Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mexican Pile Ups

  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • 3 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • cooked rice (at least 4 cups)
  • grated cheese
  • green onion
  • diced avocado
  • diced tomatoes
  • salsa or pico de gallo
  • sour cream
  • corn (I would thaw frozen corn or use canned corn)
  • canned beans (rinsed and drained)
  • guacamole
  • sliced olives
  • crushed tortilla or corn chips
  • tortilla strips
  • cilantro
  • diced red or green peppers
  1. In a large skillet, brown the beef along with the onion.  When beef is fully cooked drain off any grease.
  2. Add the cans of tomato sauce and taco seasoning.  Bring to a simmer and allow to simmer for a couple of minutes.
  3. Serve the beef/tomato sauce over cooked rice and top with desired toppings.
I found this recipe here.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

  • 3 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 green onion, diced
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup cashews (We didn't use these)
  • lettuce leaves
  • 10-12 large croissants (the number depend on how full you fill the croissants)
  1. Mix chicken, celery, onion, eggs, mayo, Miracle Whip, lemon juice, and salt together.
  2. Slice open croissants and on one half of croissant place a piece of lettuce followed by the chicken mixture.
  3. Then sprinkle with cashews and top with over half of croissant.  Repeat until all croissants are filled.

I found this recipe here.

Flatbread Tacos

I found this recipe here.

1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
2 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 pound ground beef
1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) petite diced tomatoes with chipotle chilies , undrained
1/8 cup taco seasoning (this is 1/2 of an envelope)
1 package of grands biscuits
Optional toppings: sliced ripe olives, shredded lettuce, diced green onion and shredded cheese.

To make flat bread, roll out biscuit and fry in a pan using only pam.

  1. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, dressing mix and lemon juice; chill until serving.(at least 30 minutes)
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, tomatoes, and taco seasoning; heat through
  3. To serve, spread each flatbread with 2 tablespoons ranch sour cream then top each with meat mixture. Sprinkle with toppings if desired.