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Easy Turkey Bean Tay-cos (Tacos)

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2lb Ground Turkey Meat (Or: Chicken/Pork/etc.)
1 Taco Pkt.
1 Onion
1tsp Fresh Garlic, minced
1T Jalapeno (Or use as Topping)
1/4c Black Olives, chopped (Optional)
1 jar Favorite Pinto or Black Bean Dip (YES! Use Dip)

Toppings Ideas: Tay’s Guaca-HOLY MOLY SauceShredd. Cheese, Sour Cream, Salsa/Pico de Gallo, Tomatoes, Queso Cheese or Sauce, THIN spread of Mole, Shredd. Lettuce.

Cook Turkey most way. Add in Onions, Garlic, Jalapenos, Black Olives, and Taco Pkt. Once juices are cooked down some, add in Beans. Simmer a few minutes. Serve up on

Optional (Soft Shells): Heat Skillet. Spray with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Top shells with Above. Roll. Add to heated and sprayed skillet. Brown each side. Sprinkle with Garlic Powder. Also, Optional to add or top with Bell Peppers.

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Cajuned Corny Beanies (HEALTHY Cajun Bean N Corn Egg Rolls)

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1 can Southwestern corn, drained
1 can Pinto Beans, drained
1 can Basil Oregano Garlic Tomatoes, slight drain
1/2 Sweet Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Onion (Sm./Med.)
About 1 in. Jalapeno, minced
2T + 1tsp Taco Season (From Packet)
1tsp McCormick’s Cajun Season
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
Few good cracks of Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
1/2c Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese

Egg Roll Wraps
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Or Butter Flavor Cooking Spray)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Skillet. Cook Onions and Red Pepper for a few minutes. Add in Corn, Beans, Tomatoes, Jalapeno, Black Pepper, Cajun. Cook down some, then add in Taco Season. Simmer for a while. Mix in cheese. Continue to simmer til nice and thick.
Spoon onto Egg Roll Wraps. Roll up, using water to seal edges. Heat skillet with Coconut Oil (Or Butter Flavor Cooking Spray – Coconut Oil tastes BEST!!!). Brown all side. Eat alone, or with Sour Cream.

Under 150 Calories if using Butter Flavor Cooking Spray to brown Egg Rolls. About 160 if using a few Tablespoons of Coconut Oil.
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Bean and Sweet Potato Rolls

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LOW CALORIE Meatless/Vegetarian Option

1/2 Sweet Potato, boiled
Broth Cubes (Chicken, or Vegetable for meatless) 
2 Dried Bay Leaves
– 3T Broth (That Potato was boiled in.)

1/2 Poblano
1 can Pinto Bean, drained
1 can Black Beans w/ Jalapeno in Lime, drained
1/8tsp Hickory Liquid Smoke
1/4tsp Cumin
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Sage

Egg Rolls
Shredd. Mozzarella Cheese
CHOICE OF Topping with:
-Medium/Hot Salsa and Sour Cream (Not mixed)
-1c tTt’s Pico De Gallo + 1T Crema Mexicana (Mixed)

Boil Sweet Potato in Broth (I used Chicken Broth) WITH 2 Bay Leaves- RESERVE 3T of Broth, when Potato is done boiling. Mash Potato with 3T reserved Broth (I leave skin on- DELICIOUS! And, Beneficial).
In skillet, heat cans of drained Beans with Poblano, Smoke, and Seasons.
Top Egg Roll with a THIN spread of mashed Sweet Potato, Beans, Salsa, Sour Cream (Or Pico de Gallo/Crema Mix), then Moz. Cheese. Roll. Heat skillet. Spray with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Brown all sides.

Options: 
– Instead of smooth Sweet Potato. You have an option to saute 1/2 Sweet Potato (CUBED SMALL) with 2 Bay Leaves. Then, top onto rolls. I liked the Smooth Potatoes!!!
– Meat Optional: Chicken, Smoked Turkey, Chorizo (A little goes long way. No more than 1/2 lb.).
– Red Pepper
– Baking or Deep Frying is optional.
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Crock Pot Mexican Bean Burritos

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1 lb. Dried Pinto Beans
6c Water + 4 Beef Broth Cubes
1c + 2/3c Bacon Ends
1/8tsp Hickory Flavored Liquid Smoke
1T Balsamic Vinegar
1c Red Onion
1 Green Pepper
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Cocoa Powder (Yes, Add!)
1tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Pepper
1/8-tsp Sea Salt
1tsp Dried Oregano
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder
4T UN-Sweetened Raisins (Added Last Hour)

Shell of choice: Soft Shell, Hard Shell, Lettuce Wrap, Egg Roll Wraps, Rice Wrap
Toppings (All Optional, just ideas): Louisiana Hot Sauce, Tomatoes, Salsa, Sour Cream, Shredd. Cheese, Rice (Cooked in Broth)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add all ingredients, EXCEPT, Raisins. Last 1-1.5hr, Mash Beans, then  add Raisins. Cook on high 1st hour, then low for about 8-9 hours. Serve with Toppings on Shell of Choice (Optional to heat skillet, spray with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray, then Brown each side. Sprinkle at end with Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt is Optional.).
We just do Bean and Cheese, maybe Hot Sauce n Sour Cream. Then Brown!

* NOTES:
– If using Egg Roll Wraps or Soft Shells. Heat skillet. Spray with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Brown each side of Egg Roll Wrap/Soft Shell.
-Optional to Saute Vegis and Bacon, before adding to crock. I skipped, just threw all in. Was DELICIOUS!
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Bean Rolls (Meatless Bean Rolls)

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WISHBONE! Italian Dressing Pkt. (Use Wishbone!)
1-2 can Black Beans, drained (I used 2)
1-2 can Black Eyed Peas, drained (I used 2)
1c canned Southwestern Corn, drained
2 Romas, diced
1 sm.-med. Onion
1/2 Green Pepper + 1/2 Red Pepper
3T Jarred jalapenos, rough chop
1/4c Fresh Cilantro, chopped

1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1T+1tsp Red Wine Vinegar
1.5T Lime Juice (Concentrate kind)
1/4tsp Dried Dill
1/2tsp Chili Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Sugar
1/4tsp Coriander

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add all ingredients. Cook on low for about 4, or so, hours. Add to Egg Rolls or Taco Shells. Top with Shredded Chedd. Cheese and a little Sour Cream. Heat skillet. Spray with butter flavor cooking spray. Brown all sides.
You can also top over chips. Or, do as I do… Add to bowl with a little cheese, sour cream, a little salsa, top with croutons (I used Texas Toast Seasoned). Or Stuff into bell peppers. Bam! Done! You’re welcome.
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Cajun Bean-ness! (Cajun 16 Bean Soup)

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1 lb. 16 Dried Bean Soup Mix, season pkt. discarded
1/2lb TURKEY Kielbasa Link, halved long way, sliced
1/2lb Shrimp (Optional)
2 frozen Chicken Breasts
12c Water
10 Chicken Broth Cubes
2 cans Stewed Tomatoes, undrained
1/2 Green Pepper, chopped
1/2 Red Pepper, chopped
1 Onion
1-1.5tsp Louisiana Hot Sauce (Believe I did 1)
2tsp McCormick Cajun Season
1/4tsp McCormick Lemon Pepper
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
1/4tsp Sweet Pepper and Onion Season (From Fleet Farm)
1/8 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp dried Parsley

Butter Cooking Spray Crock. Add all ingredients. Due to time restraints that day, I did on High for 3 hours, then Low for 4-5 hours. Otherwise, cook on LOW till Beans are soft.

Optional to Saute Shrimp and/or add 1/2way through cooking.
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Porky Pig N Bean Soup (Ham & White Bean Soup)

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1c to 1.5c Ham, cubed
1 can Cannellini beans, drained
1can Northern Beans, drained
1 can Navy Beans, drained
1 can Butter Beans, drained
5c Water + 5 Chicken Broth Cubes
1 Onion
1 Carrot, grated
1.5tsp Garlic, minced
1/4 tsp Mustard Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/8tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Cajun Seasoning
1 Bay Leaf

Add all to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Crock. Cook low about 8 hours.

*I like it the way it is. You can choose to use dried beans, but, will need to alter, more broth. Longer cooking time may be needed. Also thickening. Like 1-2T Flour with some of the soup broth blended, well. Then stirred into the soup. May alter flavor, tho. Try above recipe FIRST!

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The One Upper Bean Soup… Your 15 plus 1! (16 Bean Soup)

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Fiber filled deliciousness!
10c Water
8 Chicken Broth Cubes
1 (20oz) bag 16 Bean Soup Mix (Season packet DISCARDED)
1 Smoked Turkey Link, cut long way then sliced
1c Carrots, sliced
1c Celery, cut long way then sliced
1T Cumin
1.5tsp Onion Powder
1.5tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Ground Coriander
1tsp Paprika
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1T Apple Cider Vinegar

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Throw all in. Cook on low 8 hours. Eat alone, or serve each bowl with a tsp of Sour Cream and sprinkle of chopped Fresh Tomatoes.

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Mr. Bean-erole (Green Bean Casserole)

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1 lb. Lean Ground Beef, Browned (Season with few shakes of: Basil, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Parsley, 1/4tsp Pepper)
2 cans of WHOLE Green Beans, drained *See notes
1 can Cream of Chicken (I sometimes use 1.5cans)
1 can Cream of Mushroom
1 small Onion, chopped
1/2c Mushrooms, chopped (Optional)
1/2 TO 1 tsp Fresh Garlic, minced
French’s Fried Onions (For serving)

Preheat oven 375. Brown beef. Seasoning it. Mix all together, except fried onions. Bake in buttered pan, covered, for 30 minutes. Then 5-10minutes uncovered. Allow to cool 5-10minutes. Top, well, with fried onions.
*Notes: If using fresh green beans: Cut off ends. Boil in salt water for few minutes. Drain, then use.

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The Cow’s Magical Fruit Roll Ups (Beef & Bean Taco Egg Rolls)

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Filling:
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1.5lbs LEAN Ground Beef*  (Seasoned w/ few dashes of Garlic Powder, Course Black Pepper, Cumin, Chili Powder, Tiny bit of Cayenne Powder)
3/4 can Refried Beans
1 pkg Taco Season
1 Onion, Chopped
1/2c Salsa
Salsa Con Queso
FRESH Tomatoes, diced
Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
Egg Roll Wraps (Soft Shells, Cabbage Leaves work, too)

For spicy: Red Pepper Flakes or 1tsp Sriracha Hot Sauce to beef mixture. Or few drops as rolling
Other topping options are: Cream Cheese, Jalapenos, Rice (Cilantro & Lime Rice is tasty!), even Lettuce or Coleslaw Mix (In place of lettuce).

Season Beef as you Brown it, drain excess grease. Add in beans, onions, salsa, and taco season. Cook til soft. Spread Queso onto egg roll (Do cream cheese 1st, if using). Add Beef mix. Top with toppings- Shredded cheese, fresh tomatoes. Roll up. Non Stick Butter Flavor Spray skillet. Brown all sides. When done, I always sprinkle lightly with garlic powder. Serve with: Sour Cream, Salsa, or Queso. Great plain, too.
*Turkey Meat can be used!
(Above pic, I used queso, beef mixture, FRESH tomatoes, minced jarred jalapenos, small amount coleslaw mix, few pinches shredded cheese)
***Freezer Friendly, for later eatings. Single layer onto plate (I spray with non stick spray), freeze, once frozen add to freezer safe ziplock bag.

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