Showing posts with label Mexican. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mexican. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Chicken Fajita Pasta

With a softball tournament tomorrow, Kenxie requested pasta to give her some extra energy. I found this Chicken Fajita Pasta and thought it sounded pretty tasty. I was had great flavor!

I did alter the recipe a bit based on what I had on hand at home. I love recipes with wiggle room where you can adjust them to meet your needs. 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Ancho Chile Beef Tacos

I still haven't found a taco I didn't like! This Ancho Chili Beef Taco did not disappoint. The kids thought it was a little on the spicy side but still really good flavor. 

To make these tacos a little more hearty, I added some diced zucchini and a can of diced tomatoes to the beef mixture (actually venison for me). We topped the filling with a little shredded lettuce and some plain greek yogurt to help with the spice. The kids also added some shredded cheese on top. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas

We are becoming big tostada fans at our house! So quick and easy with lots of possible variations to mix it up.

You can make this recipe pretty quickly but if you'd like to make the prep a bit shorter, you can opt to buy premade guacamole instead of making your own. 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Cabbage Roll Chicken Enchiladas


I've made zucchini enchiladas in the past so when I found this cabbage enchilada recipe, I was intrigued. I do like cabbage so was eager to give this recipe a try. My kids are not big fans of cabbage and do not tend to eat it plain or cooked but with this recipe, they didn't seem to mind it at all. 

The enchiladas were very filling. If I were to make this recipe again, I would consider halving it as we did have quite a few leftovers.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

BBQ Chicken Tacos

BBQ and tacos are two words that I wouldn’t necessarily think went together but after making these BBQ Chicken Tacos, I know that they BELONG together! These tacos were amazing!

I couldn’t get enough of these…they were that good! Instead of having a third taco 😬, I added some lettuce to a bowl and topped it with the chicken, veggie, and cream. It was a delicious BBQ chicken salad. A little bit healthier without the added tortilla but still all the same flavors.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Crock Pot Mexican Lasagna

Some days are so busy that the only way for me to get a homemade meal on the table for dinner is to use the crock pot. Today was one of those days! I found this Crock Pot Mexican Lasagna and thought we’d give it a try.

Some crock pot meals require a final step once you get home (make and add in pasta, stir in cheese then allow the sauce to thicken, etc). With this recipe, there are no additional steps. Once it’s done, it’s done. Ready to eat as soon as you walk in the door. The only thing I did was put a little plain greek yogurt on top 🙂

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Spaghetti Squash Taco Boats

Oh my goodness was this delicious! What a healthy dish that offers a TON of flavor! You have got to try this Spaghetti Squash Taco Boat recipe!

It does take a bit of time since you have to bake the squash first. After cut in half, I sprayed each side of the spaghetti squash with olive oil then sprinkled it with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. When it came out of the oven and was cool enough to shred, I couldn’t help but sample a bit. It was SO GOOD! The flavor was amazing. I could have stopped making dinner right then and been happy just eating the squash.

Friday, April 8, 2022

30 Minute Taco Soup

I’ve been on a taco kick lately. We eat tacos A LOT at our house so when I saw this Taco Soup recipe, it seemed like something I just HAD to try. I’m sure glad I did…it was delicious!

I really liked the soup with a little plain greek yogurt mixed in…gave it a nice creamy flavor. The kids liked it loaded with cheddar cheese 🙂 I didn’t add any cheese on my soup and didn’t feel like it was missing anything.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Mexican Meatball Soup

Mexican Meatball Soup
This Mexican Meatball Soup recipe is better known as “Grandma’s Special Soup” by Rafael, one of my third grade students. He asked if I liked soup and when I told him YES, he brought in Grandma’s Special Soup recipe so that I could try to make it myself.

This soup was AMAZING! I loved how all the flavors came together. Rafael’s family sent in some dried spearmint leaves for me to use when making the meatball. So glad they had some extra to share as it really added to the mix of flavors in the meatballs (and also gave me ideas for drying some of my herbs this summer/fall…definitely something I need to explore further).

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
This Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is a veggie packed, filling meal with a Mexican twist. All the veggies are combined with chicken, enchilada sauce, and topped with pepper jack cheese.

To save time on chopping the zucchini, I used my veggie chopper. Such a handy tool for saving some serious time on food prep. This chopper comes with three different sized chopping plates so it can be used for prepping a variety of foods.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Shrimp and Black Bean Tacos

Shrimp and Black Bean Tacos
Have I mentioned that I LOVE tacos 🌮 I typically like shrimp tacos, but they are usually not my favorite. However, this recipe…THIS RECIPE has changed everything. I seriously inhaled these Shrimp and Black Bean Tacos.

These tacos were light, fresh, and filling all at the same time. The rice and beans gave them some serious substance but the shrimp, pico de gallo, and avocado lighten them up and made for a fresh pop of flavor with each bite.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Bean and Pico Tostadas

Bean and Pico Tostadas
When you are in need of a meal that you can prepare in less than 10 minutes, give these Bean and Pico Tostadas a try. They aren’t fancy but any means but they are pretty tasty for the amount of time and effort you have to put into serving dinner.

To make these a little healthier, you could make your own tostadas. If you go this route, it will increase the prep time a bit. Still a super quick meal to prepare but it is an added step. I went the quick and easy route tonight and bought premade tostadas at Aldi.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Salmon Tacos
I think I’d be open to trying ANY kind of taco 🌮 I love fish tacos so thought that I’d give these Salmon Tacos a try. The addition of the pineapple salsa sealed the deal for me…I LOVE the pineapple peach salsa at Target (Good & Gather brand) and was looking forward to using it in this recipe.

I did make a few changes from the original recipe. I put the chili powder and salt on the salmon right away (I didn’t use an oil) and cooked it in the air fryer. Just clicked the fish setting 🙂

Friday, February 11, 2022

Chicken & Veggie Enchiladas

Chicken & Veggie Enchiladas
I ❤️ Mexican food and am always up for trying a new enchilada recipe. These Chicken & Veggie Enchiladas are a definite keeper for me. I love the addition of the extra veggies to lighten up the dish a bit.

This enchilada recipe did take a bit longer for me to make but that was because I didn’t have any leftover, precooked chicken. If I were to make this again, I’d add it to the menu when I had some leftover chicken to use or maybe after buying a yummy Costco rotisserie chicken. That would definitely be a time saver.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Taco Bubble Up Casserole

Taco Bubble Up Casserole
This is not your typically taco casserole. It becomes a little more hearty with the addition of biscuits to the mix of the taco flavors and the peppers add a nice fresh twist. This taco bubble up casserole is definitely worth trying. It’s so pretty and colorful too! It would fit nicely into a Taco Tuesday recipe rotation 🙂

With the exception of the added biscuits, this is a fairly healthy meal. Funny enough, the reason I added this recipe to our menu was because of the biscuits. I had a can left in the fridge that was expiring next week. I needed a use for it so…we decided to give this recipe a try.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Quick and Easy Steak Fajitas

Quick and Easy Steak FajitasThese Steak Fajitas are so quick and easy that I’m not even sure it qualifies as a recipe! If you’re short on time but wanting to throw together a healthy meal, add this to your stash of go to recipes. You seriously can not get any easier than these Quick and Easy Steak Fajitas.

These are a go to in our house. I typically have extra tortillas on hand and I have a freezer full of venison so the steak is a quick grab. Onions are a pantry staple so the only thing I need to buy are colored peppers. I typically buy the three pack from Aldi or 6 pack from Costco. If I need a pepper for a recipe, I’ll have some leftover so…Quick and Easy Steak Fajitas gets added to the menu 🙂

Monday, January 17, 2022

Chicken Enchiladas - Quick & Easy

I was off work today so added a recipe for some Chicken Enchiladas that I thought may take a bit more time. I ended up making it earlier in the day, covered in and placed it in the fridge, then had Xander put it in the oven so it was ready when we returned home from practice. Worked well and honestly, the prep wasn’t that long. It’s a pretty easy recipe and WOW was it delicious! I took one bite and had to stop to savor the flavor. It was so yummy!