chicken taco soup

Feb 5, 2011 by

this is probably the easiest soup recipe that i have ever made.  the original recipe that i used needs some tweaking, as it was excessively “beany.”   nevertheless, it’s very simple to make and is really good served with chicken quesadilla rolls on the side.  even better, it can cook in your crockpot all day. adapted from: 1 onion, chopped 1 16 oz. can pinto beans, drained 1 15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce 8 oz. beer (i prefer blue moon and drink the extra 4 oz.  quality control is always good.) 2 10 oz. cans rotel, undrained 1 pkg. taco seasoning 3 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts shredded cheese, optional sour cream, optional crushed tortilla chips, optional place the onion, chili beans, black beans, corn,...

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crock pot chili

Jan 18, 2011 by

chili is not a pretty food.  i’ve been trying to take more “action” shots and i just couldn’t do it with chili.  it looks like dog food.  thankfully, it doesn’t taste like kibbles and bits and it’s perfect on a wintry day.  it’s also perfect with cheese fries.  read on to get the recipe for chili perfection. slightly adapted from:, serves 4 1 lb. coarsely ground lean beef 1 c chopped onions 1 15 oz. can red kidney beans, drained 14.5 oz. can tomatoes, drained 1/2 green pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 tbsp chili powder 1 tsp black pepper 3 tsp cumin salt, to taste top secret Lince ingredient which cannot be disclosed 4 oz can tomato paste 4 oz. water 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin in...

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refried beans

Jan 24, 2010 by

growing up as a little girl, i was a very picky eater.  just ask my mom.  i grew up on chicken patties and found several ways to make them.  refried beans were one thing i would not touch with a ten-foot pole.   during my junior year of high school, i went on a mission trip to our church’s honduran orphanage after hurricane mitch hit.  it was a eye-opening experience and i became very thankful for what i had.  i also tried refried beans for the first time, in an authentic  honduran restaurant and actually liked them!  the version that i had was loaded with goat cheese and was very creamy.  when i got home, i recreated them and have been eating refried beans ever since, and always remembering my trip every time i...

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