Saturday, May 17, 2008

Western Sammy with Cheese

This is not your average Western sandwich. The crispiness of the roll really makes it.

1 roll, (butter it for extra flavor)
1 egg with a splash of milk (1 tbsp. or so)
1 slice American cheese
ham steak (about 2 oz.), diced
green pepper (a generous spoonful), chopped
onion (a generous spoonful), chopped
extra-virgin olive oil (a couple of teaspoons or so)

I saute' my ham, peppers, and onion in a little olive oil, S&P, in a non-stick pan until desired tenderness and set aside. Preheat GT Xpress. Beat egg, S&P, and milk. Spray one well with Pam. Pour in egg, & add as much ham, peppers, and onion as you can get in there UNTIL the mixture comes up to the top of the well WITHOUT spilling over. Close lid and cook 2 min., flip over, cook 2 more min. If it breaks when you flip it, not a problem. You'll see. Cut open your roll and lay a slice of cheese on it. Put eggs on top. Close roll, cut in half, and pop into the wells just to crisp.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Beef Empanadas

1 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust, cut in half (makes 2 empanadas)
1 cup cooked ground beef (season with chili powder or some Taco Bell seasoning & some diced onions & S&P)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
jarred chopped jalapenos or canned green chiles ( a sprinkle per empanada)

Preheat your GT Xpress. Re-heat or cook your beef. You will have two half moon shapes of crust. Divide your jalapenos or chiles, cheese, & beef onto each crust, but pile it all on one half on each half moon. Pull the crust on top over the filling side & crimp edges with a fork or by tucking and folding edges. Poke the top of each pastry once with a fork to vent. Spray wells with Pam or cooking spray. Cook 15 min., flip over (carefully) and cook another 5 min. Serve with salsa or taco sauce & sour cream, if desired.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Wake Me Up Breakfast Burrito

1 -8"round tortilla
just a smear of chile garlic sauce (with the green lid in the Asian section)
a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese
3 leftover tator tots
2 Oscar Mayer pre-cooked bacon strips, torn in half
1 egg
a splash of milk
S&P, to taste

Preheat your GT Xpress. Beat egg, milk, S&P. Spray 1 well with Pam. Pour egg into one well. Cook 2 min., flip, cook another 2 min. Meanwhile microwave tortilla for 15 sec. to get it workable. Spread chile sauce all over the tortilla. I only used 1/8 tbsp. because a little goes a long way. Top with cheese, tator tots, and bacon. When egg is done put on top. Tuck in sides and roll into a burrito. Place into one well. Cook 2 more min. just to lightly crisp the tortilla.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Beef Pinwheels

Now, you can make these pinwheels yourself, or my local food store has them already cut up into individual pinwheels. I just need to season them before cooking.

1 beef pinwheel

Preheat your GT Xpress. Pop it into the well. Cook about 15 min. for medium-well.

If you'd like to make several pinwheels, here's what you do...

1 strip steak or eye round steak or flank steak (something good for broiling) - 1/2" in thickness
garlic powder, onion powder, S&P
about 1/2 bag fresh spinach or baby spinach, washed & stems removed
about 9 slices of deli-style provolone cheese
kitchen twine

The steak should be in a rectangle or square shape, about 12" x 8" so it's easy to work with. You can pound it if necessary to get it to the desired thickness and size. If you pound it, place a piece of Saran Wrap under and on top of the meat. Then pound gently into the direction you need to pound to get the shape and size needed. Season the meat. Place spinach on top. Then cheese in one layer. Roll tightly. Tie at 2" spacing down the length of the roast. Cut the roast between the ties of twine, and you will have pinwheels that are 2" thick.

GT Xpress 101

GT Xpress 101