Seven-layer dip

Ingredients

2 cans refried beans
4 cans frozen defrosted guacamole
2 small cans sliced pitted black olives
4 finely diced tomatoes
1 can chopped green chilies, drained.
1 large sweet onion, diced small
1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar

How to prepare

From bottom to top, layer in order on a large platter. Surround with tortilla chips to dip into it.

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Crockpot boston baked beans

Ingredients

1 lb dried small white beans
6 cup water
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup molasses
2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 med onion, chopped

1/4 lb salt pork

How to prepare

Put beans and water in slow cooker. Soak 6 hours or overnight. Cover pot and cook on high for 2-3 hours, until beans are tender. Drain, saving liquid.
Mix 1 cup liquid with salt, molasses, mustard, sugar and onion. Cut salt pork into 2-3 pieces. In slow cooker, combine beans, molasses mixture, and pork. Cover and cook for 10-12 hours. Yield: 6 servings

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Western barbecue jerky

Ingredients

1 tsp salt
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dry mustard
1 lb lean meat

How to prepare

Slice meat into long strips 3/16 to 1/4″ thick uniform slices. Remove excess fat. In a sm bowl, combine all Ingredients except meat stir to mix well place meat 3 or 4 layers deep in a glass, spooning vinegar mixture over each Layer cover tightly marinate 6 to 12 hours in the refrigerator, stirring Occasionally and keeping the mixture tightly covered. Place the meat strips on Drying racks do not overlap the strips to ensure good air circulation oven Temperature should be 140 to 160 f (60 to 70 c) for the first 8 to 10 hours after That it may be lowered to 130 f (55c) until dry place aluminum foil or a baking Sheet underneath the drying tray to catch the drippings occasionally blot the jerky With paper towels as it dries to remove beads of oil test jerky for dryness by Cooling a piece when cool it should crack when bent but not break there should be no Moist spots

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Green bean pate with basil

Ingredients

1/2 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
3 hard-cooked eggs, cut up
3 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
1 tsp lemon rind
mayonnaise, preferably homemade

Salt and pepper
crackers or pita toasts

How to prepare

Cook beans until tender by boiling or steaming them. In a skillet, heat oil; add onions and saut

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Almond roca

Ingredients

2 cup (1 lb) butter
2 cup sugar
1/2 cup whole almonds
1 lg pkg chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts, ground in blender

How to prepare

Melt butter over high heat add sugar stirring until it foams up Well continue over high heat, adding almonds continue to cook, stirring constantly Until mixture is color of mahogany and all sugar is melted take off the heat for a Moment if it starts to smoke stir as you take it off the heat permanently and pour Quickly into your biggest flat pan with sides tilt to spread evenly after 5 minutes Pour on chocolate chips when they are melted a bit, spread them over the top of the Hot mixture with a rubber scraper scatter ground walnuts over the top, shaking to Distribute evenly candy is thoroughly cooled when chocolate is dull looking, about 3 Hours

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Salsa picante

Ingredients

4 medium-size ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded
8 scallions, including some green part, minced
5 pickled jalapenos, minced
4 sprigs cilantro, minced
salt & pepper to taste
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil

How to prepare

Mix all ingredients in a food processor until they form a thick sauce. Chill and serve. Makes about 1 1/2 cups

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Pinto beans & ham hocks

Ingredients

1 lb dry beans, pinto, red or black
1 lb sliced, smoked ham hocks
1 tbsp chives, chopped
1 med onion, chopped fine
garlic powder, to taste
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

1 celery stalk, sliced very thin
1/8 tsp ginger, powdered

How to prepare

Starting the night before… Wash and sort beans. Rinse well. Pour into crock-pot. Add ham-hocks. Cover with water to just below rim. Add other ingredients. Cover and turn on high. After 2 hours, check water, fill to below rim, if needed. Turn to low and let cook for at least 18 hrs. Before serving, stir well and remove ham-hock bones. Reminder the longer it cooks, the better it tastes.
Serve with fresh, hot cornbread.

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Slow cooker pot roast

Ingredients

3 lb chuck roast
1/2 med onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
16 oz can stewed tomatoes
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
8 oz water
2 tbsp oil

Salt & coarsely ground pepper
flour

How to prepare

Season the roast with salt & pepper and then dredge in flour. Brown roast in frying pan and transfer to the slow cooker. In the same frying pan saut

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Chile relleno batter

Ingredients

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 cup milk, about
2 eggs

How to prepare

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cornmeal in a medium bowl. Beat eggs lightly and blend in milk. Add to dry ingredients. Mix well. Additional milk may be needed for a smooth batter.

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Chili short ribs

Ingredients

3 lb short ribs
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves
2 tsp chili powder
15 oz tomato sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

1 onion
32 oz red kidney beans

How to prepare

Brown ribs in hot oil. Remove, drain all but 1 tsp fat. Add chopped garlic, lightly brown in oil. Add chili powder, tomato sauce, bring to simmer. Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper put in crockpot. Add sauce and sliced onion. Cover and slow cook 6 to 8 hours on low. Remove bones from pot, add kidney beans, cover and cook on high 1 hour. Serve with cornbread. Yield: 4 servings

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