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Thai-Style Pork Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup snipped fresh cilantro**
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 lb. boneless pork loin, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup bias-sliced fresh green beans
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 12 napa cabbage leaves
  • cilantro leaves
  • lime wedges

Instructions:

1. In large mixing bowl, combine coconut milk, cilantro, soy sauce, lime juice and ginger. Add pork and toss to coat.

2. In large skillet, heat oil over med-high heat. Add meat mixture. Cook 3 minutes. Add green beans. Cook and stir 3-4 minutes until beans are crisp tender and pork is slightly pink. Add carrots just before serving.

3. To serve, top carrot leaves with pork mixture. Sprinkle with additional cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.

** Cilantro cab be replaced with fresh parsley if you are not a fan of cilantro.

thai-style-pork

Submitted by Nancy B.

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Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate for an hour to allow flavors to combine. Serve chilled.

chickensalad

Submitted by Dotty C.

Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad

This recipe is a copycat recipe from Panera Bread.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup pecans (optional)
  • sliced grilled chicken breast

Dressing:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise ( can use light)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sugar (or any sugar substitute)
  • 2 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seed

Instructions:

  1. After washing, toss salad ingredients together in a big bowl.
  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients
  3. Cover salad with dressing and ENJOY!

 

poppyseedsalad

Submitted by Angie B.

Gluten Free Mexican Pizza

Ingredients:
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 large Udi’s Gluten Free Large Tortillas
1/4 lb. ground beef
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1/4 cup fat-free refried beans
3 tablespoons taco sauce
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
1 small tomato, diced
1 green onion, diced

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large non-stick skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add one tortilla and fry until golden and crispy, about 3 minutes, flipping halfway through. Drain on paper towel lined plate. Repeat with other tortilla.
  3. Remove oil from skillet and add beef, stirring constantly until cooked through and browned, about 8 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning, set aside.
  4. in microwave safe bowl, heat refried beans for 3 minutes, set aside.
  5. On a large baking sheet, place 1 tortilla. Top with refried beans and beef. Top with second tortilla, add taco sauce and cheese on top.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Top with diced tomatoes and green onions. Serve.

GFMexicanPizza

Recipe submitted by Emily K.

Mexican Lasagna

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef or turkey
1 package of taco seasoning
2 medium onions, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 10 oz can RoTel Original Diced Tomatoes and Chiles
1 28 oz can fire roasted crushed tomatoes
10-12 small yellow corn tortillas
1 14 oz can refried beans
2 cups small curd cottage cheese, drained
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup Cheddar cheese
1 egg

Extra Toppings:
Cheddar cheese
Cherry tomatoes, sliced
Green onions, sliced
Lettuce, chopped
Black olives, sliced
Sour Cream

Instructions:

1. Brown the ground beef. Remove from heat and drain grease. Set meat aside.
2. Saute onions and garlic about 5 minutes. Add to meat.
3. Add Rotel Tomatoes to mix.
4. Add taco seasoning to mix, stir well. Set meat mixture aside.
5. Cook tortillas in a small amount of oil in a skillet, frying one tortilla at a time. 5 seconds on each side.
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.
7. Cheese mixture: Mix egg, cottage cheese, monterey jack & cheddar cheeses. Set aside.
8. Spread refried beans on tortillas.
9. In casserole dish, layer tortillas with refried beans, meat mixture, cheese mixture, and fire roasted crushed tomatoes. First layer of tortillas will overlap and not fully cover the bottom of the dish. Repeat layers until dish is full. Leave tomatoes as final top layer, and add extra cheese prior to baking.
10. Bake for 35 minutes, until casserole is heated through. Let casserole stand for 5 minutes after baking to firm up.

Serve with any or all extra toppings.

MexicanLasagna

Recipe submitted by Lynsley H.

Easy Chicken & Cheese Quesadillas

Cook time:
Ingredients
  • Soft Tortillas – 1 or 2 packages depending on the size of your family
  • Chicken – 2 to 3 skinless, boneless breast is best
  • ⅔ cup Chicken Broth
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Cheese – whatever kind you like
  • Serve with salsa & sour cream
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken breast into small pieces.
  2. Cook on the stovetop over medium heat until done.
  3. Add seasoning and ⅔ cup of chicken stock, bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer until reduced.
  4. Preheat Quesadilla maker.
  5. Assemble Quesadillas, add plenty of cheese and chicken.
  6. Cook until cheese is melted and tortillas are browned.
Stovetop Method
  1. Assemble quesadillas, place in a hot skillet and add a heavy skillet or lid to the top
  2. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown, flip and continue cooking on the other side.

Quesadillas

Recipe submitted by Dotty C.

Mexican Cream Cheese Crock Pot Chicken

Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus cooking time

Ingredients:
4 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless
1 15 oz can black beans, drained
1 7 oz can Ortega chiles, chopped
1 15.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 8 oz can corn, drained
1 6 oz can black olives, drained
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 envelope of taco seasoning
8 oz cream cheese, cubed

Instructions:

1. Add all ingredients to crock pot except cream cheese.

2. Cook on high for 4 – 6 hours or low for 8 hours until chicken is extremely tender.

3. Shred chicken. Add cream cheese, cover and continue to cook on high for 30 minutes. Stir well and serve with tortillas, chips or over rice.

MexicanCrockpotChicken

Recipe submitted by Angela B.