Last weekend, I attended my mother-in-law's 3rd Annual Chili Bowl Competition. I recall years ago when she just came up with the idea, an idea to bring people and family together for an event other than football. Usually the week after the Superbowl, she has hosted an afternoon devoted to chili. The first year of the chili bowl, I proudly took home a blue ribbon for the number one chili voted upon by a panel of judges. The following year, my chili verde didn't quite make the cut with so many good traditional chili recipes ahead of mine. For the 3rd Chili Bowl, I moved up in the ranks as a judge for this event along with a much more qualified food editor, a cook, and a fellow foodie like myself.
Avacados are a good diet food because they are very rich and good for you. While they do have a lot of fat in them, it is the type of fat that is good for you. Avocados are silky and delicious, making them extremely satisfying to eat. A veggie taco that contains avocado as opposed to slow cooker italian meatballs has the same taste as its counterpart and it is a much healthy option also.
I thought why not have something Mexican tasting. I had my son get the potatoes augratin out of the cabinet the tomatoes with the green chile's and I started following the directions on the boxes. I prepared potatoes, then I added the tomatoes, cut up a green bell pepper. I found some pork meatballs in the freezer and browned it and added it to the mixture.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large frying pan, simmer the ground beef until it is no longer pink and it's brown. Drain off any excess grease. Stir in the refried beans, italian meatballs, water and the envelope of enchilada sauce mix, bringing the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
My suggestion, which is economical as well as earth friendly, is to reuse empty butter or sour cream containers to store tomato based products. This way you have the joy of reusing a product again and again without having to spend extra money replacing old stained Tupperware or bowls and you won't have to waste your time getting out a seemingly permanent stain that took two easy slow cooker recipes uk minutes to create.