Taco Soup (Crock Pot)

December 29, 2009 at 3:36 pm (Beef, Crock Pot, Soups/Stews)

Shamelessly stolen from http://crockpot365.blogspot.com

Kristen’s note:  This is really more like a chili than it is a soup.  Makes for very yummy leftovers as well.

–2 cans of kindey beans
–2 cans of pinto beans (I used 2 cans of black beans)
–2 cans of corn
–1 large can of diced tomatoes
–1 can tomatoes and chiles
–1 packet taco seasoning
–1 packet ranch dressing mix
–1 lb browned ground turkey or hamburger (optional)
–shredded cheese and sour cream for embelishment (optional)

–brown meat if you are going to use it
–drain fat and add meat to crockpot stoneware insert
–sprinkle seasoning packets on top of meat
–drain and rinse the beans and add
–add the ENTIRE contents of the corn and tomato cans
cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-5. I think the longer you cook soup, the better, so if you have the time, opt for cooking on low. Stir well, and serve with a handful of shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

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Oven-Fried Pork Chops

December 27, 2009 at 9:26 pm (Entrees, Pork)

From Better Homes and Gardens, New Cook Book, 1996

Prep:  10 minutes         Bake 20 Minutes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oven 425 Degrees


-4 Pork Loin Chips, cut 3/4 in thick

-2 Tbsp. Margarine or Butter, melted

-1 beaten Egg

-2 Tbsp. Milk

-1/4 tsp. Pepper

-1 C. herb-seasoned stuffing mix or corn bread stuffing mix, crushed.  (I use Italian seasoned bread crumbs)


1- Trim fat from meat.  Pour margarine or butter into a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.  Combine egg, milk, and pepper.  Dip chops into egg mixture.  Coat with stuffing mix.  Place in pan.

2.  Bake in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Turn chops.  Bake about 10 minutes more or till no pink remains and juices run clear. 

Makes 4 servings.

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Banana Bread

December 27, 2009 at 9:12 pm (Muffins/Breads)

Courtesy of Christy C’s grandma.



-1/2 C. Butter/Margarine, softened

-1 C. Sugar

-2 Eggs

-1 C. (2 medium) mashed bananas — the riper, the better

-1/4 C. Milk

-1 Tsp. Vanilla

-2 C. UnsiftedFlour

-1 Tsp. Baking Soda

-1/2 Tsp. Salt

-1/2 C. Chopped Nuts (optional)

-Brown Sugar (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.  Beat eggs one at a time.  Stir in bananas, milk, & vanilla.  Add remaining ingredients and stir by hand until well combined.  Grease 9 x 5 pan on bottom only.  Sprinkle small amount of brown sugar on bottom of pan (if desired).  Pour batter into pan.  Sprinkle top of batter with small amount of brown sugar (if desired) too.   Bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Remove from pan & cool before slicing.

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