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Cooking on the Wild Side: Phyllis and John Reunion Part 2

Butternut Guacamole

  • 1 medium butternut squash, halved and roasted
  • 1 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can Rotel
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, deveined, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Place cooked squash in large bowl. Mash with fork. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve with tortilla chips.

Dutch Oven Spicy Chicken Casserole

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, taken off the bone and chopped and set aside
  • 1 16 oz. jar of salsa
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 tsp. adobo sauce from chipotle pepper
  • 1 15 oz. jar black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 2 cups shredded Colby & Jack cheese
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • Flour tortillas

Mix salsa, tomato sauce, chipotle and adobo sauce in large bowl. Add chicken, black beans and corn. Mix well. Spray Dutch oven with vegetable spray. Cover bottom of oven with one layer tortillas. Add ½ chicken mixture, cover with ¾ cup cheese and sprinkle with ½ cilantro. Add another layer of tortillas, chicken mixture, cheese and cilantro. Add third layer of tortilla, top with cheese. Cook at 350° until bubbly. About 20 minutes. Place coals only on top for first 10 minutes.

Dutch Oven Pear Custard Pie

  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ½ cup flour
  • 3 pears, peeled, cored and sliced
  • Powdered sugar

Melt butter in baking pan. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp sugar over butter. Slice pears and place single layer over sugar. In large bowl, mix eggs, remaining sugar, vanilla, cream, half and half and flour. Wisk until well blended. Pour over pears. Place baking dish in #14 or #16 Dutch oven. Bake at 375° until custard is set. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. Serve warm.