Miscellaneous Recipes

Home-Style Butterbeans

Ingredients 5 bacon slices, diced 1 small onion, minced 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 (16-oz.) package frozen butterbeans 1/4 cup butter 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cracked pepper Directions Cook bacon and onion in a large Dutch oven over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes. Add brown sugar, and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 […]

Bacon-Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients 4 bacon slices 1 (14-oz.) can chicken broth 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 lbs. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved Directions Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in Dutch oven. Crumble bacon. Add broth, […]

Butternut Squash Risotto

Ingredients 1 large butternut squash (about 1 lb.), peeled and seeded 8 cups vegetable broth* 3 tablespoons butter 1 1/4 cups finely chopped onion 2 cups Arborio rice (short-grain) 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup whipping cream Salt and pepper to taste Directions Cut squash into 1/2- to […]

Cheesy Pesto Toast Points

Ingredients 1 (8.5-oz.) French bread baguette 1/2 cup refrigerated pesto 1/2 (10.5-oz.) package fresh goat cheese 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained and cut into thin strips 7 pitted whole green olives, sliced Directions Preheat oven to 375°. Cut baguette into 28 (1/2-inch-thick) slices, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. […]

Enchilada Casserole

Ingredients 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Garlic salt to taste 18 (6 inch) corn tortillas, torn in half* 1 (28 oz.) can green chile enchilada sauce 1 (16 oz.) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 (8 oz.) container reduced fat sour cream Directions Preheat oven to 350° . Lightly grease medium baking dish. Season […]

Neat Sloppy Joes

Ingredients 2 lbs. lean ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 (10.75 oz.) can condensed tomato soup 1/4 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 8 hamburger buns Directions 2 lbs. lean ground beef 1/2 […]

Burrito Pie

Ingredients 2 lbs. ground beef 1 onion, chopped 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 (2 oz.) can black olives, sliced 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chili peppers 1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers 1 (16 oz.) jar taco sauce 2 (16 oz.) cans refried beans 12 (8 inch) flour tortillas 9 […]

Dinner in a Pumpkin

Ingredients 1 medium sugar pumpkin 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 teaspoon white sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 cups tomato juice 3 cups shredded cabbage 1/2 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed 1 cup […]

Tangy Tomato Aspic

Ingredients 1 1/4 cups boiling water 1 (3-oz.) package regular lemon-flavored gelatin* 1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon finely minced onion 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce Ground cloves to taste 2 cups diced celery Lettuce Directions *If you are cutting calories, use sugar-free lemon-flavored gelatin In […]

Favorite Turkey Stuffing

Ingredients 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1 large onion, chopped 2 cups chopped celery 1 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 loaf day-old bread, toasted and cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 10-12 cups) 1 egg, beaten Stock from the turkey giblets and/or chicken broth(approximately 1 to 2 cups) 1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or chestnuts, if […]

Chickpea Crostini

Ingredients 12 inch loaf of baguette bread 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained 1 carrot, cut into small chunks 1 small onion, quartered 2 celery stalks, cut into small pieces 2 sprigs flat Italian parsley 4 sprigs fresh thyme 1 teaspoon salt or to taste 2 cups chicken stock or broth Extra-virgin olive oil […]

Spicy Beans with Butternut Squash and Apples

Ingredients 1 medium butternut squash, about 2 1/2 pounds 2 large golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, diced 2 medium sweet onions, coarsely chopped 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons olive oil 12 to 16 oz. spicy sausage, such as andouille or other smoked sausage, thinly sliced 1 […]

Apple Parsnip Slaw

Ingredients 1/4 cup low fat buttermilk 1/4 cup fat free sour cream 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 pinch ground red pepper (cayenne) 2 cup fresh sliced parsnip, peeled and coarsely shredded 1 1/2 cup chopped apples, coarsely shredded (Red Delicious, suggested) 2 tablespoons fresh chopped green onion Directions Whisk buttermilk, sour cream, sugar, […]

Mummy Loaf with Dip

Ingredients 1 (1 lb.) loaf of frozen bread dough, thawed 3 pieces of string cheese 1 (16 oz.) container of sour cream 1 envelope of ranch dip mix 1 black olive Directions The bread dough should rise according to directions on package. Once dough has risen, roll out to form 12 inch oval shape with […]

Creepy Crawly Hot Dogs

Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) pkg. hot dogs 1 tablespoon of canola oil 1/2 cup of ketchup 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon spicy brown mustard (or yellow, if preferred) 1 tablespoon brown sugar 6 hamburger buns Directions Slice all the hot dogs into 8 strips each. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat and stir […]

Spicy Wicked Witch Fingers

Ingredients 1 sweet red pepper 2 tablespoons flour 2 teaspoons + 1 T. Cajun seasoning, divided 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups cornflake crumbs 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 16, 3/4 inch strips Directions Allow oven to preheat to 350°. Generously grease a large baking sheet. Slice pepper […]

Monster Eye Deviled Eggs

Ingredients 3 cups hot water 2 tablespoons red food coloring 1 tablespoon of white vinegar 6 hard boiled eggs, cracked but not peeled 1/3 cup of mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Dijon style mustard 1/4 cup of green onions, chopped fine 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced (or substitute parsley) 12 ripe olives, sliced 1 teaspoon ketchup Directions In […]

EASY FAJITAS WITH MEXICAN ONIONS*

Ingredients 1 1/2 lb. top round steak, sliced into 1/2 pieces 2 limes 4 cloves garlic, crushed and divided 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/2 tablespoon honey 2 large onions, sliced 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried cilantro 1 package 8? flour tortillas 2 cups Colby & Monterey jack cheese, shredded 2 tomatoes, diced […]

Broccoli Tofu Pitas

Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup fresh broccoli florets 1 cup diced firm tofu 2 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing 1 pita bread Directions In skillet over medium high heat, heat the tablespoon of oil. Fry broccoli in hot oil for 5 minutes, then stir in tofu. Cook until broccoli is slightly tender, about 3 […]

Barbequed Tofu

Ingredients Firm or extra firm tofu, well drained Barbeque sauce, about 1 cup Directions Preheat oven to 325°. Line a cooking sheet with aluminum foil. This will help make cleaning up easier. Spoon a thin layer of barbecue sauce across the lined pan. Slice pressed tofu into 1/2 inch thick cutlets and place in pan. […]

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