Sweet Tuna Salad

 

10 small sweet pickles, chopped
1/2 cup frozen peppers/onions, thawed/chopped
2 heaping TBs mayo
2 heaping TBs cream cheese
3 TBs pickle juice
12 oz tuna ( 9 oz in oil, 3 oz in water)
2 hardboiled eggs, chopped
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
1/3 cup Craisins

Stir together and refrigerate for one hour.
Sub dill pickles and leave out the Craisins if you dont want it sweet.

Easy Chicken Fried Rice

1 pkg Sweet Earth Mindful Chikn
1 pkg Innovasion Veg Fried Rice
Honey
Sweet Thai Chili Sauce (I used Kroger brand)


Fry the chikn pieces in small amount of oil until golden brown.
Stir in some chili sauce and leave in pan for a few minutes.
Microwave the rice.
Stir rice and chikn together.
Add honey and more chili sauce to taste.
Super quick and easy-tastes delicious!

Tamale Pie

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1 pkg cornbread mix

2/3 cups milk

1 egg

1 4 oz can mild green chili peppers, drained

1 can Southwestern Corn, drained

2/3 cup Beyond Beef, cooked and browned

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

 

Mix well and pour into greased pie plate.

Bake at 350 for 45  minutes.

Turn off oven and leave inside while cooling down.

Top with sour cream or ketchup.

 

My Broccoli Salad

4 cups chopped broccoli
1 cup Craisins
1 small red onion, chopped fine
3/4 cup Miracle Whip
1 TB vinegar
2 TB sugar

Put veggies in large bowl.
Blend sugar, vinegar and Miracle Whip.
Pour over veggies and stir well.
Allow to marinate for several hours
Delicious when served on top of cottage cheese.

Add cauliflower, fresh mushrooms, bell peppers, nuts etc.
Very easy to personalize!

Beyond Meatloaf Minis

1 lb Beyond Meat Patties (2 packages)

3/4 cup bread crumbs

1 egg

1/2 pkg Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix

1/2 cup catsup

1/2 cup frozen onions/peppers, thawed

1/4 cup warm water

 

Mix all ingredients except Beyond Meat Patties.

Stir in patties, make sure totally blended.

Spray cupcake pan with Pam.

Add 1/4 cup of meat mixture to each cupcake well.

Top with extra catsup.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Makes 12 mini meatloaves

Absolutely delicious as meatloaf sandwiches!
Toast hamburger bun,  spread mayo and  flatten 1 1/2 patties per bun.
Not much to look at, but the taste is worth the effort.

 

New Years Black Eyed Pea Calico Salsa

1 can hominy, rinsed and drained
1 can black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2-1  tsp minced garlic, to taste
4 green onions, chopped
1 cup salsa
sprinkle of sugar, salt if needed

Mix and cover for an hour.
Serve with chips or over cornbread.

Can also add chunked avocado right before serving.
This is an HEB recipe that I tweaked a tiny bit.

Crock Pot Taters and Cheese

 

1 can cream of celery soup

2 cups sour cream

1 1/2 cups onions and red/green bell peppers

4 heaping TB margarine, melted

2 cups mozzarella/colby jack cheese shreds

30 oz bag of frozen shredded hashbrowns

 

Mix first five ingredients well.

Stir in potatoes.

Cook in crock pot on low for 4 hours.

Turn off  crock pot,and remove lid, add 1 cup cheese to top of potatoes.

Put lid back on and let potatoes rest  until cheese is melted.

Top with buttered cracker crumbs or Frenchs Fried Onions.

 

6-8 servings

Many variations of this online.

Add/subtract your fave ingredients, but keep the basics.

(Hash browns, cream of  whatever soup, cheese, margarine, sour cream)