Hash Brown Casserole

Hash Brown Casserole
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Sounds excellent. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
20 servings as a side 20 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 servings as a side 20 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Hash Brown Casserole
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Sounds excellent. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
20 servings as a side 20 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 servings as a side 20 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. If using homemade hash browns, go ahead and blanch them for about 3 minutes in a pot of boiling water, drain and squeeze dry.
  2. If using frozen hash browns, thaw and drain those.
  3. Heat your oven to 190 C. Get out a 9x13 baking dish,
  4. Saute the onion, bacon, and bell pepper in a large non stick skillet until the bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes, stir occasionally. Remove to a bowl.
  5. In the baking dish, add the hash browns, soup, sour cream, and 1 cup of cheese, mix lightly. Add the bacon and onion mixture and stir that in. Spread out evenly. Top with the remaining cheese.
  6. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, uncovered, or until heated through.
  7. Serve with some fried eggs and toast. Perfect for a breakfast or dinner, I always love breakfast for dinner.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcuts: Hash Browns, Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, Sour Cream.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Baked Bacon Eggs

Baked Bacon Eggs
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These are incredibly good, a twist on the standard Scotch egg witch is covered with sausage and deep fried. I made these on 19 Nov 2017 very much liked by the family.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Baked Bacon Eggs
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These are incredibly good, a twist on the standard Scotch egg witch is covered with sausage and deep fried. I made these on 19 Nov 2017 very much liked by the family.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C. Get out a muffin pan.
  2. Set out your bacon and soft boiled eggs, I used duck eggs as those are favorites here. The muffin pan is to the right of the eggs.
  3. Wrap an egg with 2-3 slices of bacon, one crosswise, and one to two lengthwise and place in the muffin pan with the edges down in the pan.
  4. Repeat for the rest of the eggs. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, then gently turn the eggs to cook the other side, for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
  5. When you turn them during cooking, some of the bacon will come lose, no worries.
  6. Serve with buttered toast.
Recipe Notes

Low cost overall. Figure 2 eggs and 4-6 slices of bacon per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Bacon Gravy & Biscuits

Bacon Gravy & Biscuits
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This is a Southern US dish and any kind of gravy on biscuits is good. You can use refrigerated biscuits or homemade, I am going the route with homemade. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Bacon Gravy & Biscuits
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This is a Southern US dish and any kind of gravy on biscuits is good. You can use refrigerated biscuits or homemade, I am going the route with homemade. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. You can use a can of refrigerated biscuits and just prepare those according to the package instructions, make homemade biscuits with your favorite recipe, or you can use the shortcut for biscuits here on this site, link to that is in the Recipe Notes section.
  2. Prepare and bake the biscuits. Remove from oven when they are done, don't forget about the biscuits.
  3. Cook the bacon in a deep heavy pan until crispy. Remove the bacon when done, leaving the fat in the pan.
  4. While the pan is still on low heat, stir in the flour into the bacon fat so no lumps form, then whisk in the milk, continue cooking and whisking until thickened.
  5. Crumble the bacon and stir into the gravy, season gravy with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Split the biscuits in half and spoon over the gravy, couple of sunny side up eggs would be great as well. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Biscuits.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Green Chile

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Green Chile
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This comes from a good friend that has prepared this and his results are outstanding, that works for me so this is on my to cook list soon.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Green Chile
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This comes from a good friend that has prepared this and his results are outstanding, that works for me so this is on my to cook list soon.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the cream cheese, cheddar, onion, chili powder, and garlic. Set aside. Preheat your oven to 200 C.
  2. When peeling the chilies take care not to damage them. Make a slit down the length of each chili and remove the seeds. Stuff each chili with the cheese mixture.
  3. Use a toothpick to secure one end of a slice of bacon at the stem end, wrap the bacon around the chili, try not to overlap, and wrap towards the pointy end, secure with another toothpick.
  4. Place the chilies on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, then switch the oven to broil (top coil for counter top ovens) and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the bacon is golden brown.
  5. Serve.
Recipe Notes

The cream cheese will cost 120 Baht, the bacon about 100 Baht. For 8 servings as appetizers, this is about 80 cents per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Jerry Juliana.
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Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder
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This is delicious, and very easy to make, and very versatile. I made this on 16 Nov 2017 and substituted oyster meat for clams, which turned out perfect. The Thai family loved this.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Clam Chowder
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This is delicious, and very easy to make, and very versatile. I made this on 16 Nov 2017 and substituted oyster meat for clams, which turned out perfect. The Thai family loved this.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. The recipe calls for canned clams, chopped, with juice, not baby clams. If you have the chopped clams available in your location, very good. What I am going to do is use the small oyster meat available at Tesco here first. This is the oyster meat available at Tesco. These containers will be on ice with the fresh fish. Pour the oysters and liquid (no need to chop them as they will shrink when cooked) in a measuring cup, the amount of liquid is between 3/4 and 1 cup, I poured the liquid out to make is just 3/4 cup, and I used 3 containers for 2 1/4 cups of oysters and liquid.
  2. Heat a large pot on medium heat and add the bacon, cook until crispy, remove the bacon to a plate with paper towels to drain, set aside. Pour out the fat but leave 3 tablespoons in the the pot.
  3. Same pot, add the carrot, onion, and celery and cook on medium heat until the vegetables are starting to brown and soften, stir often. Mix in the flour and stir continuously for 1 minute, then add the broth, clams and their juice, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, thyme, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil.
  4. Prep the potatoes now, diced, skin on or off is up to you. Add the potatoes to the soup and stir in the milk and cream, once boiling, reduce to a light simmer and cover, simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20 minutes or so.
  5. Once the potatoes are tender, taste and adjust salt and pepper to your liking, serve with bacon and cilantro sprinkled on top of each bowl.
Recipe Notes

I used 3 containers of oyster meat with liquid, 45 Baht per container, so 135 Baht for oysters. For 8 servings, this is about 50 cents per serving.

Variants: 1. Use oyster meat in place of chopped clams for the chowder base. 2. Add peeled and deveined shrimp, crab, imitation crab, whitefish, or mushrooms.

This recipe for Clam Chowder is from Natasha's Kitchen.

Crack Chicken (Slow Cooker)

Crack Chicken (Slow Cooker)
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Not exactly sure where this name comes from, and there is many versions of this, this is a Cream cheese version. Only four ingredients and one you can make from a shortcut. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Crack Chicken (Slow Cooker)
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Not exactly sure where this name comes from, and there is many versions of this, this is a Cream cheese version. Only four ingredients and one you can make from a shortcut. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Lightly grease your slow cooker crock with butter. Place the chicken in the crock, top with the block of cheese on the chicken, then sprinkle in the Italian seasoning mix.
  2. Set the slow cooker to Low setting for 6 hours, giving a gentle stir at the 3 hour mark. At 6 hours the chicken should be fall apart tender, and shreds easily. Shred the chicken with two forks and stir to combine the cheese then stir in the bacon.
  3. Serve as is, on rolls, over pasta, and a bed of salad greens, etc.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 70 Baht for the chicken, 120 Baht for the Cream cheese, and 90 Baht for the bacon. For 4 servings, this is about $2.06 per serving.

Variant: 1. When serving on a sandwich roll, toast the roll, add the chicken mixture and top with a little Cheddar cheese.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Swiss & Bacon Potato Casserole

Swiss & Bacon Potato Casserole
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Sounds great, lot of options here as well. I made this on 5 Oct 2017, and certainly a Go-To potato dish now! The family and I loved this.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 15 minutes
Cook Time
60-75 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 15 minutes
Cook Time
60-75 minutes
Swiss & Bacon Potato Casserole
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Sounds great, lot of options here as well. I made this on 5 Oct 2017, and certainly a Go-To potato dish now! The family and I loved this.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 15 minutes
Cook Time
60-75 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 15 minutes
Cook Time
60-75 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Grease a 8x8 baking dish with butter.
  2. Thee potatoes sliced with a mandolin.
  3. Onion diced, cheese shredded (I use blocks and shred myself), bacon cooked and chopped, and the flour.
  4. Mix together the onion, cheese, bacon, flour, then season as desired with salt and pepper.
  5. Spread 1/3 of the potatoes on the bottom of the baking dish, then spread 1/3 of the cheese mixture over the potatoes. Repeat the layers two more times, cheese mixture will be last.
  6. Mix together the cream and milk and pour over the top of the casserole.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 25 to 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  8. Remove from oven, let rest for a few minutes, serve.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 180 Baht for the cheese, and the bacon, can get that for around 100 Baht. For 6 side dish servings, this is about $1.37 per serving, not a cheap side dish but sounds really good with the Swiss cheese, good for a once in a while side dish for sure.

Variants: 1. Change the bacon to cubed ham or cooked and diced chicken. 2. Add diced green bell pepper, change the onion to chopped spring onion.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Bacon Ranch Meatloaf

Bacon Ranch Meatloaf
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This sounds tasty indeed! Definitely on my to cook list! You need a large slow cooker for this. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
7 hours, 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
7 hours, 15 minutes
Bacon Ranch Meatloaf
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This sounds tasty indeed! Definitely on my to cook list! You need a large slow cooker for this. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
7 hours, 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
7 hours, 15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, torn bread, salt, and pepper, and let sit for 20 minutes.
  2. After 20 minutes, add the ketchup, onion, and ranch dressing, and mix together. Then add the beef and mix well, use your hands for this.
  3. Place in your slow cooker and pack down and smooth out, add ketchup to the top to your liking.
  4. Cover and cook on High setting for 15 minutes, then switch to Low setting for 7 hours.
  5. Top with crumbled bacon and serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable for a complete meal.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 300 Baht for 1 1/2 kilos of beef. For 8 servings, this is about $1.10 per serving, very reasonable.

Shortcut: Ranch Dressing Mix.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
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Pan Fried Enoki Mushrooms & Bacon

Pan Fried Enoki Mushrooms & Bacon
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Enoki mushrooms are long and slender with very small caps, in the US these would be known as Golden mushrooms. Enoki goes well in soups also as they maintain their crispiness well. This is a make as much as you want recipe.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Pan Fried Enoki Mushrooms & Bacon
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Enoki mushrooms are long and slender with very small caps, in the US these would be known as Golden mushrooms. Enoki goes well in soups also as they maintain their crispiness well. This is a make as much as you want recipe.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Trim off the root end of the mushroom bundle(s) and quickly rinse them.
  2. Divide the mushrooms into smaller bundles.
  3. Cut the bacon slices in half. Wrap half a slice of bacon around the middle of a mushroom bundle and secure with a toothpick.
  4. When you have all the bundles of mushrooms you want, heat a non stick pan to medium heat with a splash of olive oil, then as the bacon cooks you will have enough oil in the pan.
  5. Add the mushroom bundles to the pan, turning as needed to cook the bacon through.
  6. When the bacon is cooked, they are ready to serve and enjoy as a side dish or appetizer. I had some leftover bacon so I just cooked that as well.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

From a family member.

Bleu Cheese Bacon Mac & Cheese

Bleu Cheese Bacon Mac & Cheese
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Bacon and Bleu cheese, and mac, I think we have a winner here! On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Bleu Cheese Bacon Mac & Cheese
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Bacon and Bleu cheese, and mac, I think we have a winner here! On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, whisk together the evaporated milk, egg, salt, pepper, and cayenne until combined then set aside.
  2. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until just tender, drain, and return to pot and add the butter and reduce the temp to low, toss the pasta until the butter is melted. Pour in the milk mixture and stir until well mixed. Raise the heat to medium, stirring occasionally for about 3 to 5 minutes or until the sauce comes to a simmer.
  3. Remove the pot from heat and stir in both cheeses until melted and mixed in, then stir in the bacon.
  4. Serve, garnish additional bacon and Bleu cheese if desired.
Recipe Notes

Bacon would cost about 150 Baht, the Bleu cheese about 150 Baht, and the Cheddar about 90 Baht. For 3 servings, this is about $3.82 per serving, not a cheap meal but sounds really good for a once in a while treat.

Adapted from an internet recipe.