Cookin' in the cab

| February 01, 2006

Grandma’s Goulash
1 lb. ground turkey or beef
1 can stewed or diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1 small can tomato paste
Garlic powder
Ground oregano
1 cup large uncooked elbow or shell macaroni (2 cups if using small macaroni)
1 can carrots (undrained)
1 can peas or green beans (undrained)
Onion powder
Italian seasoning to taste

Put uncooked meat in a 1-quart microwave container and add Italian seasoning. Cook in microwave 3-5 minutes. Once meat is cooked, drain the grease.

Mix stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste in a 3-quart microwave container. Stir in cans of vegetables. Add garlic powder, onion powder and oregano to your taste and mix well. Add in uncooked macaroni and meat; mix well. Make sure that all of the macaroni is covered with liquid before cooking the goulash. Cover the container, leaving one corner open for ventilation. Cook on high in microwave for 15 minutes. Stir. Cook 10 more minutes, or until macaroni is no longer hard.
Submitted by: Mary Pickett

Southwestern Chicken Mixture with Fruit Salsa
4 chicken breasts or thighs
2 T. olive oil/cooking oil
1 tsp. Nature’s Seasoning Blend
1 8-oz. can of tomato sauce
1 cup of Sam’s Choice Salsa
1 box of Southwest Rice Mixture or Zatarain’s Black Beans and Rice
1 package of flour tortillas

Fruit Salsa
1 T. olive oil
2 large ripe tomatoes
2 large peaches
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
2-3 tsp. sugar
2-3 tsp. lime juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup chopped cilantro or use dry cilantro
Place all salsa ingredients into a Ziploc bag and place in cooler until chicken mixture is cooked.

Place chicken in a large cooking bag with olive oil and Seasoning Blend (to taste) and cook until a very light pink, almost white. Then add box of rice, tomato sauce, salsa and 1 tsp. of Seasoning Blend. Cook additional 45 to 60 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked. Serve on flour tortilla and top with Fruit Salsa. There will be no leftovers!
Submitted by: Jackie Stell

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