Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Award Winning New Year's Eve Chili 2017 (Kristi Original)

This year my sister and I did a chili cook off for New Year's Eve. So fun and my chili won! I think the steak was the reason why. Here's the recipe.

1 Can of Diced Tomatoes with Chilis
2 Lbs or 2 steaks cut into bite sized pieces (I used tenderized Top Round Steak)
1 Can of Jalapeño Beer (Vengeance Jalapeño Creme Ale by Jack Pine Brewery, I'd maybe change it to 1/2 a can)
1 Can Bush Red Chili Beans in Hot Chili Sauce
1 Can Bush Black Beans in Mild Chili Sauce
1 Can Bush Kidney Beans in Spicy Chili Sauce
1 Can Light Red Kidney Beans (Drained)
1 Can Green Giant Mexican Corn (Drained)
1 15oz Can Tomato Sauce
1 16oz Jar of Mild Pace Salsa
1/2 Onion Chopped
Ol West BBQ and Dipping Sauce (Dump or Drizzle, So maybe 1/3 Cup)
Garlic (Sprinkle)
Ginger (Sprinkle lightly)
Fiesta Party Mix - Tastefully Simple (Sprinkle)
Salt (Sprinkle)
Pepper (Sprinkle)
Cumin (Sprinkle)
1 Tbsp of Chili Powder

Dump everything into a crock pot and stir. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours or until the meat is done. 

Top with Shredded Cheese. For added heat add diced jalapeño peppers. 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Spam Burgers - Minnesota State Fair

I can't believe I'm posting a recipe called 'Spam Burger'! But life has a funny way of surprising you. Last summer my family went to the MN State Fair. A thunderstorm rolled in and we didn't have a shelter. We ran to the first place we could find which happened to be right next to the 'Spam Burger' booth. Well we were hungry, so we gave it a try. It turns out my family loved it! So my husband worked to make this at home and here's what we came up with.....A family favorite!

1 Can of Spam
1 Package of Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
Cheese Slices

1. Cut the Spam into slices for your sandwich, about 1/4 inch thick.
2. Fry the Spam in butter
3. Put the Spam on the Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, top with a cheese slice
4. Eat and Enjoy

Taco Pizza (Kristi Original)

I made this the other day when friends came over. I was pleasantly surprised at how good this tasted. Honestly I couldn't stop eating it!

1 Trader Joes ready refrigerator pizza dough (found in the cooler by the meats and cheese)
1 Can Refried Beans
1 Taco Seasoning
1 Lb of Ground Beef
1/2 Can of stewed tomatoes with green chilis
8oz Shredded Cheese (I used Mexican cheese)
1 can of sliced black olives
Optional: 1 Small Can Jalapenos

Sour Cream
More Cheese (Can there ever be too much cheese?)

1. Using the taco seasoning instructions, make the taco meat (taco seasoning and ground beef above)
2. Make the pizza dough according to instructions
3. Spread refried beans over the pizza crust as 'sauce'
4. Top the refried beans with taco meat, black olives, stewed tomatoes with green chilis, black olives and if you want jalapeños. Finish it off with cheese.
5. Bake the pizza according to the pizza dough instructions.
6. Once it comes out, top it with the your desired toppings and enjoy!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Bacon Burritos (Kristi Original)

4 - 8 inch flour tortillas
1 - 12.5 oz Can of Chicken or Shredded Chicken
5-6 pieces of cooked bacon cut into small pieces
1/2 a block of cream cheese (4 oz)
1/2 bottle of Raspberry Chipotle Sauce (Robert Rothschild)
1 - 8oz bag of Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese


In a bowl mix together chicken, most of the bacon, warmed cream cheese, 1/2 cheese and 1/4 bottle of sauce. Fill the tortillas with the mixture and put them into the pan. Top with 1/4 bottle of the sauce, remaining cheese and bacon. Bake at 350 Degrees for 30 minutes.