The Bean Pot Diva

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    Bean Pot Soups, Stews & Chili Dishes

Hamburger Vegetable Soup

1 lb ground beef, 1 medium onion (chopped), 1 Cup diced green pepper, 4 garlic cloves (minced), 6 C beef broth, 1 can Italian stewed tomatoes, 1 pkg frozen cut green beans (9 oz), 1 can tomato sauce (8 oz), 1 C small cooked pasta (like elbow macaroni), 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 2 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp dried basil, 1/2 tsp pepper.

Directions: In a skillet, cook the beef, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat until meat is browned. Drain excess grease. Dump all remaining ingredients into Bean Pot. Add meat, onion, pepper and garlic to Bean Pot and stir to mix well. With the lid on, microwave on high for 30 minutes or heat in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes. Serve with salad and a yummy crusty bread.
Beef Stew
Add desired amount of the following items:
sliced potatoes (unpeeled), baby carrots, mushrooms, onions, beef stew meat.
Then, add the secret ingredient: stir in 1-2 cans of tomato soup (add the amount needed to cover all above ingredients). After coating all with the soup, then lay on top 1-2 bay leaves & cover.
Bake at 275 for 5 hours or at 350 for 2-3 hours.

Sausage Soup
1 lb Smoked Sausage-Beef
1 can drained rinsed green beans
2 cups diced cabbage
1/2 small diced onion
2 stalks celery diced
1 bell pepper diced
1-1/2 cups diced carrots
1-1/2 cups diced zucchini
1 jar favorite spaghetti sauce
1 spaghetti sauce jar of water

Add all of the above to your favorite bean pot in the order listed.
Place in the microwave for 30 minutes.
Remove from microwave stir and replace cover and let site for 10 minutes and then serve.
Serve with your favorite bread.
Turkey Chili
Pour 2 cans of kidney beans and 2 cans of pinto beans in the bean pot.
Cook 2 lbs of ground turkey in a cast iron skillet til all pink is gone. Drain. Set aside.
In skillet, pour 2 tbsp of olive oil to saute 1 cup each of chopped yellow onions, celery, & spinach. When the vegetables are semi soft, add 2 tbsp of cayenne pepper, red pepper, 1tbsp salt and pepper, garlic powder, & 2cups of salsa 'til mixed together.
Add to beans in bean pot mixed thoroughly til hot and flavors come together.
Bake at 350 for one hour.
Great for Gluten free and healthy eating.
Bean Pot Chili (Frito Pie)
1 lb. lean ground beef, browned and drained
1) 14 1/2oz. bag of original Fritos
1) 14.5oz. can diced tomatoes, un-drained
1) 15oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
3) 15oz. cans Hormel Chili, 2 with beans, 1 no beans
1) 16oz. package Velveeta, cut in 3/4 - 1" cubes

In a large pot, add all ingredients, except the Velveeta and Fritos, to the drained, browned ground beef. Stir well and cook over low for about 15 - 20 minutes. Layer 1/4 of the Fritos into the bottom of the bean pot, followed by 1/3 of the chili, then poke in 1/3 of the Velveeta cubes, evenly. Repeat this layering 2 more times. Crumble the remaining Fritos and scatter over the top. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes!

Mexican Soup
3 chicken breasts, cooked and pulled apart.
Add 2 cans of chicken broth, 2 cans of navy beans, 1 can of black beans, drained and washed, 1 can of green-chiles, 1-16 oz can of med. salsa, 16 oz's of nacho cheese, 2 cans of shoe pep. corn.
Simmer all ingredients on low about one hour.
Serve with cornbread.
 Taco Soup
1 Lb steak, cut into bite sized pieced, cooked & drained
1-14 oz can of Kidney beans
1-28 oz of diced tomatoes
1 -14 oz can corn * (*DO NOT drain liquid)
I also added some of V8 Sweet Red Pepper Soup.

Add all ingredients into the bean pot and cover.
Sprinkle in desired amount of Mrs. Dash Chipotle seasoning and stir.
Cook in microwave for 20 minutes (Lid on.)
Serve with Sour Cream, Cheese and Corn Chips
Tortellini Taco Soup
1-1-1/2 lb. of ground beef
1 can (14.5 oz.) petite diced tomatoes, un-drained
1 can (10 oz) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, un-drained
1 can (15 oz) Tomato Sauce
1 pack of Dry Taco Seasoning
1 can (15-1/4 oz.) Whole Kernel Corn, un-drained if desired
1 pkg. frozen cheese tortellini

Cook ground beef, season to own desire. Drain grease.
Take cooked ground beef and the rest of the ingredient and combine in bean pot. (Add juice from corn if you would like more juices, if not drain corn juice.)
Cover bean pot and cook in microwave for 10-15 min. Stir half way through.
Top with cheese, serve with tortilla chips, or crushed Frito corn chips.
Chicken Stew
Place chicken breast in a Bean Pot.
Add 1 can chicken broth, 1 Can Cream of chicken and 1 pkg Onion Soup Mix.

Cook at 250 for at least 4 hours.
Add string beans and pour over angel hair pasta.
Cabbage Beef Soup
1/2 head of cabbage (boiled 10 min. on stove, drain water).
Place in Bean Pot

Add: pound ground beef or turkey (brown in 2Tbsp. Olive Oil. place in Bean Pot).
Add the following ingredients to Bean Pot: 2 cans Black Beans, drained and rinsed (also use Pinto or Kidney), 14oz Beef Broth (add water to make 2cups liquid), 4 beef cubes, 1/8 tsp. pepper, 1tsp.            c
umin, 14.5oz crushed tomatoes, 3/4cup tomato sauce.
Bake 350 degrees for 45 min-one hour. Enjoy!
Southwestern Corn Chowder
3 T Butter
1 med onion diced or 3 tablespoons dried onion flakes
can chicken broth, 5 cups milk
32 oz bag cubed hash browns
16 oz med salsa or 1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 pound Mexican Velveeta-cubed
1 can each whole and creamed corn

In bean pot, place broth, butter, onion and potatoes with 3 cups of the milk - cover with saran wrap and heat at high power in microwave for 10-12 minutes.
Test potatoes if not tender cook in 2 minute increments till done.
Stir in cheese, corn and salsa- heat in 2-3 minute increments stirring after each one till melted well.

OPTIONS: Add 1 small bag of the precooked chicken fajitas from Wal-Mart freezer section- dice it up and add with the cheese.
If you are a seafood lover, toss in a small bag of frozen shrimp (no tails) or bag of crawfish.
If you do this, add 1 tsp or so of Old Bay seasoning. This will take the heat level up a bit so taste after you add a 1/2 or so if you can't handle Texas heat!!

Stuffed Pepper Soup
Brown 2 lbs. Ground beef and drain put in bean pot (you can brown the meat in the microwave too), add 1- 28 oz can tomato sauce, 1-28 oz can water, 1-28 oz can diced tomatoes undrained, 2 c. cut up green peppers (about 1" chunks), 1 c. chopped onion, 2 tsp. beef flavored base or 3 beef boullion cubes, 2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp. garlic powder.
Bake for 1 hour in 350 degree oven. Then add 2 cups cooked rice and stir everything together. Cook another 30 minutes. Left overs (if any) freeze well.
Texas Black Bean Soup
2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 14 1/2-ounce can stewed tomatoes or Mexican stewed tomatoes, cut up
1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes or diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 14 1/2-ounce can chicken broth
1 11-ounce can Mexi-corn, drained
2 4-ounce cans chopped green chilies
4 green onions, thinly sliced
2 to 3 Tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
Mix together in bean pot. Cook 60 min. at 350.

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