Cheesy Bean Enchilada Casserole
Cheesy Bean Enchilada Casserole
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This is my own creation made on 21 Feb 2018, nothing special to look at but is tasty if one likes bean enchiladas. This recipes makes use of another recipe here on the site for the refried beans. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Cheesy Bean Enchilada Casserole
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This is my own creation made on 21 Feb 2018, nothing special to look at but is tasty if one likes bean enchiladas. This recipes makes use of another recipe here on the site for the refried beans. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Prepare the refried beans from the shortcut below, I don't know how many cups or cans this makes, I make mine in batches of 500 grams (1 lb) dry beans. These take 8 hours, so you can either start the beans really early or make the casserole the next day, which is what I did.
  2. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F). Prepare the enchilada sauce according to the package or shortcut instructions.
  3. Lay a tortilla on your work surface, spread some refried beans in the middle, top with some shredded cheese.
  4. Fold or roll up the tortilla and place seam side down in a 7x11 baking dish. Repeat with the remaining 3 tortillas.
  5. Spoon some beans into each end of the dish.
  6. Spoon the rest of the beans over the top of the enchiladas and spread out evenly. Pour on the enchilada sauce, then top with the remaining cheese.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes to warm through and brown the cheese.
  8. Let casserole rest for a few minutes, then dig in and enjoy (see, I said it was nothing special to look at).
Recipe Notes

I will price this next time I get the cheese I used. For now I will say fair cost.

Shortcuts: Easy Refried Beans, Enchilada Sauce Mix.

My own creation, Lee Thayer.
Thailand.

Whole Duck (Pressure Cooker)
Whole Duck (Pressure Cooker)
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Using the same idea that the pressure cooker produced an outstanding juicy and tender chicken, my wife suggested using it for duck. We sent our brother in law to a local duck farm two days ago and he brought back 2 small ducks, yesterday, 18 Feb 2018, he slaughtered the ducks, plucked them, and sort of cleaned them, and delivered the two ducks to us. I did the final cleaning and prep for the pressure cooker. And oh my, what a tender and juicy duck as well, absolutely delicious! Follow the safety precautions for you type of pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Whole Duck (Pressure Cooker)
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Using the same idea that the pressure cooker produced an outstanding juicy and tender chicken, my wife suggested using it for duck. We sent our brother in law to a local duck farm two days ago and he brought back 2 small ducks, yesterday, 18 Feb 2018, he slaughtered the ducks, plucked them, and sort of cleaned them, and delivered the two ducks to us. I did the final cleaning and prep for the pressure cooker. And oh my, what a tender and juicy duck as well, absolutely delicious! Follow the safety precautions for you type of pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For those in Asia, any fowl will have feet and head still attached.
  2. Prep the duck by cutting off the feet, head, and neck. Clean the inside and out with running water, clean the inside well. Make sure the heart and liver are removed as well, and clean the gizzard as well if that is not done.
  3. Beat the lemongrass with a pestle or meat tenderizer, make two bundles and tie each into an overhand knot, place a bundle in each duck, then place a handful of lime leaves in each duck.
  4. If using the feet, use a cleaver and chop off the toes, and if using the head, chop off bill, yes, I know that sounds weird. Wash the feet, heads, necks, and gizzards. These will go in the pressure cooker. For the hearts and livers, set those aside, those do not go in the pressure cooker. (I boiled the hearts and livers for a snack while cooking the ducks.)
  5. Place the ducks in the pressure cooker along with the heads, necks, feet, and gizzards. Toss in the chopped onion. Add water as need, it does not need to cover the ducks, but keep the pot 2/3 or less full.
  6. Add the lid and lock in place, place weight (jiggler) on the top and turn on heat to high. Once the jiggler starts venting pressure and moving, start your time for 25 minutes.
  7. At 25 minutes, turn off the heat and move the pot to an unused burner and allow to release pressure naturally.
  8. One duck ready to serve. This was enjoyed with just a simple chili sauce for dipping and rice on the side. Figure 4 servings from one small duck.
Recipe Notes

Each small duck cost me 100 Baht, so 200 for both. for 8 servings, this is about 75 cents per serving, outstanding value for a very good meal!

Adapted from using pressure cooker times on the internet.

Carrots (Pressure Cooker)
Carrots (Pressure Cooker)
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Since buying my stove top (old school) pressure cooker, I am using it often for flavorful mains and side dishes. A pressure cooker keeps the flavor in the foods you are cooking and does it in less time as well. This was a spur of the moment side dish I put together to use up some carrots in the fridge and to make a healthy side dish as well. Follow your pressure cooker safety instructions.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Carrots (Pressure Cooker)
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Since buying my stove top (old school) pressure cooker, I am using it often for flavorful mains and side dishes. A pressure cooker keeps the flavor in the foods you are cooking and does it in less time as well. This was a spur of the moment side dish I put together to use up some carrots in the fridge and to make a healthy side dish as well. Follow your pressure cooker safety instructions.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the chicken stock to the pressure cooker.
  2. Wash and slice the carrots about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick, you can peel them first if you like. Place in the pressure cooker. Sprinkle some black pepper in as desired.
  3. Cover and lock lid, turn heat to high to bring the pressure up to lock the lid and the jiggler starts moving and pressure is escaping, then turn the heat down to maintain movement on the jiggler. Start your time for 2 minutes.
  4. When 2 minutes have passed, turn off heat and move the cooker to an unused burner for a natural release of pressure, about 5-10 minutes. then open the lid when the pressure has released.
  5. Serve as a side with any dish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from using pressure cooker times on the internet.

Kidney Beans (Pressure Cooker)
Kidney Beans (Pressure Cooker)
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I use a lot of dry beans as canned is just expensive compared to what you get. 500 grams of dry beans cooked, makes a lot of canned beans for sure. And dry beans are so cheap. And since I recently bought a stove top pressure cooker, I decided to cook my kidney beans in that and this is a guide for me regarding the time needed. Follow your pressure cooker safety instructions at all times.
Prep Time
6 hours
Cook Time
8 minutes
Prep Time
6 hours
Cook Time
8 minutes
Kidney Beans (Pressure Cooker)
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I use a lot of dry beans as canned is just expensive compared to what you get. 500 grams of dry beans cooked, makes a lot of canned beans for sure. And dry beans are so cheap. And since I recently bought a stove top pressure cooker, I decided to cook my kidney beans in that and this is a guide for me regarding the time needed. Follow your pressure cooker safety instructions at all times.
Prep Time
6 hours
Cook Time
8 minutes
Prep Time
6 hours
Cook Time
8 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Rinse the kidney beans and remove and bad ones and any debris, place in a large bowl and cover with 2 inches of water. Add 2 tablespoons of salt and stir that in. Cover the bowl and let that sit for 6 to 8 hours. (These look a bit wrinkly, as I took the photo about an hour after I put them in the water.)
  2. After 6 to 8 hours, drain and rinse the beans and place in your pressure cooker. Add 9 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Add the 2 tablespoons of cooking oil, this keeps the beans from foaming so do not skip this step.
  3. Place the lid on the pot and bring the heat up to high. When the jiggler starts moving and releasing steam, start timing this and turn the heat down to just maintain the jiggler moving and steam releasing.
  4. The time to cook these is 8 minutes. At 8 minutes, turn off the heat and move the pressure cooker to an unused burner and allow a natural release of pressure. When the pressure is released, open the lid, use beans as needed in other recipes.
  5. Drained and ready for use in a recipe. (I will be making a pot of chili with these.)
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe / pressure cooker guidelines.

Boiled Cuttlefish
Boiled Cuttlefish
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This is a Thai dish, and the cuttlefish is just rinsed and cooked whole. I have eaten these and they are very good.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Boiled Cuttlefish
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This is a Thai dish, and the cuttlefish is just rinsed and cooked whole. I have eaten these and they are very good.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Rinse the cuttlefish. Fill a pot about half full of water, add the shallots and bring to a boil.
  2. When the water is boiling, add the cuttlefish. After about 5 minutes the cuttle bones come out (those are the white objects floating at the back of the pot, there is one in each cuttlefish) reduce heat to a simmer and cook for another 5 minutes or until tender. Taste the broth (it is black) and adjust taste with salt as desired.
  3. Typically served over rice with some broth.
Recipe Notes

The cuttlefish cost me 80 Baht/kilo. For 4 servings, this is about 60 cents per serving.

Prepared by my wife, Rrayada Thayer.
Thailand.

Microwave Baked Potatoes
Microwave Baked Potatoes
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I have not done this yet, but will soon. When I was growing up, we had a wood stove we cooked on, and it had an oven, I used to make the baked potatoes but inserted a large nail (very clean) into the potato, theory is that when the nail heats up it cooks the inside of the potato faster, seemed to work. This is on my to make list and soon. This is based on one potato per serving as a side.
Servings Prep Time
1 serving as a side 2 minutes
Cook Time
11 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving as a side 2 minutes
Cook Time
11 minutes
Microwave Baked Potatoes
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I have not done this yet, but will soon. When I was growing up, we had a wood stove we cooked on, and it had an oven, I used to make the baked potatoes but inserted a large nail (very clean) into the potato, theory is that when the nail heats up it cooks the inside of the potato faster, seemed to work. This is on my to make list and soon. This is based on one potato per serving as a side.
Servings Prep Time
1 serving as a side 2 minutes
Cook Time
11 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving as a side 2 minutes
Cook Time
11 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: serving as a side
Instructions
  1. Wash potato well to remove any dirt and grit, prick with a fork several times and place on a plate.
  2. Place in the microwave and 'nuke' the potato for 5 minutes on High power. Turn potato over and 'nuke' for another 5 minutes.
  3. Remove potato, cut nearly in half and spread apart, season with salt and pepper to your liking, mash just a bit with a fork, add the butter and 2 tablespoons of the cheese.
  4. Nuke again on High setting for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and top with remaining cheese and sour cream to your liking, garnish with chopped chives or spring onion if desired.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Sour Cream.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters
Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters
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Been a long time since I had peanut clusters, I need to change that. Makro in the city has a large baking supply section so I am making a list to pick up these ingredients. On my to make list.
Servings Prep Time
144 1 Tbsp candies 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
144 1 Tbsp candies 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters
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Been a long time since I had peanut clusters, I need to change that. Makro in the city has a large baking supply section so I am making a list to pick up these ingredients. On my to make list.
Servings Prep Time
144 1 Tbsp candies 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
144 1 Tbsp candies 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: 1 Tbsp candies
Instructions
  1. Layer the ingredients in your slow in the order listed, except the sprinkles. Set the cooker to Low setting and cover, cook for 1 hour with no stirring.
  2. After the first hour, give the mixture a good stir to combine everything. Continue to cook on Low for another hour, giving a quick stir about every 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Roll out a big sheet of parchment paper on your counter. At the end of the 2 hour mark, turn the cooker off and give the mixture another good stir.
  4. Use a 1 tablespoon scoop, like a small ice cream scoop and scoop out the mixture placing each scoop onto the parchment, allow some space between each cluster.
  5. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles if desired. Allow to cool completely. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

I will price this once I obtain all the ingredients, for now I will say low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Peanut Butter Cookies II
Peanut Butter Cookies II
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This is a no flour and a 3 ingredient recipe. I am going to make these real soon.
Servings Prep Time
18-20 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
18-20 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 minutes
Peanut Butter Cookies II
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This is a no flour and a 3 ingredient recipe. I am going to make these real soon.
Servings Prep Time
18-20 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
18-20 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup peanut butter honey roasted if you have that
  • 1 cup sugar or 1/2 cup sugar + 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg chicken or duck
Servings: cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together everything until well combined. Place a few tablespoons of additional sugar in a separate small bowl.
  3. Drop by tablespoons onto the parchment. Dip a fork into the bowl with the sugar and press each cookie down, dipping the fork in the sugar for each cookie.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, aim is just until golden brown around the edges. Remove from the oven and let the sheet cool for 5 minutes, then remove the cookies to a rack to cool.
  5. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. Mix in chocolate chips. 2. To make peanut blossoms, place a Hershey's kiss on top of each cookie right when they come out of the oven.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Pinto Beans (Pressure Cooker)
Pinto Beans (Pressure Cooker)
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I used a stove top pressure cooker to make these on 28 Dec 2017, and I must say, the most flavorful pinto beans, I have ever eaten! No seasonings added, just beans, cooking oil, and water. Follow all safety precautions for your pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings as a side 2 minutes
Cook Time
22-25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings as a side 2 minutes
Cook Time
22-25 minutes
Pinto Beans (Pressure Cooker)
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I used a stove top pressure cooker to make these on 28 Dec 2017, and I must say, the most flavorful pinto beans, I have ever eaten! No seasonings added, just beans, cooking oil, and water. Follow all safety precautions for your pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings as a side 2 minutes
Cook Time
22-25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings as a side 2 minutes
Cook Time
22-25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Rinse and drain the beans, remove any bad beans or debris.
  2. Add beans, water, and oil to your pressure cooker. Depending on the size of your pressure cooker, do not fill more than the halfway mark. Cover and lock the lid and turn on heat to high.
  3. When the jiggler starts making noise, indicating full pressure, reduce heat to maintain full pressure, start timing. 22 to 25 minutes if you like firmer beans, and as long as 27 minutes for softer beans.
  4. Turn off the heat and move the cooker to an unused burner and do a natural release of pressure, just let the cooker sit until the lid lock drops indication no pressure. Carefully remove the jiggler keeping the top of the lid pointed away from you. When satisfied there is no pressure inside the cooker, unlock and remove the lid.
  5. Drain the beans and serve as a side dish or as a main dish like I do 🙂
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Dill Pickle Dip
Dill Pickle Dip
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This recipe is from a friend, and certainly sounds excellent tasting, on my to prepare list for sure.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Dill Pickle Dip
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This recipe is from a friend, and certainly sounds excellent tasting, on my to prepare list for sure.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl to combine. Cover and place in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. Serve with crackers.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I make it to determine how many servings. I will say fair cost right now.

Shortcut: Quick Fridge Dill Pickles.

Variants: 1. Substitute thin sliced ham or turkey for the beef. 2. Serve on toast. 3. Use as a filling in a sandwich (I can see myself doing that).

Recipe and photo provided by good friend, Amy Weckerly Shanks, and the original recipe is here.