Slow-cooker Tex-Mex soup with ground beef, corn, tomatoes, onions and bell peppers swimming in a taco-seasoned, cheddar cheese, tomato broth with my secret ingredient – refried beans. They’re great for thickening the soup while at the same adding a ton of flavor. Plus I love them on my tacos so I had to sneak them in. Just say the word taco and I start jumping… [Read more]
Chili meets pasta in this hearty skillet meal with ground beef, cheddar cheese, green chiles and tomatoes. It’s seasoned with all my favorite Tex-mex spices including chile powder, cumin, smoked paprika and Mexican oregano. Aside from boiling the pasta it’s made entirely in one skillet making it a contender for a fast weeknight meal.
Homemade gorditas stuffed with seasoned taco meat and topped with cheddar cheese, black olives, shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes. What’s a gordita. . . you might be asking yourself? A soft flatbread taco. Taco Bell made them famous but I’d be the biggest liar in the world if I said I ever had one of theirs. One of my steadfast life rules is if I… [Read more]
There’s only one thing in the world that can abate my craving for a taco besides an actual taco. . . that’s a taco salad. All the very same things tacos are loved for tossed together to make the most delicious hot mess of a salad. Iceberg lettuce, taco meat, cheddar cheese, black olives, tomatoes, red onion and tortilla chips.
Mouth-watering chili with ground beef, pork and beans, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, beef broth and beer plus lots of spices including two types of chile powder, paprika, cumin and Worcestershire. The chili is slow-cooked giving it a rich flavor and making it thick and hearty. The liquid cooks off leaving behind a ton of concentrated flavor.
Sliced flank steak and green onions with a sweet and savory glaze served over rice with steamed broccoli. A copycat recipe for the much loved P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef. This is proof that a few simple ingredients, as long as they’re the right ones, can join together to make something utterly delicious. The sauce comes together in a mere five minutes using ginger, garlic, soy… [Read more]