Monday, December 10, 2012

Almost Tator Tot Hotdish

1 pound hamburger browned
1/2 bag frozen shredded hashbrowns
use leftover green bean casserole.

Mix all ingredients and microwave for 10 minutes. This is such a great way to use all those leftovers after the holidays. You can even use the leftover chicken or turkey instead of hamburger!

Baked Ziti

1 box of ziti noodles uncooked
1 jar of alfredo sauce
1/2 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 cup mozzarella shredded cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 

Mix all ingredients and microwave for 20 minutes stirring every 5. If yours looks dry, add more of the spaghetti sauce.

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

1 pound Velveeta cubed
1 pound hamburger browned
5 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
3/4 bag of hashbrown potatoes (cubed kind)
1 container Philadelphia Cooking Creme

Mix all ingredients in bean pot and microwave for 15 minutes stirring every 5.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Stuffed Peppers

1 package of Spanish rice made according to package
1 pound hamburger browned
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 large tomatoes diced
Several Peppers hallowed out and blanched in boiling water for 5 minutes.

Mix the rice, hamburger, cheese, and tomatoes. Stuff into the peppers and place in the bean pot. Cover bean pot with lid and microwave for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Coke Chicken

3 or 4 chicken breasts thawed and sliced into large pieces
1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can of Coke

Put chicken into bottom of bean pot. Cover with soup and then pop. Place lid on Bean Pot and microwave for 15-20 minutes. The gravy is great over potatoes, rice, or noodles. We had a garden supper so no gravy was needed for our food! ENJOY!

Shipwreck Dinner

Ingredients Needed:
1 15 oz can tomato sauce 1 can sliced potatoes drained
1 can of kidney beans rinsed 1 small can sliced mushrooms drained
1 pound hamburger browned 6 slices cooked bacon
1 tsp minced garlic

Brown the hamburger in your bean pot. Drain off excess fat and then mix in all other ingredients. Place lid on Bean Pot and microwave for 10 minutes.

I love to serve this with shredded cheddar cheese on top for a little more flavor! Such an easy and delicious meal!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bean Pot Lasagna

1 box of lasagna noodles
1 large jar spaghetti sauce
1 16 oz cottage cheese
1 egg
1 pound hamburger/ Italian sausage

Place thawed meat in bean pot with the lid on and microwave for 2 minutes. Break up the meat and cover again. Microwave for 2-4 more minutes until browned. Drain off any excess fat.

Next break up the noodles and place them in the bean pot. Mix the egg in with the cottage cheese and then mix into the bean pot with the sauce. Add 1 cup of water and mix again.

Place lid on bean pot and microwave for 20 minutes stirring every 5. If it starts to look dry, add a little more water as the noodles tend to eat up the moisture.

I love this recipe because usually when I make lasagna the traditional way, it takes forever to layer, and it just falls apart when I try to cut it up. This way it is already "cut" and everyone loves it just as much!

Salsa Potatoes

This recipe is great for when you are grilling and need a quick side dish!

5-8 potatoes
1 jar of salsa
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Clean and slice potatoes with skin on. Layer in bean pot with salsa and cheese. Put lid on and microwave for 10-15 minutes. You may stir them after 5 minutes to make sure all of them are well coated!

You may use more potatoes but it will take a little longer to cook! I love this as a side dish but you could easily add chicken or hamburger to the dish to make it a main dish.

Cherry Chip Cake

Another wonderful idea from my great hostess Julie!

1 cherry chip cake mix
1 can 7-up or sprite

Mix both together and put lid on bean pot. Microwave for 4 minutes. Take lid off and microwave for 4-6 more minutes until knife comes out clean!

White Fish for Supper!

This recipe is from my friend Denise again! I love getting new ideas from all of you so please let me know you recipe ideas!

Today I made white fish in the microwave- cool and healthy.

I melted about 2 TBS butter in the bean pot, added some fresh chopped red pepper and onion per personal taste and 2 servings of seasoned nice fillets of white fish. I had Haddock in my freezer but you could use any white fish.  I put the peppers and onions on top and around the seasoned fish and covered the bean pot. Cooked on high for 5-8 minutes until the fillets flake and let them sit for about 5 minutes.  
Tasty, fast and fairly healthy!  (except for the butter- but can't cook without it!)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chicken and Peppers

Great way to use those great veggies available right now!

2 chicken breasts cut into strips.
2 peppers- whatever color cut into strips.
1 onion cut up
1 package mushrooms sliced.
Put all the ingredients into the bean pot and cover with one package with fajita seasoning. Mix with 1/2 cup water and put lid on.
Microwave for 15-20 minutes until chicken is cooked!
Serve with tortilla shells and cheese or just enjoy plain.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hospitality Set Recipes!

Ok so here are some of the recipes I use for my hospitality set!

Pizza Braid

2 cans crescents     1 package pepperoni
1 can pizza sauce    1 8 oz mozz shredded cheese
pizza toppings

Lay crescents out on hospitality set. Put 3/4 cup of pizza sauce down middle of crescents. Layer remaining ingredients and pull crescents together.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Taco Braid

2 cans crescents    1 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1 pound hamburger browned and seasoned with taco seasoning
taco toppings

Lay crescents out on hospitality set. Put hamburger and cheese down middle of crescents. Layer remaining ingredients and pull crescents together.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Breakfast Fruit Braid

2 cans crescents     1 can pie filling
1 8 oz package cream cheese

Lay crescents out on hospitality set. Put pie filling and cream cheese cut into cubes down middle of crescents. Layer remaining ingredients and pull crescents together.
Can add extra frozen fruit to add more to the braid.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Baked Beans

Combine in Bean Pot:
2T brown sugar           1 Tbsp mustard  
1 C catsup                   2-15 oz cans pork and beans

Mix in bean pot and microwave for 10 mins.

Strawberry Cake

Another one!

Mix one strawberry cake mix with one can strawberry pop.
Microwave for 8 minutes with lid on. Might need to go a few minutes more depending on microwave.

Wedding Cake

Another simple cake idea!

Mix one box white cake mix with one can cream soda pop.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Macaroni Corn

1 can cream style corn
1 can whole kernel corn undrained
1 cup raw macaroni
1-2 cups velveeta cheese cubed (The more cheese you add the creamier and thicker it gets)

Dump everything in the bean pot and microwave for 10 minutes. Stir and then microwave for another 3-5 minutes.

Thank you Robyn for this recipe!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Denise's Stroganoff

1- 1 1/2 pounds cubed round steak
8-12 oz sliced mushrooms fresh or canned

Brown steak with 1/2 stick butter and favorite unsalted seasonings to taste and add muchrooms
Drain and add to Bean Pot.
Add 2 cups of beef broth, 16 oz sour cream, and 1 cup red wine/cooking sherry or broth. Also add 2 Tbs of cornstarch stirred with small amount of the liquids.

Cook covered at 225 for 6 hours or increase temp and decrease time if needed.

If too think after cooking, mix 2 Tbs of cornstarch with liquids and stir.

Serve over rice or egg noodles!

Thanks Denise for the great recipe! Always remember to let me know your favorites too!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Cake

This is a variation on a dump cake that I love!

1 white cake mix
16 oz sour cream
3 eggs
Green food coloring
Mix together in bean pot until lumps are gone.
Add 1 cup chocolate chips and microwave for 7 minutes with bean pot lid on and then 4-6 more with lid off!

Enjoy your green dessert!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Orange Dreamsicle Dessert

This one is really easy but doesn't at first seem that it will turn out because it only has 2 ingredients.
1 can orange pop and 1 yellow cake mix. Mix together in bean pot and then microwave with lid on for 12-15 minutes!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Micro Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin, 1-1.5 lbs.

Teriyaki marinade (try also with barbecue sauce)

Place tenderloin in Bean Pot. Pour teriyaki marinade over tenderloin until marinade covers half the tenderloin. Coat the entire tenderloin. Microwave 12-15 minutes.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Taco Soup

1 Lb ground beef, cooked & drained 1 – 28 oz can kidney beans*

1 – 28 oz can diced tomatoes* 1 – 14 oz can corn * (*DO NOT drain liquid)

Mix together in Bean Pot. Add 1-2 (depending on your spicy preference) packets of taco seasoning or 1 pkg Southwestern Chipotle dip mix and stir. In microwave, cook on high for 20 minutes. Serve with sour cream, cheese and corn chips.

Peach Cobbler

1 large can sliced peaches
1 butter pecan or yellow cake mix
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 chopped pecans

Place peaches on bottom of bean pot and sprinkle cake mix on top. Slice up butter/margarine and place pads of butter around on top of the cake mix. Then top with coconut and pecans if wanted. Microwave for 7 minutes with lid on and then stir up the top of the cake. Try to leave peaches on bottom of bean pot. Then microwave for 5 more minutes with the lid off! This is even really good for breakfast get togethers!

Mom's Yummy Supper!

This one is one of my girls most favorites!
Brown 1 pound hamburger or cook 3 chicken breasts in bean pot.
Take meat out of bean pot and place in bean pot 2 cups instant rice and 2 cups water. Microwave for 5 minutes and leave lid on for 2 more minutes.
Then add one container of philly cream cheese cooking creme (our family likes the garlic one!)
and one bag of frozen veggies. Add the meat back too and stir. Then place lid on bean pot and microwave for 5 more minutes. This is an amazing supper that is good for us and easy to make!

Sour Cream Beef and Beans

1 pound hamburger browned
Mix with:
1 can pinto beans
1 can enchilada sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Put lid on bean pot and microwave for 13 minutes.
Mix in 1 cup sour cream and 1/2 more shredded cheddar cheese and serve over crushed tortilla or corn chips!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pork Chop Bake

Thaw 4 or 5 pork chops. Place in bottom of 9x13 pan. cover with a can of cream of mushroom soup and then top with french's french fried onions. Cover pan with foil and bake for 2 hours at 275 degrees. Then remove foil and put more onions and shredded cheddar cheese (about a cup) on top and put back in oven for 10 minutes.
Everyone at the house thought it was great!

Popcorn in Bean Pot

1/3 cup popcorn kernels
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Add cooking oil to popcorn kernels, then cover bean pot with lid.
Microwave for 3-5 minutes.
Remove lid carefully to avoid escaping steam.
drizzle w/melted butter - season to taste

Entire Meal Idea!

Chicken and Gravy:
Chicken breasts thawed and cut into large strips
1 can cream soup
1 can coke/dr pepper
Mix soup and pop together. Put chicken in bottom of bean pot and cover with gravy. Microwave for 15 mins to 25 depending on how much chicken you put in!

Cheesy Potatoes
Clean and slice about 8 red potatoes (may use regular too)
3/4 stick margarine
3/4 bag of shredded cheddar cheese
garlic, lawrys, and bacon bacon from tastefully simple
Layer potatoes, a couple pads of butter, cheese and seasonings in bean pot until full. Place lid on bean pot and microwave for 10-15 mins depending on how many potatoes.

Steamed Veggies:
Put grate in bottom of bean pot. Put enough water in the bottom to come up to the bottom o the grate. Put veggies in and put lid on bean pot. Then microwave for about 7 mins.

Apple Berry Crumble:
4-5 apples peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups frozen berries
1 cup flour
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 stick butter
Put sliced apples on bottom of bean pot. Pour berries over top. In another bowl, mix flour, oatmeal, sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of berries and place lid on bean pot. Microwave for 12-15 minutes!

Veggies and Potatoes

Savory Vegetables
1 LB carrots
4 medium/large potatoes
1 packet Lipton Onion soup mix
6 Tbs. butter
Salt & Pepper
Slice vegetables in 1/8" slices & put in bottom of bean pot.
Sprinkle with onion soup mix
Add salt & pepper
Put slices of butter on top
Microwave with lid on for 10 minutes. Stir & microwave 10 more minutes.
Creamy Potatoes
5-6 medium potatoes - sliced
garlic salt
2 Tbs. minced onion
1 pint whipping cream
Slice potatoes into beanpot. Add garlic salt & mix with potatoes
Sprinkle minced onion on top
Sprinkle pepper on top
Pour whipping cream over all
Dot top with slices of butter (6-8 Tbs)
Microwave on high for 25-30 minutes coverd or until tender.

Egg Bake

Brown 1/2 pound sausage (or use 1 cup chopped ham, bacon, ect)
In the bean pot, drain and then mix:
12 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheese

Microwave for 12 minutes stirring after every 4 minutes. Keep lid on to keep warm and continue cooking! You can also add some green peppers, onions, or even salsa to your liking!

Hamburger Helper

This weekend I ran out of time and made regular hamburger helper in the bean pot. First I thawed the hamburger, then put it in the bean pot for 4 minutes breaking it up after 2.
Then I added all the ingredients and microwaved for 10 minutes, stirring after 5. It was thick and better than when I make it in the pan!

Easy Monkey Bread in the Bean Pot!

1 pkg of biscuits cut in 1/2
3/4 stick of butter - Melted
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 T Cinnamon
... * Put the biscuits in the bean pot. Pour the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon over the biscuits and stir until well coated.
Bake @ 375* for about 10 minutes check for doneness
* Microwave for 3 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

1/2 bag frozen hashbrowns
1 can cream of mushroom soup
8 oz sour cream
1 tsp garlic
1 cup chopped ham
1 squirt of mustard
1 cup mozz shredded cheese

Mix all ingredients in bean pot and microwave for 15-20 minutes.
Beanpot Caramel Brownie...
Using your favorite chocolate brownie mix...In your beanpot mix all the wet ingredients together, then add the mix. stir well, microwave for 6 min then add 4-6 tbls caramel sauce, and I added a few whole pecans. Microwave for 2 more min, or until done. Spoon into a small bowl, add more caramel if desired & top with cool whip or ice cream. Enjoy!!
Not really a supper but sure is yummy!

Heavenly Pumpkin Cake

1 can of pumpkin on the bottom of the bean pot.
Drizzle some carmel topping over top of pumpkin.
Spread 1 spice cake mix over pumpkin/carmel.
Cut one stick of butter or margarine on top of cake.
Cover with saran wrap and microwave for 7 mins.
Stir up top of cake, drizzle more carmel on top and microwave for 3-5 more minutes.

Black Bean and Salsa Bake

1 pound hamburger browned in bean pot or 3 chicken breasts cut into slices
1 can corn drained
1 large can salsa
Mix the three ingredients into the bean pot. Put lid on and microwaved for 15 minutes. Serve with sour cream, chips, and cheese or just plain. This is a wonderful supper!

Sweet Corn

Make your sweet corn in the bean pot! Clean up the corn and put 1 cup of water in with corn. Cover with lid and microwave for 13 mins!
Even better, use your insert and steam your corn on the cob! :)

Chicken and Veggies

Chicken and Veggies

Take veggies of your choice, I prefer mushrooms, peppers, onions, and zucchini and cut up. Put on bottom of bean pot and then put on top chicken breasts thawed. Then sprinkle season salt and soy sauce on top! Microwave about 15-20 mins until chicken is cooked through. Can be put over rice or served plain! Very TASTY!

Mac-n-Cheese and Lemonade Cake

So I have an exciting new idea that I have been doing with my bean pot! I started making my box of mac and cheese in the bean pot in the microwave. I put in the noodles and some water, microwave for 5 mins first and then about 3-4 more! This way I don't have to wait for water to boil! I then drain the water and mix the rest up in the bean pot! My girls can have their "favorite" meal in 10 mins!!

Lemonade Cake
1 lemon cake prepared according to package
Mix up in the bean pot and cover with saran wrap and microwave for 8 mins.
1/2 can of pink lemonade concentrate mixed with 1 cup of powedered sugar
Pour this over the cake while poking holes in the cake.
Microwave again for 4 more mins uncovered!
This cake is great with cool whip or ice cream! Very refreshing with all the hot weather we have been having!