Mexican Meatball Stew

This was a big hit, especially with the men in the house so I guess that means that meatballs are manly.  Also it was super easy to put together, you might even have on hand all the ingredients you need, there are only 5! 2 (14.5 oz each) cans Mexican style stewed tomatoes, undrained 2 … Continue reading

Fiesta Chicken Pasta Bake

Finally had a day off from work and vacation to get in the kitchen and make some dinner, felt good, tasted even better! 16 oz pasta, I used rotini 1 cup salsa 1 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon taco seasoning 1 (15 oz) can corn, drained 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed … Continue reading

Mexican Black Beans

This is such a quick and easy way to spice up a can of black beans before you use them in tacos or burritos or tostadas or whatever! 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons freshly pressed garlic 2 teaspoons taco seasoning 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 2 (15.5 oz each) cans black beans, rinsed and drained … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Chili with Black Beans and Corn

So here’s the New Year’s Eve chili in the bread bowl, Bob was happy!  I didn’t have a bread bowl but this chili was yum-o!  (Click here for bread bowl recipe.) 2 pounds hamburger 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 32 oz tomato sauce 1 (14.5 oz) can Italian diced tomatoes … Continue reading

Black Bean Chili

Trying out different recipes for the weekly pot of soup, decided to do a chili this week and since everyone here loves black beans, this was a good choice, thick and hearty, perfect for winter. 2 onions, chopped, about 2 cups 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped carrots 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper … Continue reading

Bacon Black Bean Dip

All the ladies I work with at church with the Young Women gathered here last night for a craft night to put together some gifts for the girls for an upcoming event called New Beginnings.  I promised them food to get them through the night so here is the first of the fuel food which … Continue reading