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Taco Casserole

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Prep/Cooking Time: 30 minutes / 15 mins prep


2 lbs lean ground beef
1 (6 ounce) packet taco seasoning
1/2 (8 ounce) bag tortilla chips, broken into smaller pieces
shredded Mexican blend cheese or cheddar cheese or monterey jack cheese
shredded lettuce
diced seeded tomatoes
sliced black olives
sour cream


Brown beef in skillet, and then stir in taco seasoning. Put meat mixture in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan and mix in the tortilla chips. Top with shredded cheese. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until hot and cheese is melted.

Remove from the oven and top with remaining ingredients.

Serve with rice and refried beans, if desired. Serves 6.

Tib’s mexican bean dish

*own recipe*

Prepare/Cooking Time: Prep Time 10 Minutes/Cook Time 30 Minutes.


1 Can Brown Beans
4 Bayleaves
1 Chichoros wurst
1 Tomato
1 lb Pork meat
1 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 Onion
Some oil


Slice the wurst
Cut the Pork meat in cubs (dices size)
Slice the tomato
Slice the union

Heat some oil in a pan.
Put th bay leaves, union in the hot oil for 2 minutes.
Put the meat, wurst and tomato in the pan until is ready.
Put the beans in and let heat until is ready.

You can after serve with rice and overbaken in the oven with cheese.

Weight Watchers Spicy Chicken Skillet

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Prep/Cooking Time: 40 minutes / 10 mins prep


1 teaspoon olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 cup long grain brown rice
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1 cup cooked chicken, cubed
4 pimento stuffed olives, halved


Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic, stirring frequently until soft. about 8 minutes. Add Cajun seasoning, chili powder and cumin. Cook 1 minute. Add rice and stir constantly until grains are coated, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes and water; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Add chicken and olives; cook covered, until rice is tender and chicken is heated, about 5 more minutes.

Jenny’s Jambalaya

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Prep/Cooking Time: Prep Time: 25 Minutes / Cook Time: 25 Minutes


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large onions, chopped
2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes, drained
2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and shredded
1 pound turkey sausage links, without casings, cooked and chopped
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
3 cups chicken broth
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined


Select a medium-high setting for an electric skillet; heat oil in hot skillet. Cook onion in oil until soft. Stir in tomatoes, chicken, and sausage. Season with garlic powder, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir in rice, pour in broth, and add shrimp.

Cover electric skillet. Cook at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until rice is tender.

Asian Fire Meat

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1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large red onion, chopped
ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 leeks, chopped
1 small carrot, chopped
1 pound beef round steak, sliced paper thin


In a large bowl, mix together the soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic, and red onion. Stir in the black pepper, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, leeks and carrot. Mix in the meat by hand to ensure even coating. Cover and let marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Brush the bottom half of a wok with cooking oil, and heat over medium-high heat. Put in all of the meat and marinade at once, and cook stirring constantly. The meat will be cooked after just a few minutes. Remove from heat and serve with rice or noodles.

For Korean style fire meat, roll the meat mixture up in a leaf of red lettuce.

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Recipe Source: Down Home Soul Food Cooking Blog


1 cup long grain rice, uncooked
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 soup can of water
1 can evaporated milk
1 chicken, cut up
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix


Spray casserole pan with non-stick cooking spray. Mix rice, both cans of soup, water, milk and 1/2 of the onion soup mix. Pour into casserole dish. Top with uncooked chicken. Sprinkle with the other half of the dry onion soup mix. Cover and bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours at 350 degrees (or until chicken and rice are done). Don’t over cook or the chicken will be dry.

Nicki’s Notes:

My mother used to make this casserole all the time when I was growing up, very easy to make the night before or morning of and stick in the fridge to warm later!

My fave variation: add a can of Rotel tomatoes for an extra kick and/or top with shredded sharp or medium cheddar cheese. 🙂

Minnesota Chicken

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Prep/Cooking Time: Prep: 30 minutes / Bake: 30 minutes


1 cup hot cooked wild rice (1/2 cup uncooked)
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup bottled minced roasted garlic or 2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 12 cloves)
1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon snipped fresh parsley (optional)
Salt and pepper
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
2 tablespoons butter
1 recipe Red Pepper Sauce
Fresh chives (optional)


For stuffing, in a medium bowl stir together the wild rice, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, roasted garlic, rosemary, and, if desired, parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Place each chicken piece between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet into a rectangle about 1/8 inch thick. Remove plastic wrap. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the stuffing into the center of each chicken piece. Fold in bottom and sides; roll up. Secure with wooden toothpicks.

In a large skillet cook chicken on all sides in hot butter over medium heat until brown. Transfer chicken to a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Set aside the skillet for sauce.

Bake chicken in a 350 degrees F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Discard toothpicks.

Meanwhile, prepare the Red Pepper Sauce. To serve, cut each chicken roll into slices. If desired, garnish with fresh chives. Spoon the sauce over chicken.

Makes 6 servings.

Red Pepper Sauce:

In the reserved skillet combine 1/4 cup chicken broth and 2 tablespoons wine or chicken broth. Cook about 2 minutes or until reduced by half, stirring to loosen browned bits. Stir in 2 tablespoons chopped green onion, 1 tablespoon minced shallot or green onion, 1 1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh parsley, and 1 clove garlic, minced. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in 1 cup whipping cream. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in one 12-ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained and cut into strips, and 4 teaspoons snipped fresh chives.


You can buy the minced roasted garlic and the roasted red sweet peppers in jars in some supermarkets or specialty shops. To roast your own sweet pepper, cut 1 medium red sweet pepper in half. Remove and discard stem, seeds, and membranes. Cut each pepper half in half again. Place pepper pieces, cut sides down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake in a 425 degrees F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the pepper skin blisters. Remove pepper pieces from baking sheet; wrap in foil. Let stand for 30 minutes. Remove and discard skin from pepper pieces; cut into strips.

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

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Prep/Cooking Time: Prep Time: 30 Minutes / Ready In: 1 Hour 15 Minutes


1 pound fully cooked smoked sausage link, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups sliced celery
2 cups chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped jalapeño peppers
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes
3 cups water
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken
2 cups cubed ham
1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1 tablespoon Chicken Flavored Bouillon Granules
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 bay leaves
1 pound fresh or frozen raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
Hot pepper sauce


In Dutch oven over medium heat, cook sausage, onion, celery, peppers, and garlic until tender. Add remaining ingredients except shrimp and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Add shrimp. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turns pink. Remove bay leaves. Serve with hot pepper sauce.

Makes 12 servings.

Tailgate Chicken Teriyaki

Recipe Source: FoodFit


2/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup mirin (rice wine)
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2/3 cup beer
6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, 4 to 6 ounces each


For the teriyaki marinade, combine the soy sauce, mirin, vinegar, sugar, ginger and beer in a small saucepan. Cook over high heat until the mixture reduces by half. Let cool.

Place the chicken and teriyaki marinade in a plastic bag and seal tight. Place the bag in a cooler with ice packs and let the chicken marinate on the way to the game.

When you get to the parking lot, preheat a portable grill.

Grill the chicken on each side until it is cooked through, about 4 to 6 minutes per side.

Stir-Fried Chicken Teriyaki

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Prep/Cooking Time: 50 minutes / 25 mins prep


1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons light molasses
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons dry mustard
5 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 1/2 cups frozen snow peas, thawed
1/2 cup canned sliced bamboo shoots, drained
4 green onions, sliced
freshly cooked rice


Combine first 6 ingredients in medium bowl. Add chicken to marinade and stir to coat. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (can be prepared 1 day ahead).

Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Heat half of reserved marinade in a wok or heavy large skillet over med.high heat (discard remaining marinade). Add chicken and stir-fry 4 minutes. Add snow peas and bamboo shoots and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add green onions and stir-fry until chicken is cooked through, about 1 minute. Serve with rice.


Cooking and prep. times do not include refrigeration time.

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