Monthly Archives: February 2010

Texas Caviar (Pico-de-Gallo)

This was a super duper yummy, explodes summer-time in your mouth recipe!  Island with a palm treeSun

I’m definately making it this weekend! Open-mouthed

Texas Caviar
 15 oz can black beans
 15 oz can Black eyed peas
 1 Avacado diced
 1 pint cherry Tomatoes diced
 1/2 onion Onions diced
 1 bunch Green onion diced
 1 tbs Garlic
 1 can Olives diced
 1 Bell pepper diced
 1 jalapaño diced (optional)
 8 oz Italian dressing

Mix ingredients n chill overnight.
Mix in cilantro before serving.
Eat with tortilla chips or bread.

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Posted by on February 10, 2010 in Food and drink


Hamburger Lentil Stew

Here’s one of my favorite winter stews! (if you double up on the veggies like I do it’s a stew). This is a family recipe that I always loved when my mom made it.

Hamburger Lentil Stew

1 lb lean ground beef
64 oz tomato juice (campbells)
4 c. Hot water
1 c. Lentils rinsed
1 c. Diced carrots
1 c. Chopped cabbage
1 c. Chopped celery
1/2 c. Minced onions
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. Parsley
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper

Cook hamburger in soup kettle until crumbly brown, drain fat.
Add tomato juice & hot water; bring to boil.
Add carrots, lentils, celery, cabbage, onion & seasonings; Return to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2-2 hours or until lentils are tender.

The picture is before I simmer it for a while. I really load the veggies in it! 😀



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