Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cooking in Six Inch Stilettos! What am I talking about?

Cooking in Six in Stilettos! What am I talking about?

I have 4 recipes that are so easy, you can wear your stilettos while doing it.
I love recipes that are low maintenance.  The less time I spend cooking, the more time I can spend with family and tend to more entertaining things.  (Hint, Hint)  Prep time is minimum as wells as cooking and monitoring.  One of these is so good, my six year old eats it everyday until its gone.
1-Beef/Turkey Black Bean Chili
2-Mile High Taco Bake
3-Tater Bake
4-Peanut Butter cookies with Peanut butter cups

Beef/Turkey Black Bean Chili:

1lb Ground Beef( the leanest you can find, I like wal-mart they carry 98% lean)
1 lb Ground Turkey
2 cans Black Beans
1 15 oz can Tomato sauce
32 oz. Tomato Juice

Cook beef and turkey down and season to your liking, I use just a little salt, pepper and italian seasoning.  Once browned add beans, tomato sauce and tomato juice. Cook on medium heat for about 30 mins stirring occasionally.  Lower heat and cook another 30 mins stirring occasionally.

Time to hit up Victoria Secret Ladies because this recipe is weight watchers friendly without loosing the great taste!  Your waist line will thank you as will your significant other.
Mile high taco bake:

2 lb. leanest ground meat you can find(I like wal-mart they carry 98% lean)
1 16 oz can reduced fat old el paso refried beans
8 large tortillas
shredded cheese
2 envelopes Taco seasoning of choice ( I use Taco Bell)

cook down ground meat then add taco seasoning as directed on package
set aside when done, warm beans in microwave(this makes them easier to work with)
if you have a round pan large enough you can use that or it also works just fine layering on a cookie sheet, it doesn't run or fall apart. Lay down first tortilla, spread thin layer of beans to about 1 inch from edge, spread with layer of ground beef on top of bean. Remember you do need to stretch it and a little goes a long way. top with shredded cheese(amount depends on you) and another tortilla.  Continue this process until you run out of meat, just remember to save some meat and cheese for the very top.
Bake at 350 for 20 mins.

my 6 year old absolutely loves this, and insists eating it every night until its gone.

Tater Bake:

1 lb Ground Beef (I always get the leanest meat I can)
tomato paste
1 envelope sloppy joe mix
6 cups frozen tater tots
1 4 oz can mushroom stems and pieces
3 1/2 cups frozen cut green beans
1 cup Shredded cheese

Cook down meat, add water and sloppy joe seasoning, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 3-5 min.,  add tomato paste and stir, then add green beans and mushrooms.  Transfer to a 13x9 greased baking dish.  Top with Tater tots and cheese, bake at 350 for 30 mins


Peanut Butter Cup cookies:

1 roll refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
miniature cupcake tins
miniature reesee's peanut butter cups

Line mini cup cake pan with mini cup cake tins.  Roll dough into 1 inch size balls, bake as directed on package, as soon as they come out the oven press peanut butter cups into cookies, allow to cool.
these are super addictive. I had to make 2 batches for christmas just to be able to give some as gifts and this was using the family size roll of dough and almost 2 bags or peanut butter cups per batch. Original recipe called for homemade cookie dough.  But we all know I opt for the quick and easy method when at all possible.

Till next time,

Keep it simple and sexy


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