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Maid-Rite Sandwiches – Instant Pot or Stove-top

and then paste this after the imagemaid rite sandwiches, sometimes called Tavern Sandwiches or Sloppy Joes

I grew up in the Midwest in the 60’s eating various and assorted “loose-meat” sandwiches, mainly Maid-Rites or Tavern Burgers. I never heard the word Sloppy Joe until I was an adult and moved away, and then no-one seemed to know what a Maid-Rite was!

Maid-Rite Sloppy Joe Tavern Burger old Church Cookbook recipe
This is the old family, Church Cookbook recipe for the Maid-Rite made with Campbell’s Chicken Gumbo Soup.

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Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy – Instant Pot

Super Easy Instant Pot Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy

So it all started when I asked the folks what they wanted for dinner. That’s like usually like pulling teeth, but there we were in August: temperature 96 degrees. My Dad immediately said “Swiss Steak.”

Swiss Steak Mushroom Gravy
Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy

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Honey Sesame Chicken in the Instant Pot

Honey Sesame Chicken - This Instant Pot recipe will have dinner on the table in under 30 - even if your chicken is frozen! https://frugalhausfrau.com/

This  Honey Sesame Chicken in the Instant Pot has saved me over and over in the last few months. When the hunger-crazed octogenarians (my folks) begin circling around 5:00 p.m. like sharks and the day’s been too hectic for anything else, I think Honey Sesame Chicken.

Honey Sesame Chicken Instant Pot
Honey Sesame Chicken Instant Pot

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Cowboy Beans – Frijoles Charros Instant Pot

Frijoles Charros: tender, slightly smoky beans flavored with bacon & onion; there's a bit of a kick, they're smokey, saucy and sassy at the same time.

When I lived in the Southwest, I used to miss “Baked Beans.” It seemed that anytime I ate out and ordered beans as a side, they were either Cowboy Beans – Frijoles Charros, or some kind of Barbecued Baked Beans. Now that I’m in the Midwest, I miss those Cowboy Beans. Go figure, huh?

cowboy beans frijoles charros instant pot
Frijoles Charros or Cowboy Beans

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Instant Pot Chicken Tinga, Mexican Style Shredded Chicken

Chicken Tinga is a luscious tangle of seriously delish, slightly smoky, slightly spicy, luscious shredded chicken. It’s just about addictive and so very versatile.

Hey, I’m a planner but this still happens to me! It’s 4:30 and I open the fridge to make dinner and *duh* I forgot to take out the chicken to thaw. The ravenous octogenarians (my folks, or maybe for you, it’s your kids; I’ve been there, too…) and are emitting hangry noises, circling like sharks ready for the kill.

Instant Pot Chicken Tinga

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Sweet & Sour Country Style Ribs – Slow Cooker, Instant Pot or Oven

Make these in the Instant Pot, the Slow Cooker or Oven Roast. An easy fall meal that you're going to fall in love with!

Hi ya’ll. Are you getting ready for Ursa? The winter blizzard that’s already hit New Mexico, Colorado & Wyoming and is sweeping through the Midwest? Crazy. Well, here’s a great recipe to make and cook long and slow while you’re waiting out all that snow. Sweet & Sour Country Style Ribs.

Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Country Style Ribs

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Asparagus & Chive Frittata – Instant Pot Recipe

Instant Pot Asparagus & Chive Frittata - talk about set and forget - just mix the ingredients, dump it in a pan and you'll have the lightest, fluffiest frittata in minutes!

So are you guys morning people? Not me. Nope. Not ever. But I love breakfast and brunch dishes any time of day. Here’s a great little Asparagus & Chive Frittata that’s easy enough to make anytime. (Even if you’re only half awake!)

Instant Pot Asparagus & Chive Frittata

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