Posts Tagged ‘canned tomato


green red bean chili

A few additions of greens to this chili:

1 can of tomatoes the 28 ounce variety

ground beef, pork or whatever , amount to suit taste


greens :broccoli , kale, bell peppers, what have you



paprika and/or other seasonings

heat: Serrano

Red beans, soaked at least overnight and then par boiled till slightly firm.


Prepped up and ready to go


brown the beef and saute the onions


add the can of tomatoes


add the prepped ingredients, red beans, simmer


serving suggestion


on corn chip, egg and sour cream





spicy tomato veggie soup variation #1

 additions to:


this soup also tasty served cold.

IMG_8532 Cooked diced potato, chopped raw green pepper, crumbled feta cheese added to the soup.

skipped the basil garnish…..


spicy tomato veggie soup

Much cooler temperatures, so soup is on the menu.


onion , garlic , salt, pepper, sauteed


Diced red (and green) peppers, these were from the garden, the red pepper not as sweet as expected, only several days  from being picked. The green pepper tasted mild, picked right before dicing.

IMG_8526Giving time for the garden to produce more tomatoes, used 1/2 large can of peeled tomato , squeezed, added water for four cups total liquid.
Season with a combo of dried pepper flakes, ancho,dried red pepper, and smoked red pepper.

Adjusted seasoning, salt pepper and a bit of sugar. I held back on adding other herbs and spices.


Add 1/2 cup veggie soup mix, 1/4 wasn’t enough, probably can add more later or pasta, potato. Simmer at this point for 1/2 hour or so.

Soup mix is Bob’s Red Mill, if you make this soup mix alone , that is with just water, it’s very bland.


Done, with just the right amount of spice.



A simple pizza, the fresh basil available from a container plant that hs been doing good this year. Keeping it trimmed to encourage growth. Also a wedge of Romano cheese has been purchased from the warehouse club. Good grade cheese is higher priced compared to the individually wrapped processed tasteless slices of what gets passed off as cheese. In the long run the increase in quality and price of the better cheese evens out as you need less to get what it is supposed to taste like.
A plain white bread dough recipe, enough to fill a large 14 inch cast iron skillet and a 12 inch skillet. The pizza additional shell is available for other family members to build their own.

20130608-094120.jpgrinsed and drained 14 ounce can of diced tomatoes.
Just a tad of sugar added. Fresh tomato is available but I opted to go with the canned for now. Some of the fresh tomato available is like a hot house variety, not tops on the list for flavor. None planned for the backyard this year…. On with the pizza…

20130608-094441.jpgfresh basil. Taste with your eyes….

20130608-094600.jpgno explanation needed.

20130608-094636.jpgdrizzle of oil standard with this pie, not shown, some smashed garlic.

20130608-094710.jpgyep… Thick billowy crust for this pizza.

20130608-094755.jpgassembly complete, into the 500 degree or better oven.

20130608-094844.jpgout of the pan and on to the rack for the finish. Don’t mind some cornmeal falling to the bottom of the oven. I have a silicone mat, received as a gift, installed.

20130608-094931.jpgon to the chopping block.

20130608-095008.jpgglad the weather was cool this night…..


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