Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Favorite Chili EVER

1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 can refried beans
1 can chili beans
1 can corn
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
1 can diced chilies
1 cup water
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch dry mix
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tsp. minced garlic

In a skillet, brown the meat and onion.
In a large crock pot add the remaining ingredients (Do not drain)
Add meat and onion to crock pot ingredients.
Cook on high for 2 to 3 hours or on low for 4 to 6 hours
Top with fresh avocados, sour cream, and cheese (and maybe some Bean-o, just in case...)

(This makes a lot so if your crock pot is smaller, you may want to cut the recipe in half.)

Oven Denver Omelet

8 eggs
1/2 cup half & half
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1 cup finely chopped ham
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
crumbled bacon (precooked bacon is the safest way for me...)
garlic salt

Wish the eggs and cream until light.
Stir in cheese, ham, pepper, and onion.
Add garlic salt and stir in crumbled bacon.
Pour into a greased 9 inch square pan
Bake at 400 for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

I usually double this recipe and use a 9 x 13 inch pan

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

2 out of 3 ain't bad...

AKA Meat Loaf
Peel potatoes, cut into quarters and boil. Meanwhile...

3-5 lbs ground beef
1 diced onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Garlic salt (be generous!)
Seasoned salt
1/2 to 1 cup ketchup
1/2 to 3/4 cup italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup parm cheese (optional)

Mix together, put at the bottom of a glass 9x13 pan, and cook at 350 until it begins to brown. Mash your potatoes I use margarine, pepper, garlic salt, and a little bit of milk to season mine. Layer 2 cans of french style green beans, mashed potatoes and cheese on top of your meatloaf. Cook until meat is done and cheese is melted. This makes a ton, so you might want to cut it in 1/2.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Yummy Potatoes

This is a family favorite and sometimes I can't find the recipe. So here it is to always find.

6 or 7 medium sized potatoes.
Cook in jackets until tender, but firm. Cool.
Peel (or not) and grate on large grater and place in shallow casserole dish 9x13.
Sprinkle salt through potatoes.
Spread the following sauce over potatoes:
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
1/2 pint sour cream
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 cup shredded cheese.
Stir saucwe all together and spread over potatoes.
Melt 1 tbsp butter and combine with 1/2 cup cornflake crumbs.
Sprinkle over top and bakew at 350 until heated through (about 30 minutes).
Bake uncovered.
This can be put together the day before and refrigerated and cooked.

This is Aunt Sara's recipe and we love it.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Chocolate Mousse Pie

I used chocolate chips (hershey's dark of course) and a homemade oreo crust. This pie is amazing!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Garlic potatoes AKA MMMMMM!!!

Cut up 5-6 average sized potatoes. Boil in chicken broth until you can poke them with a fork fairly easily. As they are boiling combine 1/2 cup margarine, 1 tsp minced garlic, and garlic salt in a bowl. Drain the potatoes, add butter mixture. Taste this and add more garlic salt if needed. Top with a light coat of parm. cheese and serve.

I'm always trying to mix up dinner and these potatoes were a huge hit at our house! Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Baked Potato Soup

This soup was so tasty, so I thought I'd share it

Baked Potato Soup
4 1/2 bacon strips - diced
1 1/2 small onion - chopped
1 1/2 cloves garlic (or 2 tsp of minced garlic)
1/4 cup and 1 tsp all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp dried basil (I didn't use this - I just added cilantro, parsley, and garlic salt instead)
3/4 tsp pepper (I used garlic pepper)
4 1/2 cups chicken broth
3 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 cups half and half cream
Shredded cheddar cheese

In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tbsp drippings. Set bacon aside. Saute onion and garlic in the drippings until tender. Stir in flour, salt, basil and pepper; mix well. Gradually add broth. Bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes and cream; heat through but do not boil. Garnish with bacon and cheese.

We had this soup with bread bowls and it was fantastic.