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EASY STEAK TACOS

EASY STEAK TACOS

  Sometimes the best meals are spontaneous, unplanned and made with onhand supplies. This super simple and really tasty supper was made with ingredients leftover from a recent Happy Hour appetizer (recipe for Steakhouse Bruschetta here) A little grilled steak (coated with my Coffee Cocoa Rub)…   …some  veggies …and Bam! Supper is ready! EASY STEAK TACOS   Print Author: Galley Kat Serves: 6 tortillas Ingredients 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes 1 avocado, chopped 1 cup chopped cucumber (English or the…

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EASY TACO SALAD

EASY TACO SALAD

In a Mexican frame of mind for dinner today.  I made the beef mixture and quacamole in advance so when it was time to eat, I just reheated the meat, plated the chopped greens and minutes later we were ready to dig in.   EASY TACO SALAD 2 servings what you will need 1 lb lean ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 tbsp cooking oil 3 tbsp taco seasoning (my DIY recipe here) 4 generous cups chopped baby spinach…

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MEXICAN FONDU

MEXICAN FONDU

One of our last suppers on the water for this season, served in my all time favourite manner… finger food with accompanying beverage of choice… AKA !Happy Hour! I made sure it was relatively nutritionally balanced (protein, carbs and vegetables)… Ingredients easily available… Minimal cooking… And so very fun to make…and enjoy… MEXICAN FONDU (at least 4 very generous servings) 1 lb extra lean ground beef (I’ve also used ground turkey and spicy sausage) 8 oz cream cheese 1 large…

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HUEVOS RANCHEROS – the long and the short

HUEVOS RANCHEROS – the long and the short

You can do this the quick way or you can do it the long way. Delicious regardless… …but oh my, with some pre-planning homemade sauce (recipe here) and homemade refried beans (recipe here) was SO worth that extra effort… HEUVOS RANCHEROS …the long and the short… serves 2 very hungry sailors 1 recipe homemade refried beans or 1 can refried beans 1 recipe Homemade Rancheros Sauce or your favourite salsa 4 eggs butter for frying eggs 4 tortillas, warmed for garnish…

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HOMEMADE REFRIED BEANS

HOMEMADE REFRIED BEANS

I’m all about convenience, especially when it comes to cooking in my tiny kitchen/galley. But economy also plays a very important role, economy of effort balanced with cost. This is where my little pressure cooker comes into play. It would have been faster to just open a can of beans for this next recipe, but with a bit of fore-planning, I can pop in some dried beans with water and any seasonings I wish and 45 minutes later I have…

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SIMPLE HOMEMADE RANCHERO SAUCE

SIMPLE HOMEMADE RANCHERO SAUCE

I had a big hunger for Huevos Rancheros for breakfast today, so stirred up some quick sauce to serve with. SIMPLE HOMEMADE RANCHERO SAUCE 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 jalapeno, minced (seeds removed for less heat) oil for sautéing 1 tsp ground cumin sea salt and pepper to taste 1-14 oz can diced tomatoes (juice included) Sauté onion and garlic in oil until translucent. Add jalapenos and continue to sauté for another minute or two. Season….

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CHEESY CORN TAMALE PIE

CHEESY CORN TAMALE PIE

Here is a wonderful reprieve from all my salad recipes. And because this was made in my stove top oven, I wanted to test out a new method of greasing the baking pan with my homemade pan release… If it works well, I’ll post the recipe for GOOP tomorrow… CHEESY CORN TAMALE PIE 1 recipe for Jiffy Cornbread Clone Mix 1/2 cup melted butter 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1-12 oz can creamed corn 1-14 oz…

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PIZZADILLAS

PIZZADILLAS

What to do with cheese and deli meats leftover from my Italian Easter Pie? How about a little Mexican Italian fusion?   PIZZADILLAS No real recipe required. Just load your fave pizza topping on tortillas… I cooked up some more of my Easy Tomato Sauce, adding some dried oregano, a smashed garlic clove and some dried chilis for a bit of extra flavour and heat… …spread some sauce on 8″ tortillas…   …added some meats, cheese and sliced black olives……

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CORNED BEEF TACOS with GUINNESS DIPPING SAUCE

CORNED BEEF TACOS with GUINNESS DIPPING SAUCE

How about a little Mexican Irish Fusion?… Tacos and Corned Beef?… …with a little Guinnes Dipping Sauce on the side? “Pourquoi pas?!” I say with my best French accent. …an interesting way to use up some of that corned beef from yesterday’s Saint Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage feast… Have I peeked your interest? Well just take a look at this following recipe… It may seem like a strange combination of ingredients, and I must admit I was sceptical…

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BLACK BEAN CHILI

BLACK BEAN CHILI

Here is another Costa Rican inspired dish that offers lots of flavour.. super easy to make… versatile… and healthy… Instead of the typical black beans and rice I subbed the rice for red quinoa for a little added protein.       BLACK BEAN CHILI a few swirls of cooking oil 1 small onion, chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 2 jalapeños, minced 1 sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped (about 1″ pieces) 1-14 oz…

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