Category Archives for Recipes

5 Can Bean Soup

15 ounce can kidney beans 15 ounce can chick peas 15 ounce can white beans 15 ounce can green beans 15 ounce can tomatoes, or better yet, tomatoes and zucchini 2 tablespoons dry onion 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon basil Salt & Black Pepper to taste This recipe is so easy and so good. […]

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Beans and Rice Mix

1 cup long grain brown rice 1 tablespoon dry onion flakes 1 tablespoon dry celery 1 tablespoon dry green pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 2 vegetable or other flavored bouillon cubes Dash red pepper flakes, or cayenne pepper 1/4 cup bacon bits OR sausage flavored TVP Combine the brown rice and all of the other […]

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Cowgirl Beans

1/2 to 1 pound ground beef 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon EACH vinegar and Worcestershire Sauce 8 ounce can tomato sauce 2-15 oz cans of pork’n beans or a 28 oz can baked beans or 3 cups homemade baked beans First take out your […]

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Split Pea Dahl

1 cup dry split peas 2 tablespoons olive or oil 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Cooked Brown Rice Simmer the peas in about a quart of water for 45 minutes, or until they are tender. Cook the rice while […]

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Lentil Stew

1-1/2 cups lentils 1-1/2 quarts of tap water (6 cups) 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 15 oz can tomatoes 1 large onion, chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon basil (optional) Get out a large stew pot. Put the lentils in it, and add the water. You can wash the […]

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Chick Pea Hummus

15 ounce can chickpeas, drained* 1/4 cup fresh parsley 3 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste) 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 clove garlic, peeled 1/2 cup tap water 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) Drain and rinse the chick peas, to remove any flavor leftover from the can. I do this by putting the chickpeas in […]

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Taco Style Lentils & Rice

3/4 cup dry lentils 3/4 cup brown rice 4 cups tap water 4 beef bouillon cubes 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder In a 2-quart saucepan bring the water to a boil. As the water is heating, add the lentils, rice, bouillon, chili powder, cumin, onion […]

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Tortilla Chip Pie or Easy Taco Salad

2 – 15 oz cans kidney beans, drained OR 1 cup of dry beans, cooked tender (about 3 cups of cooked beans) 1/2 to 1 pound ground beef or turkey 1 tablespoon dry onion 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon EACH garlic powder and oregano 1/8 teaspoon pepper 15 […]

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Sausage Bean Skillet

1 pound turkey sausage 4 stalks celery, sliced 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon honey 3 cups cooked lima beans  (or any other kind for that matter; about 2-15 oz cans) 15 ounce can tomato sauce First get out a large skillet. In it fry the turkey sausage until it is quite […]

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Butter Beans

Butter beans is one of those great dishes that are best when prepared very simply. If you haven’t had them in a while (and especially if you didn’t care for them much as a kid) give them another try. I’m sure they’ll quickly become a family favorite.   Butter Beans Recipe Type: Side Dish Prep […]

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TVP and Bean Burrito Mix

1 cup plain or unflavored TVP granules 3 tablespoons dry onion 2 tablespoons dry bell pepper (optional) 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon oregano 2 beef bouillon cubes Combine the TVP and all of the other ingredients in a resealable plastic container. I like to use zip-lock bags. […]

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Easy Chili

1 pound ground beef 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic minced, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 15 or 28 oz can of tomatoes 6 oz can tomato paste 4 cups cooked pinto or kidney beans(see note below) 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon dry parsley (optional) Get out […]

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Red Beans & Rice

1 pound dry kidney beans (approximately 6 cups cooked) 2 quarts of tap water 1 pound turkey sausage 1 large onion, chopped 4 stalks of celery chopped 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic 2 teaspoons salt Good shot of Tabasco Sauce Hot Cooked Brown Rice or White Rice (double the recipe for the rice) Soak the […]

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Powdered Milk

With the price of milk soaring through the roof lots of folks are reconsidering powdered milk for it’s economy. The dairy price hike hasn’t affected dry milk much yet, making it the best dairy bargain currently available. Through an informal investigation I’ve discovered that fresh milk costs between $3.50 and $4.50 a gallon in most […]

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