Sunday, November 25, 2012

Enchilada Pasta

The meat and the amount in this is totally up to you. You can use all ground beef, all beans, or a combination of the two. If using all beans I would add 2 - 3 cans of drained black or pinto beans. In combination I would use about half a pound of ground beef and then a can or two of drained beans.

1.5 lb ground beef
Salt & Pepper
1 (19 oz.) can red enchilada sauce
1 (15 oz.) can nacho cheese sauce
1 (4 oz.) can diced chilies
8 oz. egg noodles
1/2 c. water

Sour cream, shredded cheese, and crushed corn chip to garnish

If using, season the ground beef with salt & pepper and cook, crumbling, until no longer pink.

Add all the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Cook over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until the pasta is tender. 

Remove from heat and serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of shredded cheese and crushed chips. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Southwestern pork and beans

2 lb. cheap cut of pork (I used boneless ribs)
3 cans black beans, undrained
2 tsp. Chili powder
2 tsp garlic
1 tsp. onion salt
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. pepper
Salt to taste

Hot cooked brown rice or tortillas

Combine the seasonings and sprinkle generously over the ribs. Brown the rib in a nonstick pan, add a little bit of oil to your pan if you aren't using no-stick.

Place in the crock pot and cook on high for 2 - 3 hours or until the meat is easy to separate from the fat.  Discard the fat and strain the liquid. Place the meat, liquid, and cans of beans in the crock pot. Replace the lid and cook on high for 2 - 3 hours or until ready for dinner. Serve over cooked rice or strain and eat in tortillas with cheese.