Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

July 22, 2021 at 7:32 PM | Posted in Sargento's Cheese, Skyline Chili | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

 

For Breakfast it was a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 84 degrees and mostly sunny out, low humidity also. The last 4 days it’s been hazy sunshine. We are getting the smoke from the Oregon Forest Fires. At dusk the sky has been red caused from the ash particles in the air. I can imagine how terrible it must be out West. I spent most of the day moving all the smaller items back into the back bedroom. We had new flooring put in yesterday, and it looks great! Lot of work but it has to get done. So I took the easy way out for Dinner by using the microwave! For Dinner tonight I prepared a package of Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers.

 

After a long day of moving everything back into the spare room/pantry I wanted something easy to prepare. So why not some Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers. Nothing says comfort food more than a Skyline 3 Way! As always I used my favorite, the Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti. It comes packaged for the microwave, a bit smaller size than what you get at a Skyline but just right for those that want fewer calories and carbs than the normal size. It comes with Spaghetti topped with Skyline Chili. To prepare it, it couldn’t be easier!

 

It comes in a microwavable pouch. Easily prepared – Just shake the pouch. Then tear the corner off to vent while cooking. Place the pouch standing upright in the microwave. Then microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute and it’s ready! And I needed this. I had not had this in a while and as always it really hit the spot!

 

Poured the Chili/Spaghetti into a bowl, added a couple of shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce, topped it with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also had a side of Skyline Oyster Crackers. And if you’re having Oyster Crackers, then Frank’s Red Hot Sauce is a must! Just add a few drops on top of the Crackers, it’s the local way to have your Oyster Crackers. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink. Take Care All and Stay Safe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skyline Chili Spaghetti, 14oz Microwavable Pouch

It’s a great new way to enjoy the original Cincinnati favorite, Skyline Chili with spaghetti!
* Skyline Chili Spaghetti One 14oz Microwavable Pouch
* Convenient for a quick meal.
* Cheese Not Included
* Cincinnati’s Famous Heats in 2 Minutes
https://www.skylinechili.com/grocery/

One of America’s Favorites – Chili Burger

July 19, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Chili burger with fries

A chili burger (also known as a chili size, or simply size, stemming from “hamburger size” is a type of hamburger. It consists of a hamburger, with the patty topped with chili con carne. It is often served open-faced, and sometimes the chili is served alongside the burger rather than on top. The chili may be served alone, or with cheese, onions, or occasionally tomatoes as garnishes.

Chili burgers appear to have been invented in the 1920s by Thomas M. “Ptomaine Tommy” DeForest, who founded a sawdust-floored all-night restaurant, “Ptomaine Tommy’s”, located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Ptomaine Tommy’s was open from around 1919 to 1958, where his chili burger was referred to as “size”, and chopped onions as “flowers” or “violets”.

The term size for a chili burger arguably derives from the portion size of the chili used at Ptomaine Tommy’s. Ptomaine Tommy “had two ladles, a large and a small” with which to serve his chili, whether smothered on top of the burger or in a bowl; originally the ordering lingo used by his patrons was “hamburger size” vs. “steak size”, but later simplified to “size” and “oversize”. The use of the shorthand term “size” for burger-size portion of chili (in a bowl or on a burger) then gained currency throughout Los Angeles. Ptomaine Tommy was forced to close his restaurant August 10, 1958 and sell his property to satisfy creditors, and he died just a week later. His service to the community and his invention was noted by resolution of the California State Senate that same year. Food author John T. Edge considers the invention the milestone that marks the start of “traceable history of burgers in LA”, a first step to what he considers the “baroque” character of the Los Angeles hamburger scene. By interviewing former customers and friends decades after the fact, columnist Jack Smith wrote a definitive article in 1974 about DeForest and the dish that he had invented which became a very important part of the history of Los Angeles. What helped spread the popularity of this is dish was Deforest’s diverse clientel which included doctors coming off the late shift at the local county hospital, fight fans on their way home after attending matches at the Olympic Auditorium, and people associated with the Hollywood film industry.

The Carolina Burger is a regional variant of the chili burger served with coleslaw, mustard and chopped onions. Common in local restaurants in the Carolinas, it is also periodically offered at Wendy’s restaurants as the Carolina Classic.

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – HOT DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

July 14, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is, HOT DOG DAYS OF SUMMER. Here’s some great ideas for the next time you fire the grill for Wild Idea Buffalo BRATS, HOT DOGS, and SAUSAGES. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Hot Dogs and Sausages along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

HOT DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
No matter how you like to top your dog, the key ingredient is still the hot dog itself. Wild Idea’s skinless Buffalo Hot Dogs are made from our 100% premium grass-fed buffalo meat and organic seasonings. So, fire up the grill and spread out your favorite toppings.

Pizza Dog Topping: Pizza Sauce and melted Mozzarella. You might also want to add some Wild Idea’s Buffalo Pepperoni!

HLT: Hot Dog, Lettuce and Tomato with Mayo. Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon might be an additional tasty topping too!

Relish and Onion Dog: Pickled Relish and Chopped Onions.

Keep it Simple: Ketchup and Mustard.

Pickled Dog: Peperoncini, Pickled Jalapeños and Red Onions.

Chili Cheese Dog: Hot Dog smothered in Chili and Cheese!

Other favorite toppings: Coleslaw, Sauerkraut, and B.B.Q Sauce.
Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93332481-hot-dog-days-of-summer

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – BRATS, HOT DOGS, and SAUSAGES
All of our brats, hot dogs and sausages are made in-house from our 100% free-roaming grass-fed buffalo meat, with just the right amount of spice! The result: delicious-tasting products that are good and good for you too! What a Wild Idea! *All products are made without the use of added nitrites or nitrates, except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/brats-sausages-hot-dogs

One of America’s Favorites – Cincinnati Chili

June 28, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A Cincinnati chili 4-way garnished with oyster crackers

Cincinnati chili (or Cincinnati-style chili) is a Mediterranean-spiced meat sauce used as a topping for spaghetti or hot dogs (“coneys”); both dishes were developed by Macedonian immigrant restaurateurs in the 1920s. In 2013, Smithsonian named it one of the “20 Most Iconic Foods in America”. Its name evokes comparison to chili con carne, but the two are dissimilar in consistency, flavors and serving methods, which for Cincinnati chili more resemble Greek pasta sauces and the spiced-meat hot dog topping sauces seen in other parts of the United States.

Ingredients include ground beef, water or stock, tomato paste, spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, cumin, chili powder, bay leaf, and in some home recipes unsweetened dark chocolate in a soupy consistency. The most popular order is a ‘three-way’, which adds shredded cheddar cheese to the chili-topped spaghetti (‘two-way’), while serving it ‘four-‘ or ‘five-ways’ comes from addition of chopped onions and/or beans. Dishes are often served with oyster crackers and a mild hot sauce. Cincinnati chili is almost never served or eaten by the bowl.

While served in many local restaurants, it is most often associated with the over 250 independent and chain “chili parlors” (restaurants specializing in Cincinnati chili) found throughout greater Cincinnati with franchise locations throughout Ohio and in Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, and the Middle East. The dish is the Cincinnati area’s best-known regional food.

Skyline Chili location in Cincinnati

Cincinnati chili originated with immigrant restaurateurs from Macedonia who were trying to expand their customer base by moving beyond narrowly ethnic styles of cuisine. Ethnic Macedonians Tom and John Kiradjieff immigrated from the town of Hrupishta (today’s Argos Orestiko in Greece), fleeing the Balkan Wars, ethnic rivalries, and bigotry, in 1921. They began serving a “stew with traditional Mediterranean spices” as a topping for hot dogs which they called “coneys” in 1922 at their hot dog stand located next to a burlesque theater called the Empress, which they named their business after. Tom Kiradjieff used the sauce to modify a traditional Greek dish, speculated to have been pastitsio, moussaka or saltsa kima to come up with a dish he called chili spaghetti. He first developed a recipe calling for the spaghetti to be cooked in the chili but changed his method in response to customer requests and began serving the sauce as a topping, eventually adding grated cheese as a topping for both the chili spaghetti and the coneys, also in response to customer requests.

To make ordering more efficient, the brothers created the “way” system of ordering. The style has since been copied and modified by many other restaurant proprietors, often fellow Greek and Macedonian immigrants who had worked at Empress restaurants before leaving to open their own chili parlors, often following the business model to the point of locating their restaurants adjacent to theaters.

Empress was the largest chili parlor chain in Cincinnati until 1949, when a former Empress employee and Greek immigrant, Nicholas Lambrinides, started Skyline Chili. In 1965, four brothers named Daoud, immigrants from Jordan, bought a restaurant called Hamburger Heaven from a former Empress employee. They noticed that the Cincinnati chili was outselling the hamburgers on their menu and changed the restaurant’s name to Gold Star Chili. As of 2015, Skyline (over 130 locations) and Gold Star (89 locations) were the largest Cincinnati chili parlor chains, while Empress had only two remaining locations, down from over a dozen during the chain’s most successful period.

Gold Star Chili restaurant interior

Besides Empress, Skyline, and Gold Star, there are also smaller chains such as Dixie Chili and Deli and numerous independents including the acclaimed Camp Washington Chili. Other independents include Pleasant Ridge Chili, Blue Ash Chili, Park Chili Parlor, Price Hill Chili, Chili Time, Orlando based Cincinnati Chili Company, and the Blue Jay Restaurant, in all totalling more than 250 chili parlors. In 1985 one of the founders of Gold Star Chili, Fahid Daoud, returned to Jordan, where he opened his own parlor, called Chili House. Outside of Jordan, Chili House as of 2020 had locations in Iran, Iraq, Libya, Oman, Palestine, Turkey and Qatar.

In addition to the chili parlors, some version of Cincinnati chili is commonly served at many local restaurants. Arnold’s Bar and Grill, the oldest bar in the city, serves a vegetarian “Cincy Lentils” dish ordered in “ways.” Melt Eclectic Cafe offers a vegan 3-way. For Restaurant Week 2018, a local mixologist developed a cocktail called “Manhattan Skyline,” a Cincinnati chili-flavored whiskey cocktail.

The history of Cincinnati chili shares many factors in common with the apparently independent but simultaneous development of the Coney Island hot dog in other areas of the United States. “Virtually all” were developed by Greek or Macedonian immigrants who passed through Ellis Island as they fled the fallout from the Balkan Wars in the first two decades of the twentieth century.

Partially eaten 5-way from Skyline, garnished with oyster crackers

Raw ground beef is crumbled in water and/or stock, tomato paste and seasonings are added, and the mixture is brought to a boil and then simmered for several hours to form a thin meat sauce. Many recipes call for an overnight chill in the refrigerator to allow for easy skimming of fat and to allow flavors to develop, then reheating to serve. Typical proportions are 2 pounds of ground beef to 4 cups of water and 6 oz tomato paste to make 8 servings.

Ordering Cincinnati chili is based on a specific ingredient series: chili, spaghetti, shredded cheddar cheese, diced onions, and kidney beans. The number before the “way” of the chili determines which ingredients are included in each chili order. Customers order a:

* Two-way: spaghetti topped with chili (also called “chili spaghetti”)
* Three-way: spaghetti, chili, and cheese
* Four-way onion: spaghetti, chili, onions, and cheese
* Four-way bean: spaghetti, chili, beans, and cheese
* Five-way: spaghetti, chili, beans, onions, and cheese
small oval white plate with cheese coney showing bun, hot dog, sauce, and shredded cheese
Skyline cheese coney (hot dog topped with Cincinnati-style chili, mustard, onions, and a heap of shredded cheese)

Skyline cheese coney (hot dog topped with Cincinnati-style chili, mustard, onions, and a heap of shredded cheese)

* Some chili parlors will also serve the dish “inverted”: cheese on the bottom, so that it melts. Some restaurants, among them Skyline and Gold Star, do not use the term “four-way bean”, instead using the term “four-way” to denote a three-way plus the customer’s choice of onions or beans. Some restaurants may add extra ingredients to the way system; for example, Dixie Chili offers a “six-way”, which adds chopped garlic to a five-way. Cincinnati chili is also used as a hot dog topping to make a “coney”, a regional variation on the Coney Island chili dog, which is topped with shredded cheddar cheese to make a “cheese coney”. The standard coney also includes mustard and chopped onion. The “three-way” and the cheese coney are the most popular orders.

Very few customers order a bowl of plain chili. Most chili parlors do not offer plain chili as a regular menu item. Polly Campbell, former food editor of The Cincinnati Enquirer, calls ordering a bowl of chili, “Ridiculous. Would you order a bowl of spaghetti sauce? Because that’s what you’re doing.”

Serving and eating
Ways and coneys are traditionally served in a shallow oval bowl. Oyster crackers are usually served with Cincinnati chili,[9] and a mild hot sauce such as Tabasco is frequently available to be used as an optional topping to be added at the table. Locals eat Cincinnati chili as if it were a casserole, cutting each bite with the side of the fork instead of twirling the noodles.

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO CHILI DOGS

June 9, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is Buffalo Chili Dogs. To make this week’s Delicious Recipe you’ll be needing Wild Idea Buffalo Hot Dogs, Wild Idea Buffalo Chili (recipe included), Cheddar Cheese, Hot Dog Buns, Olive Oil, Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo, and Spices. Hello Summertime! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Hot Dogs along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BUFFALO CHILI DOGS
Delicious, messy and healthy! Our 100% grass-fed, nitrite free Hot Dogs, will bring you back to eating hot dogs again. Better yet, try them covered in Bison Chili!

Ingredients (Serves 6 to 8):

1 – package Wild Idea Buffalo Hot Dogs
2 – cups Wild Idea Buffalo Chili, heated (recipe below)
1 ½ – cups cheddar cheese, shredded
6 – hot dog buns (whole wheat or whole grain, best)
1 – tablespoon olive oil
Optional toppings: pickled jalapeños, raw onion or your favorite extra

Preparations:

1 – Preheat inside gas grill to 550°. (Set half of the grill on high and the other half on low).
2 – Place hot dogs over hot side of grill for 2 minutes each side, closing grill during cooking time.
3 – While hot dogs are grilling, brush inside of buns with olive oil and place inside down over low heat side of the grill, and brown about 2 minutes.
4 – Remove browned buns and place hot dogs on buns.
5 – Top each hot dog with 1/3 cup of heated chili and sprinkle each with ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese. (cheese will melt on its own, or use small torch if you would like to lightly brown). Serve with optional toppings and a lot of napkins!

4-Bean Bison Chili

Ingredients (Serves 10 to 12):

2 – pounds Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – onion, chopped
2 – tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
2 – tablespoons cumin
2½ – tablespoons chili powder
½ – tablespoon oregano
½ – tablespoon thyme
2 – teaspoons coriander
½ – teaspoon each smoked paprika and cayenne
1 – tablespoon black pepper
2 – teaspoons salt
1 – quart stewed tomatoes
1 – quart tomato sauce
8 – golden pepperoncini, diced + juices
1 – 15 oz. can each: butter beans, black beans, kidney beans and pinto beans, (drained – but not rinsed)
1 – lemon, juiced
2 – cups water

Preparations:
1 – Mix all dry spices together.
2 – In heavy stew pot, over medium high heat, heat olive oil.
3 – Add buffalo meat, crumbling into small pieces. Lightly brown, stirring constantly for 4 minutes.
4 – Add onion, garlic and seasonings. Continue to brown, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
5 – Add remaining ingredients and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for ½ to 1 hour, or until desired thickness is achieved. Serve with Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Bread (recipe included upon request with purchase).
Chili freezes nicely. Portion out and freeze for a quick meal at a later date.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93466497-buffalo-chili-dogs

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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Peanut Butter and Chili……………

If you are making Vegetarian Chili add a heaping amount of smooth and creamy peanut butter. The subtle hint of sweet paired with the peanut’s inherent nuttiness is enough to balance out the spice and acid of vegetarian chili.

Chef Boyardee Chili Mac w/ Baked Crescent Rolls

April 1, 2021 at 7:06 PM | Posted in BEEF, Chef Boyardee, chili, pasta, Pillsbury | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chef Boyardee Chili Mac w/ Baked Crescent Rolls

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Rolled out to get the papers this morning and the cars and grass areas had snow on them, not a lot but slightly covered. For the day it was 38 degrees, partly cloudy and very windy that took the wind chill to around 33 degrees. Not such a great day for Opening Day here for the Cincinnati Reds. This was the only day that Mom and Dad would let me stay home from school back when I was in Elementary School. They knew how Baseball crazy I was! Opening Day around this area is like a National Holiday. So I had another bad day with my sinuses and sinus headache. If the weather would just stay warm or cold I would be fine but as long as our weather flips back and forth between the 2 my sinuses will continue to be bad. I wanted a hot meal and something easy to prepare. So I settled on Chef Boyardee Chili Mac w/ Baked Crescent Rolls.

 

First time I’ve had this in many of a year. As all Chef Boyardee products it’s easy to prepare and delicious! The Chili Mac is as it describes, Macaroni with Beef in Chili Gravy. To prepare it just empty the contents into saucepan. Heat over medium heat until warm, stirring occasionally. Ready to serve! Plenty of Macaroni along with plenty of Beef. And that Chili Gravy is so good, seasoned just right. There’s 270 calories and 23 net carbs per serving.

 

I also baked a small roll of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. I just love these, they go great with any meal. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chef Boyardee Chili Mac – Macaroni with Beef in Chili Gravy

Chef Boyardee Chili Mac is the delicious and convenient meal that families have depended on for generations. Chef Boyardee uses real beef, enriched macaroni pasta, and a robust chili gravy to give Chef Boyardee Chili Mac the classic taste that your family will ask for again and again. Ready to serve in just 90 seconds, Chef Boyardee Chili Mac is the heat-and-eat meal busy families can count on. Chef Boyardee Chili Mac is so easy to prepare, anyone can do it. Just heat and eat. With 9 grams of protein and 270 calories per serving, Chef Boyardee Chili Mac contains 2 servings of beef, pasta, and chili gravy in each 15 oz easy-open can. With no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, Chef Boyardee makes a wholesome meal for kids of ALL ages.
Directions
Heating directions: Stove top: Empty contents into saucepan. Heat over medium heat until warm, stirring occasionally. Microwave: Empty contents into microwave-safe container. Cover. Microwave on high 1 minute 30 seconds or until warm. Stir before serving. As all microwave ovens vary, time given is approximate. 1. Lift tab to rim. 2. Pull up and back slowly. Warnings: Contains: Wheat. Caution: Sharp Edges.
https://www.chefboyardee.com/products/other-fun-flavors/chili-mac-can

 

 

 

 

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
No measuring or mixing required with quick and easy Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough. Fresh from the oven, every bite will remind you of that home-cooked feeling you love. Golden and buttery crescents are picky eater-approved. Our recipe includes no high fructose corn syrup and no colors from artificial sources.

* CRESCENT ROLLS: Get warm and fresh bread from the oven in about 10 minutes and complete your favorite weeknight meal with Pillsbury Crescents. Picky eater-approved taste!
* QUICK AND EASY: Easy-to-bake dough for golden and warm crescents ready in minutes.
* PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS: Crescent Rolls are picky-eater approved! Enjoy them as a perfect side or use to make pigs in a blanket, a taco crescent ring, or to top your next pot pie. Everything tastes better in a crescent!
* HOMEMADE TASTE: Fresh from the oven, every bite will remind you of that home-cooked feeling you love.

Instructions: Heat oven to 375°F (or 350°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheet).Unroll dough; separate into 8 triangles. Roll up triangles, starting at wide end. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; curve each into crescent shape. Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. For safe opening, point can ends away from you and others. Keep dough refrigerated. Do not freeze or microwave unbaked poppin’ fresh™ dough.
https://www.pillsbury.com/products/crescents

Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes

March 2, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes with recipes including Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta, Slow-Cooker Jambalaya, and Three-Bean Chili. Oh, smell that Cajun Aroma! Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Cajun and Creole recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
This zesty Cajun-style pasta is full of lean chicken, peppers and onions. Serve with sautéed green beans………….

Slow-Cooker Jambalaya
This hearty jambalaya is bursting with chicken, smoked turkey sausage, and shrimp. It takes just 25 minutes to prep in the morning and then your slow cooker will work its magic and deliver a tasty meal at the end of the day……………..

Three-Bean Chili
This rib-sticking bean chili is richly flavored with cumin, chili, paprika, oregano and an assortment of peppers. Use whatever beans you have in your pantry……………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19698/cuisines-regions/usa/cajun-creole/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 14, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Keep a lid on this one……….

No Peeking. Resist the urge to remove the lid and peek at your meal. Opening the slow cooker lets heat and moisture escape, and it slows the cooking process. Once you put the lid on, leave it there until your dish reaches the low end of the recipe’s cooking range.

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.

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Thoughts and conversation about food, and other interests, being shared from beautiful Sydney, Australia.

SO MUCH FOOD

Approachable and exciting recipes for the adventurous home cook!

Moss En Place

Vegetable forward, feel good food

Aly Eats Food

Delicious recipes and restaurant reviews!

A lot of Kitchen Eats

Embarking on a Kitchen Journey

FRESH. OUT.

Healthy recipes for busy people. Our constantly growing collection of recipes includes Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, and Keto, options.

Rahel the Amazon

Bespoke Personal Training and Nutrition Coaching in London

The Cheeky Chickpea

Vegan Food Blog With Delicious Simple Vegan Recipes

Pilates with Rachel Louise

Leading a Healthy and Balanced Lifestyle

Adventures with the Michigan Mama

This mama always has something to do and share

Vegetable-Kids.com

Nancy J. Miller, M.S. Author/Career Counselor/Life Coach