Gran Recipes




2 pounds of ground beef

1 cup chopped onion

2 cups water

1 can refried beans

1 can chili beans - do not drain

1 can kidney or red or black beans-drained

1/2 can whole kernel corn, drained

1 can stewed tomatoes-diced

1 8 oz can tomato sauce

1 cup mild chunky salsa

1 envelope of taco seasoning

1 2 oz can sliced ripe olives- drained

1 cup of shredded cheese of choice

In a large soup pot, cook beef with onion until done and drain. Stir in water and reaming ingredients except the cheese. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Serve in large bowls and pass the sour cream, chopped onions and cheese.


Get out the grill - Spring is here!

2/3 cup prepared Ranch Dressing

3 tblsp Worcestershire sauce

3 tblsp olive oil

2 tblsp each dried basil and dried rosemary - crush first to bring out flavor or use fresh - chopped

2 tblsp apple cider vinegar

2 tblsp lemon or lime juice

1 1/4 teaspoon each dried oregano and honey

Garlic salt and pepper to taste

6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves

In a large Ziploc bag combine the first 11 ingredients. Flatten to 1/2 inch thickness and add to bag. Seal and turn to coat. Ready to grill iafter 30 minutes to one hour. Drain chicken and discard marinade. Prepare grill lightly coating with oil. Grill chicken on low heat for 4 to 6 minutes on each side until thermometer reads 170%. Good sliced on a large salad, or in warm tortilla’s adding your favorite ingredients.


1 Pkg white cake mix

1 small box instant vanilla pudding

5 eggs

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup orange juice

1 Tbsp almond extract

2 Tblsp poppy seed

1/2 cup oil

Mix all ingredients together and beat with electric mixer, 4 minutes

Grease angel food cake pan and coat with cinnamon-sugar. Pour in batter evenly and bake 305% for 35 to 45 minutes. When slightly cool, run thin knife around edges, turn out of pan and sprinkle with powdered sugar and a shake of cinnamon. Skip cinnamon if not desirable. Just coat pan with sugar.