I usually multiply the quantities and make a whole bunch of these tasty "bullets". They freeze well and come in handy when I have no time to cook or unexpected company drops by. They would, shaped a little smaller, make a great finger food at a cocktail party. You could make them ahead and reheat them.
It is the best I have had and make it often. I also give it as gifts (see Note). It is actually my daughter's base for chili and my spices. The two combined make a delicious pot. NOTE: For gift giving just package up the first 4 ingredients in one baggie. In another baggie place the last 8 ingredients. Give with the recipe on how to prepare it printed on a pretty tag. Also, if you are feeling really lazy, you could substitute about 3-4 cans of kidney beans/pinto beans or a mixture of both in place of the dry beans.
This recipe came from a local church fund raising cook book. Mrs. Geraldine is a good friend of the family. She reminds me so much of Mrs. Clause, that I can't help but smile every time I think of her. This recipe freezes well. Do not bake before freezing. Just put it together, freeze it, thaw it and cook.
This is a very handy starter mix for all kinds of recipes...I always keep it handy in my freezer, and use it for recipes calling for ground beef...it sure saves a lot of time, as you don't have to start to fry ground beef, and the onions and garlic are already in it, a real time-saver! You can add in 2 cups crushed or diced tomatoes also if desired.
Having frozen dry meatballs is handier than pockets in a shirt. From subs to spaghetti/with they are another one of those things that make cooking well for one possible. This is a conglomeration of a number of recipes that seems to work.
This is from a book called "Make Ahead Meals". The Siesta Fiesta comes from being to rest if you already had it made in your freezer! You can combine all of the ingredients except cheese and cornbread mix and freeze in a large freezer bag. When you are ready to fix it, thaw it and go from there!