Monthly Archives: May 2019


Hi Guys, here is an recipe that is awesome and is my favorite kind of food, Spanish.  This is something that I have wanted to learn how to make for some time and now I think I got it.  I made this recipe twice to see which way I preferred with or without tomato sauce.  I like it better without the tomato sauce.

If you love Spanish flavors then you will love this.  This is easy to make and taste so good.  This is great over white rice and especially great to fill my favorite street foods like Relleno De Papa and Pastelillos.  I hope you give this a try and let me know what you think.

I aslo have a video on my channel for this.  Just click on the link and it will take you to my channel RuthyCanCook-YouTube channel




2 lbs. ground beef

4 tbsp. safrito

1 pack of sazon

1 pack of ham seasoning

1 tsp. oregano

½ tsp. cumin

1 tbsp. green olives chopped

2 tbsp. fresh cilantro chopped

2 tsp. minced garlic

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 8oz can tomato sauce (optional)



Pre-heat a medium size pan and then add in the ground beef.  Cook for about 5 to 10 minutes before adding in the ingredients. Chopping the meat as it is cooking.

Add in the safrito, sazon, and ham seasonings and give it a good stir.  Then add in the oregano, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder and minced garlic and give it another good stir.  Put the remaining ingredients green olives, fresh cilantro and stir once again. Continue to chop up the meat as it is still cooking.  You don’t want the ground beef to be chunky.  Cook for about 20 more minutes or until the ground beef is no longer pink. Drain off any access fat if any.

Now this is ready to be served over white rice, or used as a filling for Relleno De Papa, and Pastelillos.


Note:  I made this with tomato sauce and without and I prefer without the tomato sauce.


Crock Pot Cajun chicken and Sausage

Hi guys, I have another crock pot recipe for you.   I seen this recipe on Pinterest “Taste of Yum” and thought it was a good idea so I make it the way my family would like this recipe.

I love using my crockpot it save so much time in the kitchen and lets me do other things while dinner is cooking.  For this recipe I would omit the black beans as they really don’t add to this recipe, but give this a try and let me know what you think.




1 package of chicken tenders

1 package of Kielbasa sausage

3 tbsp. tomato paste

2 8oz can tomato sauce

2 cups chicken broth

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. Cajun seasoning

1 15oz can diced tomatoes

1 cup chopped celery

1 15oz can black beans (optional)





In a 6-quart crock-pot add in the chicken tenders and season them with the garlic and onion powder.

Then add in the sausage and remaining ingredients and give it a mix.

Put the lid on the crockpot and cook on low for 5 hours and on high for 3 hours.

Once the chicken is done take it out and shred using 2 forks.  At this time taste the sauce for more seasonings.

Put the chicken back in the crockpot and cook for 30 more minutes and then it’s done.

Serve over white rice


Mini Apple Pies

Hi Guys, I have an easy dessert recipe for you.  These mini pies are great for on the go, satisfying a sweet tooth, or just plain dessert.  It didn’t take me long to make and they came out great.

I love these with coffee in the morning they just hit the spot.  My family loved these and of course they are now part of our recipe book.  You don’t need that many ingredients either, and you can find all or most of the ingredients at Aldi.   You can do this recipe with homemade apple filling but I was trying to do this quick and easy.  I hope you give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.



1 package pie crust

1 can of apple pie filling (or homemade)


1 cup powder sugar

2 tbsp. milk


open pie crust and roll out one of the crust.  Using a 3 inch round cutter or lid, cut out as many discs as you can.  Then remove the disc and roll out the remain pie crust and repeat the cutting part.  Do this for both pie crust in the package.

Now using the apple pie filling take a teaspoon and place of the apple pie filling in the center of each disc.  Don’t put to much or the filling will just come out.

Once done with filling each disc fold over one half of the disc to close the mini pie.  Use a fork dipped in water to crimp the edges of the crust.  This will help prevent any of the filling coming out.  Repeat this until all mini pies are crimped and ready to bake.

Bake the pies according to the pie crust directions.  350 depress for about 10 minutes or until the pies are a like brown.  Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 to 10 minutes before putting on the icing.

For the icing put the powder sugar in a bowl and add the milk.  You want the icing to be a little thick so it will spread on pies.  Once icing is made using a brush to brush the icing on each pie.   Now its time to enjoy your hard labor.



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