Authentic Mexican Picadillo

Ingredients:2 Large Potatoes Diced2 Large Carrots Diced1 can Green Peas1/2 Onion Diced1 lb ground beef1 chile ancho, deveined and deseeded1 cup Beef Stock1/4 white onion2 Red tomatoes1 chipotle pepper in adobo2 cloves garlic1 stick cinnamon1/4 tbsp cumin3 sweet peppercorns1/4 tbsp thyme1/4 bunch cilantro finely chopped1 tbsp oreganosalt to taste1 tbsp oil Directions:Start by sauteeing the … Read more

Cheeseburger Soup

Ingredients: 1/2 pound ground beef (use 1 pound) 3/4 cup chopped onion 3/4 cup shredded carrots 3/4 cup diced celery 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 4 tablespoons butter, divided 3 cups chicken broth 4 cups peeled and diced potatoes 1/4 cup all purpose flour 2 cups of Velveeta processed cheese cubed … Read more

Porotitaos Verdes (Green Bean Salad with Lemon Herb Dressing)

Serves 6 Prep time: 30 minutes Green bean salad is another staple in Chilean summer menus and buffet meals. It is usually served with a tomato salad. 1 pound baby green beans (whole frozen beans may be used) 1/2 large onion, peeled and julienned 1/3 cup Alino para Ensaladas (Lemon Herb Dressing, recipe follows in … Read more

Minty Peas and Onions

2 large onions cut into 1/4 inch wedges 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper 2 tablespoons cooking oil 2 packages (16 ounces each) of frozen peas 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint or two teaspoons dried mint In a large skillet saute the onions and pepper in oil until tender. Add the peas. Cook uncovered stirring … Read more

Cheese Log or Ball

Elaine Robey 12/13/2006 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened to room temperature 1 8 ounce package shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 8 ounce package shredded colby/monterey jack cheese 1 8 ounce package shredded Mexican or pepper jack cheese (Use any combination of cheese you like) 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp red cayenne pepper … Read more

Fresh Spinach Salad

Fresh Spinach Salad 1 package fresh spinach 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 8 strips bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled 1 can bean sprouts 1 can water chestnuts, sliced 1 can chow mein noodles Dressing 1 cup oil 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce Diced onions Mix salad together except for chow mein … Read more

Frozen Onion Rings

Frozen onion rings Large firm onions sliced Ice bath Flour Milk Cornmeal Pancake flour mix Separate onions into rings and blanch 15 seconds. Chill in ice water and drain. Roll in flour. Dip in milk then roll in a mixture half and half of pancake mix and cornmeal. Freeze on cookie sheet. Freeze on waxed … Read more

An Easy Frozen Pickle

16 cups cucumber thinly sliced 1 cup onion thinly sliced 3 tbsp salt Syrup 2 cups vinegar ½ tsp powdered alum 4 cups sugar 1 tsp mustard seed 1 tsp celery and 1 tsp turmeric Combine cucumbers, onions, and salt. Set aside for 3 hours. Rinse and drain well. Mix together turmeric and alum and … Read more