Classic Beef Stew with Baby Potatoes

Baby Potato Beef Stew

A thick and hearty stew swimming with tender cubes of beef, baby new potatoes, carrots, celery and herbs. It's a classic stew like the one my Moms made my entire life. The very same one I would never eat. The picky eater in me would fish out the potatoes and maybe some of the carrots, depending on … [Read more...]

Slow-Cooker Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

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 … [Read more...]

Southwestern Cheddar Chili Mac

Southwestern Chili Mac

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 … [Read more...]

Homemade Gorditas

Homemade Gorditas

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 … [Read more...]

Chopped Taco Salad

Chopped Taco Salad

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, … [Read more...]