Wednesday, June 6, 2012

1 Pound Ground Turkey or Lean Beef
1-14 ½ Ounce Can Diced Tomatoes, No Sugar Added
1-14 ½ Ounce Can Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed
1- 14 ½ Ounce Can Garbanzo Beans/Chickpeas, Drained
1- Envelope of Taco Seasoning ( I prefer to use the low sodium)
1- Envelope Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
1-Can Corn, Drained (optional)
2 Cups of Salsa or Picante Sauce (you decide how hot you want it!)

Lightly brown the turkey or beef in a pan and drain.
Add the meat and all other ingredients to your crockpot.
Cover and heat on high for 4 hours.
Mix well before serving.

Serve with shredded cheddar cheesem jalepenos and sour cream. 


1 Cup White Rice
2 Cups Water
Butter (enough to coat the inside of the crock-pot sides and bottom)
Salt – Just a pinch

Coat the crock pot sides and bottom with butter. This will help keep the rice from sticking. I rinse my rice prior to using. This helps take some of that starch out. Put rice in large bowl or pan and put water in it. Swirl it around and drain. Do twice
Add remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 8 hours.

1(2 to 3lb) Boneless Beef Chuck Pot Roast
1 cup Chopped Onion
¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp Instant Beef Bouillon Granules
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 tsp Dried Oregano, crushed
½ tsp Dried Basil Crushed
½ tsp Dried Thyme, crushed
... ½ cup Chopped Pepperoncini (italian Pickled Peppers) or Other Pickled Peppers
8 Hoagie Buns or Kaiser Rolls, split and toasted
8 slices American Cheese

Make sure to Trim fat from meat. Cut into 1 inch pieces. In a crock pot, mix meat, onion, Worcestershire sauce, bouillon granules, garlic, oregano, basil and thyme.

Cover and cook on low heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high heat setting for 4 to 6 hours. Stir to break up meat cubes. Stir in pepperoncini. Cook, uncovered on high heat setting for 30 minutes more stirring often to break up meat and if you were on a low setting turn to high for 30 minutes when pepperoncinis are added.

Preheat oven. Using a spoon, place meat on the bun bottoms. Top with cheese. Place bun bottoms with meat on baking sheet. Broil 4 to 5 minutes from heat or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Cover with bun tops.