Category Archives: mexican


cowboy caviar

This is by far the very best dip I have ever had! It has become a staple in my house.
Even my picky daughter, who refuses to eat beans of any kind no matter what, can’t stop
eating this stuff! Warning…….its addictive!

Cowboy Caviar

2- Lg Cans Petite diced tomatoes OR In season, about 8-10 large fresh tomatoes. diced

1- can Black beans drained and rinsed

1- can Black eyed peas

1- cans White shoe peg corn (Do not use regular canned corn)I use the bi-color corn on the cob when in season, one large ear is enough

1- Green peppers diced

1- med. Vidalia Onions diced

Diced Jalapeno peppers to taste (canned or fresh) I don’t use these. I like mine mild.

4 oz. Zesty Italian salad dressing any brand

Black pepper to taste

Mix together and serve with corn chips


The Best Darn Chili EVER!!!

chili over fire

This is a very easy to make chili that everyone seems to love.  You can make it your own by adding or subtracting ingredients.


1lb. ground sirloin  (you can use ground beef, ground round, or whatever you prefer)    
*1 16 or 24 oz of your favorite salsa.  I prefer the white corn and black bean salsa.  Oh and here is where you control the heat.  use mild if you prefer a less spicey chili.  medium if you prefer more…..etc… you can also use more salsa if desired.    
*1 pkg. TACO seasoning mix. (not the chili seasoning)
* 1 sweet onion, diced
* 1/2 large green pepper, diced
* 1/2 large yellow pepper diced
* 1/2 large sweet red pepper diced
* 1 large 22 oz can diced tomatoes OR IN SEASON, about 4 fresh tomatoes, diced
* 1 can each, dark red kidney beans
* 1 can black beans
* 1 small can 10 oz v8 juice ( you may not need this, if you prefer a very thick chili, or if you want a soupier texture, then use it or even add more.)

Brown ground sirloin  in large skillet with the taco seasoning, add onion. while this is cooking, put all the other ingredients into a large crock pot, and then when done cooking the ground beef and onion, add to the tomatoes and bean mixture.  Set the crock pot on low and simmer for a couple of hours to blend all the flavors.  This chili is excellent cooked a day ahead.  The flavors will combine and be perfect the next day.  My favorite version of this is to take it camping and cook it over an open fire.  The smoke from the campfire gives it a mellow smokey flavor that can’t be beat!  But just be sure to bring enough, the other campers around you will want some too!