3 or 4 carrots, bias cut into 1-inch pieces
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 cup beer
1/4 cup chili sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup cold water
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Season rabbit or chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Brown on all sides in hot cooking oil; drain. In an electric slow crockery cooker place potatoes, carrots, and onion; place rabbit or chicken pieces atop. Combine beer, chili sauce, brown sugar, and minced garlic. Pour over rabbit or chicken pieces. Cover crockery cooker; cook on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

Remove meat. Drain vegetables; reserve cooking liquid. Return meat and vegetables to cooker; cover. Measure liquid; add beer or water if needed, to make 1 1/2 cups. In saucepan slowly blend cold water into flour; stir in reserved liquid and the salt. Cook, stirring constantly, till thickened and bubbly. Place meat and vegetables on platter. If desired, sprinkle with paprika and garnish with parsley. Pass gravy. Makes 4 servings.

©Meredith Corporation, MCMLXXIV. All Rights Reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Beef Stew


4 tbs. oil
1 clove garlic, split
2 large onions, sliced
1/3 cup flour
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2-1/2 lb. stewing beef, cut in 1-1/2″ cubes
1/2 tsp. dill week
1 Cup Burgundy
1 10-oz. can beef consommé
1 10-oz pkg. frozen artichoke hearts
4 tbsp. butter or margarine
18 fresh mushrooms, halved or quartered
2 8-oz pkg. refrigerated biscuits
melted butter
parmesan cheese

Heat oil in a heavy kettle. Sauté garlic and onions until golden. Remove. Mix flour, salt and pepper. Dredge meat in mixture and brown well in the same oil, adding more if needed. Return onion to pot. Add dill weed, wine and consommé. Cover tightly and simmer about 1-1/2 hours or until tender. Cook artichokes one minute less than package directions; add to meat. Melt butter, add mushrooms and sauté 5 min. Add to meat. Mix gently, correct seasoning and pour into a 2-1/2 quart casserole. Crown with biscuits and bake 15-20 min. in 400° oven. 5 min. before done, brush biscuits with butter and sprinkle with cheese. Bake extra biscuits for dunking. 6 servings.

Suggested Menu and Preparation Schedule

Beef Stew
Parmesan Biscuits
Endive Salad French Dressing
Fresh Strawberries & cream
Almond Wafers

*3:00PM Prepare Stew, Prepare Artichokes and Mushrooms
 4:00    Wash and Sweeten Strawberries. Chill
*4:15   Prepare Endive for Salad. Refrigerate.
 5:30    Assemble Stew for Baking with Biscuits
 5:40    Place Stew and Biscuits in Preheated Oven
 5:55    Top Biscuits with Butter and Cheese, Add Dressing to Salad
 6:00    Bon Appetit! Enjoy your Dinner!

After dinner serve Strawberries and Almond Wafers

*May be made early in the day. If Stew is refrigerated, heat before arranging in casserole dish.

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