Sunday, March 29, 2009

Black Bean Pizza

6 to 8 ounces of shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 can black beans
Chopped, drained tomatoes
1 pre-made pizza crust (or make your own)

- Spread HALF the cheese over the prepared crust.
- Top with beans that have been rinsed and drained.
- Add the remaining cheese and top with chopped tomatoes.
- Bake at 425 degrees until hot and lightly browned.

- For a lower-fat/calorie version use reduced fat cheese.
- This recipe tastes great on a Boboli pizza crust.

Submitted by Carol

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dill Lime Chicken

4 chicken breast halves
¼ cup lime juice
¼ tsp. salt
Dash of pepper
½ tsp. dried dill weed
1 tsp. minced dried onion
1 Tbsp. olive oil or 2 Tbsps. melted butter

- Combine all ingredients in a zip-lock bag to make a marinade
- Add chicken and turn to coat well with marinade
- Refrigerate for at least one hour - longer is better.
- Grill over medium heat.

Submitted by Carol

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hamburger Taco Pie

1 lb hamburger or ground turkey
onions --diced (however many you want)
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 can diced or stewed tomatoes
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can sliced black olives
1 can corn, drained
1 small can of green chiles
Grated cheese (your choice)
Cornmeal mix (make cornmeal bread recipe according to directions on box)

- In a large skillet, cook hamburger and onions then add taco seasoning and tomatoes and mix well.
- Simmer a few minutes and then stir in the rest of ingredients, one at a time.
- Put in a large casserole dish.
- Top with cornmeal mix. Bake at 400 for 30-40 minutes.

Submitted by Terry

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Easy BBQ

5-8 lbs of meat
2 large bottles BBQ sauce

- Put the meat in your crock pot.
- Cover with 1 entire bottle BBQ sauce.
- Cook on low for 6-10 hours.
- Pull meat out of cooking juices. Shred with fork and add additional BBQ sauce.

- This works well with chicken, pork and beef (I use a pot roast when making BBQ beef).
- My favorite BBQ sauce is Sweet Baby Ray's. I always get great compliments when I use it and have never heard a complaint.
- If you'd like to take a little more time you can cook down the juices with some BBQ sauce and add them back into the meat for a more flavorful sauce.
- Check out your crock pot times less for chicken, more for beef, pork is kind of in the middle.
- This makes a great shredded BBQ for sandwiches, on salads, in wraps and on tacos.