Wednesday, February 28, 2018

White Chicken Chili

Trisha Price
Foothills Ward Chili Cook-off 1st Place Winner

4 cans white beans (no need to drain)
2 cans chicken broth
1/4 Cup onion, chopped
3-4 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1/4 Cup diced chillies (one small can)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 cup sour cream
2 Cup monterey jack cheese, shredded

Mix beans and chicken broth, bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Then add onions, chicken, chillies, garlic, oregano, and cayenne pepper and simmer for another 30 minutes. Then add sour cream and cheese, stir until blended and melted.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Great-Grandma Ruth's Lemon Meringue Pie

1 1/2 cup sugar
2 cups boiling water
4 Tablespoons flour
4 Tablespoons corn starch
4 egg YOLKS (reserve whites for meringue)
2 grated lemon rind
6 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons butter

Mix cornstarch, flour, sugar.
Add boiling water gradually, stirring constantly.
Cook 10 minutes over low heat.
Add butter, egg yolks, rind, juice of lemon and cook 2-3 minutes.
When filling is cool pour into baked pie shell.

Beat egg whites stiff and dry.
Add 3-4 Tablespoons of sugar to whites gradually.
Spread on pie.
Place in oven and bake meringue.

Great-Grandma Ruth's Shrimp Cocktail

4 cans small shrimp
3 16 oz bottles of catsup
1 Tablespoon horseradish
1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 Tablespoons prepared mustard
dash of garlic salt, pepper, salt
juice of 2 lemons
1 cup celery

Serves 20

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Slow-Cooked Bacon Ranch Chicken

Grease a crockpot, then add:

2 chicken breasts

In a bowl, whisk together the next four ingredients:

1 can cream of chicken soup 
1 cup sour cream 
1 clove minced garlic 
1 package dry Ranch dressing 

Cook on high for 2 hours. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and shred.

Cook 8 oz spiral pasta according to directions. Stir into chicken mixture.

Meatballs, slow, sweet, and tangy

1 16 oz jar grape jelly
1 12 oz jar chili sauce (Homemade brand preferred)
1 26 oz bag frozen, fully cooked meatballs

Turn a slow cooker on high. Pour in grape jelly and chili sauce. Whisk. Let the mixture heat up, stirring occasionally, until smooth and fully incorporated.

Add meatballs and stir to coat. Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 6 hours, stirring 2-3 times during the cooking process to continue to coat the meatballs.

Monday, October 16, 2017


1 pound black beans
8 cups water
4 Tablespoons oil

Rinse beans and place in pressure cooker with water and oil. Cook the beans on High Pressure for 32 minutes with a natural pressure release.

2 Tablespoons oil
1 cup onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
beans and black water
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 Tablespoon kosher salt
24 turns of the pepper mill
2 cups rice
2 bay leaves

In a large sauce pan heat oil on low. Saute onions until translucent, about 10 minutes.  Add garlic and cumin and cook for one minute.   Add the beans and black water (the water the beans were cooked in), oregano, salt and pepper, and rice.  Stir well.  Add bay leaves.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer.  Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes.  Remove and discard bay leaves.  Serve hot.

Congri makes a great filling for burritos too.

Inspired by The Hungry Cuban.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

College Congri

1 can black beans, drained (reserve liquid)
1 cup white long grain rice
1 Tablespoon oil
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Drain black beans into measuring cup to reserve liquid.  In a medium sized pot with a lid that will seal well*, heat oil over medium heat.  Saute garlic 30 seconds.  Stir in cumin and oregano.  Stir in rice.  Add beans.  Add water to reserved bean liquid to make 2 cups, add to pot, stir.  Increase heat and bring to a boil.  Give the mixture a stir, cover, and turn down heat to low.  Cook 20 minutes.  Fluff before serving. 

For additional flavor you can add 1/4 cup chopped onion - saute until translucent, then add the garlic and follow the recipe.  You can also add 1 bay leaf before covering. 

*If the lid of your pot does not seal well, cover the pot with tin foil and then put on the lid.  That usually creates a nice seal.