2018 #23: Taco Tots

This simple and fast recipe is found in our Fix It Fast Meal Kit 
By the time the tutor tots were cook everything else was ready…love that you can pretty much add any topping to this to change it up…we keep it really simple today…even made dessert Classy Chocolate Pound Cake in our silicone bar pan…Enjoy and remember you can order your Tastefully Simple groceries at:
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Taco Tots

  • 1 (32 ounce) package frozen tater tots
  • 1½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder (I used Wahoo Chili Seasoning)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded lettuce
  • 1 (3.8 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Taco sauce, sour cream, optional
  1. Prepare tater tots according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium-high heat, cook and crumble beef and next 3 ingredients until no longer pink, about 6-8 minutes. Drain off liquid.
  3. Divide tater tots among 6 dinner plates. Top with beef mixture and remaining ingredients.

Serve with fresh fruit.

Wine Pairing: Spanish Rioja.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Combine ground beef and next 3 ingredients in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze with tater tots. Thaw completely and continue with step 1.

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2018 #22: Rustic Herb Braised Chicken & Potatoes

I was curious if this would work in my Electric Pressure cooker and YES it did!!  I sauté the chicken in about 3 T Roasted Garlic Infused Oil … keeping the chicken a little larger than cubed…added the potatoes…set on chicken…after NPR I added the green beans, put the lid back on for about 5 minutes and …PERFECT!!

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Rustic Herb Braised Chicken & Potatoes

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1½ pounds cubed boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 pound small red potatoes, unpeeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 8 ounces fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces

Melt butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet with a cover. Add chicken and Rustic Herb Seasoning; saute until chicken is no longer pink. Add potatoes and chicken broth. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender. Add green beans; cook, covered, an additional 10 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Makes 6 servings.

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2018 #21:Teriyaki Chicken & Rice

I was really looking forward to some Teriyaki Chicken & Rice today so put this recipe together and it was delicious!  Enjoy!

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Teriyaki Chicken & Rice

2 cups rice
3 cups water (or chicken broth)
2 T Garlic Garlic
4 T Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Honey Teriyaki Sauce
1/2 Cup  Tropical Tequila Sauce
1 cup frozen peas & carrots
2 cups Magic Chicken

Combine the 7 ingredients in your Electric Pressure Cooker and stir, add Magic Chicken…make sure chicken is in water (or broth).  Set Pressure Cooker to Rice setting and let Natural Pressure Release.

**This recipe could also be made in a skillet

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2018 #20: Tex-Mex Skillet Mac & Cheese

I thought I would make something tonight that did not use my electric pressure cooker (although this can be made in one)…I added some frozen corn and used 6 oz tomato sauce and 1 15 oz can of petite diced tomatoes instead of the 15 oz can of tomato sauce…this is sooooo sooo delicious…made a double batch to have as leftovers because e have a really busy week.

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Tex-Mex Mac & Cheese Skillet

  1. In large skillet over medium-high heat, combine ground beef and Garlic Garlic Seasoning; salt and pepper as desired. Cook and crumble until cooked through and no longer pink, about 6-8 minutes; drain off liquid.
  2. Add tomato sauce and Mom’s Favorite Taco Seasoning; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in macaroni, milk and water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 11-13 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until noodles are tender.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Serve immediately. Sauce will continue to thicken upon standing.

Makes 6 servings.

Serve with a green salad and garlic toast.

Wine Pairing: Pinot Grigio.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Combine step 1 ingredients in a quart freezer bag. Combine tomato sauce and Mom’s Favorite Taco Seasoning in a quart freezer bag. Place both bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 1.

2018 #19: Bacon Veggie Chicken Skillet

This was so easy and yummy…we changed a few things hubby will not do broccoli so I added my canned green beans and no peppers so did dried tomatoes…used my Magic Chicken…made a double batch and added to my freezer for another meal!!  Enjoy!!

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Bacon Veggie Chicken Skillet

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli
  • 10 ounces penne pasta
  • 2½ cups 2% milk, warmed
  • 1¼ cups hot water
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, peppers and Garlic Garlic Seasoning; salt and pepper as desired. Sauté until chicken is lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15-18 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese. Serve immediately. Sauce will continue to thicken upon standing.

Serve with a green salad.

Wine Pairing: Pinot Noir or Chardonnay.

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2018 #19: Kimber’s Pork Stew

It was cold and rainy and I thought about dinner all day.  I had this recipe in my head and it tasted as good in my tummy and it sounded in my head…Enjoy and remember to order your Tastefully Simple groceries at: http://www.SimplyKimberS.com

Kimber’s Pork Stew

3 T Garlic Infused Oil
1/2 lbs Pork Stew Meat
2 T Wahoo Chili Seasoning
2 T Garlic Garlic
1 15oz can drained Great Northern Beans
3 cups chicken broth
1 pint green beans (I canned these last summer)
1/2 cup pearl barley
parmesan cheese
crusty bread

Add Garlic Infused Oil to Instant Pot set on meat, add stew meat and seasonings, stir and lightly brown.  Add remaining ingredients and set on stew/soups…make sure you are at 15 minutes, add time if necessary.  Let NPR and top with parmesan cheese

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2018 #18: Mango Lime Pork & Potatoes

I had some pork chops and Mango Lime sauce that needed to be used so made up this recipe…enjoy!!!

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Mango Lime Pork & Potatoes

3 to 4 Pork Chops or steaks
2 to 3 White or Yellow Potato, cut in half
1/2 Cup Mango Lime Sauce
3-4 T Aged Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 c water or broth
1/2 t Garlic Pepper
3 T Garlic Infused Oil

Add Garlic Infused Oil to your hot instant pot and brown the pork.  Turn off your instant pot, add potatoes and combine remaining ingredients.  Pour on top.  Set pot to meat and let natural release.

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