Bean Soup


1/2 lb. bacon – cooked
10 cups chicken broth (large can of broth)
3 cans Great Northern beans (rinsed)
1 can diced tomatoes (Zesty Mild Green Chilies)
6 Oz. baby carrots
Black Pepper

Crock Pot

Cut up half a pound of bacon into one inch strips. Cook this for 10 minutes on a medium heat. Put the bacon into the crock pot.

Drain and rinse the Great Northern beans. Place these into the crock pot.

Pour the diced tomatoes into the crock pot. Add the baby carrots.

Add spices for taste: Rosemary and Black Pepper.

Cook on low for about 6 hours. 5 hours will do just fine.

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3 Bean Turkey Chili

3 Bean Turkey Chili


1 pound ground turkey or chopped leftover turkey
1 onion chopped
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes with juice
1 can tomato sauce – 8 oz.
1 can diced mild green chilies – 4 oz.
2 Tbsp. chili powder


Crockpot aka slow cooker
medium pan
Large strainer

3 bean turkey chili
3 bean turkey chili

Cook with the turkey in the medium pan if you are not using leftovers.  Chop the leftovers if you are using leftovers.  Put the turkey into the Crockpot.

Chop the onion.  Place it into the Crockpot.

Open the chickpeas, kidney beans, and black beans.  Pour the beans into the strainer.  Rinse.  Pour the beans into the Crockpot.

Open the other cans:  diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and green chilies, and pour them into the Crockpot.

Season with 2 Tbsp. of chili powder.

Cook on low for 8 hours.  Enjoy.

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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs – Why are they Deviled?  Eat one, you’ll know why.Gather the following ingredients:12 Eggs
6 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. mustard
1 tsp. vinegar

Place the eggs in cold water, make sure they are covered completely, bring the water to a boil over a high heat.  Reduce heat to a Medium boil and cook for 12 minutes more.  When you remove the eggs from the boiling water immediately place them into cold water.
– this will keep the yolks a bright yellow color

Remove the shells from the eggs.  Cut in half lengthwise.  Remove the yolks and place them into a bowl.

Smash the yolks with a fork and add the mayonnaise, sugar, mustard, and vinegar.  Mix.

Spoon the mixture back into the egg whites carefully.

Garnish with a light sprinkling of paprika.

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Whiskey BBQ Sliders

BBQ Sliders

BBQ Sliders – this is worth the effortGather the following ingredients:

2 pounds ground beef
4 Tbls. butter
1 whole large yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup Whiskey

1 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup jalapeno diced

12 buns

Large frying pan

Dice the onion and jalapenos very small.

Divide the ground beef into 12 small patties.  Season both sides with your favorite seasoning mix.

Melt the butter in the skillet over a medium-high heat.  Cook the patties until they are almost done in the middle.  3-4 minutes per side.  Remove the patties from the pan and set aside.

Leave 2 Tbsp. of grease in the skillet.  Cook the diced onions in the skillet for about 3 minutes.

Turn off the stove for a minute if cooking over a gas flame before you pour in the whiskey.  Poor in the whiskey.

Stir and cook until the whiskey is reduced by half, 2-3 minutes.

Stir in the jalapenos and BBQ sauce.

Reduce the heat to low and put the patties back into the pan.  Turn them over to coat both sides.  Allow the patties to simmer in the sauce until it is hot and bubbly.

Serve each slider on a bun with a spoon full of sauce over the patty.

*  You can toast the inside of the bun by coating it in butter and cooking it in a pan until toasted.

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Taverns – What on Earth is a Sloppy Joe?  That my friend is a Tavern.  I would like to thank the Anthon-Oto Community School for this recipe.  It is designed to be increased per pound.  I suggest making at least 2 lbs.Gather the following ingredients:

1 lb hamburger
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tbsp. oatmeal
1/8 tsp. chili powder

Large frying pan

Brown the hamburger, cook until tender, drain (optional in my opinion).

Add brown sugar, salt, and pepper.  Stir.

Add the oatmeal, Worcestershire Sauce, ketchup, and chili powder.  Stir.

Simmer on low a little while until you think it is ready.  Watch to make sure it doesn’t burn.

Serve on a bun when ready.  Maybe with feta cheese, dill pickle relish, and ketchup.

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Taco Soup

Taco Soup

Taco Soup – Crock Pot

Gather the following ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef
1 can corn
1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can Mexican stewed tomatoes
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 small can green chilies
1 package taco seasoning

Optional items:
1 small onion chopped – cook with ground beef
1 package ranch dressing – this is too tangy for me

Large skillet

Optional extras:
Sour cream

Brown the hamburger and drain.

Combine all of the ingredients into the crock pot.  DO NOT DRAIN ANY OF THE CANS!

Cook until ready.  Maybe a couple of hours.  It is ready to eat.

Optional:  serve over Fritos with sour cream

Egg Bake

Egg Bake

Egg Bake – a great breakfast foodGather the following ingredients:

Bacon and/or sausage
Hash browns
Green pepper and/or red pepper
2 cups shredded cheese

8 eggs
2 cups milk

Cheyenne pepper

2 mixing bowls
Large glass pan

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Cook the bacon and/or sausage.

Mix the thawed hash browns, mushroom bits, chopped pepper(s), 1 cup shredded cheese, and the cooked meat in a bowl.  Transfer to glass pan.

Break 8 eggs into a bowl.  Pour in 2 cups of milk.  Mix with a fork.  Pour over the top of the mixture in the glass pan.

Top with the remaining cheese.

Bake for 50 – 60 minutes.  When you stick it with a fork it shouldn’t be eggy, greasy from the cheese maybe, but not eggy.

Let it cool a little and serve.

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Aztec Casserole

Aztec Casserole

Aztec Casserole – It’s hot.Gather the following ingredients:

9 – 6 inch corn tortillas
2 cans 10 oz. enchilada sauce
2 cups sour cream
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3 cans diced jalapenos
1 cup fresh corn kernels, drained
1 lb. boneless chicken breast
Chili pepper for taste

Medium size pot
2 medium bowls
Large glass pan

Boil the chicken breasts in the pot for 30 minutes, until cooked through.  Cut into small squares.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl combine the sour cream, cheese, chili peppers, corn, and chicken.  Mix well.

Tear or cut the tortillas in half.  Poor the enchilada sauce into a bowl.  Dip the halves into the sauce and arrange half of them onto the bottom of a lightly greased glass pan.

Spread half of the chicken mixture over the tortilla layer.  Repeat.

Pour the enchilada sauce over the top.

Bake in for 30 minutes.

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Cream Cheese Pickle Wrap

Pickle wrapped in cream cheese and bread – appetizer

Pickle wrapped in cream cheese and bread – appetizerGather the following ingredients:

Small pickles
Loaf of bread
Cream cheese

Zap the cream cheese in the microwave for 20 seconds to make it soft enough to spread.

Cut the crust off the bread.

Spread the cream cheese on the bread.  Place a pickle in the middle.  Fold the bread.  Cut into fourths.

Place on a plate to serve.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Creole Jambalaya

Creole Jambalaya

Creole Jambalaya – The good ham and smoked sausage one, not the other one.  I would never share the other one for all of our sakes.Gather the following ingredients:2 tabs of butter
Green bell pepper chopped
2 ribs of celery chopped
1 lb. cooked ham
1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced
1 can 8 oz. each tomato sauce
1/2 can chicken broth
red pepper
Cajun seasoning

5 cups hot cooked rice

Dutch oven

Start the rice, two of the plastic cups, in the rice cooker.  Set it and forget it.

Chop the bell pepper and the celery ribs (2 sticks of celery).  Melt the butter in the Dutch oven.  Cook the vegetables over a medium heat until you can press the spatula through the celery or pepper easily.

Cube the ham.  Slice the sausage.  Add these to the vegetables.  Add the tomato sauce and chicken broth (use about half the can).  Salt, pepper (both kinds), and season.

Cook over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.

Add the rice, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes.  Stir occasionally.