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Tay’s Queso Alfredo Cajun Pasta

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1 lb. Turkey Kielbasa
2c (Packed) Kale/Spinach Mix, chopped
1 can Roasted Garlic Tomatoes, drained well!
2tsp McCormick’s Cajun Season
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/2 pkg. Frozen Peppers/Onions Mix
1-2tsp Jalapeno, deseeded, minced

1/2c canned Queso Blanco
1 jar Alfredo

Whole Wheat Penne Noodles (5-6c when cooked)
Water
Pinch Sea Salt
1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Optional (I DO!): Shredded Moz. Cheese (To sprinkle), Grated Parmesan Cheese (To Sprinkle)

Bring Water, Sea Salt, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil to boil (For Penne Noodles).
Preheat Oven (If using Cheese Option).
Cut Kielbasa into diagonal chunks. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray a separate pot, add first 8 ingredients (Listed above). Cook down juices. Then, add in Queso and Alfredo. Simmer Queso/Alfredo Sauce while you cook Penne Noodles, stirring frequently.
Drain Noodles, well. Add 5-6c Cooked Noodles to Butter Flavor Sprayed Baking Dish. Mix in Sauce with Noodles. Top with Handful of Cheese, then sprinkle with Grated Parmesan Cheese. Bake, til cheese is nicely melted. Serve.
(Photo Below: Cooking Down Juices)
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Healthier Options: Use 1/2 TURKEY Kielbasa. Cut Back on Sauce and Cheese Use. Rice Noodles or Zucchini Noodles in place of above Noodles.
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Coconut Chipotle Chicken and Chipotle Orange Mayo

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Many ways to eat this Chicken. (OPTIONS BELOW). Over rice w/vegis. Over Peppers/Onions and Sweet Potatoes. On Wraps w/Rice (Optional). On Hawaiian Buns. Or, as we did, on Hawaiian Buns with Our SPECIAL Chipotle Orange Mayo (Recipe Below- Not just for this meal! Tastes great on many Wraps/Sandwiches.)!

Marinade (5hours) *See Notes:
1tsp McCormick Jamaican Season
1/3c canned unsweetened Coconut Milk
1/4c Chipotle Peppers in Adobo, minced
2T Maple Syrup (I used Organic Grade B)
1T Soy Sauce
1/4tsp Sea Salt

Hawaiian Buns, Bread of Choice, or Wraps (Or an option below)
Frozen Pepper/Onion Mix

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Chipotle Orange Mayo (Great on ANY sandwich/wrap):
3T Mayo
1tsp Orange Marmalade
1/8tsp Chipotle Powder (Or more to taste!!!)
1/8tsp Lemon Juice (Fridge 100% kind)
3/4tsp Dried Chives, minced
1/8tsp McCormick’s Dried Orange Peel
1/8tsp Mustard

Marinade Chicken. Preheat oven to 450. I cook Peppers/Onions seperate. Wrap each in foil and bake about 1 hour. Cut up Chicken. I served on Hawaiian Buns with Chipotle Orange Mayo, Tomatoes, and Lettuce. Cheese is optional. Leftovers I made Tacos. More options below, ideas are endless!
OR
Try throwing into crock pot (Chicken and Marinade ingredients). Cook on LOW 4 hours, last 30 minutes add in Peppers/Onions. Serve on Buns, over Sweet Potatoes, Wraps/Shells, over Rice.
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MANY WAYS to Eat this Chicken Recipe:
Serve over Sweet Potato Rice (Recipe Here)
Over cubed, seasoned, and baked Sweet Potatoes
Or over Peppers/Onions with cubed Sweet Potatoes
Or over Rice with cubed Sweet Potatoes
Or over Rice with Peppers/Onions
Or over Rice with Peas and Carrots
Grill it up!
(ALL RICE COOKED IN CHICKEN BROTH! 1 cube, crushed per 1c Rice)
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Tay’s Sweet Shrimp over Rice and Vegis (Chicken can be used)

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Coating *See Notes:
About 1/2 lb to 1 lb Shrimp (Or Chicken, cubed)
1/3c+1T Cornstarch (Flour can be used)
1 tsp+1/4 tsp Ol Bay Seasoning
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/8tsp Pepper
1/8tsp Cayenne

Egg + 1T canned Unsweetened Coconut Milk, beat
Organic Coconut Oil (For Frying)

Sauce *See Notes:
1/2c canned Unsweetened Coconut Milk
1/4tsp Lemon Juice (Fridge 100% kind)
1/8tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2T +1tsp Brown Sugar
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1T + 1tsp Green Onions, minced

Toppings (For Serving. Optional): Drizzle of Sweet Thai Sauce (I skipped), Honey Roasted Sunflower Seeds (Shell-less. I skipped)

Rice:
2c Rice (Mine was not instant)
4c Water (Per instructions 2c per 1c Rice)
2 Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed
1/2c Carrots and Peas
Optional (I Skip): Pineapple, Peppers, Mushrooms, Broccoli

Preheat oven to about 400. Mix Sauce. Toss Shrimp in Egg+Coconut Milk Mix. Dump into Cornstarch Coating. Toss. Add into skillet with heated Coconut Oil. Fry on both sides. Add to baking pan. Top with Sauce. Bake, uncovered, about 18minutes, cooked to desire.
Rice: 1 Broth Cube per 1c Rice, crushed. Add Water, Rice, Vegis together. Cook. Serve Shrimp over Rice.
Served with Chipotle Fish Tacos with Special Slaw & Avocado Sauce

Notes: My original recipe was going to try Coconut Milk with SWEETENED Condensed Milk… But, realized I didn’t have any. So improvised with this Recipe. 1/3c Coconut Milk + 1/4c Condensed Sweetened Milk then 1/2tsp Brown Sugar, rest of ingredients the same. I liked it the above way, tho.

A lil Healthier?
Skip Breading, Just Marinade Meat with Seasons. (Shrimp 1.5-2hrs, Chicken for 4-8 hours)
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Chipotle Fish Tacos with Special Slaw and Avocado Sauce (Chicken can be used)

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Fish (Or Chicken) Marinade (1.5-2hrs):
1.5T Lime Juice
1tsp Brown Sugar
3T Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, minced
1tsp McCormick Cajun Seasoning
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt

1/2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Coconut Oil

Avocado Sauce (Blend):
1/3c Sour Cream
1 Avocado, diced
1tsp Lime Juice (Store 100% kind)
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Dried Chives
1/8tsp Brown Sugar

Wasabi Slaw (TRUST ME!! USE!):
1.5c Coleslaw (Premix below, before adding)
1/3c Red Onion, thin sliced (Premix below, before adding)

3T Mayo
1T Prepared WASABI Sauce (I use Kikkoman’s)
1/8tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Dill Weed
1/4tsp Paprika
1/8tsp Celery Salt

Hard/Soft Taco Shells
Canned diced Basil Oregano Garlic Tomatoes, drained

Marinade Fish/Chicken (Chicken marinades 4+ hours). Discard excess Marinade. Cook in skillet in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Avocado Sauce: Blend all til smooth.
Slaw: Mix below ingredients, add in Coleslaw and Onions.
Top shells with each. Lil fish goes long way! If using Soft Shells (As I did)- Roll. Heat Skillet. Spray with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Brown each side of Taco. Sprinkle with Garlic Powder.
Served with Tay’s Sweet Shrimp (Or Chicken) over Rice and Vegis
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Tay’s Cuban Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

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Chicken Marinade:
3T Lime Juice (100% / Fridge kind)
1/4c Orange Juice (100% / Pulp Free)
2T White Wine VINEGAR
1T Fresh Garlic, minced
2 Dried Bay Leaves
1T Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp McCormick’s Dried Orange Peel
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Mint
1/4tsp Pepper

1-2tsp Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
1 (2c) Sweet Potato (See Directions BEFORE start!)

1/2 pkg. Frozen Peppers and Onions Mix
1tsp Jalapeno, deseed, minced

Marinade Chicken 4 hours. Drain excess juices.
MICROWAVE Sweet Potato (AS WHOLE, Stab few times with Knife), covered, for about 2-3minutes. Cube 2c worth of Potatoes.
Heat Skillet with Coconut Oil. Fry Potatoes. SET ASIDE, covered.
In same pan, add in a smidge more of Coconut Oil. Cook Chicken and Peppers. COOK DOWN JUICES! Then, add back in potatoes and Jalapenos. Cover. Cook about 5 more minutes.
I served with side of Leftover Cheesy Jalapeno Baconed Beans.
Also, can be served with Instant Rice COOKED IN BROTH!

MAKE THIS VEGETARIAN by cooking with just Vegis! Pumpkin, Peppers, Onions, Zucchini, endless options! Serve up just the Chicken on the Grill. Eat Alone. On Tacos. Etc.
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Cheesy Juh-La-Peeno Baconed Beans (Cheesy Jalapeno Baconed Beans)

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1 lb. Dried Pinto Beans
6c Water
4 Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed
5T Jalapeno, deseed, minced (Save 1/4tsp Seeds)
1/4tsp Jalapeno Seeds
1c Onion
1T Fresh Garlic, minced
2tsp Dried Cilantro
2tsp Cumin
1/4tsp + 1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper
1 can Fire Roasted/Peeled Green Chiles, undrained
1c Pico De Gallo (tTt’s Recipe) (Last hour)

2c Shredded Cheese (Mexican Mont. Jack/Cheddar kind)
1/2c canned Queso Blanco (Monterey Jack Cheese Sauce)
2.8 oz. REAL Bacon Pieces

Crock Pot Beans. Cook on Low about 9 hours.
Last hour: Smash beans, mix well. Mix in 1c tTt’s Pico de Gallo
Sprinkle top with 1/2c Shredded Cheese. In bowl, Mix 1c Shredded Cheese AND 1/2c Queso Blanco Cheese Sauce. Spoon, evenly on top. Then, sprinkle 1/2c more
Shredd. Cheese. Top with REAL Bacon PIECES. Cook remainder hour.
Top with Pico de Gallo (tTt’s Recipe) and Sour Cream. Leftovers, have Burritos!
Served with Black Eyed Pea Quesadillas.
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Blacked Eyed Peas Quesadillas (Meatless)

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1 can Black Eyed Peas, drained
1 sm. can Green Chiles, drained
1T Fresh Green Onions, minced
1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2T Red Wine Vinegar
1/2tsp Cumin
1/2tsp dried Oregano
1tsp Dried Cilantro
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/8tsp Black Pepper

Soft Shells
Canned Queso Blanco
Shredded Monteray Jack/Mild Cheddar Cheese Mix (Mexican)
Garlic Powder
Toppings: Pico De Gallo (tTt’s Recipe) and Sour Cream

Mix top 10 ingredients. Allow to marinade about 30minutes. Spread one side of shell with Queso Blanco. Sprinkle Shredded Cheese on. Top with Black Eyed Pea Mixture. Add to heated skillet sprayed with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Top with more Shredded Cheese. Top with other shell. Brown underside, flip. Sprinkle with Garlic Powder. Brown other side. Add to plate. Sprinkle other side with Garlic Powder.
Top with Pico de Gallo (tTt’s Recipe) or Salsa, Taco Sauce, and Sour Cream.
SERVED WITH SIDE OF Cheesy Jalapeno Baconed Beans
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Southwestern Queso Chili, Yall…

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2 lb. Chicken, thawed
1-2tsp Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
1 Frozen Pkg. Sweet Pepper and Onion Mix

1c Chicken Broth (I use Cube, crushed/Water)
1 can Northern Beans, drained
1 can Chili Beans, UNdrained
1/2c canned Southwestern Corn (Poblano/Red Pepper)
1tsp McCormick Brick Oven Seasoning
1tsp Chili Powder
1tsp Dried Oregano
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt

1.5c Pico De Gallo (I use tTt’s Recipe)(Last hour)
1/3c+2T can Queso Blanco Sauce (Monterey Jack Sauce) (Last hour)

Cube thawed Chicken. Heat Coconut Oil in skillet. Cook (Or mostly cook) Chicken with Frozen Pepper/Onion Pkg. Add Chicken/Pepper/Onion mix and ALL the Juices into crock. Add rest of ingredients, except Pico de Gallo and Queso Blanco. Last hour, stir those in.
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Garlic Lime Chicken Enchilada with Creamed Corn Crema

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Chicken Marinade (4-6 hours. ABout 1.5-2 lb.):
1/2c LAWRY’S Herb and Garlic Marinade
1T Lime Juice (Fridge kind)
1.5T – 2T 100% Orange Juice (Pulp free)
1/2tsp McCormick’s Dried Orange Peel
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder

1 Pkg. Frozen Pepper and Onion Mix
1/2tsp – 1tsp Cumin
1tsp Fresh Jalapeno, minced

Toppings (Each Shell):
Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
Queso Blanco Cheese Sauce (DON’T SKIP)
Creamed Corn Crema:
1/2c+2T canned Cream Corn
1/4c Sour Cream
1tsp-1T Grated Parmesan Cheese (Shelf kind)
1T Green Onions, minced

Top over Rolled Tacos: 3T Taco Sauce + 1c Salsa + 1c Shredd. Chedd. Cheese

Marinade Chicken Breasts for about 4-5 hours. Cube Chicken last 30min. and Continue to Marinade. DRAIN excess Marinade.
Saute Chicken with Frozen Peppers, minced Jalapeno, and Cumin. Cook til Juices are Cooked Down!
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On Softshells, spread a little line of Queso Blanco. Add Cooked Chicken Mix. Add a Spoonful of Creamed Corn Crema. A sprinkle of Shredded Cheese. Roll.
garliclimeenchilada1Add to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Baking Dish. Top with Salsa Mix. Bake, uncovered, at about 375-400 for about 35 minutes, or til lightly browned and cheese is melted. Optional to Broil at end.
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Tay’s Steak Soup (A Steak Soup that Actually… TASTES LIKE STEAK!)

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Sirloin Steak (I threw mine in frozen)
4 Beef Broth Cubes
2 Herb Ox Beef Broth Pkts. (Or use 2 more Beef Cubes) *SEE NOTES
6c Water (1c per 1Broth)
1T Soy Sauce
1/2T Worcestershire
About 1/8tsp Liquid Hickory Smoke
1tsp Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1.5c Mushrooms, sliced
1 nice sized CUP Onion
1 Celery, halved long way, sliced
1/4c thawed Frozen Peas (Last 30min.) *Optional, I forgot

2c uncooked Egg Noodles (Last 30 minutes, about)

LIGHTLY/BARELY brush Crock Pot with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (A LITTLE)-Yes, do! Add all, except Peas and Egg Noodles. Cook on LOW for 6 hours. Last 30minutes, add in THAWED Peas and Egg Noodles. Once Noodles are soft. Eat. OPTIONAL to add 1tsp of Horseradish Topping to each Bowl Served (Recipe Below). House was split on that.
Being Lazy and forgetting to thaw, I just threw a Frozen Slab of Sirloin into the Crock. Once thawed, I cut into cubes, and added back to crock. Tasted just fine. 
* NOTES: In an attempt to cut “Some” Salt, I used 2 Herb Ox Beef Broth Packets in place of 2 Beef Broth Cubes. Herb Ox is a NO SODIUM Broth. You can VERY WELL use Beef Broth Cubes in it’s place. So, 6 Beef Broth Cubes, if skipping Herb Ox.

Optional Soup Topper (1tsp, or more, per Bowl Served) 
1T Prepared Horseradish Sauce
4T Sour Cream
1/8tsp Mustard Powder
1/2tsp Lemon Juice
1tsp Red Wine Vinegar

Mix Soup Topper Ingredients, well. Top a tsp, or more, onto bowl of Soup served.
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TAYsty Black Bean Soup

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1 lb. Dried Black Beans
1/2 Frozen Pkg. Sweet Bell Peppers and Onions
8c Water
5 Beef Broth Cubes, crushed *SEE NOTES!
2 Herb Ox Beef Broth Packets (Or 2 more Beef Broth Cubes) SEE NOTES!
1can Tomatoes w/ Chiles
2tsp Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/8tsp Liquid Hickory Smoke
1 Onion
1 Carrot, grated
1 Celery
Just shy of 1T Fresh Garlic, minced
1tsp Cumin
1tsp (Lightly packed) Cocoa Powder (DON’T SKIP)
1 Dried Bay Leaf
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4c Sour Cream (Last Hour)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add all ingredients. Cook on High first 1-2 hours. Then, Low for 3-4 more hours. Last 30minutes Scoop Out “About” half the Black Beans with some Liquid. Blend til smooth. Add back to Crock. Add in Sour Cream. Stir. You can eat right away, or wait 20-30 minutes. Top with Shredded Cheddar Cheese.

* Notes: For Broth, I wanted to cut “Some” Salt. So, I DID:
5 Beef Broth Cubes + 2 Herb Ox Beef Broth Packets (Herb Ox is a No Sodium Broth Packet). 7 Beef Broth Cubes, crushed, can be used instead.
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Mexacini Chicken (Crock Pot Mexican Pepperoncini Chicken)

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A Mexican Twist on Pepperoncini Chicken. Turned out FANTASTIC!

3 Fresh Thawed Chicken Breasts
Rub Crock with 1/2tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Chicken Broth Cube 1/3c Water
1 16 oz. jar Pepperoncini (NOT JUICE), cut tips, halve long way
1tsp Juice from Pepperoncini jar, discard rest of juice
1 can Roasted Garlic Tomatoes, drained
1/2c Salsa
1/4tsp Liquid Hickory Smoke
1/2 Red Onion
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Cumin Powder
1/2tsp packed Brown Sugar
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder, or more to taste (Wait a while before adding more)
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Black Pepper
1/8tsp Cinnamon Powder

Rub about 1/2tsp Olive Oil in around Crock. (Pepperoncinis-Remove from jar. Destem. Halve long way. Add to crock, with 1 tsp Pepperoncini Juice from Jar.) Add everything, except Chicken. Stir. Then, top with Chicken. Cook on low 6 hours.
Serve on Soft Shells with: Sour Cream, Shredded Cheese, etc. Or, on Bun of choices. Or, over Rice.
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Texin Mexi Gobblers (Healthier Turkey Burgers with a kick)

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1 lb. Ground Turkey Meat
 – Blend together below, then add to meat (Per 1 lb.):
1/4c Sweet Green OR Red Bell Pepper
1/4c Onion
2T Corn
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1.5tsp Worcesterchire
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Black Pepper

Sauce:
1/4c Mayo
1/2tsp Dijon (Optional! House’s split on adding Dijon)
1/2tsp Lemon Juice (Concentrate kind)
1tsp Store Brand Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/2tsp McCormick Cajun Seasoning
2-3 slices Baked Bacon, minced (Or 1-2T Real Bacon Bits)

Toppings
:

PICO DE GALLO! (Don’t skip!)
Cheese, optional (Try Pepperjack)

Bun, Bread, Wrap (Soft Shell, Lettuce Leaf, Flat Bread, etc.) of choice

In blender, blend above ingredients (Bell Pepper thro Black Pepper). Mix into ground Turkey. Form into Patties. Line pan with Foil. Bake about 425 for about 30-35 minutes, til Turkey is done. Last few minutes, I toss on cheese, and cook til melted. On bun of choice (WRAPS WORK GREAT, TOO!), add Sauce, top with Burger/Cheese, then, PICO DE GALLO!!! Eat!
*I was iffy on the sauce… But, it was an AWESOME compliment to the Burger.
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Mexi-ed Layered Taters

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Having leftover Layered Dip, it was used to amp up some potatoes.

Potatoes (We use Red or Fingerling), halved, Boiled or Baked*
Leftover MEXICAN LAYERED DIP
1 lb. Ground Meat (Turkey or Beef) *Optional
1/2 pkt. Taco Season *Optional
Pico De Gallo

Bake or Boil Potatoes. Brown Meat, if using. Season with Taco Season. Top over cooked Potatoes. Top with some Layered Taco Dip. Add some Pico De Gallo. Done. Eat.
Try with tTt’s Spuddy Buddies !!! 
*Optional to season and bake potatoes. Or, boil. Or, Even top over mashed potatoes! Or, Tater Tots!
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Adobo Dare You to NOT Try these Tacos! (Philippine Adobo Chicken and Bean Tacos)

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Soft Shells
Leftover Adobo Grilled Chicken (*Recipe Below)
– Bean Mixture:
2cans Refried Beans
1 can Basil Oregano kind Tomatoes, drained
1 can Black Beans, drained
1/2 Onion
Sprinkle Dried Oregano
1/4c Salsa

Toppings: Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese, 1 tsp Sour Cream, 1tsp Salsa
(Optional), Lettuce.

Saute Onions, add in rest of Bean Mixture Ingredients. Top onto shells with Adobo Chicken (Shredded) and Toppings.
Optional: Butter Cooking Spray Skillet. Roll Adobo, Beans, and Toppings onto
Softshell, tucking in sides. Brown each side. Optional to BARELY sprinkle a
little Garlic Powder onto browned soft shells.

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* Philippine Chicken Marinade (About 5-6 hours, or so):
Chicken Breasts, thawed
1/2c Soy Sauce
1/2c Rice Vinegar
4 large Dried Bay Leaves
1T Garlic Powder
1tsp Coriander Season
1T Dried Chives
1/2tsp Pepper
1/2tsp Red Pepper Flakes

In ziploc bag, add all. Marinade about 5-6 hours. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL!!!
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Grilling Tip: We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Hickory Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Place on food, on outside of hill of charcoal. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it. Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp.
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Healthified Chorizo and Potato Tacos (Healthier)

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Soft Shells

1 lb Ground Turkey
1/2 lb Chorizo
1 large Dried Bay Leaf
1tsp Garlic, minced
1tsp Taco Season (From Packet or Homemade Recipe)
Potatoes:
6 Red Potatoes, diced
1tsp Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1tsp Dried Oregano
1tsp Dried Basil
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Dried Parsley
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/8tsp Black Pepper
1/8tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Toppings (All Optional): Shredded Cheese, Sunny Side Up Egg (Or Cheesy Scrambled), Queso, Mexicana Crema or Sour Cream.
(I just used Chorizo Mix, Potatoes, Shredded Cheese, With and/or Without Egg. House was torn on which was best: With/Without egg, but both are GREAT!)
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Directions
:

Cut Red Potatoes. Add to ziploc bag, season, and mix. Bake til done.
Cook Meats with Seasons and minced Garlic (Remove Bay Leaf prior to rolling). Top with Toppings of Choice. Roll. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Skillet. Brown each side. Sprinkle LIGHTLY with Garlic Powder (Or Garlic Salt- I use Powder).

Note: You can use Other Potato Options, too. Seasoned Southwestern diced Potatoes, Hashbrowns, Tater Tots, etc. Above is best!
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Spicy LOADED Tortellini Soup

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1/2 lb. Ground Chorizo Meat, browned
4c + 1/2c to 5c Water (I do 4.5c)
3 Beef Broth Cubes
1 can Black Beans, drained well
1 can Chili Beans, undrained
2 cans Roasted Garlic Tomatoes, undrained
1 can Tomato Soup, undiluted
3/4c Mild Chunky Salsa
1 Sweet Red Bell Pepper
1 over sized cup Sweet Potato, diced smallish
1 Onion
1/2tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp McCormick’s Cajun Seasoning
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
1tsp Dried Parsley

1/2 – 12 oz. bag Barilla 3Cheese Dried Tortellini

Cook Meat. Add all, except Dried Noodles, to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Crock Pot. Cook on Low 6-8 hours. Last 20-30 minutes, or so, add in Dried Cheese Tortellini. Cook til nice and soft.
Optional: Spinach.
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Sweetie Pie Fry (Beneficial Honey Mustard Sweet Potato Fries)

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3 Small/Petite Sweet Potatoes (Green Giant Kind)
3T Honey Mustard Sauce
1/2tsp Chili Powder
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Paprika
1/8tsp – 1/4tsp Sea Salt

(Optional to toss all with 1/2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil, before adding above.)

Preheat Oven to 450. Premix Honey Mustard and Seasons, above. Peel Sweet Potatoes. Cut into fry sizes. (Toss with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, if using). Toss fries with mixed Sauce. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray a baking dish. Lay into pan (Try to single layer.).  Bake 450 for about 35minutes, or til softness desired.
I TOSS FRIES half way through cooking!
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Easy TAYjitas (EASY Herb and Garlic Fajitas)

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We’ve been doing these for YEARS! This recipe was our first and our most favorite Fajita Recipe!

Marinade (7-8hours):
1c Lawry’s Herb and Garlic Marinade
2-3 Chicken Breasts (From 3lb Freezer Bag, to give idea on size)
(Reserve 1.5T of Marinade from the marinaded chicken)

1.5T Reserved Marinade
Red Pepper
Orange Pepper
Green Pepper
1c Mushrooms
1 med. Onion
1/2c can Southwestern Corn
1 smallish fresh Garlic, minced

Soft Shells (Or Egg Roll Wraps)
Toppings: Salsa, Shredded ITALIAN Cheese (6 Cheese), & Sour Cream

Marinade Chicken with Lawry’s Herb and Garlic Marinade.
Preheat Oven to 450. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray baking dish. Lay in Vegis. Top with Marinaded Chicken. Spoon over about 1.5T of the Marinade. Bake 450 for about 45-1hr. Top onto Shells with Toppings. OPTIONAL, to heat skillet. Spray with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Brown all sides of Tacos. Sprinkle LIGHTLY with Garlic Powder.

— — — OR MAKE ENCHILADAS!!! — — —
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Top cooked Chicken/Vegis onto shells (I use spatula with holes, to help drain those excess juices). Smear a LITTLE Sour Cream, a LITTLE Salsa. Sprinkle a Little Italian Cheese. Roll up. Lay into a Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Baking Dish. Choose One Sauce Topping (Below). Mix Sauce Option with 1/2-1c Shredded Italian Cheese. Top onto Shells. Bake 400 for about 30-35 minutes, uncovered.
Topping Sauce Mix Options:
– 1/2c Vegi Broth, heated up + 1.5T Tomatoes Paste, mixed well
– Or: 1/2c – 1c Salsa
– Or: Favorite Enchilada Sauce (Try Green!)
Mix with: 1/2-1c Shredd. Italian Cheese
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Vegetarian?: Skip Chicken. (Pinto/Canelli/Black Beans in place of Chicken for Vegetarian… Or Mock Chicken). Marinade all Vegis 1 Hour.
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VegeTAYrian Enchijitas (Vegetable Enchiladas)

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1 can Chili Beans, only slight drain
1c Black Beans w/ Jalapeno in Lime, drained
1/2 Avocado
1/2c Southwestern Corn (Peppers kind)
1c Zucchini, sliced/quarter
1c packed Spinach, chopped
1 Red Pepper
1 sm. Carrot, shredded
2T + 1tsp GOOD Fajita Season Pkt., Or Taco Season
1T fresh Garlic, minced

1c uncooked Instant Rice (1c Cooked in 1c Vegetable Broth)
Sour Cream
Shredd. Mild Cheddar Cheese
Salsa

1 can Red Enchilada + 1c Shredd. Mild Cheddar Cheese

In pan, cook above 10 ingredients (I add Fajita/Taco season near end), til about, or to, soft. Cook Rice (I did in microwave with 1c Instant Rice + 1c Water + 1c worth Vegetable Broth CUBE).
Top Soft Shell with about 1/3c Vegi Mix, 1-2T Cooked Rice, 1 small smear of Sour Cream, SMALL Sprinkle of Cheese, about 1T of Salsa. Roll.
Add to Butter Flavor Cooking sprayed baking dish. Top with Cheese and Enchilada Sauce.
Bake, uncovered, at 400 for about 30-35 minutes. Serve with Sour Cream.
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Cajuned Corny Beanies (HEALTHY Cajun Bean N Corn Egg Rolls)

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1 can Southwestern corn, drained
1 can Pinto Beans, drained
1 can Basil Oregano Garlic Tomatoes, slight drain
1/2 Sweet Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Onion (Sm./Med.)
About 1 in. Jalapeno, minced
2T + 1tsp Taco Season (From Packet)
1tsp McCormick’s Cajun Season
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
Few good cracks of Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
1/2c Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese

Egg Roll Wraps
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Or Butter Flavor Cooking Spray)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Skillet. Cook Onions and Red Pepper for a few minutes. Add in Corn, Beans, Tomatoes, Jalapeno, Black Pepper, Cajun. Cook down some, then add in Taco Season. Simmer for a while. Mix in cheese. Continue to simmer til nice and thick.
Spoon onto Egg Roll Wraps. Roll up, using water to seal edges. Heat skillet with Coconut Oil (Or Butter Flavor Cooking Spray – Coconut Oil tastes BEST!!!). Brown all side. Eat alone, or with Sour Cream.

Under 150 Calories if using Butter Flavor Cooking Spray to brown Egg Rolls. About 160 if using a few Tablespoons of Coconut Oil.
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Tay’s Sweet N Spicy Salsa (Jalapeno!)

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This Salsa is AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS! Tacos, Chips, Right Out of the Jar… Doesn’t matter. This is your PERFECT FIT for every Salsa need!

4c Tomatoes *See notes
3c Jalapeno, deseeded/gutted
1c Onions
1-1.5c Bell Pepper ( I use 1/2c Grn + 1c Sweet Mini Bells)
4 LARGE Garlic Cloves, minced
1c Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 of 6oz. can Tomato Paste
2tsp Pickling Salt
3-4T White Sugar (I used 3T!)
2tsp dried Oregano
2tsp dried Cilantro
1/2tsp Cumin
1.5T Paprika
1T Coriander

Optional: Per jar, 1/2 Cayenne (Deseeded) OR 1/4tsp Jalapeno Seeds

Makes 3 jars.
Either, Bring above ingredients to a boil. Then, simmer 30 minutes, covering first 5-10min. Then, uncovered rest of way. Serve for Parties… Or:
Tay’s prep:

Bring water to boil. Boil whole Tomatoes for about 30seconds. Remove and place, immediately, into COLD COLD water. Skin should just come right off.
Chop up tomatoes. I cut onto plate, lifted tomatoes with fingers, then place into salsa cooking pot… Ridding of excess tomato juices.
Bring above ingredients to a boil. Then, simmer 30 minutes, covering first 5 -10min. Then, uncovered rest of way.
In clean jars (Wash and boil jars/lids/seals, set on paper towel. DRY all completely), fill to about an inch below top of jars. Place on seal, then twist on rings. Not too, too tight. Just firm enough.
Bring water bath to boil. Boil in water bath for 12-14minutes. Shut off heat, and leave for about 5min. Place on paper towels for a minute or 2, checking they are twisted snug, not tight, but snug (Careful, it’s hot!). Then, turn upside down and keep them upside down til cool. (Upside down tip was given to me by a Farmer at Fleet Farm. Says it ensured his sealing, Update… Since this method, it’s been 100% sealing thus far!).

*Notes: I used a variety of types of tomatoes from the garden. Even a few
Yellow Tomatoes! You can lessen sweetness by lessening to 3T of Sugar. TO UP HEAT… Add a half of Cayenne Pepper,  halfed long way. OR, Jalapeno Seeds (I do 1/4tsp Seeds per jar). Just add either to jar prior to pouring cooked salsa in.
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My husband likes his extra spicy. Cuts sugar to 2.5T. Adds to each jar: Sliver of Ghost Pepper and adds 1/4tsp Jalapeno Seed and 1/4tsp, or so, of Red Pepper Flakes.

Lotsa Vegi Mixa (HEALTHY Avocado N Vegetable with Turkey Kielbasa Bake)

 

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HEALTHY – LOWER CALORIE

2.5c Potatoes, cubed (Golden, Russet, or Idaho)
2.5c Frozen Brussel Sprouts
1 Avocado, diced
1 Onion, cut large
2c Mushrooms, sliced
1 Red Bell Pepper
3/4 lb. Turkey Kielbasa *See notes
Season WELL with:
– Grated Parmesan (Store Shelf Kind)
– LAWRY’S Seasonal Salt
– Paprika
– Dried Oregano
– Garlic Powder
– Red Pepper Flakes
– Dried Basil (Optional)
– Pepper

Cut up vegis. Kielbasa, I halve long way, then slice. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray a baking dish, WELL!!! Add all. Top with seasons. Toss, WELL! Bake 450, I did covered, for about 40 minutes, or til Potatoes are soft.
Serve alone! With Sour Cream on side. Or, as kiddos like it, with Ketchup.
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Bean and Sweet Potato Rolls

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LOW CALORIE Meatless/Vegetarian Option

1/2 Sweet Potato, boiled
Broth Cubes (Chicken, or Vegetable for meatless) 
2 Dried Bay Leaves
– 3T Broth (That Potato was boiled in.)

1/2 Poblano
1 can Pinto Bean, drained
1 can Black Beans w/ Jalapeno in Lime, drained
1/8tsp Hickory Liquid Smoke
1/4tsp Cumin
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Sage

Egg Rolls
Shredd. Mozzarella Cheese
CHOICE OF Topping with:
-Medium/Hot Salsa and Sour Cream (Not mixed)
-1c tTt’s Pico De Gallo + 1T Crema Mexicana (Mixed)

Boil Sweet Potato in Broth (I used Chicken Broth) WITH 2 Bay Leaves- RESERVE 3T of Broth, when Potato is done boiling. Mash Potato with 3T reserved Broth (I leave skin on- DELICIOUS! And, Beneficial).
In skillet, heat cans of drained Beans with Poblano, Smoke, and Seasons.
Top Egg Roll with a THIN spread of mashed Sweet Potato, Beans, Salsa, Sour Cream (Or Pico de Gallo/Crema Mix), then Moz. Cheese. Roll. Heat skillet. Spray with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Brown all sides.

Options: 
– Instead of smooth Sweet Potato. You have an option to saute 1/2 Sweet Potato (CUBED SMALL) with 2 Bay Leaves. Then, top onto rolls. I liked the Smooth Potatoes!!!
– Meat Optional: Chicken, Smoked Turkey, Chorizo (A little goes long way. No more than 1/2 lb.).
– Red Pepper
– Baking or Deep Frying is optional.
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Crock Pot Mexican Bean Burritos

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1 lb. Dried Pinto Beans
6c Water + 4 Beef Broth Cubes
1c + 2/3c Bacon Ends
1/8tsp Hickory Flavored Liquid Smoke
1T Balsamic Vinegar
1c Red Onion
1 Green Pepper
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Cocoa Powder (Yes, Add!)
1tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Pepper
1/8-tsp Sea Salt
1tsp Dried Oregano
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder
4T UN-Sweetened Raisins (Added Last Hour)

Shell of choice: Soft Shell, Hard Shell, Lettuce Wrap, Egg Roll Wraps, Rice Wrap
Toppings (All Optional, just ideas): Louisiana Hot Sauce, Tomatoes, Salsa, Sour Cream, Shredd. Cheese, Rice (Cooked in Broth)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock. Add all ingredients, EXCEPT, Raisins. Last 1-1.5hr, Mash Beans, then  add Raisins. Cook on high 1st hour, then low for about 8-9 hours. Serve with Toppings on Shell of Choice (Optional to heat skillet, spray with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray, then Brown each side. Sprinkle at end with Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt is Optional.).
We just do Bean and Cheese, maybe Hot Sauce n Sour Cream. Then Brown!

* NOTES:
– If using Egg Roll Wraps or Soft Shells. Heat skillet. Spray with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Brown each side of Egg Roll Wrap/Soft Shell.
-Optional to Saute Vegis and Bacon, before adding to crock. I skipped, just threw all in. Was DELICIOUS!
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Peppered Hash (Southwestern Chorizo N Hash Stuffed Peppers)

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Bell Peppers or Poblanos (Sweet Red, Green, Orange, etc. of choice)

1/2 lb Chorizo, browned
1 Frozen bag SOUTHWESTERN Hashbrowns or Diced Potatoes
1c TO 1.5c Shredd. Cheddar Cheese
1/2c Frozen Corn

6 Eggs
1/4c Crema Mexicana (Milk or Sour Cream may work)
3/4c Mild Salsa (Canned or fresh tomatoes may work)
1/4tsp Dried Mustard
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper
1T Grated Parmesan Cheese (I use store shelf kind)

Toppings (Optional)- Minced Jalapenos, Sour Cream, Ketchup, Hot Sauce, endless options.

Beat bottom 8 ingredients. Then, mix all together. Stuff into Peppers. (I halve peppers, width way, and deseed. KEEP STEM ON, just cut down some, you don’t want a hole!). Place into Muffin Pan sprayed with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Bake in preheated oven, at 425, for 40 minutes, ot til egg is cooked.

*Southwestern Hash Browns or Diced Potatoes are the ones with Peppers and Onions in them (Among other ingredients).
1 lb. of Chorizo can be used.
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Sweet N Feisties (Sweet Potatoes stuffed with Chipotle Black Beans)

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Considered VEGAN and VEGETARIAN from PETA. Still, us Meat Lovers give this a THUMBS UP. A Keeper! 

2 Sweet Potatoes, quartered
1.5T EVOO
1.5T Parsley
1.5T Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper

Stab Potatoes on each side about 4, or so, stabs. Microwave, COVERED, for about 4-5 minutes.
Quarter Potatoes (Careful, they’re hot)… I halve long way, then halve those.
Toss with Seasons above (I did in ziploc bag.). Allow to set while you prep Black Bean Topper.
Cut out some of center. I used knife and cut outward going inward, making triangle-type shaped cuts. Use spoon to pop out. Discard those.
Place into Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Baking Dish. Fill with Topper Recipe BELOW. Bake in preheated oven, at 450, for about 30-35 minutes, or til potatoes are done.

Chipotle Black Bean Topper:
1 can Chili Seasoned Black Beans, drained
2T  canned Chipotle in Adobo, minced
3T Red Onions, chopped small
1tsp Lime Juice (Fridge concentrate kind)
1c Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Mix in Bowl. Add to Potatoes.
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Seasoned Tomato Slices

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ENDLESS Uses for These! (Photo is of Pre-Cooked)

Tomatoes, sliced (Any works, Cherry Tomatoes are great, too!)
Lemon Juice (Fridge Concentrate Kind)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sprinkle with:
Sea salt (Lightly)
Garlic Powder
Fresh Basil, minced
Dried Oregano
Dried Parsley

Slice Tomatoes, thickish.
Start with one side. LIGHTLY/Barely, brush on Lemon Juice, then Olive Oil. Season with Seasons.
Flip. LIGHTLY/Barely, brush on Lemon Juice, then Olive Oil. Season with Seasons.
Marinade about 20 minutes, in fridge, prior to use.

OPTIONAL: Onion Powder.

A Few of their MANY Uses:
– Eat Alone… Or:
– Dehydrate! – YUM!
– Use as replacement for Tomato Based Sauces (Spaghetti, Pizza, etc.)
Top pizza crust with cheese and toppings, SKIPPING pizza sauce. Top with tomato slices. Sprinkle Grated Parm. Cheese. Bake.
– Top slices with Moz. Cheese and sprinkle of Grated Parm. Cheese. Top with Pizza Toppings (Pepperoni, peppers, onions, etc.). Bake.
– Top over Dishes. Pasta dishes, topped with cheese, then Tomato Slices, then Parm. Cheese. Bake.
– Mix bread crumbs, minced Spinach, and Parm. Cheese. Top over tomatoes. Bake. Serve with warmed sauce of choice (Like Butter Sauce. Alfredo. Spaghetti with vegis. Etc.)
– Top over marinaded Chicken. Bake.
– Top over Noodles cooked in broth. Toss noddles with: A lil Olive Oil. Minced Spinach. Seasons of Choice. Serve with lots of Tomato Slices.
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Chick N Pig Ranchers (EASY Chicken N Bacon Ranch Wraps)

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About 1.5 lb. Chicken (I use frozen Breasts)
1 Chicken Broth Cube, crushed
3T Favorite Ranch Dressing
1T McCormick’s Montreal CHICKEN Season
Bacon, cooked
Fresh Tomatoes, diced
Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
PEACH PINEAPPLE CHIPOTLE  Salsa (Use this!)
Optional Topping: Onion, Minced Jalapeno, Mayo (We skip Mayo- Tasty, as is.)
Wrap of Choice: Taco Shell, Egg Roll, Toasted Bread, etc. We use Soft Shell

I bake Bacon- Line pan with foil. Bake (No need to preheat) at 425 for about 12-15minutes.
Fill Stove Top Pan with enough water to cover all, but, 1 inch of chicken (Top inch is out of water). Add in 1 Chicken Broth Cube. Boil til cooked (Optional: I sometimes boil til water runs out and allow to sizzle a minute. TASTY.).
Cut up chicken. EVENLY, sprinkle with season. Toss with ranch dressing. Mix well.
Top onto wrap of choice. With Toppings of choice.
Extra Tasty Option:
After wrapping wraps. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Skillet. Brown on each side, like so:
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NOTES: Low Carb? Try Lettuce Leaves for Wraps. Egg Roll Wraps, work.
Even Lower Calories- Try Turkey Bacon! Or, sprinkle a little Ranch Pkt. over WITH McCormick’s … Endless Options.
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Tay’s Feisty Redheaded Beans N Rice (Louisiana Style-ish Red Beans N Rice)

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It’s Brilliance in the Mouth!

1 bag Dried Kidney Beans
About 1 lb. Chicken Breast
1/2 lb. Kielbasa Link
8c Water
3 Vegetable Broth Cubes
3 Chicken Broth Cubes
2 sm./med. Celery, 1/2 long way then slice
1 Onion
1T Louisiana Hot Sauce
2T Tomato Paste
3 sm./med. Dried Bay Leaf
2T Dried Parsley
1/8tsp TO 1/4tsp Sea Salt (I did 1/8tsp)
1/2tsp Chili Powder
1.5tsp Cajun Season

2c Instant Rice (That’s enough for our family)

*See NOTES for options. Lightly/BARELY Butter Crock (Butter Flavor Cooking Spraying crock, works.). Add all, EXCEPT RICE! Cook on High first 2 hours, then Low for 6 more hours. Or however you see fit.
Cook rice. I microwave. Skipping called for salt. Add 1 Chicken Broth Cube (Crushed), Rice, and Water into microwave safe bowl. Stir. Microwave per instructions, covered. Shake some Pepper onto Rice. (Chicken Broth in rice is Optional.)

Notes: 1/2 Green Pepper, chopped, is optional.  Red Pepper Flakes to kick up heat, is optional. Turkey Link works!
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MEATLESS – Go BZerks for Zu Lil Jerks (Zerky Jerky – Zucchini Mock Beef Jerky)

 

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This gets your salty fix of Beef Jerky, but WITHOUT the meat! We used the recipe for tTt’s Lil Jerks for these (We had ingredients on hand). CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE JERKY RECIPE! Looking forward to having some fun with this idea!

Our Recipe (Any fav. recipe will do!):
3 lb Zucchini, peeled deseeded cut in chunks
4c Water
Hi Mountain Seasoning’s Jerky Cure & Seasoning ORIGINAL BLEND:
–1.5T of Season Mix (Darker colored Powder)
–2T Cure (We “May” cut back a lil with next batch! Not sure.)
1.5tsp Cayenne Pepper Powder (Spicy!)
1.5tsp Liquid Hickory Smoke
1/4c Teriyaki Sauce

Choose your favorite Beef Jerky Recipe (May need to cut back on salt).
Hopefully, your recipe contains liquid of some sort. You will need some. Our recipe called for 4c water for Hi Mountain steak jerky marinade.
Peel, deseed, and cut zucchini into chunks. (First time, I did about the size of my thumb, but, will try bigger with next batch. Your choice.)
Bring recipe ingredients to a boil. Add in Zucchini chunks. Lower temp to simmer. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
Remove chunks from liquid and add to dehydrator tray (Yes, some are soggy, still use them!). Dehydrate for 12-18 hours. Once cooled some, place in airtight bag. Enjoy.
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Rollin Hawaiians (Hawaiian Style Ham Enchiladas)

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Soft Shells (Cabbage Leaves/ Egg Rolls work)
Fresh Tomato, diced (We did Roma)
Shredd. Mozarella Cheese
Spinach, rough chop
Cream Cheese Mix:
2 oz. Cream Cheese
1/2T Mayo
1.5T SOUTHWEST SPICY Mustard (Don’t Skip)
Ham Mix:
1.5c Ham, diced small
1/2 of Onion, chopped
1/3 of Green Bell Pepper, chopped small
2T Dried Sweetened Cranberries (Don’t Skip)
Topping (Over rolled shells):
1c Great Value Peach Pineapple Chipotle Salsa
About 3/4c To 1c Shredd. Cheddar Cheese

Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray baking dish (Mine fit 6 tacos).
Blend together Cream Cheese Mix. In separate bowl, toss together Ham Mix.
On soft shell spread THIN layer of Cream Cheese Mix. Top with Ham Mix. Top with: Tomatoes, Spinach, and MOZ. Cheese.
Roll, tucking in corners. Lay into baking dish.
Mix topping together (Salsa/Chedd. Cheese). Top over rolled shells.
Sprinkle with good amount of Parmesan Cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 425 for about 40minutes, or so.
Optional: Top with Sour Cream.

Note: My ham was not precooked. I’m sure there’s no big difference in that. Optional to add a few Tablespoons of Pineapple Chunks, chopped smaller. I forgot. But, thought it had the perfect amount of sweet, so will continue to skip it! Also, can kick this up with adding a lil bit of Red Pepper Flakes or minced Jalapeno!

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Souped Up Black Bean Stew (Black Bean Stew)

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1 bag Dried Black Beans
10c Water
6 Chicken Broth Cubes
2 Beef Broth Cubes
1 can Black Beans WITH Jalapeno IN Lime, undrained (Optional)
1/3T Butter
1/2 lb. Cheese Sausage Link (Cheddar Brats work!)
About 1lb. Boneless Chicken Breast (Large chicken breast)
1c Bacon ENDS
1c Ham, diced (I believe I used Smoked Ham Steak. Optional, I skip sometimes.)
1 Onion (I added last hour, if it matters)
1T Chili Powder
1/2-1tsp Cumin
1/4tsp TO 1/2tsp Garlic Powder (NOT SURE ADDED. “Think” I did 1/2tsp)
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes (Optional)
1/4tsp Pepper
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1 Dried Bay Leaf

Rinse Beans. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray crock (Or, Butter). Add all to crock. Cook on High first few hours. Then, switch to low for rest of time. Cook 7-8 hours. OPTIONAL: Scoop out half the Beans, blend smooth, add back in, and stir.

Serve with Rice:
Lemon Pepper Rice:
2c Instant Rice
2c Water (Per rice instuctions)
1/2tsp + 1/2tsp Lemon Pepper
I microwave rice with 1/2tsp lemon pepper, covered. Then stir in rest of lemon pepper, when done.
Or:
Lime and Cilantro Rice (Rice cooked in Water + Crushed Broth Cubes with Dried Cilantro. Splash with a LIL Lime)
Reg. White Rice (As dish has enough flavor!)

NOTE: Black Beans DYE everything! Caught me off guard at first! Just a Heads Up…
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tTt’s Stuffed Taters – With Homemade Bean Recipe!

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Golden
Potatoes
Onions, chopped
Shredded Cheddar Cheese, minced some
Beans (Homemade Recipe Below. Canned Refried Beans may work)
Taco Sauce
Jalapeno Sour Cream

I microwave potatoes for about 4-5 minutes. Then, halve long way. Scoop out center (Not entire- Leave some in!).
Mix beans with potato centers. Add in onions and cheese. Mix. OVER FILL potatoes. Brush some taco sauce over. Bake about 425-450 for about 35-45minutes. Top with jalapeno sour cream. Enjoy.

Bean Recipe:
16 oz. dried Pinto Beans
6 1/3c Water
4 Chicken Broth Cubes
1T Fresh Basil
1T Fresh Oregano
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1T Onions, minced
2tsp Fresh Jalapeno, deseeded and minced

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