Posts Tagged ‘easy recipes’

Mix (1) 2 liter bottle or (6) 12 oz. cans of Grape, Orange, or Strawberry Crush (or other brand) and 2 cans of Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk in an ice cream freezer.

If the freezer is not full, add some regular milk to the mixture.

(Note:  We like NuGrape best, but it has Red #40 in it, so we haven’t had this in years.  It’s wonderful though!  🙂  )

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This makes a bunch and can be frozen.  Very versatile – use whatever you have in your pantry!

2 pounds ground hamburger meat, browned and drained
1 large onion, chopped and sauteed with the meat
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 envelope dry Ranch Dressing mix
2 cans tomatoes
1 can Rotel
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can sliced mushrooms
2 cans pinto beans
2 cans shoe peg corn
1 can yellow hominy

Combine and simmer over low heat for at least 30 minutes to an hour (or longer in the crockpot). Serve over chips (Fritos are good) topped with cheese.

VARIATIONS: I have omitted the mushrooms, pinto beans, and the shoe peg corn, then added a can of Ranch style beans (undrained), can of black beans (drained), one small can of V8 juice, can of beef broth, and sliced olives. I’ve also added a pound of Velveeta to the whole mix. You can do basically anything with this – be creative! 😀

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Stew meat or roast, cut into cubes
carrots, sliced
potatoes, cubed
onion, chopped (or use dehydrated or onion powder)
2 cans Campbell’s Beefy Mushroom Soup (don’t dilute)
1 jar beef gravy (we like Heinz)
couple jars full of water
salt and pepper to taste

Brown beef in a heavy pot or Dutch oven. (I use a little bit of olive oil for this. Browning the meat adds flavor to the stew.) Add other ingredients and simmer on low/medium heat, stirring occasionally. I let this cook for a couple of hours at least. I’ve also made it in the crockpot and let it cook all day.

Serve with homemade bread or cornbread. Super on a cold day!

Enjoy! 🙂

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This is more like a chili than a soup, but it’s really good and low fat, not to mention cheap! Freezes well also.

1 onion, chopped
1 (16oz) can chili beans, Ranch style beans, or pinto beans
1 (15oz) can black beans
1 (15oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
1 can chicken broth
1 (28oz) can diced tomatoes (could use 1 or 2 cans Rotel if you wanted)
1 pkg taco seasoning
3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Place all ingredients in crockpot, place chicken breasts on top and press down into the mixture. Allow to cook on low for 7 hours.

Before serving, remove chicken and shred/dice, add back to the crockpot.

Serving options:
shredded cheese
sour cream
crushed tortilla chips

I like this best served over rice with cheese on top, but hubby prefers chips and cheese.  This is soooo good and easy to make!

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