Friday, October 2, 2009

Recipes with Pantry Items!

The cannery is a great resource to buy your long term food storage. A current price list can be found at

Recipes can also be downloaded in a pdf format: Main Dishes & Desserts

6 Can Chili

1 lb ground beef (cooked & drained)
¼ cup dehydrated onions or ½ cup fresh
2 cans (15 ½ oz) chili beans in sauce (undrained)
2 cans (14 ½ oz) diced tomatoes (undrained)
1 can (15 oz) black beans (drained & rinsed)
1 can (10 ¾ oz) cream of mushroom soup
1 tsp chili powder

Add the ingredients and bring to a boil, reduce heat. Cover & simmer over low heat 30 minutes, stirring occasionally

Chicken Pot Pie

Pie crust for 2 tops and 2 bottoms (ok to substitute store bought)

4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/3 cups shortening
12-14 TBSP ice water


4 small cans of chicken with juice (drain some of the juice)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of potato soup
½ bag of frozen peas & carrots (or use 1 can of peas and diced carrots)
pepper to taste

Combine chicken, soups, peas and carrots and pepper. Pour into pie crust. Place top layer of crust on and bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes


1 cup cornmeal
¼ cup olive oil
1 cup flour
1 egg (or use gelatin substitute)
¼ cup sugar
1 can corn, drained
3 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk (fresh or from powdered milk)
1 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 425°F. Put half of the olive oil in a 9x9x2 cast iron skillet and preheat in oven without burning oil. Mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl. Pour batter into preheated cast iron skillet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until done. (If you don't use cast iron, mix the other half of the oil in the batter and cook as usual.)

TVP Tacos

1 1/3 cup TVP
¼ cup Taco Seasoning (1 pkg)
1 (14 oz.) can low sodium beef broth

In a large skillet, heat the broth over medium heat. Add TVP and stir well. Allow the TVP to reconstitute for 2-3 minutes. Add taco seasoning & stir well. Allow to cook for another 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve in place of ground beef in your tacos. Garnish tacos with refried beans, sour cream, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, olives and cheese.

Here is the link to TVP Hamburgers

Cake Mix Cookies

2 eggs (or use gelatin substitute)
2/3 cup shortening
½ dry cake mix

Blend 2 eggs and 2/3 cup shortening. Add half of dry cake mix. Roll dough into 1” balls and bake on ungreased sheet 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees. Cookie tops will be cracked when done.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

1 pkg. Duncan Hines spice cake mix
2 ½ cups uncooked rolled oats
2 eggs (or use gelatin substitute)
¾ cup cooking oil
½ cup milk
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts
¼ cup dark brown sugar

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Drop from a teaspoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.

Pumpkin Bars

1 box yellow cake mix
1 can pumpkin
1 TBSP pumpkin pie spice
1 cup water
1 egg white (or use gelatin substitute)
1-2 cups chocolate chips (optional)

Beat all ingredients with mixer for 2 minutes on medium high speed. Bake in greased and floured 13x9 pan in 350 degree oven for 40-50 minutes.

Gelatin Egg Substitute

1 tsp Knox unflavored gelatin (in the Jell-O section)
3 TBSP cold water
2 TBSP + 1 tsp warm water

Mix gelatin and cold water until dissolved. Then add warm water and mix. Substitutes for 1 egg!

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