Monday, February 28, 2011

Salsa and Salsa Salad

Recipes from my cousin Kirsten that I definitely need to try :) 

4 Roma tomatoes
1 onion
1 green pepper
1 anaheim chili
1 jalapeño
1 garlic clove
1tsp salt

Rinse, chop, seed the green pepper, but put in the jalapeño, and chili whole. (alter depending on your taste)Once it's blended well, cook for 20 min at a low boil. Stir occasionally. Makes 1 quart.  Half in the fridge and half in the freezer in Tupperware. It's awesome. You can make a huge batch and can it all.  This salsa is awesome with cream cheese and wheat thins.

Salsa salad
3 Roma tomatoes seeded, & chopped
1/2 bunch Green onion, chopped
3 tbsp Fresh Cilantro chopped
1/4 red onion chopped
1 cup Corn
3/4 Can black beans
1/2 Dry pack of Italian seasoning

These measurements are just approximate. She just adds stuff till it looks and tastes right.

This is fabulous with fajitas, tacos, taco salad, cafe rio style salad, or just chips.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Healthy Sugar Cookies

This recipe comes from Brit from our blog here.

I'm always looking for more ways to use my ground wheat flour so this is perfect! 
11/2 cups sugar
2/3 c smart balance butter
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp milk
1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
31/4 c whole wheat flour(hard white wheat)
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt

Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs, milk, and extract. Mix dry ingredients together and beat into cream mixture. Shape into balls, wrap and refrigerate at least one hour.  Grease cookie sheets. On lightly floured surface, roll about 1/3 of the dough at a time, keeping the rest in frig or covered. For soft cookies, roll 1/4-in thick. Cut into shapes, place cookies on sheets. Bake at 400 about 8 min. Remove and cool.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Roast Beef Burritos

Monday I cooked a roast in the crock pot.  Tonight I needed to use the leftovers.  I found a recipe online for Roast Beef Burritos so I used it to create my own.

1 tsp. vegetable oil
1/2 onion, chopped,
1 clove garlic, minced
3 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 cup roast beef, cooked and chopped
1 cup salsa
red pepper flakes
shredded cheddar cheese
refried beans
sour cream

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Stir in the onion and garlic and cook until tender.  Mix in the tomoatoes, beef, salsa, cumin, and re pepper flakes.  Bring the mixture to boil (add a few TBL of water if needed).  Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 25 minutes.  Serve in tortillas layering remaining ingredients.  Definitely will use this recipe again for leftovers!  Yum!