Friday, May 27, 2011

Black Bean Soup

Spent some more time over at Comfy In the Kitchen and found this recipe for Black Bean Soup.  Sounds easy and delicious!
Best Ever Black Bean Soup

2 cans of seasoned black beans (drained, not rinsed)
1 can chicken broth
1 1/2 cups water
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic minced
2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin
White Rice (I used minute rice, follow instructions on box for 4 people)
In a large pot saute onions and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add chili powder and cumin and stir. Add remaining ingredients and let simmer for 15 mins. Take an immersion blender right into the pot so that some beans are blended and some remain in tact. Place a cup of rice in a bowl and pour in soup, garnish with fresh cilantro!

Crockpot Sausage Hoagies

This recipe was shared by Janelle from Comfy In the Kitchen and instead of taking the time to write it down, I'm sharing it here!  This sounds delicious and like a perfect Sunday after church supper or casual supper. 

Crockpot Italian Sausage Hoagies

(makes 12- you may halve)
Italian sausage (12)
3 cups beef broth
water to cover
1 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 onion (peppers if desired)
cooking spray
2 cups shredded swiss cheese
Place Italian sausage, beef broth, and water in a crockpot. Cook on high for 4-6 hours. You may place onions/peppers in the crockpot all together, or you can saute them separately. Combine dijon and mayo in a small bowl. Place Italian sausage on hoagie bun top with cheese and onions/peppers and dijon mayo.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Apricot Glazed Turkey Breast

By mid May - I was ready for some baked turkey!!  This recipe was perfect for a Sunday lunch.

1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp black pepper
dash salt
1 bone in turkey breast (5 lbs)

Combine preserves, vinegar, salt and pepper.  Place turkey breast on a rack in a large shallow roasting pan.  Bake uncovered at 325 for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until meal thermometer reads 170, basting every 30 minutes with apricot mixture.  (Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly).  Cover and stand 15 minutes before slicing.