Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cowboy Recipes

Beefy Cowboy Beans


1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 red or green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 (16 ounce) can baked beans
1 (15 1/2 ounce) can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup tomato catsup
1/4 cup Heinz 57 sauce
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

In large nonstick skillet, brown ground beef, onion and bell pepper over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up into 1-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings.

Season beef mixture with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Stir in beans, catsup, Heinz 57 Sauce, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Makes 4 servings.


Cowboy Caviar

Serves 12.

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (4 ounce) can ripe olives, chopped and drained
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 large eggs, hard cooked, peeled and chopped
1 green onion with top, sliced

Mix all ingredients except cream cheese, eggs, and green onion. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Spread cream cheese on serving plate. Spoon bean mixture evenly over cream cheese. Arrange eggs on bean mixture in ring around the edge of the plate; sprinkle with green onion.


King Ranch Chicken

1/2 to 2/3 pound Cheddar cheese, grated
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
Garlic salt, to taste
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 dozen corn tortillas
2 frying chickens, boiled, then
cut into bite-size pieces (save stock)
1 large onion, chopped
1 large bell pepper, chopped
1 can tomatoes

Put Cheddar cheese in a bowl and sprinkle with chili powder and seasonings. Then spread soups over cheese. Quickly dip tortillas in boiling chicken stock to wilt. Layer a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with tortillas and add ingredients in the order listed above. Bake 30 minutes at 325 degrees F.

Feeds a crowd!


Cowboy Candy Bars


4 cups oatmeal
1 cup butter
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1 cup brown sugar
1 (6 ounce) package chocolate chips
3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter

Mix oatmeal, butter, corn syrup and sugar as for a pie crust. Pat into bottom of a greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool.

Melt chocolate chips, then add peanut butter. Spread over baked layer. Refrigerate. Cut into squares before completely hardened.

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