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Jamaican Jerk Chicken & Peppers, Onions served with Coconut Sweet Potato & Black Beans Rice

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Marinade:
1tsp packed Brown Sugar, or more to taste
1tsp – 1/2T each: Coriander, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder
1.5T McCormick Jamaican Jerk Season
1/4tsp Ginger Powder
1/4c Soy Sauce
2 dried Bay Leaves

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Rice:
1c mashed Sweet Potato, (Boiled, mashed)*
1/3c canned UNSWEETENED Coconut Milk
1/4tsp Curry
1/2 can Black Beans, drained well
1tsp Dried Cilantro

2c Instant Rice
2c Chicken Broth (Or Water + Broth Cube, crushed)

Vegis: 1 Frozen Bag Bell Peppers and Onions (Or 1-2 Red Pepper, 1-2 Green Pepper, Onion)

Marinade Chicken about 6-8 hours. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray baking dish. Lay in Vegis. Lay Chicken over Vegis. Bake, covered.
Prep Rice: Boil Rice in Broth. Add Black Beans. Boil and Mash Sweet Potato, mixing in Curry, Cilantro, Coconut Milk. Mix into Cooked Rice and Beans.
Serve Chicken and Vegis with side of Rice.
*You can used cooked DICED Sweet Potatoes in Rice.
CAN ALSO Marinade Chicken and Grill! Great many ways!
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Spicy LOADED Tortellini Soup

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1/2 lb. Ground Chorizo Meat, browned
4c + 1/2c to 5c Water (I do 4.5c)
3 Beef Broth Cubes
1 can Black Beans, drained well
1 can Chili Beans, undrained
2 cans Roasted Garlic Tomatoes, undrained
1 can Tomato Soup, undiluted
3/4c Mild Chunky Salsa
1 Sweet Red Bell Pepper
1 over sized cup Sweet Potato, diced smallish
1 Onion
1/2tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp McCormick’s Cajun Seasoning
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
1tsp Dried Parsley

1/2 – 12 oz. bag Barilla 3Cheese Dried Tortellini

Cook Meat. Add all, except Dried Noodles, to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Crock Pot. Cook on Low 6-8 hours. Last 20-30 minutes, or so, add in Dried Cheese Tortellini. Cook til nice and soft.
Optional: Spinach.
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Sweet N Feisties (Sweet Potatoes stuffed with Chipotle Black Beans)

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Considered VEGAN and VEGETARIAN from PETA. Still, us Meat Lovers give this a THUMBS UP. A Keeper! 

2 Sweet Potatoes, quartered
1.5T EVOO
1.5T Parsley
1.5T Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper

Stab Potatoes on each side about 4, or so, stabs. Microwave, COVERED, for about 4-5 minutes.
Quarter Potatoes (Careful, they’re hot)… I halve long way, then halve those.
Toss with Seasons above (I did in ziploc bag.). Allow to set while you prep Black Bean Topper.
Cut out some of center. I used knife and cut outward going inward, making triangle-type shaped cuts. Use spoon to pop out. Discard those.
Place into Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Baking Dish. Fill with Topper Recipe BELOW. Bake in preheated oven, at 450, for about 30-35 minutes, or til potatoes are done.

Chipotle Black Bean Topper:
1 can Chili Seasoned Black Beans, drained
2T  canned Chipotle in Adobo, minced
3T Red Onions, chopped small
1tsp Lime Juice (Fridge concentrate kind)
1c Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Mix in Bowl. Add to Potatoes.
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