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Chili Con Queso Recipe (Chi-Chi’s)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 4 1/2 ounces canned diced green chilies, drained
  • 3/4 ounce canned diced jalapeño, drained
  • 3/4 ounce fresh diced green pepper
  • 2 3/4 ounces canned red peppers, diced and drained

Directions

  1. Cut processed cheese into chunks no more than 1 inch thick. Spread cheese pieces evenly in the bottom of a microwavable dish large enough for all ingredients. Spread all remaining ingredients evenly over the top of the processed cheese.
  2. Cover with a microwavable plastic lid and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir. Repeat the microwave process and stirring process until melted. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

Stroganoff Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 ea French Bread; Loaf, Unsliced       

  • 1 tb Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 1/2 lb Ground Beef; Lean
  • 1 x  Salt & Pepper; To Taste
  • 2 tb Onion; Grated
  • 2 ea Tomatoes; Md. Chopped
  • 1 1/2 c  Cheddar, Md. Sharp, Grated
  • 1 ea Green Pepper; Bell, Seed and chop 1 medium Green Bell Pepper.
  • 1 c  Sour Cream

Directions   

  1. Slice the bread lengthwise. Lightly butter the bread and wrap in foil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.  Brown the meat and drain the excess fat.  Add the onion, and cook until the onion is transparent.  Remove fro
    the heat and add the sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  2. Remove the bread from the oven and spread the meat mixture on each half. Arrange the chopped tomatoes and chopped green pepper on top of the meat mixture and top with the grated cheese.  Place back in the oven and bake only until the cheese is melted.  Serve hot.

Café Chicken Recipe

It’s amazing to come home to a meal like this after a long day.  Supper is ready, the house smells amazing, and on a cold winter day, you are able to have a hot meal within minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 chickens, about 2-1/2 pound | Cut into eighths
  • 1 onion — chopped
  • 2 garlic — chopped
  • salt & white pepper to taste
  • 1 green pepper — diced
  • 1 medium ripe tomato, peeled seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in slow-cooker.  Cover pot and set at low.  Cook for 6 to 8 hours, or until chicken is tender.

Layered Pea Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy salad dressing (I suggest Miracle Whip)
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 5 (15 ounce) cans baby peas, drained
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • bacon bits

Directions

  1. Stir together salad dressing and sugar in a large salad bowl or 9×13 glass baking dish until sugar is dissolved. Add peas and chopped green pepper, if desired, and mix lightly to combine. Spread the pea mixture evenly across the bottom of the dish.
  2. Spread the lettuce in an even layer over the pea mixture, and top the lettuce with a layer of the Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle bacon bits over the cheese.
  3. Chill for at least 8 hours or overnight to blend flavors.

Taco Lasagna

Here is a recipe that is a perfect mid week night dinner. Quick and easy while you are rushing off to the next soccer game or music lesson.
It comes together quickly. Can be assembled ahead of time and baked when needed.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of 6″ soft tortilla (8 in a package)
  • 2 pounds of lean ground beef or chicken / turkey
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 – 19 ounce / 540 ml can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 jar (about 2 cups) of medium salsa
  • 4 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream or Greek yogurt (I used 1/4 cup of each)
  • 2 cups low fat shredded Mozzarella, Cheddar Cheese or a combination of both (whatever kind you have on hand)

Directions

  1. Brown the beef with the onion and green pepper drain the fat if needed.
  2. Add the taco seasoning, water, beans, corn and salsa.
  3. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. In a 9 x 13 inch pan layer a bit of salsa, tortilla shells, sour cream mixture, cheese, beef, and continue with repeating the layers. It should give 4 layers.
  5. Top with the final amount of cheese.
  6. Bake in 350 oven for 20-30 minutes and all the cheese is bubbly and melted.
  7. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into it.
  8. Serve with a fresh crisp salad.

Traditional Cheese Ball Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1- 8oz container extra sharp cheddar cold pack cheese, room temperature
  • 1- 8 oz block cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped pineapple
  • 1 tbsp green pepper
  • 1 tsp grated onion
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • parsley, nuts, pimento for decoration

Directions

  1. Beat together other cheeses until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and beat well.
  3. Shape and garnish to your liking. Serve with assorted crackers.