Monday, January 19, 2009

Wendy's Chili

Another recipe found on Recipezaar, This chili was delicious!! and it made a HUGE pot :) Definitely making this one again, I didn't post a picture because everyone knows what chili looks like.. hehe!!!

Wendy's Chili Recipe #17858

This is a version of the famous Wendy's chili and it tastes just like it!!
by Pam Walk
2¼ hours 15 min prep

SERVES 12 , 1 big potful

2 lbs ground beef
1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (29 ounce) can kidney beans (with liquid)
1 (29 ounce) can pinto beans (with liquid)
1 cup diced onion (, 1 medium onion)
1/2 cup diced green chili pepper (, 2 chilies) (used canned)
1/4 cup diced celery (, 1 stalk)
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
2-3 teaspoons cumin powder
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups water

Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat.
Drain off the fat.
In a large pot, combine the beef plus all the remaining ingredients, and bring to a simmer over low heat.
Cook, stirring every 15 minutes, for 2 to 3 hours.

Creamy Tuna and Shells Casserole

This was SOOOO good, I'm not a huge Tuna fan, and I've tried Tuna Casseroles before and never liked any of them. Also the mayonnaise kind of threw me off and I almost didn't add
it at the end because of how moist the recipe was, But I threw it in anyway and it was delicious in there!!! Everyone here loved it!

Creamy Tuna and Shells Casseroles Recipe #126573

Smooth creamy sauce--very yummy.
by Chef Aduladi
1 hour 30 min prep


1 (6 ounce) can tuna (drained)
1 (8 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1 (8 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 small onion
1 cup chopped celery
8 ounces mushrooms (sliced or chopped up)
1 cup mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip)
1 cup milk
1 (8 ounce) package large shell pasta
1/4 cup butter, for sauteing vegetables
2 cups shredded cheese, mix jack or cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cook shell pasta according to package directions.
Add butter to sauté pan on low-med heat.
Add celery and onions.
Sauté until onions almost clear.
Add mushrooms - remove from heat.
Drain veggies (if extra butter in pan).
Put veggies in pan, add soup, tuna, milk, cheese until heated through and cheese melted.
Remove from heat add mayo and cook pasta.
Pour into baking dish, top with remaining shredded cheese bake until cheese is melted and "browning" (approx 1/2 hour).
Remove and let sit for about 5 minutes.

Kittencal's Hearty Chicken Soup

This was so good found on Recipezaar!! Definitely a family favorite...

Kittencal's Hearty Chicken Soup Recipe #206939


1½ hours 15 min prep


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely diced
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic (or to taste)
2 teaspoons dried thyme
8 1/4 cups chicken stock (use homemade or good-quality canned, set 1/4 cup cold broth aside)
2 small russet potatoes, peeled and diced
2-3 large carrots (peeled and sliced about 1/4-inch thick)
1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed (use all or half amount of spinach) (optional)
3 cups cooked chicken or cooked turkey
2 tablespoons flour
salt and black pepper (use lots black pepper)
cayenne pepper (or to taste) (optional)
grated Parmesan cheese, cheese (optional)

Heat oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat; add in onion, celery, garlic and thyme; cook stirring for about 4 minutes.
Add in 8 cups chicken stock with diced potatoes; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender (about 15-20 minutes).
Using a potato masher mash the potatoes in the the stock.
Add in sliced carrots, spinach (if using) and cooked chicken; bring to a boil, reduce heat cover and simmer for about 30 minutes over low heat.
Season with salt, pepper and cayenne (if using) to taste.
In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup room temperature or cold stock with flour until smooth; add into the simmering broth and cook until thickened (about 5 minutes).
Ladle into serving bowls and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if desired

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hearty Mexican Spaghetti

This was delicious this is definately a family favorite they've already asked me to make it again next week. Hubby and I would add a bit more taco seasoning to it for us. But we need to keep it mild for the kids, but this was great!

Hearty Mexican Spaghetti Recipe #129025

12 ounces spaghetti, uncooked
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
14 1/2 ounces tomatoes, canned, diced in sauce, undrained
22 ounces whole mexicorn whole kernel corn, undrained (with red and green peppers)
1 (7 ounce) can diced green chilies, undrained
1/2 cup green onion, sliced
1/2 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded

Break spaghetti in half and add to simmering water in large pot or Dutch oven. Cook until tender. In large skillet brown ground beef or turkey. Add taco seaoning mix, undrained tomatoes and corn, green chilies, and onions. Over medium heat cook until heated thru, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta and place in large bowl. Add meat mixture and toss lightly. Sprinkle with cheese, serve.