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Enchilada Bake (No Tortillas)



This was good as a dip – I used Pita chips…very multicultural!


1 rotisserie chicken, diced

2 large bell peppers, diced

1 large onion, diced

1 jar Enchilada Sauce

2 c. grated mixican cheese

1/4 c. chopped green onions


Preheat the oven to 350.

Saute the onions and peppers in some olive oil until all the liquid has been absorbed and the vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Layer the bottom of a casserole dish with the chicken.

Top with the cooked peppers and onions.

Pour enchilada sauce on top.

Top with cheese and green onions.

Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.



Crispy Taco Cups




These were delicious and healthy! They would also make a great appetizer.


1 lb ground beed

1 bell pepper, chopped

1/2 yellow onion, chopped

1 tomato, chopped

1 small can diced green chiles

Taco seasoning to taste

12 corn tortillas

Shredded mexican cheese


Preheat the oven to 375.

Saute the onions until translucent. Add the peppers and cook until soft. Add the ground meat and cook through, breaking up the meat with a potato masher.

Place the meat, chiles and tomatoes in a bowl. Add the taco seasoning and mix well.

Grease a muffin tin. Cut the ends off the tortillas to make them square. Microwave them for a few seconds to soften them. Place them into the muffin tin. Fill each cup with the meat filling. Top each cup with some cheese. Lightly brush the tortillas with some olive oil.

Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the tortillas are crisp.

Italian Salsa Verde


This is a perfect sauce to put over some pasta or even to serve on its own with some crackers.


2 minced garlic cloves

1 1/2 c. Italian parsley

3 T. basil

2 T. capers, drained

2 t. lemon juice

1 1/2 t. lemon zest

6 T. olive oil (I used Meyer Lemon flavored oil)



Put garlic, parsley, basil, capers, lemon juice and lemon zest in a blender. Pulse until chopped. Add olive oil to desired consistency.