Easy Taco Soup

Sometimes you really can have it all! Check out this budget friendly, one-pot, versatile soup to feed a crowd.

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JenE’s Best Mexi-Chicken Filling

I had planned to make Smothered Chicken Enchiladas but forgot to buy cream cheese. I had really been looking forward to them, so I decided to make do. To be honest the Chicken Enchilada recipe is basically a modified version of  the Taquito recipe, so tweaking is fine. So, I was looking at my fridge…

3 Ingredient Mexi-style Side Dish

I love 3 ingredient recipes. They are so easy and usually very inexpensive. If you’re making Dorito Casserole, Enchiladas, Taquitoes, or any another Mexi-style dish, the side dish below is a healthy, quick way to add protein to a meal. Spicy Corn and Black Beans 1 cup canned Black Beans, rinsed 1 cup canned Sweet…

Chicken Dorito Casserole

Chicken Dorito Casserole 1 -2 ( 10 – 12 oz) Can Chicken or 1 lb cooked chicken, shredded shredded Cheddar or “Mexican Taco” cheese 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup 1 can Rotel tomatoes, well drained 1 large bag of Doritoes

JenE’s Smothered Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe came about because I wanted to find a fun alternative to using sour cream with my taquitos and burritos.  Cheesy goodness trumps sour cream in my book! Although this recipe is very, very similar to my taquito recipe, using the Cream Cheese mixture also helps hold all of the good stuff inside the…

Mexican Smothered Chicken

Ingredients: 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup salsa or 1 can rotel tomatoes, drained Sour Cream, optional (2 Tbls to 1/2 cup) Taco seasoning, optional Shredded cheese, optional Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix soup, salsa (or rotel),…

Quesadilla Salad: Chili’s Swap

The Quesadilla Explosion salad looks healthy…a bed of greens, grilled chicken, black beans, citrus-balsamic dressing.  Oh, how that salad fooled me!  The salad and quesadillas somehow pack a full day’s worth of calories into a little bitty space. I really love the idea of this weirdo salad, so I decided I can Make This At…

Chili Bake

Easy Chili Bake The Basic Ingredients: 1 lb ground hamburger, fully cooked and drained 1 cup salsa 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon cajun seasonings 1 can Chili beans (don’t drain) 1 pkg (8 oz), Jiffy Cornbread mix 1 egg 8 0z Sour Cream Shredded Cheese, optional

Monday: Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup2 cans chicken broth1 can Rotel, partially drained1 can chicken, drained1 can black beans, drained1 can whole kernel sweet corn, drainedtortilla chips, optionalshredded cheese, optional Combine all ingredients in pot.  Let simmer until heated through.  Crumble chips in bottom of bowl, top with soup, top with cheese. Sorry, no tips or variations this time…

Salsa Month!

May is National Salsa Month!  I will celebrate with the easiest salsa recipe ever! (Bonus: Salsa is usually low in fat and calories, and half a cup can sometimes count as a veggie serving!) Amy’s Super Easy Salsa1 Can Chunk Ro-Tel1 lime, halvedCilantro to taste, thinly chopped Drain Ro-Tel well, squeeze lime juice over Ro-tel…

Cinco de Mayo

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I am pleased to share my Easy Peasy Gaucamole Dip. Jen’s Easy Guac2 large, ripe avocados (peeled and cut into chunks or mashed)1 small – med tomato, diced1 small onion, chopped1 lemon or lime, halvedCilantro, optionalSalt and pepper to taste Just combine everything in a bowl, except lemon or…

Fiesta Rice

Fiesta Rice Fiesta Rice is really easy. Pair with a black beans and you’ve got the perfect side dishes for your Mexican meal. Brown rice works best for texture (and is healthier anyway). Because there are only two people in my home, I like to use 1 tub of Minute Ready to Serve Rice ….