Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Taco Bar!!!!!

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My Taco Meat:

1 TB canola oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 red bell, chopped
1.5 lbs ground sirloin
1 15oz. can of Enchilada Sauce
1 packet of taco seasoning.

1. Add the oil and brown the veggies. Add the ground sirloin. Brown. Drain any grease. Add the Sauce and seasoning packet. Cook for a little longer.

My Guacamole

2-3 TB of red onion
2-3 TB of cilantro
2-3 TB red bell pepper
2 TB Jalapeno (optional)
pinch salt
1-2 TB lime juice
3 avocados.

1. Throw the veggies in a food processor. Then add the avocados and mash them with a potato masher. Add the lime and salt. Mix.
(I sometimes roast the bell pepper and garlic and put it in my guac. It taste amazing. It is only when I have time or company.)

Spiced Blackbeans

1 15 oz. can of black beans
2 jalapenos
1 clove garlic
1/4 cp. onion
1 TB canalo oil

1. Add the oil and saute the veggies. Add the beans and cook for 20 min.

On the bar:

2 cps. Lettuce
2 cps. Cheddar cheese
My Homemade salsa (Below)
My Spiced Black beans
My Guacamole
2 cps diced tomatoes
1/2 cp diced jalapenos
Of course, the ground beef.
I used both hard corn taco shells and soft flour shells.

I just put each in their own dish....Self serve.
My daughter tried tacos for the first time tonight...She loved that she could make her own and she loved them. It is a great idea to do with kids. Add your own condiments...Enjoy!!!!

Leftover Ham Recipe 2: Cuban Sandwich

1 loaf of Cuban bread
1 lb pork, (I cooked a small tenderloin for an hr. with a BBQ rub on 350)
1 lb. of thinly sliced ham
1/2 lb. Swiss cheese

1. I cut the Cuban bread in half then sliced it lengthwise. I then put three slices of cheese on each side. Then I added the meat (as much or as little as you want). Topped it with pickles mustard. I closed the sandwich and used my sandwich press. If you do not have a sandwich press use a cast iron frying pan.