Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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  1. Gingerbug

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    I thought it would be nice to start some seasonal or holiday related threads so recipes for certain special occassions are together. This is a read only archive so I will be moving some recipes over!!!
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    Re: Cinco de May Recipes

    Contributed by momof4

    Mexican Chicken Casserole

    1 lb. boneless chicken, cut in bite size pieces
    24 oz. jar of salsa (I only use about 2/3 of the jar)
    4 flour tortillas
    1 can refried beans
    2 c. cooked rice
    1 c. shredded cheese, divided (cheddar or Mexican blend)

    Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Saute chicken in salsa until cooked through and salsa is no longer watery. place 2 tortillas in bottom of pan. Spread beans over tortillas. Top in order with rice, 1/2 c. of cheese, 2 tortillas, salsa-chicken, and the rest of the cheese. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. This can be put together several hours before popping in the oven - in fact I think it tastes better when I assemble it in the morning and bake it for dinner.
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    Contributed by Ahorsesoul

    Great taco filling

    1 large can tomatoes, drained very well
    1 can of beans, your choice: black, kidney what every you like, drain well
    1 can of whole corn, yep, drained well
    1 can of diced green chilies, yes, use them, they are not hot, no need to drain, lol
    1 can of sliced black olives, drained well
    Add your favorite taco seasonings. Use a packet from the store or cumin, garlic and chili powder. Heat and serve in taco shells. Use your choice of toppings.

    The nice thing about this recipe is you can make all kinds of toppings: shredded chicken, ground beef, ground turkey, pork, even shrimp is great, different types of cheese, refried beans, salsa, sour cream, avocados, alfalfa sprouts, hot peppers, melted cheese sauce like Cheeze whiz, crumbled bacon, lettuce, onions, green peppers, tomato, cilantro, scrambled eggs, hash browns and even fish is good. Everyone can get their own toppings so you don't have to worry if they don't eat meat. If you mix some salsa and sour cream it makes a nice dressing for taco salad.

    You can serve with heated hard corn shells, soft flour shells. You can fry in oil some flat corn and flour shells ahead of time. I've even had large lettuce leafs for people who don't want a regular shell. Hamburger buns make a nice alternative sandwich.

    The best hot sauce is Franks Hot sauce. Tabasco sauce is hot but has very little flavor, unless you can find the green Tabasco sauce.
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    Contributed by Gingerbug

    Mexican Chicken Ranch Casserole

    4-5 chicken breast cooked and cut into chunks
    1 small green pepper diced
    1 large onion chopped
    3 Tablespoons of butter
    1 can EACH of cream of mushroom soup and cream of chicken soup
    1 can rotel tomatoes (diced)
    1 clove garlic minced
    3/4 pound of longhorn cheese grated
    1 dozen corn tortillas torn into pieces

    Saute the green pepper and onion in butter until tender. Add soups and rotel and garlic.

    In a large baking dish, layer ingredients. With half of each:
    chicken, tortilla, sauce, cheese...Repeat the layers ending with cheese. BAKE at 350 degrees for 50 minutes uncovered
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    Contributed by Gingerbug

    Cheesy Taco Dip

    1 pound lean ground beef
    3/4 cup water
    1 package taco seasoning mix
    16 ounces crushed tomatoes
    1 pound processed cheese loaf...shredded

    In a large skillet brown the ground beef. Drain fat, Stir in seasoning package and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place mixture into a slow cooker. add tomatoes and cheese. Cook on low one hour.

    This can be a party dip or turn it into a meal by making it Macho Nachos...serve over chips and top with shredded lettuce and sour cream!
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    Contributed by Ahorsesoul

    Southwestern Cheese Cake

    ½ cup crushed corn chips
    4 Tablespoons melted butter
    Mix together and pat into a 9 inch pie pan.
    Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool

    Mix together and spread into crust:
    2 – 8 oz packages of cream cheese
    2 eggs
    2 cups shredded cheese
    1 package of dry taco seasoning

    Mix together and Layer on top of mixture:
    1 pound cooked and drained ground beef
    1 can chopped green chilies (yes, use them they aren’t that hot)
    1 can refried beans (sometimes I use whole black beans)

    Bake the pie at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.

    For serving you can top with sour cream, salsa,
    green onions or black olives.
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    Contributed by Gingerbug

    Chili Con Queso Recipe

    1 small onion, chopped
    1/2 to 3/4 cup chicken broth,
    (16-ounce) loaf pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed
    (10-ounce) can tomatoes with green chiles, drained
    Tortilla chips

    Cook onion in 1 tablespoon chicken broth in large saucepan over low heat 5 minutes or until tender, stirring often.
    Stir in cheese and tomatoes until cheese begins to melt;
    Stir in the remaining broth, 1/4 cup at a time, until dip is desired consistency.
    Serve with tortilla chips.

    Makes about 4 cups

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