Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Keeping up the heat

Henry Ford Quotes
It has been my observation that most
people get ahead during the time that
others waste.

You say I started out with practically
nothing, but that isn't correct. We all
start with all there is. It's how we use
it that makes things possible.
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Chili Stuffed Green Pepper
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 TB. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
  • 2 TB. tomato paste
  • 1 cup cooked white or Spanish rice
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (garlic, onion, basil)
  • 6 green peppers rinsed, cleaned and seeded
Directions:
  • Grease a 9 x 9 baking dish
  • Slice small piece piece off bottom of each pepper to make sure it can stand upright
  • Clean and scoop out seeds of peppers and set aside
  • Saute chopped onion and 1 garlic clove in 1 TB. oil
  • Add to hamburger-brown-drain and add the seasonings, rice, diced tomatoes and tomato paste
  • Stuff each pepper and cover baking dish
  • Bake 30-40 minutes
  • Uncover and sprinkle each with Monterrey Jack cheese
  • Place back in oven and bake 5 minutes longer uncovered
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Chili Gumbo
Ingredients:
  • 1- 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage cooked - drained cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 1 chicken breast cooked and cubed
  • 2 cans- (10 oz.) diced tomatoes with seasonings
  • 2 cups V8 juice
  • 1- 10 oz. frozen cut okra that has been thawed
  • 1 green chilie
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups chicken broth (low salt)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can black-eyed peas drained
  • 2 TB. parsley flakes
  • 1 TB. chili powder
  • 3 cups white rice cooled
Directions:
  • Saute onion with garlic and pepper
  • Add juice, broth seasonings, cooked sausage, chicken, okra , beans
  • Cover and cook over medium low heat 45-60 minutes
  • Remove bay leaf
  • Serve over rice and another option is skip rice and add spiral pasta to gumbo soup



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