Volcano Grilled Steak Tacos

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Ingredients

7 Roma tomatoes

2/3 onion, divided

2 green chiles, seedless

1 garlic clove

1 teaspoon beef bouillon powder

3 ribeye steaks

2 tablespoons white vinegar

1 pkg. mozzarella or asadero cheese

12 corn tortillas

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon Worcester Sauce

Lime juice from 2 or 3 limes, plus more for serving

Finely chopped cilantro, to taste

Salt, black pepper, and fajita seasoning

  • Fresh Salsa: Dice 3 tomatoes, 1/3 onion, and 1 green chile. Mix together, adding salt, olive oil, pepper, cilantro, and lime juice. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Roasted Salsa: Place 4 tomatoes and 1 green chile on a baking sheet and broil, turning once, until slightly blackened. Blend  together tomatoes and green chile, garlic clove, and 1/3 onion, salt, and bouillon.
  • Steak Volcano: Rub steak with salt, pepper, fajita seasoning, and Worcester Sauce. Grill over medium-high heat, turning once, steak is cooked. Meanwhile, add cheese to tortillas and grill until cheese is melted and tortillas are lightly charred. Cut steak into small pieces and place on top of tortilla; serving with warm roasted salsa, fresh salsa, and limes, if desired. Serve immediately, refrigerate leftovers.

Serves 4.

 

 

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CARROT SOUP WITH TURKEY MEATBALLS

INGREDIENTS

For soup:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lb carrots, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups chicken, turkey, or vegetable broth (homemade or reduced-sodium canned)
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves, sliced

For meatballs:

  • ½ lb ground turkey
  • ¼ cup grated ­Parmesan or pecorino cheese
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp milk (or water)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Make soup: Warm oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add carrots, onion, garlic, ½ tsp salt, and red pepper flakes and sauté, stirring, until vegetables begin to brown, about 15 minutes. Stir in broth, scraping up any bits stuck to bottom of pot. Cover pot and simmer until carrots are tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make meatballs: Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl, season with salt and pepper, and roll into 1-inch balls, spreading them out on a platter. 3. Puree soup in a blender, or with an immersion blender, until smooth. If using blender, return soup to pot. Bring to a simmer. Add meatballs and let simmer until meatballs are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add spinach and simmer until wilted, about 1 minute. Season servings with salt and pepper to taste.

CHICKEN MARSALA

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in halves and pounded thin
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: In a shallow bowl or plate combine the flour, salt and pepper and stir to combine thoroughly. Dredge the chicken breast halves in the flour mixture, shaking to remove any excess.

STEP 2: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter and cook the chicken breasts until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

STEP 3: Add 1 tablespoon of the remaining butter to the pan and add the mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are golden brown around the edges and have given off their liquid. Add the Marsala wine and bring to a boil, scraping up any brown bits with a wooden spoon. When the wine has reduced by half, add the chicken broth and cook for 3 minutes, or until reduced and slightly thickened.

STEP 4: Lower the heat to medium and return the chicken breasts to the pan and continue to cook until they are cooked through and the sauce has thickened, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Garnish with chopped onions and serve immediately.

 

KASHMIR SPINACH MACARONI

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of Tasty Bite Kashmir Spinach
  • 1 box elbow macaroni
  • 6 cups mild cheddar
  • 5 cups sharp cheddar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 9″ × 11″ baking pan
  • aluminum foil

Steps

  1. Boil elbow macaroni (al dente) make sure not to soft.
  2. Chop onion very fine. # In small sauce pan melt butter and add finely chopped onion, cook onion until either onion melts away or is transparent.
  3. Add milk, and 3 cups mild cheddar and 2 cups sharp cheddar, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until you have a cheese sauce (no lumps).
  4. Preset oven to 350 F degree. # Drain cooked macaroni and put in baking pan (9″ × 11″) pour cheese sauce and mix.
  5. Mix in Kashmir Spinach and the rest of the mild cheddar cheese.
  6. Sprinkle the last 3 cups of sharp cheddar to create a cheese coating on top.
  7. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and bake an add 15 minutes until cheese is brown on top.

HEARTY CHIPOTLE CHILI

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. ground chipotle chile pepper
  • 1 tub Knorr® Homestyle Stock – Beef
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (15.5 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained

Directions

  • Cook ground beef, onion, red pepper and garlic in 4-quart saucepan, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned and vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in Knorr® Homestyle Stock – Beef and chipotle chile pepper until Stock is melted.
  • Stir in tomatoes and beans. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 15 minutes. Serve, if desired, with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and/or chopped cilantro.

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SMOKEY MAC & CHEESE PASTA

Ingredients

  • 2 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup red bell pepper
  • 1 package Knorr® Pasta Sides™ – Chicken flavor
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken

Directions

  • Cook bacon in 2-quart saucepan over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 4 minutes. Stir in red peppers and onion to saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from saucepan and set aside.
  • Prepare Knorr® Pasta Sides™ – Chicken flavor in same saucepan according to package directions. Stir in chicken, cheese, peppers and onion during the last 2 minutes of cook time.
  • Garnish, if desired, with chopped cilantro.

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CREAMY CHUNKY GUACAMOLE

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1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves

2 green onion, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and cut into quarters

2 large avocados, peeled and coarsely chopped

1 diced tomato

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons lime juice

1/8 teaspoon salt

Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add fresh cilantro, onions, and pepper. Top with cover and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add avocado, mayonnaise, lime juice and salt. Pulse until blended. Mixture should be coarse. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Makes 6 servings.

Variation:

If you do not have a food processor, you can use your blender.