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TOM MIX COWBOY BEANS

Ingredients

1 pound dried pinto beans sorted rinsed and drained
8 cups water
1 to 1 1/2 pounds ham shank
2 medium onions chopped
2 garlic cloves minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried cilantro
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 limes

Instructions

In a large kettle add the beans and pour in water. You want the
water to cover with enough water about 2 inches above beans.
Cover and let stand overnight. On the other hand bring beans to a
boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cover for 1 hour or
until tender. Drain the beans and add the 8 cups of water. Then
add ham onions and garlic. Bring the water to a boil and cook the
bean for 10 minutes. Then reduce the kettle?s heat to low and
simmer for 2 hours. Then remove the ham. Allow the ham to cool
then cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Return ham to the kettle. You add
the cumin oregano cilantro and pepper next. Continue to simmer
for an additional 1 hour. The beans should be very tender and
with little liquid. (If the beans to become too dry add a little
water. If the beans are too soupy continue to cook.) Now is the
time to add the salt. Cut limes into wedges and squeeze into
beans. For Picnicking & Tailgating: You want to make this
recipe a day or two ahead. Just heat and place in thermos or
thermal containers and head to the picnic or tailgate site. Just
serve out of the thermal container or pour from the thermos.
Makes 8 servings.

BROWNIES

Ingredients

1 cup shortening
2 sq. chocolate
2 eggs
2 tablespoon white corn syrup
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup nuts coarsely chopped
Melt shortening and add chocolate. Cool. Beat eggs until light and fluffy; add syrup to eggs then add chocolate mixture and blend. Sift together dry ingredients and add vanilla and nuts mixing well. Bake in greased glass dish 8 x 12 at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.FROSTING:
1 pkg. chocolate bits (semi-sweet)
1/2 pkg. powdered sugar
1 teaspoon shortening
Milk

Instructions

Melt chocolate bits; add to shortening in bowl and mix well. Add
sugar and milk as much as needed.

TUNA BURGERS

Ingredients

1 (7 oz.) can tuna
1/2 cup diced cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
salt and pepper

Instructions

Mix all together and spread on hamburger buns. Wrap each in foil.
Bake in 425 degree for 15 minutes. Can be cooked over barbeque
coals for 15 minutes.

CRAB MEAT PIZZA SPREAD

Ingredients

11 oz. cream cheese
2 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced onion
Dash garlic powder
2/3 jar chili sauce
1 can flaked crab meat

Instructions

Beat all ingredients together until smooth. Spread on bottom of
glass pie plate. On top spread chili sauce. On top of that spread
one can well drained crab meat. Sprinkle with parsley flakes.
Serve with crackers.

PUMPKIN BREAD

Ingredients

1 cup oleo
4 1/2 cup sugar
6 eggs
1 (1 lb. 13 oz.) can pumpkin
5 1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoon soda
3 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup nuts (opt.)

Instructions

Cream together oleo and sugar. Add eggs pumpkin flour salt soda
cinnamon baking powder and cloves; mix well. Fold in nuts.
Grease and flour 3 loaf pans. Pour batter into pans. Bake at
350 degrees for at least 1 hour.

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