Hamburger Soup

Recipe found on The Whole Cook
My Rating: 3 out of 5

My Review

The potatoes in this soup kind of threw off the whole “hamburger” part and the broth was a bit too tomato-flavored and greasy. It’s not that this recipe wasn’t good, it’s just that there are many soups that are better.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 lb lean ground beef I use 93/7, can substitute lean ground turkey if you prefer
  • 1/2 white or yellow onion diced
  • 32 oz beef broth
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green beans sliced into thirds
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp thyme dried
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Optional: fresh chopped parsley for topping

One Pan Sesame Chicken

Recipe found on How Sweet Eats
My Rating: 4 out of 5

My Review

This was simple yet, delicious. I loved the amount of garlic on top of each piece of chicken and that they were thighs instead of breasts. It didn’t taste like your traditional Sesame Chicken from a Chinese restaurant but, I didn’t mind. I enjoyed the different spices and flavors.

We served it with… stir-fried noodles and the veggies included in the recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 Β½ tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar snap peas
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

Recipe found on Delish
My Rating: 5 out of 5

My Review

Britney had told me time and time again that I needed to try Old Bay Seasoning so when I found this recipe, I knew we had to give it a go.

Everything cooked nicely and evenly together. Boyfriend was worried about the corn because he had never made it in the oven before but, they turned out great! The shrimp didn’t overcook or dry out and let me tell you, Old Bay Seasoning is definitely where it’s at. You don’t need much of anything else besides it for awesome flavor!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 lb. baby red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 1/2 lb. raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 ears of corn, cut crosswise into 4 pieces each
  • 2 links smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter (we used Earth Balance Original)
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon

34 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #70

  1. Omg that shrimp broil looks so tasty! I never got around to having it last summer like I wanted, so I definitely need to this summer. I am so happy that you enjoyed the Old Bay! It really is the best! You can use it on so many different things too. I also like it on potato chips for a snack. πŸ™‚

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      1. It’s high in sodium though, the only bad part. The deliciousness is worth it though! It’s not just a seasoning to me, but it’s part of the Maryland culture I grew up with, so I love sharing it with others. 😁 I’m actually eating chips with Old Bay right now. Lmao

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        1. Ah, the best things are always high in sodium (or “bad” for you in another way). I can’t wait to try it with potato chips! Have you ever put Frank’s hot sauce (or tabasco, whichever you prefer) on top of potato chips??

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  2. Ah man soups can be hard. Lol. Sometimes the ingredients dont mix well with the others and sometimes it’s the broth flavor. Shame it was both for this one.
    I need to make more one pan recipes and this sesame chicken looks and sounds good. Alex isn’t a fan of sesame oil though I’ve tried to use it in several recipes and hes never liked it
    Oooh the shrimp boil! Sounds great! I love corn on the cob and dont believe I’ve ever had it on the oven but that looks so mouthwatering good!!

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    1. I love trying different soups but you’re right, they are a bit hard. One bad ingredient could ruin everything!

      The one pan recipes are usually done so quick & boyfriend appreciates how easy they are. You could sub the sesame oil with whatever cooking oil you prefer! It’ll still be pretty similar in taste, I bet. πŸ™‚

      The shrimp boil was a win, for sure! The corn worked out well in the oven but def not better than a grill. πŸ˜›

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      1. I have made a few one pan or one pot recipes and I love them only because it’s less dishes for me to wash lmao
        Sweet! I might just try it if Alex is up for it I hate cooking three different meals Haha

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  3. Oh my gosh that shrimp boil!! That’s my favorite kind of meal, lol. Old Bay is delicious and the corn on the cob with shrimp like that is so good!! I’m glad you got a chance to try it. πŸ™‚

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    1. The shrimp boil was awesome!! I love those kinds of meals in a bag, so it was fun to make it in our own oven. πŸ˜€ I’m so happy to have a shaker of Old Bay in my home now. It is def delish!

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    1. Yeah, the potatoes didn’t really go with the hamburger flavor. πŸ˜› We usually boil or grill our corn so we were really surprised how well they turned out from the oven!!

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