Recipe of the Week: Taco Beef Soup

Happy Wednesday! This week’s recipe is easy to make, tastes delicious and is sure to get you in the mood for fall. Enjoy!

Taco Beef Soup

Ingredients:

3/4 lb. ground beef
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 1/2 c. water
1 (16 oz.) can stewed tomatoes, cut up
1 (16 oz.) can chili beans
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1/2 envelope (2 Tbsp.) taco seasoning mix
avocado, chopped
shredded Cheddar cheese
corn chips
sour cream

Directions

In large saucepan cook ground beef and onion until meat is browned. Drain off excess fat. Add water, undrained tomatoes, undrained beans, tomato sauce and taco seasoning mix. Simmer, covered, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve. Add avocado, cheese, corn chips and sour cream to top of each serving.

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Recipe of the Week: Classic Bread Pudding

Happy Wednesday! Classic bread pudding is the perfect fall dessert, so we’re sharing this delicious recipe with you on our blog this week. Enjoy!

Classic Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding Ingredients:

2 c. dry bread crumbs
2 c. milk, scalded
1/2 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. butter
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla

Bread Pudding Directions:

Scald milk, sugar and butter. Soak bread in this mixture for 5 minutes. Pour slowly over eggs; add vanilla and mix well. Pour into buttered baking dish. Bake in moderate oven at 350° until firm. Makes 4 servings.

Optional: Add raisins or nuts.

Bread Pudding Sauce Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. water
1 egg yolk
1 Tbsp. butter

Bread Pudding Sauce Directions:

Mix cornstarch, sugar and salt; add to water and cook. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook until clear and thick. Add desired flavoring and pour slowly over beaten egg yolk. Add butter and cook a few minutes. Then choose one of these flavors: one teaspoon lemon rind and 2 tablespoons lemon juice or 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon orange juice or 1 teaspoon vanilla.

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Recipe of the Week: Black Bean Salsa

Happy Wednesday! This week’s recipe is a thick, flavorful salsa that will please everyone with it’s array of flavors and textures. Enjoy!

Black Bean Salsa

Ingredients

15 oz. black beans, drained and rinsed
1 c. finely chopped Roma tomatoes
1/2 c. fresh or frozen corn kernels, blanched
4 green onions, sliced 1/4 inch
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 tsp. green Habanero chili or Louisiana hot sauce
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. salt

Directions

Combine all ingredients, being careful that there is not too much liquid. Serve the tortilla chips or in baked wonton skin cups. Buy the small rectangular skins and bake them in the mini muffin tins until crisp. You can trim off the corners to make them rounder if you have time. Do not get them too brown. Cool and fill with drained salsa.

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Recipe of the Week: Award Winning Chili

Happy Wednesday! It’s starting to get a little cooler around here, which means fall weather is coming! Here’s a delicious recipe for award winning chili that family and friends are sure to love. Enjoy!

Award Winning Chili

Ingredients

1 lb. ground beef
1 c. chopped onion
2 jalapeno peppers, deseeded
1 clove garlic
1 (16 oz.) can tomatoes, chopped
1 (16 oz.) can Ranch Style beans
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
2 to 3 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. dried basil, crushed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper

Additional Toppings

picante sauce
Longhorn Cheddar cheese, grated
Fritos corn chips

Directions

In large skillet, combine beef, onion and garlic and cook until meat is brown. Drain off fat. Stir in tomatoes (undrained), Ranch Style beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, dried basil, salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes. Add your jalapeno peppers before you begin simmering. Makes 4 to 6 servings. Serve with additional toppings of picante sauce, Longhorn Cheddar cheese (grated), and Fritos corn chips.

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Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Mint Brownies

This week’s recipe is for the classic chocolate mint brownie. Now that football season has arrived, this three layer bar is the perfect treat for any tailgating party! Enjoy!

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Mint Filling
2 c. confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
1/2 c. softened margarine
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
green food coloring

Brownie
1/2 c. margarine
5 or 6 Tbsp. cocoa
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 c. all-purpose flour

Chocolate Covering
6 oz. chocolate chips
6 Tbsp. margarine

Directions

Do the brownie layer first.

Melt the margarine and cocoa. Remove from heat and add the sugar, vanilla, eggs and flour. Bake in 9 x 13-inch Pyrex pan at 350° for 20 minutes. Cool.

Combine the ingredients for the mint filling and spread on top of the brownie. Next, melt the chips with the 6 tablespoons margarine and add to the top. Cool and cut into small pieces.

Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Happy Wednesday! Pumpkin Apple Streusel muffins are taking the spot as this week’s recipe. These muffins combine the wonderful texture of the apples with the warm taste of pumpkin. The simple streusel topping gives them a little something extra!

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Ingredients

2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. white sugar
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 c. canned pumpkin puree
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 c. apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. white sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 tsp. butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.

In a large bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, pie spice, baking soda and salt. In a seperate bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin puree and oil. Add pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just to moisten. Fold in apples and spoon into muffin cups.

In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over the muffin batter. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

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