Salsa Verde Chicken Chili


There is nothing quite as satisfying as a nice hearty soup or chili on a cool day. It’s even more satisfying when you can throw it together in a matter of minutes. With this chili you can be sitting down to a bowl of deliciousness before you know it.

This chili is not your typical thick chili. It’s honestly more like a soup. So call it what you like, but either way – it’s just down right yummy!!!

If you have the time and want to make your own salsa verde, I would highly recommend it. If you don’t have a recipe, I happen to have a delicious one that you could use!
Check it out here -> Salsa Verde – Tomatillo Salsa

Salsa Verde Chicken Chili - Easy to make with just a few ingredients! Perfect to make on a busy day.
In a stock pot add:
6 cups of Chicken Stock*
2 cups (or 16 oz jar) Salsa Verde – I use Ortega Medium Salsa Verde
Or make this: Salsa Verde ~ Tomatillo Salsa
2 (15.5 oz cans) Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp Ground Cumin
Shredded Meat from an Entire Rotisserie Chicken
Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
Salt to taste, if needed

Bring to a simmer. Stirring occasionally – for about 15 minutes.
Taste and adjust seasoning to your preference. I don’t need to add salt because the bouillon I use is already seasoned.
*I like to use a roasted chicken bouillon base like this one, it’s my go to:
Better Than Bouillon Base
If you do this you will need 2 TBSP of bouillon base with 6 cups of water

Garnish with:
Freshly chopped cilantro – can add to stock pot or to individual servings
Chopped avocado – I like to squeeze lime juice over the avocado to keep it from turning brown and it gives the chili a nice freshness.
Sour Cream – for a little creaminess (optional)

How easy is that!? I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.

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THE Meatloaf Everyone Loves


This meatloaf could not be any easier to make & best of all – Seriously! Everyone LOVES it! Even those picky eaters that think they don’t like meatloaf, well I have proven to them that meatloaf is delish!!! If you already love meatloaf, try this one! It’s is so easy to throw together and with just a few ingredients you will have one of the best meatloaves you’ve ever had.

I love meatloaf, but I think that a meatloaf sandwich the next day may be one of my favorites! Especially with the ketchup glaze on this meatloaf. Throw some cheese on there. Eat it cold or even better, grilled!

So we like this sweet, tangy ketchup glaze on our meatloaf, BUT this meatloaf would be equally delish without any glaze and served with brown gravy.

This is the easiest, most delish meatloaf you & your family will love! Simple ingredients & Simple to make!
Preheat oven to 375

Ingredients for the meatloaf:
2 lbs 85% fat ground beef
1 box chicken flavored stove top stuffing mix (use reduced sodium)
1 envelope of dried onion soup mix
1 cup water
2 eggs, beaten

Instructions:
In a Large bowl mix the stuffing mix, dried onion mix & water
Let sit for 5-10 minutes, to soften everything up
Add the beaten eggs and mix well

The Meatloaf Everyone Loves
Add the ground beef to the bowl
*When adding the ground beef, carefully tear it apart into chunks first – then mix thoroughly. I like put gloves on and use my hands to really get in there!

When mixed through, transfer to a 9×13 baking dish or sheet pan and shape into a loaf approx 8″ x 12″ – I flatten it out a little, so there is more surface area for the yummy sauce.

Make indents along the top with your fingers. I like doing this so some of the sauce seeps into the loaf
The Meatloaf Everyone Loves

To make the sauce/glaze:

In a small bowl add:
1 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
3 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tsp worcestershire sauce

Mix well until smooth, make sure there are no brown sugar lumps.

It should be a little sweet, a little tangy. Taste and adjust to your liking.

Sweet & Tangy Sauce to Top The Meatloaf Everyone Loves
Evenly spread HALF of the sauce over the top of the loaf and let it drip down the sides.

Bake for 30 minutes. Carefully remove from the oven & spread the remaining sauce over the meatloaf.

Return to oven. Bake for another 30-40 minutes.

Time may vary depending on how thick your loaf is. I go ahead and cut it in half and check for doneness. If there is still some pink in there continue baking, checking every 5 minutes until baked through.
The Meatloaf Everyone Loves

Let it set for about 10 minutes before slicing into it. Cover with a foil tent if not serving right away.

Serve with your family’s favorite sides, like mac & cheese, baked or mashed potatoes. Rice pilaf. Broccoli or corn. Side salad. Those are some of our favorites!

Enjoy!!!

My Favorite “F” Word


MY FAVORITE F WORD
TGIF & MY FAVORITE “F” WORD IS… WHAT IS YOURS?

Happy Friday My Friends (also another favorite “f” word) I hope everyone is enjoying a nice fun filled Summer! Sorry I have been slacking on the posts. It’s been so hot & humid I have had no desire to do much cooking and baking, forget about it,  totally out of the question!

What are your “go to” dinners when the weather is on the warmer side? We’ve been doing a lot of grilling. Cold sandwiches. Salads. Take out…

I can’t wait for cooler weather so I can start cooking & baking again!!! I think that is the real reason Fall is my favorite season. HEY! Another favorite “F” word! Fall 🙂

I promise to post soon!!! I have some recipes I am wanting to share, just need the photos to go along with the posts – which means actually cooking – so SOON! I promise!!!

Enjoy the rest of your summer & let’s all celebrate the kids going BACK TO SCHOOL!!!

Cheers!!!
-Pam