Black Forest Waffles

Standard
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 6 tbsps. butter, melted
  • Powdered sugar, to taste
  • Cherry pie filling, to taste
  • Chocolate syrup, to taste
  • Extra sour cream, to taste

Whisk together all but the last 4 ingredients. Pour into a greased and preheated waffle maker, and cook till set. Garnish w/ remaining ingredients, as desired.

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Black Bean Burritos

Standard
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 ½-2 bell peppers, chopped
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 can black beans, drained and mashed
  • ½ cup canned corn
  • 1 tbsp. dried cilantro
  • 3 tbsps. lime juice
  • 1 ½ tsps. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • 3 big flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheddar, to taste
  • Salsa, to taste
  • Sour cream, to taste

Preheat oven to 350º. Sauté together 1st 5 ingredients until veg. are soft. Add the next 8 ingredients, and set aside. Microwave the flour tortillas for a short period of time to soften them for rolling. Top each tortilla w/ 1/3 of the bean mixture. Sprinkle some cheese on top of the mixture, and roll the tortilla. Place the burrito seam-side down in a greased baking dish. Repeat w/ the remaining tortillas, and then sprinkle them all w/ cheese when they are in the pan. Bake for 15-20 min., until heated through. Serve w/ desired amount of salsa and sour cream over top.

Taco Macaroni Salad

Standard
  • 2 ½ cups dried macaroni
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 ½ cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced green onions
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • Taco sauce, to taste
  • Dried cilantro, to taste

Cook pasta; drain; and cool. While the pasta is cooking, mix together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, and taco seasoning. Add all remaining ingredients to a lg. mixing bowl, and then add in sauce. Refrigerate for at least an hr. before serving.

Mini Tuna & Corn Quiches

Standard
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 can tuna, drained and flaked
  • ½ cup frozen corn
  • 2/3 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Shredded cheddar, to taste

Preheat oven to 350º. Mix together all but the last ingredient. Grease 8 cups of a muffin tin, and spoon the mixture evenly into each. Top each cup w/ cheese. Bake about 30 min. or until set, and cheese is golden.

Onion Patties

Standard
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps. Sugar
  • 2 tsps. Baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsps. cornmeal
  • 2 ½ cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup milk

Mix together all ingredients, and drop in ¼ cupfuls onto a greased, hot griddle. Fry until golden on both sides.

Pressure Cooker Pasta w/ Sauce

Standard
  • 15-17 oz. pasta (something unlike spaghetti noodles)
  • 2 jars pasta sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Italian seasonings, to taste
  • Shredded cheese, for serving

Add the sauce to the pressure cooker, and then follow it w/ the noodles. Cover pasta w/ water, and add spices. Put pressure cooker on the Rice/Risotto setting for 6 min. After releasing steam, stir. Serve in bowls w/ shredded cheese.