Lunch/Dinner, Soup, Vegan

Five Can Chili

Listen to Episode 25: Five Can Chili

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans beans
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1-2 cans water
  • 1/2 – 1 lb meat, pre-cooked (or cubed yams) – Optional
  • 1 1/2 Tbs chili powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • Chopped veggies

Directions:

  • Put all ingredients into a 4 quart or larger crockpot. Mix well.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours. If using fresh yams or sweet potatoes instead of meat, plan to cook 2-3 hours longer or cook on high as they will take longer to cook.
  • Serve with cornbread or a good homemade bread.
  • Use ground beef, turkey, or hot sausage. For vegetarian or vegan, use yams or sweet potatoes. You can even make it without, for a more soup-like chili.
  • Also optional: chopped peppers, onions, or tomatoes.
Lunch/Dinner

Mop and Bop Burgers

Listen to Episode 16: Mop And Bop Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 c Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 lb provolone cheese, sliced
  • Pasta sauce, warmed

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients (except provolone and sauce) well. Divide mixture into 8 patties.
  • Bake, broil, fry, or grill to medium.
  • Top with pasta sauce and a slice of provolone cheese, serve on a good roll.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • ground bacon
  • 1/2 c plain bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 c minced onion

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients (except ground bacon) well. Divide mixture into 8 patties, press ground bacon into the outside of each patty.
  • Bake, broil, fry, or grill to medium.
  • Serve with barbecue sauce on a good roll.
Lunch/Dinner

Crockpot Pulled Italian Beef

Listen to Episode 12: Hot Italian Beef

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 lb beef roast – chuck or English cut, fat removed
  • 1 12-oz can dark beer
  • 1 12-oz jar (drained) pepperocini peppers
  • 2 Tbs Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp each: salt, pepper, garlic powder

Directions:

  • Trim fat from beef, set aside. Put seasoning, garlic, beer, & peppers into the crockpot. Place beef on top.
  • Season beef with salt, pepper, & garlic powder.
  • Cook 8-10 hours on low.
  • Remove beef from crockpot. Carefully remove peppers from juice to a bowl. Shred beef and return to crockpot.
  • Serve on hard rolls with juice for dipping. Serve peppers the on side – they are hot!