Sunday, September 20, 2015

Apple Butter


6 lbs Apples
1/2 cup water
2 cups brown sugar
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt


1.  Wash apples, peel, core and chop.  Place in stock pot, pour water over apples, mix the rest of the ingredients together and pour over apples.  Cook on med to high heat for an hour, stirring frequently then turn down to low heat and simmer for 6 to 7 hours until mixture turns dark brown.

2.  Use a immersion blender to remove lumps or process in blender in batches. Leave uncovered cooking for another hour until mixture thickens.

3.  Can in sterilized jars and process in water bath for 20 minutes.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Taco Soup


2 - 15 ounce cans kidney beans, drain and rinsed
2 - 15 ounce cans pinto beans, drain and rinsed
2 - 15 ounce cans corn, do not drain
1 - 26 ounce can diced tomatoes, do not drain
1 - 10 ounce can Rotel, do not drain
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
1 lb ground hamburger, turkey or chicken, cooked throughly


Brown meat of your choice, then using your 6 quart crock pot, and meat, all the canned goods, and seasonings.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours, high for 4-5, stirring occasionally.

Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream and fritos.