Spicy Meat Loaf

Set aside: 1 lb. ground hot Italian sausage (If you are using links, remove casing.) 3-4 strips bacon   Mix together gently: 2 lb. ground sirloin Italian seasoned bread crumbs (as needed to bind meatloaf together) 1 large onion, chopped 1 large green pepper, chopped 2 eggs, beaten Salt/Pepper   Mix together in separate bowl: 1 can crushed tomatoes 1 can tomato sauce 1/4 cup catsup 1/4 cup yellow mustard 2-3 T. Worcestershire sauce 2-3 […]

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes 4 large sweet potatoes 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans 1/4 cup butter 1 large apple, chopped 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg Bake potatoes at 425° for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until tender. Melt butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add apple and cranberries; saute 2-3 minutes or until apple is tender. Stir in nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and […]

Spicy Chili

Spicy Chili 1 pound lean ground beef 1 pound hot Italian sausage (remove casing) 1 medium onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 packages McCormick’s Chili Seasoning 2 cans dark kidney beans 2 cans tomato sauce (optional: Rotel tomatoes with green chilis) Tapatio hot sauce Black pepper Crushed red pepper (optional) 1 tsp. sugar ½ tsp. cinnamon Dash of cocoa powder Brown ground beef and Italian sausage. Drain. In large […]

Mexican Cornbread

Mexican Cornbread 1 ½ cups self-rising cornmeal 2 eggs 1 cup milk or buttermilk 1 can (15 oz.) cream style corn ½ cup butter, melted 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped or 1 can Rotel chilies 1 pound hot Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled 1 large onion, chopped ½ lb. shredded cheese Oil (for skillet) Mix cornmeal, eggs, milk, corn, butter and peppers. Set aside. Remove casings from sausage and crumble into skillet; cook with onion until […]

Baked Beans

Baked Beans 1 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup molasses 3 T. Dijon mustard 3 T. brown sugar 2 T. Worcestershire 1-2 large green peppers, chopped 6 cans Hunts baked beans 3 cloves garlic 6 slices bacon, uncooked Mix together first 8 ingredients. Pour into large casserole baking dish. Place bacon slices on top. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Optional: Add cooked ground beef to mixture before baking.

Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies 2 ½ cups butter or shortening 5 cups sugar 4 eggs 1/3 cup molasses 1 T. vanilla 4 ¾ cups quick cooking oats 4 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 4 tsp. baking powder 4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt Chopped walnuts or pecans (optional) Dried, sweetened cranberries (or raisins) In large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. […]