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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Slow-Cooker Smoked Sausage Stoup

I had a bunch of different ingredients and things lying around my kitchen and I decided to throw them all together and see what happened.

This was the result.

The ultimate in comfort food. Perfect for a rainy day or a cold winter afternoon.

Slow-Cooker Smoked Sausage Stoup


1 large green pepper cut into chunks
1/2 large yellow onion cut into chunks
1 ring of smoked sausage cut into 1" pieces
1 cup of baby carrots cut into small chunks
1 cup of brown rice (not cooked)
2 cans of cream of celery soup (undiluted)
1/2 cup of half and half
1 tsp. of pepper

Put the green pepper, onion, carrot, and smoked sausage chunks into a large bowl. Add both cans of cream of celery soup, and half and half. Mix together. Add dried brown rice to mixture and stir. Then add pepper and stir again.

Allow to cook in crock pot on high for 3 hours or low for 5 hours or until veggies are tender and rice is plumped up.

4 servings

Sorry for the bad picture. Hard to get a good one!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Taco Hot Dish

From my Grandma...so you KNOW it's good.

Taco Hot Dish


1 lb. hamburger
1/4 green onions
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1 package crescent rolls
16 0z. can of refried beans
1/2 cup of sliced black olives
2 cups of shredded mexican-style cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 egg

Brown hamburger with green onions and taco seasoning mix.

Lay crescent rolls in a 9 x 13 pan and press together.

Add refried beans to hamburger mixture and pour over crescent rolls.

Put sliced black olives on top of meat mixture. Mix shredded cheese, sour cream and egg together. Pour on top of bean and hamburger mixture and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.

Sprinkle with shredded lettuce, black olives, chopped tomatoes and green onions when taken from the oven.

Optional: Spoon meat mixture into bowls and let individuals put their own toppings on. I also topped with a mild salsa and a dollop of sour cream. Use whatever toppings you like. Enjoy!