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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Chili or Chili Meatloaf

Chili Recipe:

2 lb Ground Chuck
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 can Mexican Style Stewed Tomatoes
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 8oz can water
2 to 4 Tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 4oz can chopped green chili's


In a large Dutch oven brown ground chuck and then add everything else and continue to simmer over low heat at least two hours or until done to your liking, adding more water if needed.

So how ‘bout Chili Meatloaf ??

2 lb ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped and cooked until softened
2 cloves garlic
1 can Mexican Style Stewed tomatoes, drained
2 Tbsp Chili powder
1 1/2 tsp Cumin
4oz chopped green chili's, drained
2 eggs
1 cup crushed corn chips


In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients together forming a loaf, place the loaf in to a large greased casserole dish and bake in a 350 degree pre heated oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until done to your liking.

Now, what would you top it with? Plain ol’ ketchup, maybe a spicy ketchup, bottled chili sauce, Cheddar cheese, or even Pepper jack cheese? Your choice. Have a good day and enjoy.

From Mytra Smith, Chuck's Sister

Thursday, September 20, 2007

How To Make Ice Cream

I came across this 1st video and started looking at others on How To Make Ice Cream. Doesn't it look yummy? I'd use Hershey's Syrup, for the Chocolate ice cream.

5 Minute Ice Cream

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Banana Chip Ice cream

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Zip Lock Baggie Ice Cream

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Pretty Good Cheeseburger or Meatloaf

You will need:

3 Lbs Ground Beef
1 Sleeve Saltine Crackers
8 Slices Kraft American Singles
8 Hamburger Buns
2 Eggs
1 8 oz Can of Mushrooms (diced)
1 ½ Tbs Cain’s BBQ Spice
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Black pepper
½ tsp Salt


In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients (except the buns and cheese of course) mixing loosely by hand, do not over pack the meat or handle more than you have to, the less you do the more moist the burgers will be. Divide meat evenly into 8 hunks and roughly form into patties about an inch thick and a little larger than the size of the buns, again not packing too much. Cook over a medium heat on the grill with the lid closed as much as possible. Or over a medium heat in a large flat bottomed skillet on the stove. I use Pam cooking spray or an equivalent. I like to cook on the first side for just a few seconds and then flip and cook until that side is done flipping once more and continuing until done, using a lid as much as possible. Just before removing from the skillet I apply the cheese and then transfer to the bun when the cheese is nice and melted. Of course garnish with your favorites; mustard, mayonnaise (ketchup for you weirdo’s) lettuce, tomato, pickles, or coleslaw like they do down south.

You could also add an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce to the meat mixture and form a single loaf in a large casserole type dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 50 minutes or until done. Topping with ketchup and it makes a pretty good Meat loaf. I like to substitute the onion powder for 1 medium sized white onion, diced and sautéed. Good day and good eating.

By Emily

Sunday, September 16, 2007

AZCG Deviled Eggs

Nothin says lovin, like Deviled Eggs! Arizona Country Girl sent in this recipe. I happen to love these things and have been guilty of sneaking around to eat them. Thanks AZCG



White Pepper and Salt
Parsley, Black Olives, Green Olives, Petite Sweet Pickles, Carrots (or whatever garnish you like)

Remove eggs from refrigerator and sit on counter until they reach room temperature, I pierce the rounded end of the egg with a pin to release the air bubble and to keep the eggs from cracking when they cook. Boil water then add the eggs in a single layer and cook for 15-17 minutes. Peel the eggs and slice them lengthwise and remove the yolks to a bowl large enough to mash the yolks and add the other ingredients. I don’t measure the mayonnaise, but I add enough to double the volume of the yolks, then add mustard, white pepper (you can you black pepper, I use white pepper so I don’t have black specks in the yolk mixture), and salt to taste.

Place the yolk mixture into a pastry bag and attach a decorative tip (I use Wilton tip number 4B). Fill the egg white halves with the yolk mixture and garnish with olive slice and a bit of parsley or pickle slice and carrot cut into flower shape. The parsley serves a dual purpose it makes the deviled eggs look nice and it also holds plastic wrap off the surface of the eggs if you are transporting them for a party.

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Kickass Potato Salad

You will need:

8 to 10 red skinned potatoes, skinned, peeled, cubed, and boiled
1 Lbs of Bacon, diced, fried, and drained (save all grease)
6 eggs, hard boiled, peeled and chopped
1 Med Onion, finely diced and lightly sautéed (in 1 Tbs Bacon Grease)
1 cup of real mayonnaise
¼ cup diced dill pickles (optional)
2 to 3 Tbs Mustard (your choice)
1 Tbs Parsley Flakes
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Black Pepper
6 or 7 good Shakes of Paprika

After boiling potatoes and frying bacon, drain potatoes and remove bacon from grease. Then in a large bowl, pour the hot bacon grease directly over the hot potatoes. Toss and let stand for several minutes (10 to 15) while you are preparing the other ingredients and sautéing the onion. After draining the potatoes again add Bacon, Onion, and all of the remaining ingredients except for the Paprika, folding easily but thoroughly. You don’t want to mash the potatoes. When mixed sprinkle the top with the Paprika and you can serve it as is ( warm) or you can chill it in the refrigerator first, it’s fine either way. Once again good day and good eating.

From Chuck

Fry Bread

This is a simple fry bread recipe from an unknown Cherokee man from Northeast Oklahoma. It was his Grandmother’s recipe. Fry bread was said to have originated on reservations when the US Government would only provide wheat flour and lard at times to sustain the Indians. Fry Bread is made a thousand different ways, this is the way I make it.
You Will Need:
2 cups flour
2/3 to 3/4 cups milk
2 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp of Salt
You will also need enough cooking oil of your choosing to fry it in (vegetable oil, peanut oil, or shortening) I prefer Crisco shortening and an iron skillet.

Mix ingredients to form a ball of dough. Tear off chunks and roll out on a floured surface to your preferred thickness. Make small slits in center of dough patties. Deep fry until golden brown on both sides. It should be lightly crispy on the outside and chewey in the middle. When I make this I double the recipe and get about twelve pieces about the size of a slice of sandwich bread. You can eat it plain, or w/ honey on it, w/ beans or chili. I like it as an Indian Taco covered with a mild chili w/ lettuce, diced tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. It's best fresh and tends to get a little tough when it's a day old, but you can always pop it in the microwave for a few seconds and soften it back up. Thanks and good eating.
From Chuck

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Scotch Eggs

Maven felt sorry for us and mailed in this scrumptious recipe. Thanks Maven!

My recipe I am submitting herein the comments is for Scotch eggs.

1 Tube Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage
5 Hard boiled eggs
bread crumbs

1. Peel cooled hard boiled eggs.
2. Separate sausage into five even sections.
3. Take one section of sausage and form into a ball. Press hard boiled egg into center, and press and mold sausage until it coats entire outside of egg. Repeat for remainder of eggs.
4. Roll all of eggs in seasoned breadcrumbs.

Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for abourt 45 minutes.

These can be served hot, sliced over buttered toast.

Good eatin'!!

Yes, this sounds like some good eatin to me too. Makes me hungry contemplating it!

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