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Tr y these tast y tailgate treats

Coffee Can Burgers

1/ 2 strips bacon 1 mediu m potato, sliced 1 mediu m onion, slic ed 1 mediu m tomato, sliced 2 stalks celery 1/ 3 pound ground beef 1 carrot Salt and pepper to taste Coff eeca nand lid(prefer -
ably ri nse d out and not rust y
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Cut ca rrot in half lengthw ise. Cut celer y and car rot into 2 inch lengths. Cut bacon in half. Mold 2 meat pat tie s. Pla ce 2 piec es of ba con on bot tom of can. Placelayer sof allin gre- d ien ts. Rep eat . Pl ac e close d cof fee can on top of glow ing coa ls for 25 minutes. Open lid and check after 10 minutes, if brow ning too rapidly, pou r 2 table spoons of water in ca n.

Tex- Mex Pie

1 pound ground beef 1 small onion, choppe d
1 small zucchini, sliced Half a green bell pepper,
chopped 1 small can green chiles,
drained 1 can tomato soup 1 can whol e tomatoes, und -
rained 1 1/ 2 teaspo ons Worces te r-
shire sauce 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon chi li powder Shredded cheese 1 baked pie shell




Brown meat in skillet; dra in. Ad d on ion, zu cc hini, ch iles , and bell pepp er; simmer unt il tender. Remove from heat; st ir in soup, tomatoes and sea soni ng s; spread in pie shell.

Top wit h desired amount of cheese and heat at 350 deg rees until mixture is hot throug h and cheese is melted. Ma kes 6 ser vings.

Mexica n Meatbal ls

The se sav or y meatba lls are always snapp ed up in a hur ry. They make a nice switch from more tr aditional meatball recipe s and are just as easy - if not easier - to ma ke.

If you do not have sta le cor n br ead or mu ffins, cr umb le fr e sh mu f fi ns or bre ad an d to a st at 25 0 de g rees for 15 minutes to dry out the crumbs slightly.

2 cups day old corn muffi n or bread crumbs 1 1/ 2 pounds ground turke y
or be ef 20 ou nc es mild or med ium enc hilada sauce, divided Salt Pepper 4 ounces shre dded Me xic an
che ese mixture

Prehe at the ov en to 350 degrees. Mix toget her the cornbre ad, ground tu rkey or beef , 1/2 cup sauce, and salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl.

For m the mix ture into cocktail sized meatball and place on a large jelly roll pan or baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until brow ned and co ok ed through, shaking the pan a few times to allow the meatba lls to brown evenly.

Wh ile themeatba lls are heat ing, he at th e re main ing sauce unt il piping hot. Plac e the meatballs in a chafing dish, crockpot,orsaucep anover low heat.

Ad d th e sauc e and toss to coat. Sprinkle the che es e on top and serve with plent y of toothpicks and napkins.

Ma kes 8 serv ings.

Preparatio nTime: 10 min- utes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minute s


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