“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses

August 12, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses. Something delicious is coming from the oven, how about a Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses! Rigatoni Pasta, Cloves, Oregano, and Ricotta Cheese are just some of the ingredients you’ll be using to make this week’s recipe! It from the CooksRecipes website, one of my favorites. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses
Your whole family will love this delicious lasagna-like casserole that uses ziti pasta in place of the traditional noodles.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 (14.5-ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
1 cup water
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese – divided use
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
1 large egg
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
12 ounces rigatoni pasta, cooked according to package directions

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion, garlic and fennel seeds and sauté until onion has softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in oregano and sage, cook 30 seconds and add tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and water. Simmer until mixture thickens slightly, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.
2 – Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Grease a 9x13x2-inch glass baking dish.
3 – In medium bowl combine ricotta cheese and egg. Season with salt and pepper.
4 – Spread 1/4 of sauce over bottom of prepared baking dish. Layer 1/3 of cooked pasta over. Drop half of ricotta mixture over by spoonfuls and sprinkle with 1/3 of the mozzarella then ladle 1/4 of sauce over . Repeat layering with another 1/3 of pasta, remaining ricotta mixture, 1/3 of the mozzarella, 1/4 of sauce and remaining pasta. Ladle remaining sauce over and sprinkle with remaining 1/3 of mozzarella and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.
5 – Cover casserole with aluminum foil and bake until heated through, about 45 minutes, removing cover after 30 minutes to allow cheese to brown.

Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/baked-ziti-with-three-cheeses-recipe.html

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – FALL-APART BEER BRISKET

May 14, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a recipe for FALL-APART BEER BRISKET. Drooling just at the name of it! Made using Beef Brisket along with a Dark Stout Beer. This recipe will make some mouth-watering sandwiches! The recipe comes the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a Diabetic Friendly recipes to please everyone! So check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

FALL-APART BEER BRISKET

Ingredients

2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
1 1/2 lb trimmed beef brisket (750 g)
canola oil cooking spray
1 1/2 cups diced onion (about 1 large onion) (375 mL)
2 tsp minced garlic (10 mL)
1 bottle (12 oz/341 mL) dark stout beer
2 Tbsp cider vinegar (30 mL)
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves (7 mL)
1 tsp dried thyme leaves (5 mL)
3 Tbsp steak sauce (45 mL)
3 Tbsp no-salt-added tomato paste (45 mL)
1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
6 multigrain bread slices

Directions

1 – Heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of canola oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brown beef 3 minutes on each side. Place beef in slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Heat remaining 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil, cook onions 4 minutes or until beginning to brown, stirring frequently. Stir in garlic and cook 15 seconds.
2 – Remove skillet from heat and stir in garlic, beer, vinegar, oregano, thyme, steak sauce, and tomato paste. Stir until well blended and pour over beef in slow cooker, making sure that beef is covered completely with liquid.
3 – Cover and cook on low setting for 6 hours. Remove beef and place on cutting board. Stir salt into slow cooker mixture. Thinly slice beef (it will shred automatically as you slice). Return beef to slow cooker and stir. Cover and let stand 15 minutes to absorb flavors.
4 – To serve, place strainer in large bowl, strain beef mixture, shaking off excess liquid and place in serving bowl. Serve juices alongside. Place equal amounts of shredded beef on warmed multigrain bread slices (2 oz/60 g per serving) as open-faced sandwiches. Spoon desired amount of liquid over each.
NOTES:
A hearty, comfort food meal with rich flavor. Buy beef brisket that weighs almost 2 pounds before trimming as there is quite a bit of fat to discard. If a sliced brisket is preferred over the shredded variety, cook about 30 minutes less than recommended above. Serving size: 1/2 cup (125 mL) beef, 1/3 cup (75 mL) sauce.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 6 servings
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 300
Fat: 10 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 500 milligrams
Cholesterol: 45 milligrams
Protein: 29 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/fall-apart-beer-brisket

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 30, 2017 at 5:19 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Making Chili……

 

If your chili is too thin, try adding tomato paste to thicken it. Add the tomato paste in small amounts until the desired thickness is reached. If the tomato paste doesn’t work, try a small amount of cornstarch or flour. Some people even say a tablespoon or two of instant mashed potatoes work to thicken a chili. I’ve found the best Chili is cooked in a Crock Pot and let simmer all day! Chili on!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 29, 2015 at 5:32 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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When making Chili…..

 

If your chili is too thin, try adding tomato paste to thicken it. Add the tomato paste in small amounts until the desired thickness is reached. If the tomato paste doesn’t work, try a small amount of cornstarch or flour. Enjoy that Chili!

Turkey Lasagna Rolls

June 23, 2014 at 5:46 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Kraft Cheese, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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I came across this recipe and wanted to pass it along, it sounds delicious! I haven’t made this one yet so I have no pictures to pass along. Lasagna noodle rolls filled with seasoned spinach and ricotta cheese, and baked in an Italian meat sauce made with Jennie – O Lean Ground Turkey.

 

 

Recipe Ingredients:

Sauce:
8 ounces Jennie – O Lean Ground Turkey
1 medium Onion, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, finely minced
1 cup sliced fresh Mushrooms
1 cup Water
1 (7.5-ounce) can Diced Tomatoes
1 (6-ounce) can Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 1/2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, crushed
1 teaspoon Dried Basil, crushed

8 packaged Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Lasagna Noodles

Filling:
1 Egg – Egg Beater’s (1/4 Cup)
1 (15-ounce) Low fat Ricotta Cheese
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped Spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 cup Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
3/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese

Topping:
1/2 cup Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese

 

 

Cooking Directions:

For Sauce: In a large skillet cook turkey, onion and garlic until turkey is no longer pink; drain fat. Stir in mushrooms, water, undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano and basil. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain noodles; rinse with cold water and drain again.
For Filling: In a mixing bowl, stir together the egg, ricotta cheese, spinach, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
To assemble rolls, spread about 1/2 cup of the filling over each lasagna noodle. Roll up noodles, starting from a short end. Place lasagna rolls,seam sides down, in a 11x7x2-inch baking pan. Pour sauce over lasagna rolls. Cover pan with foil.
Bake in a preheated 375°F (190°C) oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil. Sprinkle with the 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes more or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
Makes 8 servings.

Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

January 1, 2014 at 6:31 PM | Posted in beans, Crock Pot, spices and herbs, Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

 

 

 
The first post of 2014! Hope all of you had a great end of 2013 and a promising start to 2014. Started off windy and quite chilly around here this morning, But it cleared up and the sun came out and warmed to in the low 30’s. They say we have Winter weather moving in overnight and into Thursday though. 2-3 inches overnight and early morning then another 1-3 inches through Thursday, not the way to start 2014. But a good way to start the year off in food is to have Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili as my first dinner of the year!

 

 

 

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I had made this batch of Chili back in December and had some in the freezer. I set it out overnight in the fridge to thaw. To reheat heat I just emptied the container in a sauce pan and heated it up on medium heat until heated through. Love this Chili!! For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunk Cup.

 

 

 
To prepare it; The Chili has Wild Idea Buffalo Lean Ground Buffalo, Dark Red Kidney Beans, Chili Beans, Great Northern White Beans, and ton of great Spices! Just put it in the Crock Pot, on low, for about 8 hours and you got you some mighty tasty Chili! The Wild Idea Ground Buffalo has such a unique flavor, an almost sweet taste to it. I left the full recipe at the bottom of the post. The longer the Chili simmers the more incredible aroma fills the kitchen!

 

 

 

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Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

 

Ingredients

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2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Directions:
*Brown Buffalo 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 the cheese and crackers.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste.
*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 the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round 99 free
Wild Idea Buffalo
Ground Round, 99% Lean
We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this super lean meat. It is rich and dark in taste and color. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes.

 

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/

3 Bean Buffalo Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

November 22, 2013 at 6:32 PM | Posted in beans, chili, Crock Pot, Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Buffalo Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

 

 

Cloudy, windy, and rain on and off all day today. They say some really cold weather moving in, a Saturday high of only in the 20’s. Really didn’t feel like cooking a lot today so I got in the freezer and grabbed the Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili I had frozen. It’s the last of Chili I had frozen, so I’ll be making a new batch soon! For dinner tonight, I prepared the Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili along with some Johnny Cakes.

 

 

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I sat the Chili out overnight in the fridge to thaw and warmed it up in a medium sauce pan. I Love Chili especially this one that I make. I use Wild Idea Buffalo’s Ground Buffalo which is the best tasting Ground Buffalo that I’ve found. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans, 1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans (rinsed), and 1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans (rinsed). Then I mix in 1 White Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Unseeded and Chopped), 3 Cloves Minced Garlic, and 2 tablespoons of Jiff Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter. First time I added Peanut Butter, a friend of mine that enters a lot of Chili Competitions told me to give it a try. It does give your Chili a rich flavor. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste, 1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). Throw in a 1/2 cup of Water and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low for 5-6 hours. Then you have yourself some good, comfort food Chili! You can serve it many ways; in a bowl or mug and top it with your favorite Cheese or Chopped Green Onions with a side of Oyster Crackers. Another way to have it is served on top of a Johnny Cake (Cornbread), which I did tonight, or have a side of Cornbread with it.

 

 

 

To prepare Johnny Cakes all you’ll need is: Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray, 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 3/4 cups Buttermilk, and 2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix. Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl. Spray your Pam on a Flat Top Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Top Griddle. When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. To serve I placed mine on a plate and topped it with my 3 Bean Buffalo Chili and Shredded Cheese. And now it’s Comfort Food Heaven! The Chili is a perfect pairing with Cornbread no matter how you prepare your Cornbread. For dessert later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

 

 

 

 

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Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

 

Ingredients:

2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
Oyster Crackers

Directions:
*Brown Buffalo 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.
*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 the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round 99 free

Wild Idea BuffaloGround Round, 99% Lean
We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this super lean meat. It is rich and dark in taste and color. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes.

 

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

 

 

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Johnny Cakes (My way)

Ingredients:

Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 3/4 cups Buttermilk
2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix

Directions:

Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl.
Spray your Pam on a Flat Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Griddle.
When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. Serve while warm and enjoy!

3 Bean Buffalo Chili and Cheese Omelett

October 22, 2013 at 9:16 AM | Posted in breakfast, cheese, chili, Eggs, Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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A 3 Bean Buffalo Chili and Cheese Omelette to start the day! Especially when it was 30 degrees out this morning with a cool breeze, Brrrrr! I used 2 medium size Eggs, the 3 Bean Buffalo Chili that was leftover from the night before, and a little bit of fresh grated Monterey Jack Cheese. I also had a couple of slices of buttered Klosterman Wheat Bread Toast along with a hot cup of Decaf Bigelow Green Tea. Nice start this morning!

Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili!

October 20, 2013 at 5:11 PM | Posted in beans, cheese, chili, Crock Pot, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

 

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A bit chilly this morning, 31 degrees! Had a light frost on the roof tops also. Cleaned the house early and then time for some Football! For dinner it’s a Classic Comfort Food, Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili. Chilly on the outside and Chili on the inside! (Sorry about that one)

 

 
I had some of the Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili in the freezer so I set a container of in the fridge overnight to thaw. I Love Chili especially this one that I make. I use Wild Idea Buffalo’s Ground Buffalo which is the best tasting Ground Buffalo that I’ve found. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans, 1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans (rinsed), and 1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans (rinsed). Then I mix in 1 White Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Unseeded and Chopped), 3 Cloves Minced Garlic, and 2 tablespoons of Jiff Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter. First time I added Peanut Butter, a friend of mine that enters a lot of Chili Competitions told me to give it a try. It does give your Chili a rich flavor. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste, 1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 tbs Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). Throw in a 1/2 cup of Water and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low for 5-6 hours. Then you have yourself some good, comfort food, Chili! You can serve it in a bowl or mug and top it with your favorite Cheese or Chopped Green Onions with a side of Oyster Crackers. Another way to have it is served on top of a Johnny Cake (Cornbread) or have a side of Cornbread with it. Anyway you have it its delicious! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

* With the Chili leftover I’m thinking a Chili and Cheese Omlet in the morning for Breakfast! *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Ingredients

 
2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
Oyster Crackers

 
Directions:
*Brown Buffalo 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 the cheese and crackers.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste.
*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 the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round 99 free
Wild Idea Buffalo
Ground Round, 99% Lean
We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this super lean meat. It is rich and dark in taste and color. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes.

 

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/

Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili!

September 12, 2013 at 5:30 PM | Posted in beans, bison, cheese, chili, Crock Pot, spices and herbs, Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

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Another hot, humid, and hazy day out there but they say Fall like weather for the weekend, I hope their right! We did get a brief shower but it just made it that much more humid. Reorganized the junk room, if that’s possible! Did throw away a lot of stuff that I don’t need. Starting on the Pantry tomorrow. For dinner one of my favorites, if not my top favorite, Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili! I love Chili and I love Buffalo so what’s not to like! When I first started making the 3 Bean Chili I used Lean Ground Turkey. Now I use Wild Idea Ground Buffalo. Either way is delicious and healthy.

 

 
Besides the Ground Buffalo I use 3 different types of Beans; 1 (15 oz.) Can of Joan of Arc Spicy Chili Beans, 1 Can Bush’s (15 oz.) Kidney Beans (rinsed), and 1 Can Bush’s (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans (rinsed). For spices I start with 1 Packet McCormick’s Original Chili Mix, 1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced, 1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped, 3 Cloves Minced Garlic, 1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin, 2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon, 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves, and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste. For extra kick and flavor I added 1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced, 1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped, 3 Cloves Minced Garlic, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste, and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste. Nothing but good!

 

 
To prepare it just brown 2 (1 lb.) packages of Wild idea Buffalo Ground Buffalo 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 the cheese and crackers. Add to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup water. Cover with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours). I usually cook it on low. Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread and ENJOY! For dessert later I tried a new one, Sans Sucre Mousse Cheesecake Dessert Cup. Something a little different and turned out real good! I left a another post on this and how to make it. Only 80 calories and 7 carbs per serving.

 

 

 

 

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Ingredients
2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
Oyster Crackers

 
Directions:

 
*Brown Buffalo 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 the cheese and crackers.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste.
*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 the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.

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