October Recipes

Specialty Care Assisted Living

Louise’s Taco Soup


1 lb ground beef
1 large onion chopped
2 packages of taco seasoning
2 cans white shoe peg corn, drained 
2 – 1 oz packages of Ranch dressing
1 – 16 oz black beans, undrained
1 – 16 oz can pinto beans, undrained
1 – 16 oz can kidney beans, undrained
1 – 14 oz whole tomatoes
1 – 10 oz tomatoes with chilies, undrained

Brown ground beef and onion, then drain. Put in crock pot or dutch oven. Add all other ingredients. Be sure to drain corn, but don’t drain other vegetables. Simmer 2 hours in dutch oven or 6 hours in crock pot.

Serve with favorite toppings: grated cheddar or pepper jack cheese, chopped onions, sliced jalapenos, sliced black olives
sour cream and tortilla strips

Louise’s Four Layer Chocolate Pie


First Layer
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Second Layer
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Cool Whip

Third Layer
2 small pkgs instant chocolate pudding mix
3 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla

Fourth Layer
Cool Whip

Mix first layer and mash into 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes then let cool. Mix second layer with mixer and spread over first layer. Beat third layer with mixer until thick then spread over second layer. Spread Cool Whip over top and refrigerate.