This is a basic crock-pot recipe that can be used as the basis for many dishes. I use it for burritos, taco salad, quesadillas, enchiladas, and just ladled over rice. You choose the heat of your ingredients to determine the spiciness of your dish. I use mild Rotel and mild salsa, but you can definitely make it as spicy as you like! This makes enough for 4-5 meals for my family of two.
My sweetie's mom and I had the same idea for dinner last night, so I put my dinner on the back burner so I could enjoy her delicious goulash. For tonight's dinner, I needed to use the ingredients I had planned to use for my goulash the previous night. However I wanted to mix up the flavor so we wouldn't be having essentially the same dish two nights in a row. And thus...a recipe was born!
Note that using a tri-color mix of peppers makes the dish just beautiful!
These are ridiculously easy and yummy. Great for taking to a large gathering. These are ALWAYS a hit! You can stretch this to make 18 tarts by just putting a little less cheesecake filling in each cup, and of course using 3 more Oreos! These make for a gorgeous presentation!
So good on a chilly evening, served with homemade cornbread. I usually make this in the crockpot, but you can make it on the stove too. I've also added hominy to this and it's a terrific addition. In a pinch you can use canned chicken too.
This isn't really a recipe, since there is NO cooking required, but it's delicious nonetheless. I use Newman's Own brand fruit salsa in either mango, peach or pineapple. Scrumptious. Costo also sells a fabulous mango-peach salsa that works beautifully for this recipe.
This is a great way to use up leftover turkey! I use freshly sauteed onion if I have fresh onions on hand, as well as fresh mushrooms in place of the canned ones (and because I LOVE mushrooms, I use two cans when I'm cooking for me!). I've also made this with 1/2 c of frozen green peas, but I was out of those (as well as fresh ingredients like onions and mushrooms!) and it was just as tasty without it. Garlic bread and a green salad round out this meal nicely.
I originally saw this recipe on Kevin&Amanda.com. I tweaked it slightly and it is fabulous! It reheats well too. You can use just about any shape pasta you like: penne, shells, armoniche, wagon wheels, farfelle, or my favorite, tri-colored campanelle. I used turkey sausage for this and it was fantastic.For those to an aversion to ANYTHING spicy, you could easily substitute petite diced tomatoes for the Rotel.
I absolutely love the flavors in guacamole, so I thought I'd try to find a way to use all the flavors in a different way. This recipe served two, but it would be easy to adapt to a larger crowd. I topped mine with sliced grilled chicken, but I think I'm going to try grilled shrimp next time.