Sunday, January 24, 2010

Game Day Sliders & Refried Beans


Are you ready for the BIG game?  Even if you’re not a football fan, I bet you like the Superbowl commercials!  And, how about the food??? Every year, I try to come up with something a little different. So, I was very happy when Old El Paso provided me with a ‘Tackle the Taste’ gift pack through MyBlogSpark.  Not only did I receive Old El Paso Green Chiles to try, I also received this great serving platter and table decorations.  I’ve actually used Old El Paso Green Chiles for years in a lot of my recipes.  But, I decided to try something a little different this time. 

I love the idea of ‘sliders’.  This recipe incorporates all the ease of my favorite meatloaf recipe. And, Old El Paso Green Chiles gave it an extra kick.

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GAME DAY SLIDERS
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1 pound ground chuck
1 can Old El Paso Green Chiles (4.5 oz)
1/2 cup ketchup
1 small onion, chopped finely
1 cup crushed saltine crackers
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
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Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all ingredients and form into small patties, about two and a half inches in diameter. Heat a small amount of oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Brown patties quickly on both sides. Remove to an oven-proof casserole dish. Bake 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Serve on small rolls.

I also decided to add something extra to my homemade refried bean recipe.  I’ve used dark red kidney beans for years to make refried beans.  I love the flavor they give.  I kept my recipe the same and added Old El Paso Green Chiles.  The results were terrific.  I’ll definitely be doing this again.

Simple Cookery Refried Beans


REFRIED BEANS
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1 can dark red kidney beans (do not drain)
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 can Old El Paso Green Chiles (4.5 oz)
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Combine beans, water and garlic powder in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Continue to boil approximately 10 minutes, or until most of the liquid has cooked down and beans are soft. You will need to stir the beans once in a while to keep from sticking. Remove beans to a boil and mash to desired consistency. Add chiles and stir well.

How would you use Old El Paso Green Chiles to spice up your recipe? 

Old El Paso, through MyBlogSpark, has provided an additional gift pack to give away.  Leave a comment for a chance to win your very own Old El Paso “Tackle the Taste” gift pack.  If you’re a follower of this blog, you are automatically entered.  Feel free to leave a comment for an extra entry!  Hurry though, because this offer will end on January 27, 2010. THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. THE WINNER WAS MO MO!

And, click here to save $0.55 on one can of Old El Paso Green Chiles today!

7 comments:

Sunflower Sue said...

Wow Margie, these do sound great! I will be fix'n these recipes for the family. And if I should win the Gift Pack I'll use that too!

Mo Mo said...

These sound great.

Becky said...

O my goodness it all looks soooo good!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds great, do you have a good drink recipe?

Coleen's Recipes said...

I love the idea of the sliders too!! Great game day goodies.

Katy ~ said...

Yumm... these do sound good!

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