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Mama Challenge on TV: Tune in to WFAA Good Morning Texas 9/3/13 {Recipes}

By Arredmon @mamachallenge
Try-it Tuesday: 
I'm putting John Wayne and some other Texas-themed Pinterest recipes to test again on Monday, Sept. 3 at 9 AM on WFAA's Good Morning Texas! I'd love if you join me - and if you are coming to for the first time because you saw me on TV, then I'm so excited to have here! I hope you stay a while and enjoy some of my other fun posts including my challenges for the newest fitness fads, local restaurants and cool products. 
Mama Challenge on TV: Tune in to WFAA Good Morning Texas 9/3/13 {Recipes} Looking for those recipe fixes, then check them out below. While I didn't come up with these recipes, I have added a few tips to make them even better. Well except for the Corn Nuggets, they needed a little bit more help! 
John Wayne Casserole
Source: Adapted from Mississippi Magazine
2 pounds ground beef, cooked and drained
1 (1.25-ounce) packet taco seasoning
4 ounces sour cream
4 ounces mayonnaise
8 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 cups biscuit mix
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 (4-ounce) can sliced jalapeno peppers
1. Heat oven to 325. Brown ground beef and add taco seasoning and water, according to packet instructions; set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, 4 ounces of cheddar cheese, and half of the onions; set aside.
3. Stir biscuit mix and water (directions on box) [MamaChallenge Tip: This is about one cup. I couldn't find any directions on my box of biscuit mix!] to form soft dough. Pat dough on the bottom and one-half-inch up the sides of an 9 x 13 in. greased casserole dish.
4. Saute remaining onions and bell peppers until slightly tender.
5. On top of biscuit mix, evenly distribute ingredients in the following order: ground beef, tomato slices, green peppers, onions, jalapeno peppers, sour cream mixture and end with remaining shredded cheese.
6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until edges of dough are lightly browned.

Texas Corn Nuggets
1 (11 ounce) can creamed corn
1 (11 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg white
2 tablespoons milk
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups vegetable oil for deep frying
1.  In a medium bowl, stir together the creamed corn and drained whole kernel corn. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat with vegetable oil or cooking spray. [Mama Challenge Tip: Add about 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs to make the batter less runny.]

2.  Drop spoonfuls of the corn mixture onto the sheet, and freeze until firm, about 3 hours. [Mama Challenge Tip: Don't use a cookie sheet, use a mini-muffin tin. Otherwise the batter will become a big sheet of corn instead of nuggets.]
3. Heat one inch of oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) in a large deep skillet, or fill a deep-fryer with oil as directed by the manufacturer.
4.  Mix together the cornmeal, flour, egg white, milk, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. [Mama Challenge Tip: Mix the cornmeal, flour, salt and pepper in one bowl to make a dry bath. In another bowl mix the egg white and milk together for a wet bath. Then dip the frozen nuggest in the dry bath, the wet bath and then the dry bath again.] Dip frozen corn nuggets in the batter, and quickly fry in hot oil until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain.  Serve with a chipotle ranch dressing like this recipe or pick up one at the store!
Texas Caviar
Ingredients: two cans of black beans, rinsed one can of corn, drained eight smaller roma tomatoes half of one onion half of a pepper
half cup of sour cream fourth of a cup of mayo two tablespoons of red wine vinegar one teaspoon of cumin one teaspoon of chili powder half a teaspoon of salt fourth teaspoon of garlic black pepper to taste hot sauce/jalepeño (optional)
Directions: 1. Chop the onions, peppers and tomatoes in tiny pieces. (think: the same size as the corn and beans.) mix all the vegetables, beans and corn and place in the fridge.
2. In another bowl mix sour cream, mayo, vinegar, seasonings, and hot sauce until smooth and blended.get the salsa out of the fridge and add the sauce.
3. Stir until it's all blended.
4. Serve with tortilla chips or other munchies and enjoy! Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter to get the  solutions and tips for your mama challenges!  Mama Challenge on TV: Tune in to WFAA Good Morning Texas 9/3/13 {Recipes}

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