Mighty Meat Bison with Mushroom & Onions

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Mighty Meat Bison with Mushroom & Onions
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 four-ounce grass-fed, free-range bison steaks
  • ½ pound button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • ½ pound shiitake mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • ½ pound onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 ounce balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • ¼ cup Low-Sodium Very Veggie Juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
Instructions
  1. Heat a large nonstick sauté pan over high heat. Sear bison for about 90 seconds per side, or until a crust is formed but the meat is not fully cooked. Remove bison from pan and set aside.
  2. Add mushrooms, garlic, and onions to the pan; sauté until soft and lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
  3. Deglaze pan with vinegar. (To deglaze: Pour vinegar into pan, then gently scrape bottom of pan with a wooden spoon to loosen the caramelized juices.)
  4. Add wine, Knudsen Low-Sodium Very Veggie Juice, thyme, and tarragon. Simmer for two minutes.
  5. Add bison steaks back to pan and simmer until bison is cooked through.

Herbed Turkey Pasta Salad

 

Herbed Turkey Pasta Salad
 
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Ingredients
  • Salad:
  • 8 ounces tricolor rotini pasta (about 3 cups)
  • 1⅓ cups 1 inch pieces fresh asparagus or small broccoli florets
  • ⅔ cup diagonally sliced carrots
  • 1 cup diced cooked turkey breast
  • 1 cup reduced-fat mozzarella or Swiss cheese
  • ⅓ cup sliced black olives
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions
  • Dressing:
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons nonfat or light mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup nonfat or light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon each dried parsley, thyme, and rosemary
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground white pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta until almost al dente according to package directions. Add the asparagus or broccoli and the carrots to the pot, and cook for another 30 to 60 seconds or until the asparagus or broccoli turns bright green and is crisp-tender and the pasta is al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, and toss in the turkey, cheese olives and scallions.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients, and stir to mix well. Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss gently to mix well.
  3. Cover the salad and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Toss in a little more mayonnaise just before serving if the salad seems too dry. Serve over a bed of fresh salad greens if desired.

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

 

 

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp dried thyme leaves
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups sliced fresh carrots (its about 4 medium carrots)
  • 2 cups frozen potatoes O'Brien
  • 1 jar chicken gravy
  • 1 can Pillsbury Golden Layers refrigerated buttermilk or original flaky biscuits
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
Instructions
  1. In a skillet, heat oil. Add chicken, sprinkle with salt, ½ tsp thyme, and the pepper. Cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently until chicken is browned.
  2. Move chicken to 1 side of the skillet. Add the carrots and potatoes; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in gravy and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the vegetables are tender.
  3. During the last 15 minutes of cooking, heat the over to 400 degrees. Separate dough into ten biscuits. Cut each into quarters and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle garlic powder and the remaining teaspoon on thyme over the dough. Toss to coat. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and cook 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Scatter over top of cooked chicken mixture before serving.