Pizza Nachos

Ingredients FOR THE GARLIC CREAM SAUCE: 1-½ Tablespoon Unsalted Butter ½ Tablespoons Olive Oil 3 cloves Garlic, Minced (or Use A Microplane If You Have It) ½ cups Heavy Cream ¼ cups 2% Milk 1 pinch Salt 1 pinch Cracked Black Pepper 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes ¼ cups Parmesan Cheese, Grated FOR THE NACHOS: Your Favorite Crispy Tortilla Chips ½ cups Garlic Cream Sauce (Recipe Included) ¼ cups Onion, Diced ½ cups Pepperoni, Cut Into Bite Size Pieces ½ cups Black Olives Sliced ½ whole Green Bell Pepper, Seeds Removed, Diced 1 cup Colby-Jack Cheese, Shredded Preparation Instructions Start by making your sauce. Begin by melting the butter, along with the olive oil on medium to low heat. Once melted, toss in the minced garlic, and give a good stir. Raise the heat up […]

Turkey Chorizo Hatch Chili

INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey chorizo 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon oregano 2 medium hatch chilies, deseeded, diced 1 28 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes, undrained 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained 2 cups chicken stock Red onion, diced, garnish Sour cream, garnish Jalapeno rounds, garnish Cilantro, garnish salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: In a large Dutch oven preheated to medium high heat, add the olive oil, onion, and garlic. Saute for a few minutes until soften. Next, add the chorzio and break it up with a wooden spoon. Add […]

Easy Pork Tacos Recipe

Ingredients: Pork Tacos 16 oz Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin 2 c Radishes , sliced 2 c Red Cabbage , chopped 2 c Tomatoes , diced 1 Jalapeno , sliced 1 c Queso Blanco , crumbled 1 Avocado , diced 1 c Cilantro , minced 4 Flour Tortillas, 6-inch Garlic Ranch Dressing 1 packet Ranch Dressing 1 c Mayonnaise 1 c Milk 2 tbsp Parsley , chopped 2 tbsp Garlic , finely minced Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking dish and place the tenderloin in it. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until internal temp is 145 degrees F. Let pork rest for 5-10 minutes and then thinly slice. Assemble pork tacos placing pork and your favorite toppings on flour tortillas. Top with garlic ranch dressing. Enjoy! Garlic Ranch Dressing Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until fully combined.

7 Layer Dip Burrito

INGREDIENTS 1 package (8) burrito size flour tortillas 2 (16oz) cans refried beans 2 cups cheese 1 cup light sour cream 1 head green leaf lettuce, chopped 1 (6oz) can medium black olives, sliced 2 tomatoes, diced 1 cup guacamole INSTRUCTIONS 1. Place refried beans in a bowl and heat them in the microwave, stirring occasionally, until hot. 2. Spread a layer of beans on the tortilla. Then add a layer of guacamole, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, chopped lettuce, and sliced olives. Fold burrito up, cut in half and enjoy!

Mexican Street Corn

INGREDIENTS 4 ears of corn 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon garlic salt 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 bunch cilantro (finely chopped) 1 cup crumbled Feta cheese 2 limes INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place corn (still in husk) directly on oven rack. Bake for 30 minutes or until corn is fully cooked, remove and let cool for at least 5 minutes. In a bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, and garlic salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together paprika and chili powder. Remove husks from corn. Spread about 1 Tablespoon of mayonnaise mixture on each ear of corn. Sprinkle with paprika/chili powder mixture. Top with feta cheese and minced cilantro. Serve with […]

Best Guacamole Recipe

INGREDIENTS 3 ripe avocados 1/2 lime, juiced 3/4 cup grape tomatoes, quartered 1/2 cup diced white onion 1 jalapeno, finely diced (or two if you like it spicy!) 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper INSTRUCTIONS Mash avocado in a medium bowl, but not so much that it becomes overly creamy. You want a mixture between chunky and creamy consistency. Next add in lime juice, grape tomatoes, diced onion, jalapeno, cilantro and salt and pepper. Give it a stir. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary (add more salt if you like it a little bit saltier!). Garnish with extra sliced grape tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos. Enjoy with blue corn tortilla chips.

BBQ Chicken Tostadas

Ingredients 8 tostada shells (or 8 corn tortillas, brushed lightly with olive oil and baked for 3-5 minutes per side, until crispy) 3 cups cooked and shredded chicken 1½ cups of your favorite barbecue sauce, divided 2 cups shredded cheese (Mary uses mozzarella in the cookbook, but I have also used cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend) 3 green onions, very thinly sliced (optional) Instructions 1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lay out the tostada shells (or baked tortillas) on two rimmed baking sheets. 2. Combine the chicken and 1 cup of the barbecue sauce in a small bowl, and stir to coat. 3. Divide the chicken between the tostada shells and top with the cheese (about ¼ cup on […]

Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients:  Chicken- 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast thinly sliced, or pounded to 1/2 inch thickness 8 tortillas flour or corn, 6-inch Marinade- 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon chili powder ground 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin ground 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon Pepper freshly ground 1/4 teaspoon oregano dried 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper ground, add more for spicier marinade 1 teaspoon honey 2 tablespoons lime juice plus zest of 1 lime 2 tablespoons olive oil Pineapple Salsa- 1 cup pineapple diced, ¼ inch 1 cup tomato diced, ¼ inch 1/4 cup red onion finely diced 2 teaspoons jalapeño minced 2 tablespoons lime juice plus zest of 1 lime 1/2 cup cilantro […]

Shrimp Taco Bites

Ingredients: 24 large raw shrimps, peels and tails removed non-stick cooking spray or olive oil spray 1 tsp salt, divided 1 tsp grated lime zest, + juice 1 tbsp lime juice 2 tsp chili powder 1 large California Avocado, diced 1/3 cup sour cream 1 tsp chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, finely minced 2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro 24 tortilla chip scoops  Instructions:  Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet or cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil spray, set aside. Combine 1/2 tsp salt, lime zest, and chili powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle all over the raw shrimp. Lay the shrimp on the cookie sheet and spritz with the non stick […]

Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 red onion, diced 3 garlic cloves 1 large chipotle pepper, minced (from can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce) 1 lb. ground lean turkey 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 15 oz. Muir Glen diced fire roasted tomatoes ¾ cup black beans, drained and rinsed ¾ cup frozen corn ¼ cup fresh cilantro, diced ½ cup dried quinoa 7 large bell peppers, tops cut off and seeds removed (assorted colors) ¾ cup shredded colby jack cheese optional garnish: sliced green onions, diced cilantro, sliced avocado Instructions: Preheat oven to 350. In a small saucepan add 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and add […]