Turkey and Black Bean Tacos

May 1, 2021 at 7:07 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Old El Paso Products, Ortega, Sargento's Cheese, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey and Black Bean Tacos

 

 

To start the day off I prepared a Breakfast Sandwich, Mom loves these! I baked a small roll of Pillsbury Grands. As those were baking I prepared some Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties. Split the biscuits in half, added 1 of the Sausage Patties, and topped with a small slice of Hoffman Super Sharp Cheese. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 70 degrees, sunny, and windy out today. Got the cart out of the shed and spent the afternoon repotting Tomato and Pepper plants. Then Mom’s Flowers. Hard to do anything with wind, Chicago “the Windy City’ has nothing on us! So for Dinner tonight I prepared Turkey and Black Bean Tacos.

When making Turkey Tacos I always use Jennie -O Ground Turkey Breast! Love all the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. I started by frying the Ground Turkey till it was no longer pink in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes. As the Turkey was finishing cooking I added 1 can Bush’s Chili Black Beans, 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and 3/4 cup Water, continued to cook and stir for an additional 6 minutes. Jennie -O and Old El Paso together make some fine Tacos!

 

For toppings I used; Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce (my favorite), Sliced Jalapenos, and Shredded Lettuce. For my Taco Shells I used the Old El Paso Stand N’ Stuff Taco Shells (Whole Grain Corn). I haven’t used the Stand Up Shells in a while, been using the Mini Street Soft Tacos. The Shells with a crunch just sounded good! Add the Turkey and you got you some mouth watering and delicious Tacos! Love these Taco Meal Nights. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:
99% fat-free
Gluten Free
All Natural
The Biggest Loser® Product
20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVE TOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%
– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/3-Extra-Lean-Ground-Turkey-Breast#sthash.JhJa9l2O.dpuf

 

 

Old El Paso Stand n’Stuff Taco Shell
Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy corn shells! Each shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol. Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce and get crunching!

STAND N STUFF® TACO SHELLS
Stand’n Stuff® Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy, corn shells with a flat bottom so they stand up! What’s more, each Taco shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol! Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce for a Mexican fiesta everyone will enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 shells (27 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6.0g 9%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Carbohydrates 16.0g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 2.0g
http://www.oldelpaso.com.au/products/shells/stand-n-stuff-taco-shells-140g/23.asp

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Mixed Chili Beans

March 30, 2021 at 7:02 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Butternut squash, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Mixed Chili Beans

 

To start my morning off I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 70 degrees, mostly sunny, and windy. We’ve had so many windy days this year. After my Tea I headed to Meijer, Mom wanted some Ribs. So I picked up a couple of packages of 1/2 Slabs, they had them on sale. Picked up a few other things and headed back. On the way back home I got her car washed and then stopped by Wendy’s and picked up Breakfast for her. I was going to do some yard work but it was just too windy out. My Sinuses have been bothering me and the wind would make them that mush worse. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Mixed Chili Beans, and Baked Garlic Oval Loaf Bread.

 

While at Meijer I picked up a couple of huge Bone – In Pork Loin Chops To prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it, preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to the pan; cook for 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, an easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Meijer. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these several times now and really like them, nice combo using the Kidney and Pinto Beans. To prepare them just empty the Beans into a small sauce pan. Cover and heat to a simmer. Done! I also baked a loaf of Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

Turkey and Black Bean Tacos

February 24, 2021 at 7:27 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Old El Paso Products, Ortega, Sargento's Cheese, tacos | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey and Black Bean Tacos

 

To start the day off I prepared a Breakfast Sandwich. I baked a small roll of Pillsbury Grands. As those were baking I prepared some Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties. Split the biscuits in half, added 1 of the Sausage Patties, and topped with a small slice of Hoffman Super Sharp Cheese. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 64 degrees and partly cloudy out today, windy out again also. Did a couple of loads of laundry and cleaned the house today. That was about it for the day. I can’t believe February is almost over. It seems this month flew by. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Turkey and Black Bean Tacos.

 

Been a while since I’ve had Tacos! When making Turkey Tacos I always use Jennie -O Ground Turkey Breast! Love all the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. I started by frying the Ground Turkey till it was no longer pink in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes. As the Turkey was finishing cooking I added, 1 can Black Beans, 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and 3/4 cup Water, continued to cook and stir for an additional 6 minutes. Jennie -O and Old El Paso together make some fine Tacos!

 

For toppings I used; Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce (my favorite), Sliced Jalapenos, and Shredded Lettuce. For my Taco Shells I used the Old El Paso Stand N’ Stuff Taco Shells (Whole Grain Corn). I haven’t used the Stand Up Shells in a while, been using the Mini Street Soft Tacos. The Shells with a crunch just sounded good! Add the Turkey and you got you some mouth watering and delicious Tacos! Love these Taco Meal Nights. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:
99% fat-free
Gluten Free
All Natural
The Biggest Loser® Product
20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVE TOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%
– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/3-Extra-Lean-Ground-Turkey-Breast#sthash.JhJa9l2O.dpuf

 

Old El Paso Stand n’Stuff Taco Shell
Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy corn shells! Each shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol. Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce and get crunching!

STAND N STUFF® TACO SHELLS
Stand’n Stuff® Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy, corn shells with a flat bottom so they stand up! What’s more, each Taco shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol! Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce for a Mexican fiesta everyone will enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 shells (27 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6.0g 9%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Carbohydrates 16.0g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 2.0g
http://www.oldelpaso.com.au/products/shells/stand-n-stuff-taco-shells-140g/23.aspx

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Mixed Chili Beans

February 12, 2021 at 6:58 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

To start my morning off I Scrambled a couple of Eggs and toasted a couple of Slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A high of 34 degrees, windy, and mostly sunny out today. At least the sunshine has cleared our streets, just in time for the nest snow moving in! Mom’s Birthday is today, turned 93! I prepared whatever she wanted for Dinner. I had ordered her some Lobster Tails but they didn’t arrive until about 7:10 tonight so we’ll have them tomorrow! For Dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Mixed Chili Beans, and Baked Garlic Oval Loaf Bread.

 

On my last visit to Meijer I picked up a couple of huge Bone – In Pork Loin Chops and had them in the freezer. I had already prepared 1 of them a while back and I’m having the last one tonight along with another one I had in the freezer. I grabbed the Chops from the freezer and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Meijer. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these several times now and really like them, nice combo using the Kidney and Pinto Beans. To prepare them just empty the Beans into a small sauce pan. Cover and heat to a simmer. Done! I also baked a loaf of Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

Leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

February 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, cheese, chili, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Sargento's Cheese | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

 

To start this morning off I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also prepared a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 25 degrees, snow flurries and cloudy out all day. Possible 1-2 inches of more snow coming in later tonight. Went and picked up Breakfast for Mom and stopped by the Bank for her. Not a lot going today, caught up on everything. And like yesterday, what a better way than Chili to heat up this cold Winter’s day! For Dinner tonight it’s Leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread. We thought one more day of Chili would be great. I’m freezing the rest. I left yesterday’s post below for ingredients and directions. Stay Safe and Enjoy!

 

I love making a batch of my 3 Bean Turkey Chili! To make my Chili I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey, 2 – 1lb. packages. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans),4 Cloves Minced Garlic, 2 tsp Ground Anchio Chile Pepper, 2 tsp Ground Paprika, 1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning, 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon, 1 tbsp of Cilantro Leaves and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it.

 

First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the Seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I put it aside and mixed my Beans. I opened all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed.

 

Next I turned the Slow Cooker on Low, sprayed the cooker liner with Pam Non Stick Spray, and added a 1/2 cup of Water to it. Let heat for about 20 minutes and I added everything to the Crock Pot. I’ll be cooking my Chili for 6 – 7 hours. Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after a couple of hours or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I’ll be using the Leftover Chili in a couple of different ways for meals , can’t wait! Chili is even better after sitting in the fridge for a day! The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post.

 

I also prepared a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread. For the Corn Bread I’m using Martha White White Corn Meal. The Cornbread goes perfect with Chili! Then for Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili

Ingredients
2 – 1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
2 Tsps Ground Anchio Chile Pepper
2 Tsps Ground Paprika
1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
1 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I like to use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

February 9, 2021 at 7:14 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chili, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

 

 

To start this morning off I prepared a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. We got our biggest snowfall sine 1992. Some areas have 10 inches. We have about 8-9 inches with more on the way tonight, Wednesday, and the weekend! My neighbor cleared most of our driveway with his snow blower/plow. Then I hit it with the Salt. By 1:00 the driveway was almost cleared and I was able to use the snow shovel to clear the rest out. I’ll salt it again later tonight. It’s a pain to shovel snow from a wheelchair but you have to get things done. What a better way than Chili to heat up this cold Winter’s day! For Dinner tonight it’s my 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread. I prepared the Chili yesterday afternoon. So it was ready to be heated up for Dinner tonight. I’ve left the ingredients and directions below. Take Care All!

 

I love making a batch of my 3 Bean Turkey Chili! To make my Chili I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey, 2 – 1lb. packages. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans),4 Cloves Minced Garlic, 2 tsp Ground Anchio Chile Pepper, 2 tsp Ground Paprika, 1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning, 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon, 1 Tbsp of Cilantro Leaves and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it.

 

First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

 

To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the Seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I put it aside and mixed my Beans. I opened all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed.

 

 

Next I turned the Slow Cooker on Low, sprayed the cooker liner with Pam Non Stick Spray, and added a 1/2 cup of Water to it. Let heat for about 20 minutes and I added everything to the Crock Pot. I’ll be cooking my Chili for 6 – 7 hours. Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after a couple of hours or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I’ll be using the Leftover Chili in a couple of different ways for meals , can’t wait! Chili is even better after sitting in the fridge for a day! The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post.

 

I also prepared a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread. For the Corn Bread I’m using Martha White White Corn Meal. The Cornbread goes perfect with Chili! Then for Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili

Ingredients
2 – 1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
2 Tsps Ground Anchio Chile Pepper
2 Tsps Ground Paprika
1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
1 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I like to use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

Crock Pot Ribs w/ Fresh Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes

January 30, 2021 at 7:42 PM | Posted in beans, Bob Evan's, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, Pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Ribs w/ Fresh Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes

 

 

To start this Saturday Morning off I baked a small container of Pillsbury Flakey Biscuits and made a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. I also heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 39 degrees, windy and cloudy outside today. After Breakfast I did a load of laundry and it was Kitchen Cleaning day. Wiped everything down with Lysol Disinfecting Wipes. Next I cleaned and straightened the stand up freezer. I also got the Ribs ready for the Crock Pot, it’s Crock Pot Ribs tonight! For Dinner tonight its Crock Pot Ribs w/ Fresh Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes.

 

Mom wanted some of my Crock Pot Ribs so that’s what we are having tonight. I had purchased the Ribs from Meijer last week and had them in the freezer. I sat them in the fridge to thaw yesterday afternoon. Then Last night before I went to bed I put half racks in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then seasoned it JB’s Fat Boy All Purpose Rub and then covered it in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray and added a 1/4 cup of water. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put the racks in the Crock Pot where I let it cook and simmer, on low, for about 7 hours. Long up in the afternoon the aroma of the Ribs and BBQ Sauce start to fill the air!

 

After 7 hours the ribs are ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! They’re that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot little to no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time. And as always I would like to send out a big thank you to whom ever invented the Crock Pot Liners! I always use them when using the Crock Pot. Again just flat out delicious Fall off the Bone Ribs! And the JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce and Seasoning is so good on these Pork Ribs!

 

For another side dish I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. Next I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Then I also baked some slices of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast, It’s fewer calories, carbs, and fat than normal Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Back Ribs – Pork ribs are a cut of pork popular in North American and Asian cuisines. The ribcage of a domestic pig, meat and bones together, is cut into usable pieces, prepared by smoking, grilling, or baking – usually with a sauce, often barbecue – and then served.

Tri-Tip Steak and Mushrooms w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Shellie Beans

January 19, 2021 at 7:32 PM | Posted in beans, Idahoan Potato Products, Omaha Steaks | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Tri-Tip Steak and Mushrooms w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Shellie Beans

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Mostly sunny and 42 degrees out today. Had one of those long sleepless nights last night due to Phantom Pains! Every time I would start to doze off they would start. Plus they were the painful ones, very painful. It started last night around 11:00 and continued till about 9:00 this morning. So I spent the day catching up on sleep and resting, these really wiped me out! Feeling better as the day went on. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Tri-Tip Steak and Mushrooms w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Shellie Beans.

 

Mom had been wanting to try Omaha Steaks for some time and I finally broke down and purchased a few Steaks and Burgers for us. I used the last of the Burgers last night and these are the last 2 Steaks. I’ll purchase more sometime soon. And Yes, I’m having Beef! First time in a while, usually its Buffalo. So with everything I ordered we’ll be having Beef a little more than usual.

 

They come frozen, 6 – 4 oz. Steaks per box. So I got 2 of the Tri-Tips and sat them in the fridge overnight to thaw. They come Seasoned and fully cooked, nice size Tri-Tips. So all I have to is heat them up, and ready to serve! I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet added a little of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated the Skillet on medium heat. With the Skillet heated I added the Steaks. Cooked the Steaks until they heated up, flipping them once. As the Steaks were cooking I heated up some Mushrooms, for a topping for the Steaks. I heated those up in a small Skillet.

 

For a side dish I prepared a box of Idahoan Loaded Potato Homestyle Casserole. I love all the Idahoan Potato Products. A very quick and easy way to prepare some delicious piping hot Potato Dishes. A very quick and easy way to prepare some delicious piping hot Potato Dishes.

 

 

 

 

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Libby’s Shellie Beans. I had picked up a couple of cans at Meijer. I opened 1 can and added them to a small sauce pan that I sprayed with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I brought the beans to a rolling boil and reduced the heat to low until heated through. These are so good, it’s been a while since I’ve had any. Shellie Beans are Green Beans with added Pinto Beans.

 

 

 

I also baked a small can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chery Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omaha Steaks – Fully Cooked Tri-Tip Sandwich Steaks

This beefy and uniquely easy tri-tip sandwich steak is rubbed with a blend of salt & pepper and then fully cooked to the perfect temperature – creating a tender, juicy medium-rare steak. There’s no other steak like this. Simply take it from the freezer, thaw and heat for a flavorful sandwich steak that’s delicious, easy to prepare and perfect every single time.

* Prepared sous-vide style for tender, juicy results
* Fully cooked for the perfect bite
* Hand-cut beef bursting with exceptional flavor
* Easy preparation – simply thaw, heat and serve
* Versatile – great for breakfast, tailgating, quick meals, & more

Preparation
* Thaw in refrigerator 12-24 hours. Steaks are fully cooked. Appliances vary, adjust cook times accordingly.
* GRILL/STOVETOP: Preheat grill or saute pan to medium high. Remove steaks from packaging. Grill or saute steaks 2-3 minutes per side or until warmed. through.

https://www.omahasteaks.com/product/Fully-Cooked-Tri-Tip-Sandwich-Steaks-00000018642?ITMSUF=XFD&shoptype=PROMOTION&shopsrc=PRMTri-Tip+Steaks

 

 


Idahoan Loaded Baked Homestyle Casserole

There’s no better way to start a savory Loaded Baked® homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich, cheesy, bacony side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.
Prep Instructions
Oven Preparation – Best for Golden Browning

1 -Preheat oven* to 450°F. Combine potatoes and sauce mix in 1½-quart baking dish.
2 – Stir in 1½ cups boiling water, ¾ cup milk, and 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine with whisk.
3 – Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
https://idahoan.com/products/loaded-baked-homestyle-casserole/

3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cheese and Tortilla Rounds

November 18, 2020 at 7:04 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chili, leftovers, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cheese and Tortilla Rounds

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 27 degrees out this morning, heavy frost. Sunny, windy, and 49 degrees for the afternoon. After Tea I took Mom to Mejeir, she needed some more books to read. She chooses what she wants and then she goes back out to the car. I don’t like her in a store right now with the increase of virus cases here in Ohio. In fact a 10:00 pm starts tomorrow night for 21 days. Here we go again! People are already hoard buying on almost all items and now stores have put a limit of 2 on all cleaning and paper products. As I said here we go again! For Dinner tonight I prepared some 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cheese and Tortilla Rounds.

 

I made some of my Crock Pot 3 Bean Turkey Chili yesterday. I’ll be freezing 1 1/2 containers. I kept out enough for Dinner tonight. So it’s an easy dish to make tonight. I’ll need to heat up the leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili, Frank’s Hot Sauce, Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Sargento Off the Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and Mission Tortilla Rounds. When making my Chili I use a Crock Pot and let it simmer all day! To make it I use; 2 – 1 lb. packages of Jennie – O Ground Turkey Breast, many Spices, 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, and Frank’s Hot Sauce. To reheat; I just added the Chili to a sauce pan and heated it on low, stirring often until heated through. Set aside until needed.

 

As I said I’m serving the Chili with some Frank’s Hot Sauce, Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream, and Sargento Off the Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese. For the Tortilla Chips I’m using Mission Tortilla Rounds.

 

 

 

 

To make it I got a bowl and made a bed of the Tortilla Rounds. Topped with some of the Chili, Hot Sauce, and Cheese. I had the Sour Cream on the side of the Bowl. Fantastic Light Meal. The Mission Tortilla Rounds are excellent Chips! I love using the 3 Bean Chili as many ways as I can, its so delicious! So for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Hot Fudge Chocolate Topping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili

Ingredients
1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
2 Tsps Ground Anchio Chile Pepper
2 Tsps Ground Paprika
1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
1 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

Mission Rounds Tortilla Chips
Round up your favorite nacho recipe and get cooking! With our Rounds Tortilla Chips in the original Brown Bag, you’ll find authentic Mexican flavor and a satisfying crispy crunch in every bite. Top these Rounds Tortilla Chips with Mission® dips and salsas or your favorite ingredients and start sharing, or keep them all for yourself.
https://www.missionfoods.com/products/rounds-tortilla-chips/

3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

November 17, 2020 at 7:20 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chili, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

 

 

To start this morning off I prepared a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 34 degrees to start the day and had a high of 44 degrees and windy out again. After my Tea I did a load of laundry. Then got my Chili in the Slow Cooker and cooking. Then I headed out to Meijer for a few items we needed. Stopped by the ATM and then got gas before heading home. Just did a few things around the house. What a better way than Chili to heat up a cold day! For Dinner tonight its my 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread.

 

 

I love making a batch of my 2 Bean Turkey Chili! To make my Chili I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey, 2 – 1lb. packages. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans),4 Cloves Minced Garlic, 2 tsp Ground Anchio Chile Pepper, 2 tsp Ground Paprika, 1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning, 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon, 1 tbsp of Cilantro Leaves and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it.

 

 

First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

 

I prepared the Beans and Ground Turkey last night. To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the Seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I put it in a large plastic container and on into the fridge after it had cooled a bit. Next I opened all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed. Stored them in a bowl and in the fridge also.

 

 

Then this morning I sat the prepared Beans and Turkey out of the fridge to warm up a bit. Next I turned the Slow Cooker on Low, sprayed the cooker liner with Pam Non Stick Spray, and added a 1/2 cup of Water to it. Let heat for about 20 minutes and I added everything to the Crock Pot. I’ll be cooking my Chili for 6 – 7 hours. Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after a couple of hours or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I’ll be using the Leftover Chili in a couple of different ways for meals , can’t wait! Chili is even better after sitting in the fridge for a day! The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post.

 

 

I also prepared a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread. For the Corn Bread I’m using Martha White White Corn Meal. The Cornbread goes perfect with Chili! Then for Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili

Ingredients
2 – 1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
2 Tsps Ground Anchio Chile Pepper
2 Tsps Ground Paprika
1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
1 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I like to use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

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