This is a hearty Southern dish, easy to make and full of flavor and quite spicy! I sometimes add in cooked ground beef, you can add in some chopped cooked bacon or use spicy dryed smoked sausage to the beans for smokey flavor --- I also like to add in some Creole seasoning -- see my recipe#186029
You may reduce or increase the amount of hot dogs if desired, I also like to add in some cayenne pepper, 3/4 cup of brown sugar will produce a sweet taste you may if you prefer a less sweeter taste then use 1/2 cup or adjust the amount to taste.
This is a delicious rich soup that will need a longer cooking time then most soups and tastes even better the next day it's really a meal in itself, I serve it with garlic bread on the side --- to save some time prepare the meatballs up to a day ahead, the meatball mixture may be doubled if desired, if you don't use all the meatballs then freeze for another time and just drop them into the soup frozen -- 1/4 to 1/3 cup dry red wine may be added to the soup :)
Not sure if this should be called this a soup or stew, it's a meal in a bowl and really only needs to be served with a loaf of crusty bread, I use my own Parmesan meatball recipe#69173 for this and shape into 1-inch balls, store bought frozen meatballs will work fine, I have left the small shell pasta as optional you may add in at the end if desited... to make this vegetarian use vegetable broth and soy meatballs
Add in some cooked chopped chicken or shrimp for a main meal, this salad will also pair well with French dressing instead of the ranch/salsa mixture, see recipe #241296 if you prefer a lot of beans in the salad then add in two cans, don't forget, add in the chips just before serving ;-)
This is worth the time to make and 100% better than any canned! --- turkey bacon may be replaced with the regular bacon -- double or triple amount and freeze, this freezes very well and is worth having ready for recipes, if desired mix in some fresh cilantro to the bean mixture before using, to take this to a whole new level add in about 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix at the end of cooking :)
A delicious creamy chicken, black bean and corn mixture between layers of tortillas then baked, low-fat sour cream and shredded cheese may be used and all amounts may be adjusted to taste, I also add in finely chopped and seeded jalapeno peppers to the sour cream mixture but that is optional, you may add in about 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro if desired, see recipe#168653 or use purchased red enchilada sauce --- this is a great casserole! :)
This is delicious creamy ground beef, bean and corn mixture layered between crushed tortilla chips and cheddar cheese then topped off with more cheese, tomatoes and green onions, if you like extreme spice then add in some cayenne pepper and use spicy salsa as well as the jalapeno peppers :)
Wonderful comfort food that is perfect on a cool rainy or winter's day! This makes a large amount which makes it perfect for a larger family, or have it for two meals, it taste even better the next day ;-) Dryed smoked sausage can be used in place of the kielbasa, my family likes extreme heat so I add in Tabasco ;-) I use recipe#186029 for this
This recipe makes a large amount but don't worry when you taste this you won't be able to keep your spoon out of the bowl it is *that* delicious! Plan ahead this salad *must* chill for 24 hours before serving. Adjust the Tabasco and all seasonings to taste. This is perfect for a barbecue get together or to take to a potluck!
This makes a huge amount, but you may reduce by half, the jalapenos are optional add in if you like heat, The salsa must be slightly drained over a strainer or the dip will become to watery. Serve this with chips of choice. Servings is only estimated.
My family loves this dish, to save some time fry bacon up to a day in advance, the jalapenos are only optional, I like to add them in for extra heat -- this complete dish can be prepared up to a day in advance then refrigerated until ready to bake -- this makes a huge amount so its perfect to take to a potluck! -- adjust the brown sugar to taste, if you like sweeter then add in more, also two cans of kidney beans can be used in place of the butter beans, serve this on cooked rice if desired --- you will *LOVE* this! :)
Plan ahead the chicken/coleslaw mix needs to chill for 2 hours before using, if you are in a hurry then you can omit the 2 hour chilling time for the chicken mixture, use more or less chicken if desired. Adjust all ingredients to taste.