Wednesday, November 25, 2009
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 chicken cutlets (about 1 pound)
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 cups store-bought salsa verde
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
4 large flour tortillas, cut into
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
3 cups baby spinach (about 1/4 pound)
2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
Preheat the oven to 450°. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, add to the pan and cook, turning once, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Let cool, then shred the meat.
Whisk together the salsa verde and ricotta; season with salt and pepper. In a greased 9-inch square baking dish, layer one-third of the salsa mixture, tortillas, chicken, onion, spinach and pepper jack; repeat twice. Bake until golden-brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup chopped onion
One 29-ounce can black beans, drained, 1/2 cup liquid reserved
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
Five 10-inch flour tortillas
8 ounces monterey jack cheese, shredded
1 cup store-bought green enchilada sauce
Preheat the oven to 400°. In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups black beans and mash into a chunky paste. Stir in the reserved liquid.
Grease a heavy, ovenproof skillet. In a bowl, combine the corn, parsley and remaining black beans. Place a tortilla in the skillet and spread with 1/3 cup mashed black bean mixture. Top with 2/3 cup corn-bean mixture and 1/2 cup cheese. Press to compress the layers. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, mashed black beans, corn-bean mixture and cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and the casserole is heated through, about 30 minutes. Transfer to the broiler and cook for 1 minute. Serve with the enchilada sauce.
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1 pk. Taco seasoning mix
2/3 cup water
1 1/2 cup salsa
1 lb. Ground beef, cooked, drained (or shredded chicken)
1 can Grands biscuits
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium saucepan, cook the ground beef on medium heat until browned. Then, add taco seasoning mix, water, 1/2 cup of the salsa to the beef until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat.
Mix the remaining salsa and sour cream together in a separate bowl.
Press each biscuit into 6-inch round. On half of the biscuit, leaving 1/4 inch room on the edges to seal, top with 2-3 T. taco beef mixture, then 1 T. cheese, then 1 T. of sour cream-salsa mixture. Fold dough over filling and press to seal. Place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with remaining salsa and sour cream mixed together.
To make ahead: Put taco melts on a greased cookie sheet and refrigerate. When you are ready to cook, make sure you let them thaw on the counter for about 20 minutes before cooking according to the directions.