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Cheese burger in Paradise

Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffett

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 large onion (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon of seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
a dash or worcester sauce
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (I used 3/4 cheddar and 1/4 mozzarella)
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of Original Bisquick mix
2 eggs

Heat oven to 400°F.
Spray a 9 inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray
Cook beef and chopped onion in a skillet over medium about 10 minutes or until beef is brown. Drain excess fat.
Stir in salt, garlic powder and worcester sauce and then spread in pie plate
Next, sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the beef
In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and Bisquick. Make sure you try to get as many lumps out as you can. Pour over meat mixture.
Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean
Bake in oven for 25 minutes
cheeseburger pie Serves 4-5 people

Another Taco Seasoning and … Taco Sauce for all you who love it HOT!!

This Taco Seasoning may be to flavor other Mexican-style dishes, such as burritos, tostadas, empanadas, or fajitas. For those of you who are not able to find packets of taco flavoring mix, this is a great substitute!Image


3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ tablespoon ground cumin seed
1 tablespoon sea salt

In a small mixing bowl, stir together 3 tablespoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder,1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1/8 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper, 2 teaspoons black pepper, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, ½ tablespoon ground cumin seed, and 1 tablespoon sea salt. Pour into clean glass jar with screw-on cap. Shake vigorously to distribute the herbs and spices. Use about 2 tablespoons of this Taco Seasoning for each pound of meat. Label your jar of leftover Taco Seasoning and save it with your spices. I hope you enjoy this recipe! –Betty 🙂
Taco sauce leeps in fridge for a week
This is a refreshing alternative to bottled taco sauce.


8 ounce can tomato sauce
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon cider vinegar (You may use white vinegar, if you prefer.)
½ teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin seed
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon brown sugar

Place 8 ounces tomato sauce, ¼ cup water, and 1 tablespoon cider vinegar in a small saucepan. Stir in½ teaspoon chili powder, 2 teaspoons ground cumin seed, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper, and ½ teaspoon brown sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool. Pour into a cruet for serving. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time. This Taco Sauce will keep for at least a week in the refrigerator. You may use this Taco Sauce with tortilla chips, tacos, burritos, fajitas, and many other Mexican foods.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Whole cumin seeds and ground cumin

Seed and ground cumin

Recipe 1

1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Oregano growing in a pot

Oregano growing in a pot

Recipe 2
6 teaspoons chili powder
5 teaspoons paprika
4 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

I don’t use this recipe for just taco’s, you can add it to any Italian or Mexican dish and I have used it in chili. Add to taste. Make up several of these and combine into a large spice container for use when ever you need it. The second recipe has cornstarch in it so it would be used as a thickening agent of any juices in the meats or sauces you are making.

A bowl of chili powder made from dried ancho c...

A bowl of chili powder made from dried ancho chili peppers and peyote. Ancho chili powder purchased from The Spice House of Evanston, Illinois, United States.