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Skillet Beef Tamales

Skillet Beef Tamales

Ingredients
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
2 cups salsa
3/4 cup frozen corn
2 tablespoons water
6 corn tortillas (6 inches), halved and cut into 1/2-inch strips
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
5 tablespoons fat-free sour cream

Directions
In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook beef and peppers over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in salsa, corn and water; bring to a boil.

Stir in tortilla strips. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10-15 minutes or until tortillas are softened. Sprinkle with cheese; cook, covered, 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream.

Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Serve with sour cream. Yield: 5 servings.

Recipe found here: Skillet Beef Tamales

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Simply Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Simply Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients:
1 lb chicken breast, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
8 flour tortillas, softened (8 inches each)
1 1/2 cups grated monterey jack cheese or 1 1/2 cups Mexican blend cheese, divided
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 (15 ounce) can chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies

Directions:
1 In frypan, cook chicken and onion together in oil over medium-high heat until chicken is just done.

2 Divide cooked chicken evenly between 8 tortillas; add 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese to each tortilla.

3 Roll enchiladas and place seam-side down in 9×13″ baking dish that has been lightly sprayed with no-stick cooking spray.

4 Melt butter in a medium saucepan; stir in flour to make a roux; stir and cook until bubbly; gradually whisk in chicken broth then bring to boiling, stirring frequently.

5 Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and green chiles; pour sauce evenly over enchiladas.

6 Top with remaining 3/4 cup cheese (baking dish may be double-wrapped and frozen at this point) and bake at 400F for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and sauce near edges of baking dish is bubbly.

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Chicken Taco Pie

Chicken Taco Pie

Ingredients
1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
1 pound ground chicken
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1 green onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons pickled jalapeno slices
Sour cream and additional salsa

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Unroll crescent dough and separate into triangles. Press onto bottom of a greased 9-in. pie plate to form a crust, sealing seams well. Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook chicken over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in taco seasoning, green chilies, water and salsa; bring to a boil.

Spoon into crust; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Top with lettuce, peppers, tomato, green onion and pickled jalapeno. Serve with sour cream and additional salsa. Yield: 6 servings.

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Bacon-Corn Stuffed Peppers

Bacon-Corn Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients
2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1/3 cup salsa
6 green onions, chopped
1 medium green pepper, halved and seeded
1 medium sweet red pepper, halved and seeded
1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
Additional salsa, optional

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the corn, salsa and onions. Spoon into pepper halves. Place each stuffed pepper half on a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 12 in.). Fold foil around peppers and seal tightly.

Grill, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender. Carefully open packets to allow steam to escape. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Return to the grill for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with additional salsa if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Bacon-Corn Stuffed Peppers

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Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Ingredients
3 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder
1 14 ounce can chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 – 3 teaspoons ground chipotle chile pepper or hot chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 10 ounce cans enchilada sauce
1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
1 4 ounce can diced green chile peppers
8 ounces cotija cheese, shredded (2 cups)
8 – 12 8 inches flour tortillas
Snipped fresh cilantro
Diced tomato or quartered grape tomatoes
Sour cream (optional)

Directions
1. Trim fat from pork. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine pork shoulder, broth, onion, garlic, cumin, ground chipotle chile pepper or chili powder, and salt. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 11 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Remove pork from slow cooker, reserving cooking liquid. Using two forks, pull meat into coarse strands.*

3. In a large bowl combine pork, 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce, 2 tablespoons of the reserved cooking liquid, and the 1 tablespoon snipped cilantro. Set aside.

4. In a medium bowl combine the remaining enchilada sauce, 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking liquid (discard any remaining cooking liquid), and the diced green chile peppers. Spread about 1/2 cup of enchilada-green chile pepper mixture in the bottom of a 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside.

5. Divide pork mixture and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese among tortillas, placing meat and cheese near the edge of each tortilla. Roll up tortillas. Place filled tortillas, seam sides down, in the prepared baking dish (place tortillas close together); top with the remaining enchilada-green chile pepper mixture. Cover with foil; bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 5 minutes more or until heated through and cheese is softened and starts to brown slightly.

6. Sprinkle with additional snipped cilantro and tomato. If desired, serve with sour cream. Makes 6 servings
from the test kitchen

Make Ahead Tip *Test Kitchen Tip:At this point, the meat and cooking liquid can be refrigerated overnight before assembling enchiladas. The cooking liquid will thicken. To serve, pour cooking liquid into a small saucepan; heat over low heat until boiling. Continue as directed in Steps 3 through 6.

Recipe found here: Pulled Pork Enchiladas

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