MEATLOAF WITH A BIGGER* KICK
2 pounds hamburger
2 Jaapenos, chopped fine
1 bunch green onions, sliced thin
3 cloves minced garlic
1 jumbo egg
1/4 cup chili sauce
1 tablespoon Better than Bouillon Beef Base
1 Tablespoon creamy horseradish
1 sleeve Townhouse crackers, crushed
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- Mix all ingredients together thoroughly
- Use a tall loaf pan
- Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until edges are browned and crisp
- Immediately pour off excess grease
*You can see my original Meatloaf with a KICK recipe here.
AVOCADO STUFFED CHEDDAR JALAPENOS
12 large Jalapenos
2 ripe avocados
1/3 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
12 slices aged cheddar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- With gloved hands clean and seed the Jalapenos
- Mash avocados.
- Mix avocados, sour cream, salt and pepper until well blended.
- Fill each Jalapeno.
- Bake 30 minutes.
- Top with Cheddar and bake 5 minutes more.
TIP: The chemical capsaicin, the component that makes peppers and chiles hot, is a tricky one. Drinking water does not relieve the burn. Capsaicin bonds with fat, so cream, whole milk, yogurt, and other creamy things are your best antidote. If you’re cutting chiles you can prevent irritation by coating your skin with oil before you start working with the chiles, or wearing gloves for chopping.
Those of you that know me, know that nothing goes to waste around our house – EVER! So in the spirit of cleaning out the fridge this soup recipe was born. You’ll remember that I recently purchase Navy beans, Great Northern Beans and black eyed peas for recipes this month. I made the Navy Bean and Ham Soup which was a HUGE success and then the Texas Caviar aka Cowboy Caviar
for New Year’s which was also a HUGE success so I had high hopes for this soup. It was good, but I think it will be better next time with the change to the Navy bean which I found to be more tender and flavorful.
The small, white navy bean, also called pea bean or haricot, is particularly popular in Britain and the US, featured in such dishes as baked beans and even pies, as well as in various soups such as the famous Senate Bean Soup.
Navy bean varieties include:
* Great Northern beans
* Rainy River
Other white beans include Cannellini, a quite popular variety in Central and Southern Italy which is related to the kidney bean and like the kidney bean has higher levels of the toxin lectin (Phytohaemagglutinin).
PRIME RIB ARTICHOKE BEAN SOUP
2 cups prime rib pieces or any other meat of your choice
8 cups stock – I used the stock from last week’s ham bone
1 1/2 cups Au Jus – left over fro the prime rib, but any stock would do
1 pound Great Northern beans – next time I’ll use Navy beans
3 cloves garlic
1 bunch green onions, sliced
3 large carrots, sliced
3 stalks celery, sliced
1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
Handful parsley, chopped