Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon Molasses Glaze

3 Large Sweet potatoes
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup of bourbon.

Bake sweet potatoes in a 400 oven for about 45 minutes.  Cool, peel, and slice into circles.  Butter a casserole dish, and preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Melt the butter in a small saucepan on medium low.  Add the molasses, brown sugar, spices, and blend.  Add in the bourbon.  Remove from heat, and pour evenly over the sliced sweet potatoes.  You could also add sliced apples, or top with chopped pecans.  Bake for about 25 minutes, basting once or twice.  A great side dish for pork dishes, or in Autumn!

Turkey Sausage & Black Bean Chili

Black Bean and Turkey Sausage Chili
1 pound of Turkey sausage links, casings removed
3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 onion, diced
1/2 cup chopped red or green pepper
1 15 oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can of Rotel tomatoes with green chilies
1 cup of frozen corn
1 can 8 oz tomato sauce
1 6 oz can of tomato paste
1 cup of water
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon of basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
squeeze fresh lime juice
In electric skillet, brown sausage.  Add onion and garlic.  Cook till soft.  Add green pepper.  Add beans, tomato sauce, tomatoes, corn, paste and water.  Add seasonings.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 30 minutes.  Serve with cooked rice, and top with shredded cheese.