mexican shells

Feb 7, 2012 by

this dish is a hybrid of mexican food and italian.   it was another pinterest find and it has definitely found a permanent spot on our dinner rotation!  i originally halved the recipe (as shown in the pics below) but now make a full batch, because it is great for lunch leftovers. source: the way to his heart  1 lb. ground beef (or turkey) 1 pkg taco seasoning 6-8 oz. cream cheese 16 jumbo pasta shells 1 1/2 c salsa 1 c taco sauce 1 c cheddar cheese 1 c pepper jack cheese garnish (green onions, sour cream, olives, onions) preheat oven to 350°. in a large pot, bring water to a boil for shells. in a medium pan, brown the ground beef, drain and add taco seasoning.  cook according to package directions.  add...

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chicken tortilla soup

Oct 6, 2010 by

to celebrate the first day i wore a jacket to work this fall, i made a pot of chicken tortilla soup.  this soup is quick, simple and delicious.  i serve it over crushed tortilla chips and top it with sour cream and shredded cheese. adapted from 1 lb. chicken (i used chicken cutlets, chopped up into bite-sized pieces.  if you have more time, parboil the chicken, shred it and skip to step 2.) evoo 1 tsp minced garlic 1 tsp ground cumin 1 chicken stock in a box (32 oz.) 1 c frozen corn kernels 1 c chopped onion 1/2 tsp chili powder 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 c chunky salsa tortilla chips sour cream shredded cheese in a large pot over medium heat, saute the chicken in the oil for 5 min....

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salsa chicken rice casserole

Feb 25, 2010 by

the jury is still out on this dish.  tom likes it.  i like it.  i think that more could be added to it to give it some “oomph”.  next time, i may cut down on the amount of rice.  or grill the chicken and saute the vegetables in the pan with the chicken.  but all in all it is pretty tasty.  it has even passed the leftover test! 1 1/3 c uncooked white rice 2 2/3 c water 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 3 c shredded cheese (i had to cut back from the original recipe… shocker!) 1 10.75 oz. can condensed cream of chicken soup 1 10.75 oz. can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 onion, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 1/2 c mild salsa place rice and water in a...

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