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Showing posts with label Mexican Food. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Taco Pie Recipe

 

Fill your taco craving with this recipe!

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Taco Pie Recipe - (Mexican Food)

Ingredients:

1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup onion (chopped)
1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules (or 3 beef bouillon cubes)
1 can refried beans (16 ounces)
1 can green chilies (4 ounces, chopped and drained)
1/4 cup tomato sauce
Sour cream
Shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
Shredded lettuce
Chopped tomato

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Bake pastry shell for 8 minutes. Remove the shell from the oven and set it aside. Reduce the heat to 375 degrees. In a large skillet, brown the meat with the onion and bouillon. Stir the mixture until the bouillon dissolves. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the beans, chilies, and tomato sauce. Pour the skillet contents into the pastry shell. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until it is bubbly around the edges. Let it stand for 10 minutes. Garnish with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and sour cream.

Thoughts On Taco Pie:

I love Mexican food and if you are craving a great Mexican flavor dish, this recipe will do it for you. I am also a huge fan of tacos. You may have noticed that taco seasoning is not included here but if you want more of a taco flavor you can add it. It would be good to try both variations and let me know what you like best.

More Information About Taco Pie:

Taco Pie was first noticed in the recipe world in the 1970s. Most everyone who tries this tasty Mexican-themed dish loves it. You can use ground turkey instead of ground beef if you like. If you trade ground beef for ground turkey, I suggest adding 1 packet of taco seasoning to the meat while cooking to give it a better flavor. You can visit the Kevin Is Cooking blog to see great photos of his Perfect Taco Pie recipe.

Some Questions For You:

Have you tried making Taco Pie before? Have you tasted Taco Pie? Please share your thoughts with me about this food. I would love to know what you think about it. Did you see my last recipe? If you missed it, it is called Chinese Cabbage Slaw Recipe and it is a shift from Mexican food to Asian food but if you like Asian food, you will love the recipe.

My Thoughts For Today:

Dollar General Store Coffee Maker

At my house, we run the coffee maker every day. When I was growing up coffee was always brewing at my grandparent's house. When visitors came they were always offered coffee to drink. I took the tradition of brewing coffee just about every day as an adult. I have been considering purchasing a water softener for my home. It would probably be a good idea.

The water in this area is full of lime and very hard water. I should use distilled water for making coffee but we just use our city tap water. The city tap water here is treated to a minimum. We always keep vinegar in the house and if I run a little vinegar through the coffee pot regularly the coffee pop lasts for a good length of time. Sometimes I forget and the coffee pot heating element clogs with lime. The lime makes the coffee pot brew very slow. I have owned a Bunn coffee maker in the past and it lasted a long time because the water stays heated in the water chamber.

So here's what I do. I just buy a cheap 20-dollar coffee maker from the Dollar general store and when it goes bad I just throw it out. I really need good coffee maker tips and suggestions about getting a good coffee maker. Can you help me?

Keep on cooking!



Monday, May 13, 2024

Taco Burger Pizza Easy Recipe

 

Home Pizzeria!

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Taco Burger Pizza Easy Recipe - (Main Dishes, Beef)

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1 package (1-1/4 ounce) taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup water
2 (8-ounce) cans of refrigerator biscuits
8 ounces can of tomato sauce
1/2 cup (6-ounce) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

Grease a 12" pizza pan. In a large skillet brown the beef and drain. Stir in taco mix and water; simmer while preparing crust. Separate the dough into 20 biscuits. Press over the bottom and upside of the pan. Spoon hot meat over the crust. Spread tomato sauce over meat, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Thoughts On Taco Burger Pizza:

Making homemade pizza is a fun cooking project to introduce cooking with children. It is quicker to grab a frozen pizza and just throw it in the oven but to make your own pizza at home will taste better too. You can add any toppings you like but most of all, when it comes to involving your children, they will always remember making pizza with you. This easy Taco Burger Pizza recipe is sure to provide memories for a lifetime.

More Information For You:

Taco Pizza is a great meal for pizza lovers if they love tacos. It is the perfect marriage of pizza and tacos. According to Wikipedia the owner of Happy Joe's invented the Taco Pizza. Learn more about Taco Pizza by visiting this link.

A Few Questions For You:

Do you like Taco Pizza? Do you like tacos? Have you tried Taco Pizza? If you haven't tried Taco Pizza I would like to encourage you to give this recipe a try. It has a great taco flavor you will enjoy. Did you miss my last recipe? If you missed it, it's called Heath Bar Cake Easy Recipe. Please let me know what you think of these recipes. I would love to hear from you.

My Thoughts For The Day:

Texas Fajitas - (video below)

It was a good Mother's Day yesterday. We celebrated at El Patron Mexican Grill in Seymour, Missouri. We had Texas Fajitas with queso, corn chips, and guacamole that was made fresh. The Texas Fajitas included chicken, beef, and shrimp. The atmosphere was very nice and they had plenty of decorations inside. The outside of the restaurant had a small decorative water mill. It didn't have water in it but it was very nice to look at. The tree outside next to the entrance had beautiful flowers on it. I created a video of our visit to El Patron on my YouTube channel called El Patron Mexican Grill Seymour Missouri that you can see. Remember to subscribe, like, and leave a comment on my video. I would recommend this Mexican restaurant for you to try.

I love dining out and trying different places. I will leave reviews for you to see. If you have been to El Patron Mexican Grill please feel free to leave your review of the restaurant here.

Keep on cooking!

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Tortilla Soup Easy Recipe

 


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Tortilla Soup Easy Recipe - (Soups, Mexican Food)

Ingredients:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 cups water
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can beef broth
1 (14 1//2 oz.) can chicken broth
1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes (or may substitute 10 oz. can RoTel diced tomatoes and green chilies)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 (12 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix (1/2 of 1 1/4 oz. envelope)
Tortilla chips, coarsely crushed (about 3 cups)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz.)

Directions:

Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes, and set aside. In a large saucepan, combine water, beef and chicken broths, undrained tomatoes, onion, and green pepper. Bring to a boil, add chicken, and reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Add corn and taco seasoning. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes longer.

To serve, place crushed tortilla chips into each bowl. Ladle hot soup atop. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Makes 6 servings.

Thoughts On Tortilla Soup:

I don't know about you but I can eat soup all year around. It doesn't matter if it is hot outside I still like to eat soup, especially if it is great Tortilla Soup! I am a jalapeno lover so I like to add some fresh-cut raw jalapenos to my soup. If the jalapeno peppers are too hot for you then you can add some crushed red pepper. Where are my spicy friends? I know my last recipe was a Mexican dish but this falls into the soup category and I give myself a pass for posting it today.

Extra Information:

Did you know that tortilla soup was invented in Tlaxcala the Mexican state? Tortilla soups is a staple food for the Mexican people. Every family may make it just a little different but it is a sure thing you just may find some sort of tortilla soup in their house. You can learn more about tortilla soup by visiting Slurrp.

Quick Question:

Have you ever tasted tortilla soup? What do you think about the recipe I shared here? If you haven't tasted this Mexican soup I would like to encourage you, like always to give it a go and whip a pot of soup up. Another question for you. Did you see my last recipe? It is a Mexican recipe as well. You may like it. It is called Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas. It is a Mexican easy recipe you will love just as much as tortilla soup.

My Thoughts:


Here is a picture of a pepper plant my mother bought for me for my birthday. I thought you would enjoy seeing a picture of it. My daughter put it in a bucket and has been watering it. I can't remember the name of this pepper but it turns red when it is ripe and it has a smokey flavor to it. I wish it was an heirloom plant so I could save the seeds and grow more. They grow really big and I love them.

It has been a busy week so far. I am looking forward to the weekend to try some new recipes. I have a friend where I work who shared with me some taco chicken. I am still trying to get that secret recipe. It tasted super. I do know there is taco seasoning in the chicken but there is also other ingredients as well. I think recipes should be shared. I don't understand "secret" recipes that people do not want to share with others. I could understand if it was a donut chain or fried chicken empire but just a regular recipe that you cook at home should be shared with the world.

I think this is a good place in this recipe blog post to mention something that I heard and I can get your feedback on what you would do in that same situation. I was at an apartment complex and the neighbors upstairs were being very loud. I heard yelling and they had their windows open for everyone to hear. I know you might expect me to tell you I heard a couple fighting but that is not what I heard. I heard a mother yelling at her four year old daughter. It wasn't just once but it went on and on. It was hard for me to listen to. Some of the things I heard made me want to go knock on her door and ask if everything was ok. Actually if I am completely honest I wanted to go yell at the woman for yelling at her child like she did. I didn't do anything. I just left and thought about it a lot this evening. I felt so sad for that little girl. Kids should not be spoken to that way. What would you do in that situation? I know this is a serious topic to share in a recipe blog post but this is also my personal blog where I share things in my life. At any rate, I would love to hear from you about this recipe or anything else I write.

Thank you so much for reading! Have a super blessed day!

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Easy Recipe

 


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Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Easy Recipe - (Mexican Food)

Ingredients:

1 dozen flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 oz.) can chopped mild green chilies
2 cups cooked, chopped chicken

Directions:

Combine cheese, onion, and chicken in a bowl. Mix well. Place several tablespoons of mixture down the center of each tortilla and roll up. Place seam side down in a greased 13x9 inch pan.

In a saucepan, melt margarine, and blend in the flour. Add broth and cook until bubbly. Stir in sour cream and chilies. Heat through and pour over tortillas. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes and pour over tortillas. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Sprinkle extra cheese over the top and melt it as desired.

Thoughts On Sour Cream Enchiladas:

When I visit a tremendous Mexican restaurant I love to order chicken enchiladas. Well, the first thing I order from the waiter or waitress is corn chips and salsa. A nice drink goes well with the chips of course. Then after I have devoured the chips and drinks I like to order chicken enchiladas. There is something about the Mexican restaurant atmosphere that always gets me. They usually have some sort of Mexican music playing. Have you noticed that many Mexican restaurants have very decorative furniture? I just love the carved wooden chairs painted and finished to a shine.

Extra Information:

Enchiladas have an interesting history. Supposedly, they originated from the Mayan culture. Since corn was a regular food source for the Mayans they created tortillas to eat. The natural progression for the food would be chicken enchiladas. Over time the great-tasting dish made its way into Western food culture. You can read more about the history of the enchilada at Guadalajara's The History Of Enchiladas.

Quick Question:

How do you feel about my Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Easy Recipe? Have you tried cooking chicken enchiladas before? Do you have a special recipe you would like to share with me? I would enjoy hearing from you concerning chicken enchiladas and any tips you might have when cooking them. Have you been enjoying my easy recipes? Maybe you missed my last recipe Impossible Cheeseburger Pie.

My Thoughts:

I've been off work for the past five days and it has been the fastest five days off I've had in a while. Each day it seemed I had something I needed to accomplish. I go back to work Tuesday afternoon because I work nights right now and it was Labor Day weekend. I'll get back to how my Labor Day went but first I'll share an update on my daughter's cell phone.

I got her a new phone and all her personal information was erased from the old phone and put on her new phone. Most importantly, she has all her baking recipes on her phone now and can continue baking her cookies for the farmer's market. She is very excited about that. She did mention to me that now she realizes how important personal information is to her on her cellphone. She talked about how valuable smartphones are and it made me proud to hear her talk that way. Obviously, I am having her pay for her phone. It would be easy just to forget about it since my phone provider is letting me finance her a used phone but in the long run, it will help teach her more responsibility.

I did manage to sell a TV on Facebook Marketplace over the five days off. I delivered it to the person who purchased it and I helped set up the brand new Roku that came with the TV. My youngest daughter went with me to help deliver the TV. It was a 42-inch plasma-screen television. It is very heavy too. It was a good thing it had carry handles on the TV. I had another person on Facebook Marketplace show interest in a trumpet I have for sale. They agreed to buy the trumpet and we planned on meeting up. On the day we were supposed to meet up, they changed their mind and decided not to purchase the trumpet. It is very disappointing when that happens but that is part of selling things online and meeting with them in public.

I helped my daughter move some things to her apartment at her mom's place and finished up the weekend at my mom's house on Labor Day. She cooked us pork steaks, brats, deviled eggs, macaroni and cheese, baked Brussels sprouts, and chicken noodles. We also had apple pie and a cake she made. My daughter baked her famous chocolate chip cookies. It was a good time with family and good food for sure.

As a final thought, I am thinking of installing a wood pellet heat stove in my house. I heat with propane but would like to supplement with wood heat. I don't want to worry about a regular wood stove and buying precut wood from individuals. I think wood pellets would be easier and help with the propane bill. Last year propane cost almost $4 a pound. I will share more about this heating project and the general cost in the future.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I would love to hear from you about it. Please leave a comment below and share this post with a friend. Thank you for reading!

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