Thursday, January 1, 2009

Chili Fries

These chili fries are pretty healthy. The fries are oven baked and the chili has lots of fiber and not much fat. The fries take about 30 minutes to cook in the oven, so I cook the chili while the fries are cooking.

Oven Baked Fries
5 small potatoes
3 Tbs Olive Oil
Seasoning Salt

First cut potatoes and lay them on a cookie sheet.

Next add some Olive Oil and seasonings.

Bake at 400 F for 15 minutes and then stir. Return to the oven and bake until fries are tender, about 15 minutes.

Quick Chili
1/3 lb ground burger (beef, turkey, whatever you like)
1 12 oz can "chili ready" tomatoes
1 12 oz can pinto beans
2/3 cup tomato sauce
Taco seasoning

Brown the hamburger.

Drain fat and add 1/2 an onion.

Cook until onions are tender.
Add drained pinto beans and chili ready tomatoes.

Add some tomato sauce and stir in taco seasonings to taste. Bring to boil and then pour over oven fries. Top with cheese, sour cream and your favorite salsa.

Yum Yum!

Caramel Corn

Candy Cane Caramel Corn

Candy Carmel Corn
5 qt air popped popcorn
1 cup butter
1/2 cup Karo syrup
2 cups sugar
1 Tbs molasses
3/4 tsp salt
Bring to a boil and let boil without stirring for three minutes.
Add 1 tsp soda and stir together until foamy. Pour over popped popcorn and bake at 200 F for 1 hour stirring twice while baking. After cool add melted chocolate and crushed candy bits. Store in airtight container.

Heath Chocolate Caramel Corn