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Tasteful Tuesday: Burrito Casserole

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

As much as we can’t believe it, October is just over a week away. Something to look forward to as the days get colder however, are warm hearty meals you’ll love cooking for your family and friends. This casserole is perfect for any dinner, game day entrée and leftover lunch at work.

TortillasWhat you’ll need:

  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 (1 1/4 oz) package taco seasoning
  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • 1 (16 oz) can refried beans
  • 2-3 cups shredded taco cheese or cheddar cheese
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • Hot sauce if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Brown ground meat or turkey and onion on medium heat, drain. Add taco seasoning and stir in refried beans.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together soup and sour cream.
  3. Spread 1/2 sour cream mixture in the bottom of a casserole dish.
  4. Tear up 3 tortillas and spread over sour cream mixture, spread 1/2 meat-bean mixture over tortillas, add a layer of cheese. Add hot sauce if desired.
  5. Repeat layering. Bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes, let cool for about 5 minutes and enjoy!

Tasteful Tuesday: Chicken Caprese

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Impress your guests with this relatively easy dinner recipe that is full of savory flavor and Italian influences. No need to add anything extra, but if you are looking to add more to your offering pair this Chicken Caprese with freshly cooked rice or a thin pasta. Yield: 4 servings

What you’ll need:

  • Creative Commons "Grilled Chicken Caprese" by esimpraim / Cropped from original4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 10 large basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella,
    sliced in 1/2 inch thick slices
  • balsamic vinegar, to taste
  • salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken and set aside.
  2. In a large saute pan, warm 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, cover, and cook for about 10 minutes. Flip chicken breasts and continue cooking until thoroughly done.
  3. While chicken is cooking, warm remaingin 1 tbsp of olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Add tomatoes and continue sautéing for about 5 mintues, or until tomato skins start to soften or wrinkle. Remove from heat and stir in basil, set aside.
  4. Once done cooking, top each chicken breast with 2 slices of mozzarella. Pour tomato mixture on top. Cover pan with lid once more and let the mozzarella melt, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Drizzle with a splash of balsamic vinegar and serve!

Tasteful Tuesday: Chicken Garlic Pizza

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Step out of your pizza comfort zone and try one that features light ingredients and delectable herb butter instead of the standard red sauce. For dinner or for lunch, this will become a family favorite that tastes delicious every time.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 skinless and boneless chicken breast, fried or boiled
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cloves garlic, mincedGarlic Salt & Pepper Shakers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Pizza crust dough
    (either 10 ounce refrigerated or homemade)
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. In a small skillet over medium heat, melt the butter with garlic, onion and basil. Pour into a chilled dish to cool and refrigerate until set.
  2. Cut cooked chicken into strips and preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. Roll out the pizza dough, place onto a pizza stone or other baking sheet and spread the herb butter over the surface using a spoon. Arrange chicken on top, then dot with ricotta cheese. Top with tomato slices, cilantro and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes until crust is browned and center is cooked through. Enjoy!