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Friday, June 10, 2016

Cilantro Lime Chicken

1.5 pounds chicken (about 3 breasts)
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 bag frozen corn
1-2 cups cilantro, chopped
juice from 2 limes
1/2 red onion (approximately 1 cup)
1 tsp. cumin
salt and pepper to taste (can be added later)

Toss in slow cooker, cook on low for about 4-6 hours (will cook longer if chicken is frozen).  Serve as tacos or over tortilla chips topped with sour cream and cheese.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Bean Pot Soup

This is Grandma Andrus' recipe, and it's still a classic at my house.

2 cups pinto beans
1 pound ground beef
1 28-ounce can tomatoes
1/3 cup rice
onion, diced
carrots, sliced
celery, chopped
dried parsley
bay leaves
salt and pepper
3-4 cups water
beef soup base or bullion cubes

Bring pinto beans to a boil.  Remove from heat and let stand one hour.  Pressure cook beans 18 minutes or 16 minutes when using kidney beans with less water.  Brown ground beef and drain.  Add beans and all remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil then simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Serve with ketchup if desired.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Grilled Lemon-Herb Chicken

1/2 - 2/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoon rosemary
1 teaspoon thyme
split boneless skinless chicken breasts

Mix first 7 ingredients and add to chicken.  Marinate overnight then grill to perfection.