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Tortilla Soup (Similar to Houston’s) Recipe

July 29th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2tablespoonsvegetable oil
  2. 1cupcarrots, diced
  3. 1cupcelery, diced
  4. 1cuponions, diced
  5. 1/2teaspoongarlic powder
  6. 1teaspoonsalt
  7. 1/4teaspoonpepper
  8. 4 (14 ounce)canschicken broth
  9. 1 (15 ounce)candiced tomatoes
  10. 1 (15 ounce)canRo-Tel tomatoes, diced
  11. 1 (1 1/4 ounce)packettaco seasoning
  12. 10small softcorn tortillas
  13. 12ouncescooked chicken, shredded or diced
  14. 8ounces shreddedmonterey jack cheese, divided
  15. 1cupmilk
  16. corn tortilla chips, broken into small pieces

DIRECTIONS

  1. Saute carrots, celery, onions, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in oil until tender.
  2. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, Ro-tel tomatoes, taco seasoning, and chicken.
  4. Cut soft tortillas into small pieces and add to the broth mixture (My suggestion is to start with 6-8 tortillas and add more if you would like thicker soup).
  5. Let boil for 20 minutes or until tortillas are incorparated into the soup.
  6. Stir occasionally to keep the soup from sticking as it thickens.
  7. Reduce heat and add 6 oz cheese.
  8. Simmer for additional 10 minutes.
  9. Add milk and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  10. Serve with shredded cheese and corn tortilla chips on top.

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Paprika Pork in a Pot Recipe

July 29th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2tablespoonsolive oil
  2. 3mediumonions, thinly sliced
  3. 21ouncespork fillets
  4. 2tablespoonspaprika
  5. 1/2pintchicken stock
  6. 100mlcreme fraiche
  7. 2teaspoonscornstarch, to thicken

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat 2T of oil in a heavy pan and fry for 10-15 min, stirring occasionally until softened and lightly colored.
  2. Cut the pork in to chunks, then add to the pan and stir over a fairly high heat to seal and brown them all over.
  3. Stir in the paprika, cook briefly, then add the stock and bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and cook for 35 min, until the pork is tender.
  5. Stir in the crème fraiche and cornstarch and simmer for a further 2 minutes.

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Southwest Pasta Salad Recipe

July 29th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2/3cupmayonnaise
  2. 1/3cupsour cream
  3. 1/4cupfresh cilantro
  4. 2tablespoonsmilk
  5. 2tablespoonslime juice
  6. 1 freshjalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  7. 1teaspoonsalt
  8. 7ouncesradiatore, cooked and drained
  9. 2largetomatoes, seeded and chopped
  10. 1yellow bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
  11. 1smallzucchini, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
  12. 3green onions, chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. In large bowl, combine mayo, sour cream, cilantro, milk, lime juice, jalapenos and salt.
  2. Add pasta, tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, zucchini and green onions.
  3. Toss to coat well.
  4. Cover.
  5. Chill.

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Low Fat Oatmeal Bars Recipe

July 29th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2eggs
  2. 2teaspoonsvanilla
  3. 1/3cupshortening
  4. 1/3cupapplesauce
  5. 1cupSplenda sugar substitute
  6. 1cupbrown sugar
  7. 1cupflour
  8. 1/2teaspoonsalt
  9. 1teaspoonbaking soda
  10. 1/2teaspoonnutmeg
  11. 1/2teaspooncinnamon
  12. 2cupsoatmeal
  13. 1/2cupwalnutsor raisins

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 9×13 inch pan with non stick cooking spray.
  3. Combine and mix all wet ingredients including shortening.
  4. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients stirring thouroughly.
  6. Pour into pan and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Let cool.

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Kielbasa Chorizo Recipe

July 29th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , | Print This Post Print This Post

Kielbasa Chorizo Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2tablespoonsoil
  2. 2tablespoonsred chili powder, mild to medium hot
  3. 1clovegarlic, finely chopped
  4. 1/2teaspoonoregano
  5. 1/2teaspooncumin
  6. 1/4teaspoonblack pepper
  7. 1lbkielbasa(I use turkey but you can use any kind)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat the oil on low in a skillet, stir in all the rest of the ingredients (except the kielbasa) and heat through.
  2. I like to peel the casing off the kielbasa but its not necessary.
  3. Dice the kielbasa and add to other ingredients in skillet and heat through.

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