Spanish Beans

These are great on white rice.  When we cook spanish chicken or pork chops we like having rice and beans as the side.  This is very filling and economically cost efficient.  The spanish flavors are amazing.


1 can of pinto beans with juice (Goya is preferred)

1 8 oz can of tomato sauce

1 tsp garlic powder                 IMG_1510

1 tsp onion powder

1 pk of sazon

3 tbsp. safrito

1 tsp adobo

1 tsp sazon complete

1 can of water (use the pinto beans can)

1 or 2 tbsp. green olives (optional)

1 medium potato diced in small cubes


Open can of pinto beans and pour them into a medium sauce pan with liquid from the beans. Also add in the 1 can of water at this point.

Add in the tomato sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, sazon pack, adobo, and safrito.  Stir these ingredients to all is mixed well.

Add in the green olives and potatoes and stir well.


Let this cook on medium low for about 30 to 45 minutes are until the potatoes are done.



Serve this over some white rice


Italian Sausage with Bow Tie Pasta

Don’t remember exactly but maybe Food Network that this was formulated from. This is so easy and good.


1 or 2 lbs. Italian sausage      i282600889611191426-_rsw480h360_szw480h360_
1 to 2 tbsp. olive oil
1 box of bow tie pasta
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
Parmesan cheese for topping

Cook Italian sausage until no longer pink. Drain and set aside.
Cook pasta according to directions
Drain pasta and put pasta back in pot along with the sausage, red pepper flakes. Mix well
Add in the olive oil 1 tbsp. at a time until it’s at the consistency you would like.

Plate and add Parmesan cheese on top

Serves 4

Note: You can also change out the sausage depending on your preference or eating life style.



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Spanish Corn Beef

This is a dish that I have been making since I was a teenager.  My best friends growing up showed me and my sister how to make this, and I have been making this ever since.   Love you Jackie



2 cans of Goya corn beef   img_1470.jpg

1 tsp. adobo

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1 pk sazon

1 8 oz can tomato sauce

2 tbsp. green olives

2 tbsp. safrito

1 medium potato peeled and diced into small cubes


Peal and cut the potato into small cubes and put them into a small pot with salted water on medium to high heat.  Cook the potatoes until tender.  Then drain and set aside.

On medium low heat using a medium saucepan put the 2 cans of corn beef. in   Take a fork and break up the corn beef up into small pieces.  (The sauce will do the rest)

Now add in the tomato sauce and mix well into the corn beef.  The corn beef should now not have any chunks.

Start adding in the remaining ingredients adobo, garlic powder, onion powder, sazon, safrito, green olives and potatoes.   Stir all of the ingredients until well combined.  Cook the corn beef on medium low heat for about 20 to 25 minutes or until heated thoroughly.


Serve over white rice

Crockpot Cranberry Pork Tenderloin

I found this recipe on Pinterest and it sounded good.  I had some pork tenderloin and can cranberries, so I figured I would try this out.  This is a very good recipe and its also a crock pot recipe.  This is super easy to make and easy ingredients.

I didn’t have the ground cloves so I just omitted that and it still came out delicious.  We served this will home-made mashed potatoes.  My husband use the juice from the meat as gravy on his potatoes and said it was awesome.

We ended up shredding the meat as opposed to slices.  This would be great as a pulled pork sandwich as well.


1 pork tenderloin (1 lb.)

1 can of whole-berry cranberry sauce    IMG_1518

1/2 cup of orange juice

1/2 cup of sugar

1 tablespoon of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of ground mustard

2 tablespoons of cornstarch

3 tablespoons of cold water


Place pork in crock pot. In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, orange juice, sugars, mustard; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.

Remove pork and keep warm. Combine cornstarch; gradually stir into cranberry mixture. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork and enjoy.

Note: next time I make this I am going to omit the 1/2 of sugar.  I think the brown sugar is good enough.  I used jelled cranberry sauce instead of whole berries.

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Spanish Spaghetti

This is an oldie but goodie recipe.  It has been a long time since I had made this dish, and my daughter really wanted some so here it is.  This is my version of spanish spaghetti so I hope you enjoy.


Meat Ingredients

2 lbs. ground beef 90/10      img_1458.jpg

1 onion chopped

1 tsp. minced garlic

1 tsp. Adobo

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

½ tsp. Sazon complete

1 tbsp. Safrito

Sauce Ingredients

1/1/2 tsp. Adobo

1 pk Sazon

1 tsp. Sazon Complete

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1 16 oz jar of spaghetti sauce (I used Aldi’s sauce)



In a medium skillet cook the ground beef and half way through cooking the meat add in the onion, and remaining ingredients for the meat. Continue cooking until the meat is no longer pink.

While the meat is cooking you can put on a pot of water with salt on to begin cooking the spaghetti noodles. (Follow package directions)

Drain the meat and set aside for meantime.

In a large pot over medium heat, put in the spaghetti sauce along with all of the seasonings, and stir to combine all ingredients and let simmer for about 10 minutes.

Now add in the meat and stir well.

Drain the noodles and then add them to the sauce pot, stirring until all of the noodles are coated well.

Once everything is coated well, let this cook for low for about 20 to 30 minutes. Then turn off heat and let the spaghetti set for about 15 minutes.

Then its ready to be served.

Flat Bread Pizzas

This is something quick and easy for a lunch, movie night or dinner if you like.  Simple ingredients are used for this recipe.


1 small package of Pepperoni     IMG_1419

1 8 oz. can Pizza sauce

1 ½ cups Mozzarella cheese

1 package of Flat bread


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Line a cooking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray.

Open the flat bread and place the flat bread on a plate to assemble them.

Put on about 1 tablespoon or so of pizza sauce for each flat bread.

Then add on the cheese.

Next add the pepperoni on top of each flat bread.

Cook pizzas in oven for about 10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.

Let cool and then enjoy.

Note:  You can use Italian sausage, ground turkey or what ever you would like.  You can use low fat cheese if you would prefer.

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