Olive Oil
Onions, 10, chopped
Green Bell Peppers, 6, chopped
Hot Peppers, 4 chopped
Ground Beef, 10 lbs.
Garlic, 10 T. chopped 
Red Kidney Beans, 40 oz.
Canned or Fresh Crushed Tomato, 28 oz.
Chili Powder, 20 T.
Cumin, 8 tsp.
Coriander, 8 tsp.
Black Pepper, 6 tsp.
Chili Sauce (Heinz)

sour cream
shredded cheese

  • Heat olive over medium or low heat in a large soup pot. 
  • Add chopped onion and cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Add green bell peppers and hot peppers, stir and cook for 5 minutes
  • Add ground beef and break it apart with a wooden spoon. Cook for 6-7 minutes.

Add garlic and red kidney beans and stir.
Add crushed tomatoes and stir until well combined. 
Season with chili powder, cumin, coriander, black pepper and chili sauce and stir well.

Simmer for 20 minutes.
Let rest for 5-10 minutes and serve.


Buttercup Squash Soup

6 Buttercup Squash, 4 Cups 
Butter 2 T.
Flour, 2 T.
Chicken broth, 101/2 oz. 
Apple Juice, 1 c.
Half & Half, 1 c.
Nutmeg, 1/4 tsp.
Salt, 1/4 T.


Wash, peel and cut squash into cubes.
Melt butter medium heat, add flour gradually, stirring until smooth and bubbly.
Add chicken broth and apple juice, bring to a boil.
Add cubed squash. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until soft, about 20 minutes. Cool thoroughly then puree. Return to pot and stir in half and half, nutmeg and salt. Stir thoroughly and serve warm.

Makes 4 cups.




Blender Pesto

Basil, 2 c. 
Olive Oil, 1/2 c.
Pine Nuts, 2 T.
Garlic Cloves, 2 peeled, lightly crushed
Salt, 1 tsp.
Parmesan Cheese, Freshly Grated, 1/2 c.
Romano Pecorino Cheese, Freshly Grated, 2 T.

Put the basil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic cloves and salt in the blender or food processor and mix at high speed. Stop from time to time and scrape the ingredients down toward the bottom of the container with a spatula. When the ingredients are evenly blended, pour into a bowl and beat in the two grated cheeses by hand. When the cheese has been evenly incorporated into the other ingredients, beat in the softened butter. You can add in an additional spoon of Pine nuts here if you like.

Before spooning the pesto over the pasta, add it to a tablespoon or so of the hot water in which pasta has boiled. 


Recipe by Marcella Hazen (The Classic Italian Cookbook)





Customer Appreciation Days 2020

Our Customer Appreciation Days will be a little different this year – much like everything else. Please join us – socially distant style – for one of 3 days, depending on your name … October 5, 6 & 7, from 9 am – 4 pm, rain or shine!

Sandy’s 7 (or 8) Layer Dip

Make layers in 11 x 9 inch disposable pan.

1.  Refried Beans
2.  Avocado Dip
3.  1/2 c. Mayonaise + 8 oz. Sour Cream-Spread + 4 Tsp. Taco Seasoning Mix,
      all mixed together
4.  Chopped Tomato
5.  Chopped Onions
6.  Chopped or Sliced Black Olives
7.  Extra Sharp (or Share) Shredded Cheese

Add an extra layer…

8.  Chopped Lettuce


Fall 2020 Open House/Customer Appreciation Days

Save The Date!
Drop everything!
Behn’s will be the place to be!

Come to our
Fall Open House/Customer Appreciation Days
Monday,  Tuesday & Wednesday
October 5, 6 & 7, 2020
9 am – 4 pm

Socially distant style!

To follow physical distance guidelines, we’ve expanded our annual event to
3 days this year:
Monday – A-F   ;   Tuesday G-N   ;   Wednesday O-Z
See your address label for your corresponding first letter
ie:  Dodd, Jane is the letter “D” and her day is Monday.

Join us for free lunch featuring hearty foods, desserts and chicken barbecue.
Many plants will be 10% off our regular wholesale price for these days only.
View our superb selection of perennials available for fall planting and new introductions for Spring 2020.

This is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the end of summer nursery/landscape season, make plans for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 planting and accept our thanks with lunch on us, all day!

Rain or Shine.
Door prizes each day!


Clean Energy

Astral Solar, a community solar energy provider, brings renewable electricity from Solar Farms (no panels on your site) with up to 10% savings of your current electric bill. We are on this program! Visit Speak to Cara Humphrey for more information and let her know we sent you. Think about joining the clean energy movement.