Western Hamburger, Gruel ;)

Western Hamburger Gruel, Crock-Pot style

*disclaimer, technically this does not actually qualify as gruel

Gather the following ingredients:

1 lb hamburger
1 can tomato sauce (larger can)
1 can kidney beans
1 can corn
chili powder
garlic powder



1/2 cup shredded cheddar

Brown and drain the hamburger in the pan.

Add the hamburger to the Crock-Pot.  Pour in the tomato sauce (this is your liquid).

Drain and kidney beans and corn and dump these into the Crock-Pot.

Add chili powder for flavor (a tablespoon or two).  Add 2 pinches of garlic powder.

Add the optional 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar.

Mix well.  Cook on low for 3 hours.  You can cook it up to about 4 hours or so.  You are just trying to heat it through and combine the flavors.  Everything is already cooked.

*If you wanted to make this on the stove you only need to cook it for about and hour.

Turkey Noodle Soup

Gather the following ingredients:

Cooked turkey
8 cups of chicken broth
Home style noodles

Huge pot or Dutch oven

Home style egg noodles
Home style egg noodles

Pour the chicken broth into the pot. Add the turkey. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cook for twenty minutes or so. Break up the turkey if you need.
– if you like vegetables, carrots, celery go ahead and put them in now.
– the noodles can be found in the frozen food section, just keep searching it is there, maybe a different brand, but it does exist.

Add the noodles and cook the suggested time on the package. When the noodles are done it should be ready to serve. You can add salt and pepper for taste.

Chicken Enchiladas

Enchiladas, Mexican rice, and refried beans. Not amazing, but what Mexican dish is? You will enjoy it.

Gather the following ingredients:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Poblano pepper

Jalapeno pepper
Enchilada sauce
Cheddar Cheese
Chicken – cooked

Tortilla, small

Mexican rice

Refried beans

Large glass pan
Medium pan
Medium sized pot with lid
Small pot


Hot sauce

Cut the poblano into long strips and then again into small one inch or less chunks. Fry on a medium heat until done (easily cut in two with spatula). Stir often to prevent overcooking one side.

Cut the jalapenos into small bits.

Place the poblanos, jalapenos, pieces of chicken, a sprinkling of cheddar cheese, and just enough enchilada sauce to tint the chicken into a bowl. Stir. Let this sit about twenty minutes to soak in the chicken.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Chicken mix placed in tortilla
Chicken mix placed in tortilla

Place chicken into the tortilla. Fold it and place it into the glass pan.
– Tortillas want to fold along the grain. Make sure you work with the natural fold.

Fill the pan.

Enchiladas in pan waiting for sauce and cheese
Enchiladas in pan waiting for sauce and cheese

Cover the enchiladas with the remaining enchilada sauce and then sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

Enchiladas sprinkled with cheese and ready to cook
Enchiladas sprinkled with cheese and ready to cook

Cook for 30 minutes.

Cook the Mexican rice according to the directions. Stir every 7 minutes.
– I use butter instead of oil.

Cook the refried beans on an extremely low temperature.

When all 3 items are complete put them on the same plate and serve. Perfection.

Top with your favorite hot sauce for taste.