Sunday, November 2, 2008

Taco Soup

Made this on Halloween night. I love this recipe because it takes 5 minutes to throw together, can simmer on low all day and it feeds a big crowd. I got this recipe when I worked at the Family Tree Restaurant as a teenager.

1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
5 cans of your favorite beans (kidney, chili, white, garbanzo, pinto)
1 can stewed or diced tomatoes
1 can whole kernel corn
1 small can diced green chili's
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix (mild or spicy)
1 cup water
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream
Fritos or tortilla chips

Brown ground beef with the onion. In crock pot, place the meat mixture, beans, tomatoes, corn, green chilis, taco seasoning and water. Simmer all day in crockpot. Serve with shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream and a handful of Fritos on top.

Sunday Roast

We went to a Young Women's dinner this week with our girls and they served the most tender, divine roast beef and gravy I've EVER tasted. I begged for the recipe, then went straight to Albertson's where all their roasts are buy one get one free this week (through Nov. 4th). The roast is simmering in my Crock Pot as-we-speak ( You should smell my house. YUM!

1 large beef roast (I use boneless rump roast)
2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 pkg. Lipton Onion Soup Mix
(Optional: 1 TBS. Montreal Steak Seasoning)

Place roast in crock pot (no need to brown it). Pour soup over the top. Sprinkle dry soup mix over the top. Add additional seasonings if desired. Cook on low for about 10 hours.

*** TIP*** I put my roast on around midnight on Saturday night and cooked it through the night. The next morning around 10 a.m. I turned it to warm so it will be ready to eat as soon as we get home from church.

Oreo Cheeseball

We made this on Halloween night when the whole family came over to hang out. It is more of a dessert than an appetizer. Tastes just like an oreo cheesecake.

1 (8 oz.) block cream cheese
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup powdered sugar
6-8 Oreos crushed up
Chocolate Chips

Mix the cream cheese, vanilla, sugar and crushed oreos until well mixed. Form into a ball. Roll in chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least a couple of hours.

Serve with: Graham Cracker Sticks, Teddy Grahams, Grandmas Sugar Cookies or Nilla Wafers