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Spanish Rice


Onion, chopped                                                      cup

Green Pepper, chopped                                       1 cups

Ground Beef                                                                        1 lb

Minute Rice                                                              cup

Canned tomatoes                                                  2 cups

Chili powder                                                                        1 tsp

Pepper                                                                      tsp



Mix onion, green pepper and ground beef.  Add all other ingredients when brown.  Cover and cook on high heat until steaming.  Then turn heat down and let simmer for 30 mins.




Tomato sauce                                                         1 can (8 oz)

Brown sugar                                                           cup

Mustard                                                                     1 tsp

Ground Beef                                                            2 lb

Bread Crumbs                                                        cup

Eggs, lightly beaten                                               2

Medium Onion, minced

Salt                                                                             1 tsp

Pepper                                                                      tsp



Combine tomato sauce, brown sugar and mustard, set aside.  Combine all other ingredients.  Add cup tomato sauce mixture; blend well.  Fill tin and cover with rest of tomato sauce.  Cook at 350 for 1 hour.


Beef Quesadillas


Vegetable Oil                                                           1 tbsp

Sirloin steak, cut in strips                                    12 oz

Garlic cloves, minced                                            2

Chilli powder                                                           1 tbsp

Ground Cumin and Coriander                            1 tsp each

Flour                                                                          3 tbsp

Milk                                                                             1 cup

Cheddar cheese, shredded                                 1 cups

Salt                                                                             tsp

Small flour Tortillas                                                8

Large Plum Tomatoes, sliced                             2



Preheat oven to 450F.  In large non-stick skillet, heat oil over high heat; cook sirloin strips, garlic, chilli powder, cumin and coriander, stirring for 3 min or just until browned.  Whisk flour into milk until smooth; stir into skillet.  Reduce heat and simmer, staring, until liquid is bubbling and thickened, 5 min.  Remove from heat.  Stir in cup of the cheese until melted and the salt.  Spread 1/8 of the beef mixture on half of each tortilla.  Fold over tortillas into a half-moon shape.  Place on large baking sheet.  Bake for 5 min or until filling is hot and tortilla is crispy.  Cut into wedges.  Serves 4.



Add 1 jalapeno pepper with beef.



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