Wednesday, January 27, 2010

South of the Border Pie

Okay I came home one night and realized I had no ground beef. I was "lazy" and did not want to go to the store, and I knew that would take longer to get dinner on the table. So in a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook I found this one.....

1/2 cup chopped onion
2 gloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil
2 teaspoons of chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin ( optional)
1 15- ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups of cooked brown or white rice
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup milk
2 beaten eggs
chopped green sweet pepper (optional)
Purchased salsa ( optional)

In a medium saucepan cook onion and garlic in hot oil over medium heat until tender. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and salt. Cook for 1 minute more.Cool. Stir in beans, cooked rice, cheese, milk , and eggs.

Spoon rice mixture into a lightly greased 10 inch pie plate or quiche dish. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 oven about 25 minutes or until the center is set. Let stand for 1o minutes. If desired, sprinkle with sweet peeper and serve with salsa.

Serve this Mexican-style bean-and-rice main dish with warm torillas and a simple green salad.

Cyle said PERFECTO!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Potato Soup -- From Aunt Gippie

4 cups potatoes, diced
1 onion, chopped
3 cups of water
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup
4 cups of milk
1 stick of margarine

Boil potatoes and onions in 3 cups of water. When potatoes are done, drain off. Heat cream of celery and chicken or mushroom soups with milk and margarine until margarine is melted. Pour over potatoes and heat slowly for about 3 or 4 min.

Serve with corn bread.

Another option : I boiled the potatoes and placed every thing in crock pot for 6 hours on low

You can put bacon, sour cream, and/or cheese on top as a garnish

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Crunchy whole grain chicken bites

Pampered Chief Recipe

1 lb chicken tenders
Half of the package from dry ranch dressing mix
1 egg white
6 cups whole grain sun chips
1/4 tsp paprika
vegetable oil
hot sauce and crumbled blue cheese ( optional)

1. Preheat oven to 400. Cut the chicken tenders into 1 1/2 in pieces. ( I did squares). Whisk together 1 tbsp of the dressing mix and egg white in a bowl. Crush chips in a resealable plastic bag; add remaining ranch mix and paprika and shake well.

2. Add chicken to egg white mixture; mix well to coat. Add half of the coated to crumb mixture, shake to coat with crumbs and arrange in a single layer baking dish. Repeat with remaining coated chicken and crumbs.

3. Spray pam on dish. Bake 15 minutes or until chiken is done.

* Another way to toss it is have the egg mixture in a bowl, crushed chips in another bowl.
Toss the chicken in the egg mixture. Then in the other bowl roll in the crushed chips..


You can dip in ranch dressing or ketchup


One of the easiest dinners ever --Tacos

Brown meat, taco seasoning, and onions. Drain well

chop us tomatoes

shredded cheese



sour cream

taco shells

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mexican Chicken

4-5 chicken breast, cooked
3/4 of a bag of tortilla chips
1 can of cream of mushroom
1 can of cream of chicken soup
6 oz ( or to taste) sour cream
1 can of Rotel tomatoes
1 lb of Velveeta cheese

Crush chips in the bottom of a 9 x13 dish. Add chicken. Mix all other ingredients together except the cheese. Heat until bubbly and pour over chicken. Slice cheese and place on top of chicken. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

I cut the chicken into cubes. Shredded chicken would be good as well

* This is Cyle favorite!!!!!

Melt in your mouth cubed steak

melt in your mouth cubed steak

4-5 pieces cubed steak
salt and pepper
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can of cream of onion soup
1/2 can of water
1 lg. onion

Batter 4-5 pieces of cubed steak in Bisquick after they have been salted and peppered. Place in a large skillet and brown both sides. In a crockpot , combine soups. Add only enough water ( 1/2 can until soup dissolves. Place steak in crockpot; add onion. Cook on low for at least 3 to 4 hours before serving.

This is really good over white rice or mashed potatoes

I put this on at noon on low and we eat around 6 30

Hope you enjoy this

2 bean soup

1 3/4 cups Beef Broth

1/2 cup Pace® Picante Sauce ( optional)

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

OR 1 clove garlic, minced

1 can (about 16 ounces) black beans

1 can (about 15 ounces) pinto beans

4 servings prepared cornbread

  • Heat the broth, picante sauce, oregano, garlic and beans in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Place the cornbread into individual bowls, if desired
  • I also place cheese and sour cream on it as a garnish.
I put it in the crock pot for 8 hours on low

Taco Soup

1 lb. ground beef
1 medium chopped onion
1 pkg. of taco seasoning mix
1 pkg. of ranch dressing mix
1 (14oz) of stewed tomatoes
1 can of Rotel tomatoes or tomatoes with chilies ( optional)
2 ( 16 oz each) cans of pinto beans ( black beans and kidney beans are good as well)
1 ( 16 oz) can of whole kernel corn
1 cup of water

Brown meat and onions in the taco seasoning. Drain the meat. Dump all ingredients in the crock pot. Simmer for 4 hours. May cook in a large soup pot on top of the stove for 1 hour.Can add additional water if mixture is too thick.

To serve, spoon into bowls and top with chesee and sour cream, if desired.

I use tortilla chips in the bowl or just eat it as a dip..

I place in the the crock pot on low for 6 -8 hours.

Great meal!!!

Macaroni and Cheese

1 cup of macaroni, cooked 9 minutes
2 beaten eggs + milk to equal 1 cup
8 oz. grated sharp cheese
1/2 stick of butter
Salt and Pepper

In a greased casserole dish, layer the macaroni, cheese, dots of butter, salt and pepper, and eggs and milk, ( Use lots of pepper) Bake at 350 uncovered for 30 minutes

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Who would of ever thought I would be giving out recipes! When I got married, I had no idea where to begin. I got several cook books and just flipped through the pages. I started to go through the books and marked the ones I really enjoyed. The recipes are so easy and most of the time there are leftovers! I have been asked for several of the recipes, so here some are! Enjoy.