Jul 072010

Tonight we had steak for dinner. Steak is really Justin’s department, so I made the side dish.

the Ingredients

Butter and Garlic

With Taco Seasoning

Cooking the Potatoes

Steak and Potatoes. Yummy!

Taco Potatoes

1 pound new potatoes, cut in half
1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 whole onion, chopped
1 teaspoon taco seasoning mix
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 dash cayenne

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook, covered, 15 to 20 minutes, until tender. Drain in a colander. In a large non-stick skillet, heat butter and saute garlic and onion until softened. Stir in taco seasoning. Add parsley, lime juice, salt and cayenne and mix; add potatoes and toss.

Jun 182010

It was sort of left overs night. This is a favorite for me and Justin, not so much for the little one but she’s super picky!!!

Big Bowl o’ Cheese!

the Ingredients


Fresh from the Oven

On my Plate!

Taco Chicken Pizza

1 13.6 ounce can refrigerated pizza crust dough
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, ground
1 1.25 ounce packet taco seasoning mix
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 11 ounce can canned corn, drained
1/2 15 ounce can canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (2 to 3 cups)

Heat oven to 400°F. Spray or grease 15×10-inch or larger dark or nonstick cookie sheet. Unroll dough on cookie sheet; starting at center, press dough into 15×10-inch rectangle. Prebake crust for about 7 minutes. This will stop the crust from getting soggy.

In 10-inch skillet, cook ground chicken, taco seasoning mix and water as directed on package. Set aside. Or you can use left over taco meat.

Pour tomato sauce on crust, leaving 3/4 inch lip around the outside for crust. Sprinkle taco meat, corn, black bean, and diced tomatoes over tomato sauce. Add cheese (lots of cheese!)

Bake 13 to 16 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

I like this recipe because you can just throw whatever you want on it and it always comes out good!!!