1 onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground
1 15 ounce can pinto beans, drained and
1 16 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
15 ounce can white hominy, drained
1 15 ounce can
yellow hominy, drained
1 15 ounce can red/kidney
beans, drained & rinsed
1 1.25 ounce package taco
1 1 ounce package ranch dressing mix
1 15 ounce can stewed tomatoes
1 15 ounce can
Brown beef with chopped onion, drain
off any fat. Add all other ingredients. Bring to a
boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Top with
shredded cheese and sour cream. Serve with
Potato Treet Casserole
lbs. potatoes, peeled and sliced
1/2 bottle BBQ
1 can Treet or Spam
2 cups white sauce (I use
the recipe on the side of the cornstarch box and
double it for 2 cups)
Put the sliced potatoes in
water and bring to boil, stirring occasionally to
prevent sticking on the bottom. Cook to your desired
stage of tenderness. While the potatoes are cooking,
dice the Spam. Put in a fry pan with the half bottle of
BBQ sauce and warm gently.
Grease a large
Using a small (1-quart?) colander
or sieve, (the kind with a long handle) dip about
1/3 of the sliced, cooked potatoes out of the pot
they are cooking in. Allow to drain. Put these
potatoes in the greased casserole. (This is easier on the
wrists than attempting to dump an 8-quart pot into a
colander in the sink, and also easier on the potatoes.)
"Sprinkle" half of the Spam mixture over these potatoes.
Cover with another 1/3 of the potatoes. Another layer
of Spam, another layer of potatoes.
two cups of white sauce over the top of this.
Sprinkle with cheddar cheese or paprika if desired. Warm
in 350 oven for 20 minutes or so, long enough to
make a salad or heat veggies, while the cheese melts.
Serves 11 depending on side dishes and
You can also add onions to this dish. Add to the Spam
before you fry it with the BBQ sauce.
real easy favorite:
Make a big batch of mashed
potatoes according to your favorite recipe. While they
potatoes are boiling (you aren't using those boxed ones,
are you??) cut up one Polish sausage in 1/2 inch
slices, and fry this in a fry pan. After you make the
mashed potatoes, just stir in the sausage. This one is
also good with onions; saute them with the
Good with green beans or something. I would say it is
quick and easy, but that would be lying. How long does
it take you to peel ten pounds of potatoes???
Brown Rice and Lentils
6 Tbs. margarine
small onions (3/4 cup)
3 cloves garlic,
1-1/2 c. dried lentils (12 oz), sorted and
1-1/2 c. uncooked brown rice
3 cans (10-1/2 oz)
condensed chicken broth**
1-1/2 broth can water
tsp. red pepper sauce
3 med. green bell pepper,
coarsely chopped (3 c.)
1-1/2 c. shredded Havarti
cheese with herbs
(6 oz.) **(optional) (or any
1. Melt margarine in 2-quart saucepan over medium
heat. Cook onion and garlic in margarine about 3
minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is
2. Stir in lentils, rice, broth, water and pepper
sauce. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and
simmer about 50 minutes, adding water if necessary until
rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
in bell pepper. Sprinkle with cheese,
**We just use chicken boullion
Quick and easy dinner
2 boxes of cheddar cheese augraton potatoes
1 lb of hamburger
Make potatoes as directed..
brown hamburger meat..
I used 2 pounds.. Hubby likes a lot of meat..
meat and salsa to potatoes and bake for about 1 hour
1 can ( 10 1/2oz)
condensed French onion soup, undiluted, divided
dry bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 tbsp. all-purpose
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 tsp. prepared mustard
hot cooked egg noodles
Chopped fresh parsley,
In a large bowl, beat egg. Stir in 1/3 cup of
soup, bread crumbs salt and pepper. Add beef; mix
gently. Shape into six oval patties.
Brown in a
skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Remove and set aside; discard
drippings. In the
skillet, combine flour and water until smooth; add the
sauce, mustard and remaining
soup; bring to a boil.
2 lbs ground beef
2 jars, 28 oz, spaghetti sauce
package spiral pasta, cooked, drained
8 oz sliced pepperoni
skillet brown meat and onion. Drain off fat. Stir in
spaghetti sauce and pasta. Transfer to 2 9x13 baking
dishes. Sprinkle with cheese and arrange pepperoni over
top. Cover and freeze one casserole. Bake 2nd
uncovered at 350 degrees, 25 - 30 minutes.
c. cooked chicken, cut into pieces
enchilada sauce (3-11 oz. cans)
20 Flour tortillas
10 white corn tortillas (same size as
3 c. colby cheese, shredded
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 c. Monterey jack cheese,
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix cooked chicken with 2
cans of enchilada sauce. Heat tortillas in 1/4 cup of
oil until soft. Fill the tortillas with the filling
mix and top with the colby. Roll up the tortillas and
place in pan. When the pan is filled up, add the 3rd
can of sauce and the rest of the cheeses. Bake at 375
degrees for 20 minutes until cheese is melted.
10-yields 2 pans of 15 enchaladas each.
Can also be made
ahead and frozen. One pan feeds the 7 of us and we
usually freeze the second pan for company (like when our
pastor-with a love for mexican food-comes over
Chicken and Noodles
One whole chicken (boiled,
de-boned and cut in pieces)....keep the stock!
packages of noodles (any kind you like)
salt and pepper
three packages or chicken gravy
1 Tablespoon sage
Bisquick! (don't forget the
last two...these are the secrets to
After you boil your chicken take it out of the water
and strip it down. After you have it in bite sized
pieces, put it back in the pot and add your gravy packs.
Salt and pepper to taste.
bring it back to a boil
and add your noodles and your sage.
mixing your bisquick. Follow the recipe for dumplings,
on the box. About a 12 size serving will do. Mix it
up and then drop them by spoonfulls into the
noodles. Cover with a lid and turn the fire down. Let it
simmer for 5 or 10 minutes. (just look and see when they
are done......it does not take long at all.) I
usually cook them 5 minutes then turn off the burner and
let it sit for 5 more minutes covered.
Excellent! And it makes a LOT...we usually have left overs
and we have 8 of us!
You will notice, that
most of my recipes call for the BIG pot!
3 bags of dried lentils
one Huge yellow
two pounds of stew meat of your
choice (we use hamburger) cooked and shredded.
TBSP Real butter
salt/pepper and seasoning
Thats it! Simple-Yummy and oh-so-cheap!
the ingredients in a Huge chili pot and bring to a
boil. Then let it simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Make
sure to check that there is enough water but not TO
MUCH that it ends up soupy. Should be the consistency
of split pea soup.
(which is exactly the
same recipe with dried peas instead of lentils.) If
making Peas soup you can replace the stew meat with ham
if you would like.
Lentils have a more mild
flavor then peas. Season to taste while cooking. I like
to serve this with Yankee cornbread.
all of maybe $4 to make, and will feed my family of 8
twice. Freezes VERY well.
Try it...it is
surprisingly good. And it is very easy to make in the crock
pot. The color is a bit on the red side when in the
crock, where as the lentils are sort of a brownish color
in the pot. (tastes a lot better than it looks.
King Ranch Chicken Casserole
1 cup onion
1 cup green pepper, diced
½ lb sliced fresh
¼ cup margarine
1 can cream of
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 lb cheddar cheese,
2 cups chicken, cooked and diced
1 can tomatoes
with green chilies
1 clove garlic
1 Tablespoon chicken broth
of corn tortillas, torn into quarters
large saucepan sauté onions,peppers, s in
margarine. Add soups, tomatoes, chilies, garlic, chili
powder and broth. Spray bottom of 9x13 in pan with pam.
Line with tortillas. spread half of soup mixture over
tortillas. sprinkle half of chicken over soup mixture. Then
half of the cheese. Place another layer of tortillas,
then soup mixture, chicken and cheese. Bake @ 350
degrees until bubbly. Uncovered
to put sour cream on top!
This is my absolute
favorite chicken recipe...
first seen it,I didn't think I would like it much.But
times were hard in the money department and so I made
it one night.We all just loved it.dh keeps asking
for it.I hope you all enjoy it.
8 cups cubed peeled potatoes
6 cans(8oz)tomato sauce
8 cups water
2 tsp pepper
1 to 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce(I
like to use just 1 or it gets to hot for the
In a Dutch oven or large kettle, brown ground beef.
Drain. Add potatoes,onion, and tomato sauce. Stir in
water,salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour or until the potatoes
are tender and the soup has thickened.
to add carrots,and celery to this recipe.You can add
whatever you like.
Mix and Match meal
Choose ONE food from EACH
of the following groups:
BREADS AND CEREALS
(1 cup raw)
cous (My addition..hope I spelled it
SAUCE (1 can soup plus 1.5 cans milk, broth or
Cream of Celery
Cream of Potato
PROTEIN (1 pound or 1 cup cooked)
Chopped pork or ham
Ground beef or
VEGETABLES (1.5 to 2 cups canned,
you have around
1/2 to 1 cup cheese (any kind)
can be stirred into sauce at the end of the cooking
1.) Choose one food from each of the four groups
above. Stir together in skillet.
2.) Season to
taste with salt, pepper, soy sauce, onion flakes,
garlic, or whatever spices you enjoy.
3.) Bring to
4.) Reduce heat to lowest setting.
Cover pan and simmer 30 minutes until pasta or rice is
tender. Stir occasionally to prevent rice and pasta from
sticking. Stir in cheese, if desired. Serve.
to 6 servings.
Or, to bake in oven: mix all
ingredients in casserole dish and cover tightly; bake at 350
F for one hour.
Maryland Crab Bisque
3 tablespoons margarine or
4 Tablespoons flour
1 tsp. salt
3 cups milk or 1/ can of evap. milk with 1 1/2 cup
water. (I use milk)
sprig parsley ( I just add about
a 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of the reg parsley in a
1 cup chicken broth
1 lb of crab meat ( claw is
fine and much cheaper)
1 chopped Med. onion
cup light cream
Melt butter in large saucepan:
stir in flour, salt and pepper. Add milk and broth
gradually, while stirring over low heat until mixture
thickens. Add crab meat, onion and parsley. Cover and
simmer 10 minutes over very low heat. Remove from heat
and add cream.
the important thing..never let
it come to a full boil. It will make the milk
This is the recipe in it's
original portion. It makes an 8x8 pan. I doubled it and
still didn't have enough. I would quadruple it next
time, which sounds like it will be
3 c. chicken broth, or use water and
1 T. vegetable seasoning
3/4 c. lentils,
1/2 c. brown rice, uncooked
3/4 c. chopped fresh
onion (I used a little onion powder)
1/2 tsp. Sweet
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. Thyme
1/4 tsp. Garlic
Blend all together in a casserole dish. Bake, covered,
for 1 ½ hours at 300°. During the last 20 minutes,
you may top with ½ c. grated cheddar cheese.
Stuffed Pepper Soup
1 1/2 pounds ground beef,
browned and drained
3 cups diced green peppers
28-oz can diced peeled tomatoes
3/4 cup brown sugar I cut it down
to 1/2 too sweet
2 cup cooked rice
seasonings to taste (garlic, seasoned salt, pepper, Italian
Mix all ingredients except cooked rice in
large pan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes or
until peppers are softened. Add cooked rice. Tastes
just like stuffed peppers!
take any kind of noodle, a firmer noodle tastes
the best. Boil the noodles and just add any kind of
cream soup. I usually add cream of chicken and then
another kind. I like mixing the flavors. I don't dilute
them or anything. I then add a whole pack of shredded
cheese. I like to use the mixed Mexican or Pizza cheeses.
I use the large pack. Just mix that all together
and it is very yummy and sooooo easy. Sometimes I
throw in a couple cans of tuna and make it a main dish.I use a large bag of the shredded cheese and
of course drain the noodles. I also use 2-4 boxes of
noodles and adjust the soup and cheese accordingly.
Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
They are easy and so good!!!!
take a whole chicken and boil it with an onion, celery
if I have it, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Basically you can use what ever you have. I have used leg
quarters (I used 4 quarters for my
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can Chopped Green
Chilies (fresh is good if available)
1 large container
of sour cream
10 pack of flour
Shredded cheddar cheese
In a saucepan combine
chicken, soup and chiles heat over med. heat under well
combined. Once combined remove from heat and add sour
cream. Then you fill tort. with chicken mixture sprinkle
with a little bit of cheese in each, roll up and place
in 9 x 13 pan. I continue to fill tort. and then
with remainder of sauce spread over the top of tort.
and sprinkle rest of cheese over the top of that.
Bake 350 for about 15 min. or until cheese is melted.
Great served with refried beans etc...
have used salsa instead of green chiles if I didnt
Use a large pack of cheese 16 oz. and
in the saucepan it is the cooked chicken and other items.
Hamburger Chow Mein
My family loves this
and it freezes very well!!
1 lb hamburger
1 onion chopped
3 stalks celery chopped
can chicken rice soup
1 can cream of
Soy Sauce to taste
12 oz crispy mein
Brown Hamburger and onion. Add to
crockpot with everything else BUT the crispy mein noodles.
Cook on low 4-5 hours in crockpot. Seve over noodles
if you wish. The sauce tasted good- and was one of
the meals in my mega session- simple-yet different.
Will let you know how it holds up in the freezer.
*NOTE* This meal is so simple I have yet to make it for
the freezer- Also we don't have leftovers from it- so
that isn't an option either.
Brown 1 lb hamburger meat
and throw in crock pot. 1 large can of cream of
mushroom soup, 1 cup of sour cream, 2 beef bullion cubes,
and 1 large can of milk. 1/2 t garlic powder. Let
stew all day. Boil egg white noodles last minute &
pour stroganoff over the top.
NOTE: I did it
without browning the meat, but it made it much soupier
which was ok, but I prefer it the other way.
Crockpot Mac and Cheese
I always double the
recipe. except I only put one stick of margarine in.
1 Small box elbow macaroni
3 c Cheddar cheese,
1 can Evaporated milk
1 1/2 c Homogenized
3 Eggs 1/2
pepper to taste
Instructions: Cook Macaroni
according to directions on box. Grease crock pot with
butter. Mix all ingredients in crockpot, cook on high for
30 minutes then turn on low and cook for 2 hours.
Note: Acquired from Sue Johnson in Alma, Georgia summer
Crock pot Pizza Soup
1-1/4 cups sliced fresh
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp. olive
2 cups water
1 can (18 ounces) pizza sauce
1 cup chopped pepperoni
1 cup chopped fresh
1/2 cup cooked Italian sausage, out of casing and
1/4 tsp. Italian seasonings (oregano, parsley,
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In large saucepan saute onions and s in
olive oil 2- 3 minutes, or until tender. Add
everything except cheese to crockpot. Simmer on LOW 6-8
hours or HIGH 3-4 hours. Before serving add Parmesan
cheese and stir in. Garnish with
mozzarella. Serve with garlic bread or bread sticks and a big leafy
salad (see oil and vinegar dressing recipe