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Southwest Chicken and Rice in the Instant Pot

How to make the best quick and easy chicken taco recipe in the Instant Pot. Super healthy with rice, beans, salsa, and cilantro. Authentic Mexican recipe for street tacos.

We resisted the Instant Pot for a long time, but when my friend Jill drank the Kool-Aid and raved about her IP, I finally caved and got one. She said it would save oodles of time and energy in the kitchen, and my poor husband is seriously overworked, so I thought he would love it – if it was as amazing as Jill claimed. I brought the new Instant Pot home and gave it to Joe for his birthday, hoping he would not hate me for it. Well, he didn’t. He did a little research and totally fell in love … Read more

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Turkey Enchilada Lasagna – Great Way to Use Leftover Turkey

Turkey enchilada lasagna recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers. Mexican casserole.

I love Mexican food in all varieties. It has been a little challenging to eat Mexican since my bariatric surgery, but I am still able to find good things to eat. This “lasagna” is one of those very good things. While my family eats this dish the way it’s presented in the recipe, I eat only the filling. When Joe is preparing the meal, he sets aside about 12 ounces of the turkey/sauce/veggies mixture for me, and I eat half of that per meal topped with half an ounce of cheddar cheese and some steamed vegetables on the side. I … Read more

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BBQ Chicken Enchiladas

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This recipe includes homemade enchilada sauce. You can, of course, use a can of pre-made enchilada sauce, but it will not be as flavorful or delicious as the homemade. I promise.  The homemade enchilada sauce takes about ten minutes to prepare, and it will make your enchiladas so very delicious.   Print Recipe BBQ Chicken Enchiladas Course Main Dish Cuisine Mexican Servings Ingredients 28 oz enchilada sauce see recipe above or a 28-ounce can of commercial sauce, but really – why would you let someone else season your enchilada sauce when making it is so quick and easy?1/2 cup BBQ … Read more

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Quick and Easy Black Bean Burritos

The best vegetarian black bean burritos recipe - These quick and easy wraps have beens, rice, and corn with Mexican spices and make the perfect dinner or lunch. Wrapped in a tortilla. Could be gluten-free and vegan with a few modifications.

It’s probably obvious, but we love Mexican-inspired meals around here. Our favorites at the moment are grilled burritos, BBQ chicken enchiladas, cheese and onion enchiladas, spicy beans and rice, and breakfast burritos. These quick and easy black bean burritos are quickly gaining favor, too. I like them because they come together in about five seconds (okay, a little more than that, but not much), and Joe likes them because they remind him of one of our favorite food joints, Neato Burrito. It’s a bonus that they don’t heat up the house. Even Grace likes them, as long as we use mild … Read more

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Cajun Style Beans and Rice

I spent 10 years of my life as a vegetarian. I loved being a vegetarian. Even today, I sometimes feel like an icky traitor for eating meat. I’m aware that I’m weird. Just play along. I feel a special allegiance to meatless cuisine, and we eat meatless meals often around here. On and off over the last 12 years, Joe and I have eaten this beans and rice recipe for supper pretty often. We go in spurts, and we’ll eat it weekly for months and months and then put it away because we’re sick of it, and then get it … Read more

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