Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 10, 2013

Recipe of the Week: W.W. Taco Soup, Hot Dog Relish


---- — Retired teacher Joann Koenigsknecht, of Gaylord, submitted today's recipes. The first is a Weight Watchers recipe that her entire family loves — "even the grandkids," she said.

The second is a relish recipe that she said has been passed around among most of her friends.

W.W. Taco Soup

1 large jar of white beans, undrained

2 cans unsalted corn, undrained

1 large can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 package taco seasoning

1 package dry ranch dressing

Dump all ingredients into crock pot and cook four hours on high or six to eight hours on low.

Optional: Some people add a pound of cooked crumbled ground turkey or beef, though that is not part of the original recipe.

Hot Dog Relish

4 quarts ground cucumbers

1 pint ground onions

2 or 3 ground green peppers

1 ground red pepper

½ c. kosher salt

7 c. sugar

1 c. water

¾ c. flour

3 t. turmeric

1 quart cider vinegar

½ box mustard seed

Grind the vegetables (medium grind) and sprinkle with salt. Let stand for two hours or overnight. Drain and rinse. Add 7 c. sugar and stir.

Mix water, flour and turmeric in a small bowl, then pour into relish. Add vinegar and mustard seed. Bring to a rolling boil and simmer for five minutes, stirring continuously, or mixture will stick to the bottom of pan. Use for hot dogs or whatever you want.

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