Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rainy Day Dinner ~ Bean Soup and Cilantro Corn Muffins

Bean Soup

1 lb pinto beans
1 lb smoked sausage
1 small onion, chopped
1 small bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
3 cloves of garlic
salt, pepper and creole seasoning to taste

In a large pot over medium heat, add sausage, onion, bell pepper, celery, parsley and garlic. Wash and rinse beans and add to the pot. Cover beans with water and bring to a rapid boil. Remove from heat, cover and let soak for 1 hour. After soaking, return beans to medium heat and bring to a low boil. Add more water as needed, stir often to keep from scorching and cook for 4 to 5 hours. Near the end of cooking, add salt, pepper and creole seasoning (I use Tony Chachere's) to taste.

Cilantro Corn Muffins

2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1 small can of corn
1 small jalepeno pepper, chopped
1 cup cilantro, chopped fine
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Mix all ingredients and pour into greased muffin pan. Bake at 400 degrees about 12-15 minutes, until knife inserted in center comes out clean.



jmac said...

AHA!!!! I knew if I looked long enough, I'd find some cilantro!!! hahahahahahah...a girl after my own heart!!

GridironGirl said...

Everytime I use cilantro I think of you, Jmac!

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