Milano Ciabatta Sandwich
Hearty Italian-style sandwich slices boast a trio of colors and flavors.
Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:15 min
1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced rustic ciabatta bread
1/2 cup kalamata olive tapenade
shredded romaine lettuce
1/4 large sweet onion, sliced (1 cup)
8 ounces sliced salami
8 ounces sliced provolone
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
1. Cut bread horizontally in half. Spread tapenade over bottom half of bread; top with lettuce.
Layer onion, salami, cheese and tomatoes on lettuce. Add top of loaf.
2. Cut sandwich into 16 pieces.
Let guests make their own sandwiches! Place small bowl of olive tapenade in the
center of a large platter. Arrange tomato and onion slices around the bowl, and arrange lettuce, salami and cheese around
edge of platter. Place sliced bread in a basket.
Place party pick in each sandwich and arrange on a platter. Garnish platter
with a radicchio leaf filled with olives or fresh herbs.
The ultimate in no-brainer nachos!
Prep Time:5 min
Start to Finish:10 min
28 tortilla chips
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
cup Old El Paso® chopped green chiles, if desired
1/4 cup Old El Paso® salsa (any variety)
1. Heat oven to 400º F. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Place tortilla chips on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cheese and chilies.
3. Bake about 4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with salsa. Serve hot.
Red or blue tortilla chips, often available in the organic section
of your local market, add a colorful twist to this recipe.
Pump up the heat with a can of hot chopped green chilies.
To microwave each serving, arrange 7 tortilla chips in a circle on a microwavable
paper plate. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese over chips. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon green chilies. Microwave uncovered on High
20 to 30 seconds or until cheese is melted. Top with 1 tablespoon salsa.
Slow Cooker Chili
Hang on to your hat, cowboy! This hearty chili blends chunks of real steak, tomato and authentic
Southwest chili seasonings.
Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:7 hr 30 min
1 pound beef boneless round steak, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 large onion, chopped
2 medium celery stalks, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 can (28 oz) Progresso® diced tomatoes, undrained
can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
3 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 medium bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 cup)
1 can (19 oz) Progresso® red
kidney beans, drained, rinsed
Shredded Cheddar cheese, if desired
1. Mix all ingredients except bell pepper, beans and cheese in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
2. Cover and cook on low heat setting 6 to 7 hours or until beef and vegetables are tender.
3. Stir in bell pepper and beans. Uncover and cook on high heat setting about 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Serve with cheese.
Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of
the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s
directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
Add some zip to your serving bowls by brushing the edges of the
bowls with shortening, butter or margarine then sprinkle with chili powder.
You can also use a
28-ounce can of whole tomatoes instead of the diced tomatoes. Use a spoon to break up the whole tomatoes in the slow cooker.
If you like chili with a little kick, stir in 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) with the cinnamon.
Malted Milk Ball Cupcakes
Get the classic taste of malted milk balls baked into a convenient little cupcake package.
Prep Time:25 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 10 min
1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
1 cup malted milk balls,
1/4 cup natural-flavor malted milk powder
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake
Malted Milk Frosting
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
tablespoons natural-flavor malted milk powder
1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
2 tablespoons milk
1 2/3 cups malted milk balls, coarsely crushed
1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size
2. In large bowl, stir together dry cake mix, 1 cup malted milk balls and 1/4 cup malted milk powder. Add water,
oil and eggs. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
3. Bake 21 to 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan.
Cool completely, about 1 hour.
4. In medium bowl, beat frosting ingredients on medium speed until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with 1 2/3 cups
malted milk balls. Store loosely covered.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Add 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour to dry cake mix. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.
Makes 30 cupcakes.
Go ahead and munch! This smart snack uses fat-free popcorn and pretzel sticks and low-fat Baked Bugles® to make snacking
a pure pleasure.
Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:25 min
Makes:32 cups snack
2 bags Pop•Secret® 94% Fat Free microwave popcorn (any flavor), popped (24 cups)
6 cups Baked Bugles® Cheddar flavor corn snacks
2 cups fat-free pretzel sticks
2 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine-type
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup grated
1. Heat oven to 300ºF. Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn.
2. Divide popcorn, corn snacks and pretzels between two 2-gallon plastic food-storage bags.
3. Mix margarine-type product, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder; pour over mixture in bags. Seal bags; shake
to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Seal bags; shake to coat.
4. Pour mixture into two ungreased rectangular pans, 13x9x2 inches.
5. Bake 10 minutes; cool. Store in airtight container
Planning a large party or get-together? Double this recipe. It can be
made several days in advance and stored in airtight containers until the big event.
Love the Southwest? Fun and interesting chili-shaped and Southwest-style
serving bowls and platters are becoming popular and widely available. They're an excellent way to display and serve your Southwest