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Over a Cup of Coffee: Main dishes for hot summer evenings

What to cook for supper when it’s hot — that’s what is on my mind after a day at work. This week’s column features two recipes that I haven’t tried yet. I meant to; I even bought the baking mix for the pie. But, I haven’t taken the time after evening chores to get them ready by 5:30 p.m., our usual suppertime. However, I have made similar recipes that were good. If you try this week’s recipes, let me know how you liked them.

Beef Skillet FiestaBeef Skillet Fiesta

Beef Skillet Fiesta

1 pound ground beef

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon oil

2 teaspoons salt

¼ onion, diced

¼ teaspoon pepper

14 ½- ounce can whole tomatoes

¼ cup green pepper, diced

12-ounce can corn

¼ cup red pepper, diced

1 ¼ cup beef broth

1 1/3 cup instant rice (uncooked)

In a large skillet, over high heat, brown beef in the oil, breaking meat into coarse chunks. Drain. Add onion and turn down heat to medium. Cook onion until tender and then add in the tomatoes, peppers, corn, broth, chili powder, salt and pepper. Return to boiling. Stir in rice, cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Sausage or Hamburger PieSausage or Hamburger Pie

Sausage or Hamburger Pie

1 pound hamburger or sausage

1 cup milk

1 cup chopped onion

½ cup Bisquick baking mix

½ teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup shredded cheese

Brown the meat and onion. Drain. Stir in the salt. Spread in a nine-inch pie dish or a square pan. Sprinkle with the cheese. Mix together the milk, baking mix, and eggs until blended. Pour on top of the meat and cheese. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. You can double the ingredients for a 9×13-inch pan. In this case, bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

• Note: When I try this recipe, I’m going to add a little chopped green pepper and cook it with the meat and onion.

If you have recipes you would like to share with readers, please call me at 970-824-8809 or write to me at PO Box 415, Craig 81626.

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