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Taco Pie

Adapted from a truly awful allrecipes.com suggestion (using a sweet breakfast roll as the base!?!), this is a quick alternative to tacos. The primary advantage is in the cleaner eating, but requires more cleanup.

 

Given “quick” is the goal, shredded cheese, prepackaged taco seasoning, and canned jalapenos are used. You can go “gourmet” and shred/mix/chop your own, but nobody is going to notice.

 

2 cups long grain white rice (uncooked)

1 20 oz. package ground turkey

1 package taco seasoning mix (mild)

8 oz light sour cream (optional)

8 oz shredded Mexican cheese blend

Santitas tortilla chips (do not use the snacking preferred Xochitl- they are too thin and will burn/absorb moisture)

1 can dized jalapenos

Toppings (lettuce, tomato, taco sauce, black olives, etc)

 

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Rinse rice thoroughly. Using 1.75 cups of water per cup of rice, steam in rice cooker until done.

3. Begin browning ground turkey. When no longer pink, drain and add jalapenos. Continue until brown. Stir in taco-seasoning mix and 2/3 cup water. Simmer until water is absorbed/evaporated. Set aside.

4. Spray 11×17 casserole¬†dish with Pam or equivalent. Layer rice in bottom, top with prepared meat. Spread sour cream, dump cheese on top. Crumble tortilla chips as desired.

5. Bake until cheese is melted and heated through.

6. Serve with traditional taco toppings.

Simple Delicious Pancakes

We firmly believe that pancake should NOT come from a box. Boxed mixes make it easy, and sometimes that is necessary, but this is our recipe for good old fashioned pancakes that are made from scratch.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 TBSP white sugar
1 1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 TBSP butter, melted

Don’t forget the fresh maple syrup!

Directions:

  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the center and add in milk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter. Mix well
  • Heat a griddle or pan to 4 or 5 on our stove. Pour around 1/4 cup of batter into the pan.
  • Cook until heated through.