Posts Tagged ‘Tasteful Tuesday’

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

Directions:

  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!

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Tasteful Tuesday: PB&J Popcorn

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

You read that right – two favorites combine to make one yummy snack for movie watching or enjoying after school (or, dare to indulge at your desk at work). Have fun with this creation, and enjoy the tasty result!

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What you’ll need:

  • Parchment paper
  • 1 bag of plain microwaveable popcorn
  • 1 cup white chocolate, divided
  • 1 1/2 tbsp grape jelly
  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter

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Directions:

  1. Divide popcorn evenly into two separate bowls.
  2. Over medium-low heat on the stove top, melt 1/2 cup white chocolate with peanut butter; stir until smooth and pour over 1 bowl of the popcorn, using a rubber spatula to mix well and coat thoroughly. Spread out on parchment paper to cool.
  3. Melt the remaining 1/2 cup white chocolate with grape jelly over medium-low heat; stir until smooth and pour over the remaining bowl of popcorn, stirring with rubber spatula to coat well. Spread out on parchment paper to let cool.
  4. Once both batches are cooled enough that the coatings are set, mix together in a large bowl and enjoy!

*Recipe adapted from Something Swanky Desserts and Designs

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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

Directions:

  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 remaining 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!

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