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Skillet Green Beans

I’m all about easy veggie side dishes.  We usually microwave the veggies for about 4 minutes, add a little bit of butter, and salt, and then microwave for another minute to melt the butter.

That method gets old though.  So I came up with an easy skillet green bean recipe using onions and bacon.  When my mother-in-law makes green beans for our Sunday dinner, she boils the bacon with the green beans.  The Wee One wants to eat those bacon pieces.  He can but they don’t have the best flavor or texture.  When I made this skillet green bean recipe, he was able to eat the bacon with his green beans.  Win-win!

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Skillet Green Beans

Stars of the recipe:

  • 3 to 4 slices of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 (16 oz) bag of frozen green beans (You don’t need to defrost the green beans.)
  • 1 small onion or 1/2 large onion, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Steps:

  1. Heat a medium skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Add the bacon.  Cook until crisp.
  3. Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined bowl.  Remove the bacon grease except for a tablespoon or 2.  (Make sure it’s not a plastic container because otherwise it will melt.)
  4. Add the diced onion to the skillet.  Cook for about three to four minutes or until translucent.
  5. Add the green beans.  Cook until warmed through.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Add the bacon back to the pan.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Happy eating,
Traci

 

Taco Soup (Day 29)

I’ve signed up for a 31 day  writing challenge.  Everyday in October, I am posting a new slow cooker recipe, a link to a previous posted slow cooker recipe, or a link to a recipe from another blog.

Yes, I know this is another soup recipe.

We had lots of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday so it was a good thing I had the taco soup on the menu for Tuesday.  There is something about soup on a dreary day.  It helps brighten your soul.

The Wee One loves tacos so I thought he would like this soup.  He probably would have liked it better if I served it with tortilla chips.

Hubby and I loved the soup.  It’s easy to put together in the morning.  The soup uses ingredients that most people have in the pantry.

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Acting crazy

The boys decided they wanted me to take a picture of them.  I was trying to get a picture of the soup.

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This is the Wee One taste testing the soup.  I have no clue while he is holding his head.

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Taco Soup

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 lb. hamburger, browned or 2 c. already browned hamburger
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3 heaping Tbsp. homemade taco seasoning or 1 package store bought taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2  c. water
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans diced tomato
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 c. frozen corn

Steps:

  1.  Place all ingredients in the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Top with your favorite toppings – cheese, sour cream, etc. . .
  4. Enjoy!

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If you enjoyed this recipe, please share it on Facebook or Pinterest.  Here is a link to my Facebook page and my Pinterest page.

To check out the rest of the recipes I’ve shared during this challenge, click on this link.

Oh and please check back during the first week of November.  I’m planning a small giveaway.  No, it is not a crock pot.  More information will be forthcoming about the giveaway.

Happy eating,
Traci

Stuffed Pepper Soup (Day 21)

I’ve signed up for a 31 day  writing challenge.  Everyday in October, I am posting a new slow cooker recipe, a link to a previous posted slow cooker recipe, or a link to a recipe from another blog.

Last night, my school had parent teacher conferences.  Even though I only had one parent show up, last night was productive.  The parent who came was crying happy tears because of how much more confident her child has become this year.

Later after talking for a while, we both realized we were Christians.  The mom told me and another staff member about a great Christian singer, Jonathan McReynolds.  I ended up listening to his song “Pressure.”  It’s such a great song with a great message.

I hope you enjoyed listening to the message from Jon.  He is truly blessed by God.

wpid-im-hungry.jpgAnyway onto the recipe for today.

On Monday, I made stuffed pepper soup using some of the bulk hamburger I cooked up over the weekend.  I put the rice in the slow cooker when I put the rest of the ingredients in the slow cooker.  The rice ended  up falling apart after being cooked for that long.

If you make the soup and decide to put the rice in at the beginning, use brown rice instead of white like I did.  Or cook the rice at the end and then put it in the bowls as you serve up the soup.  It’s your decision.

Oh, I used a 6 quart crock pot.

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 lb of ground beef, browned or 2 c. bulk hamburger from the freezer
  • 1 15 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 2 15 oz. cans of diced tomatoes with juices or 1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 c. beef broth
  • 1 16 oz. bag of frozen pepper stir fry mix
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 c. brown rice
  • cheddar cheese to top the soup

Steps:

  1. Place all ingredients into your crock except for the cheese and rice if you opt to make the rice at the end.
  2. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. (OPTIONAL STEP)  If you opted to make the rice at the end, make the rice.  Place about 1/4 c. of cooked rice in the bowls before servings.
  4. Serve with cheese.

Stuffed Pepper Soup

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If you enjoyed this recipe, please share it on Facebook or Pinterest.  Here is a link to my Facebook page and my Pinterest page.

To check out the rest of the recipes I’ve shared during this challenge, click on this link.

Oh and please check back during the first week of November.  I’m planning a small giveaway.  No, it is not a crock pot.  More information will be forthcoming about the giveaway.

Happy eating,
Traci