Too busy to cook, or the kitchen just intimidates you. With kids activities, gradatuations, and meetings, you need a meal on the table and you need it fast! My rush hour recipes are the perfect solution to your daily dinner dilemma! Kids and adults alike will enjoy digging into these delicious meals, and you will love how quick and easy they are to prepare – letting nothing stand in your way of a healthy home-cooked meal!
We know how important it is to eat healthy foods but who has time to cook? Convenience in cooking is key and that is what my new book, Kitchen 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence, is all about. Whatever stage of life you are in, this book is a must-have resource, helping guide you through the kitchen with easy recipes as well as the basic tools and tips you need to cook healthier.
From the Fix It Fast chapter, I just could not wait to share with you my family’s newest all-time favorite dish, Simple Southwestern Casserole. Such a flavorful blend of Tex-Mex ingredients combined with mouth-watering biscuits – what more can you ask for in a recipe! Enchilada sauce has become a mainstream ingredient in the grocery stores but if you have trouble finding it, you can always substitute salsa.
And, I don’t know about you but I love the ease and convenience of rotisserie chicken so I just had to add a whole Rapid Rotisserie Chicken chapter. Pulled Chicken is a great meal because it can be whipped up in minutes and can be served in a variety of ways. Delicious as an entrée, or on buns or sliders – and you can simply double the recipe as needed for a savory football tailgate pick-up.
Kitchen 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence would not have been complete without the Crock Pot Convenience chapter. The ultimate in convenience cooking, slow cookers enable you to cook on your own schedule and have a meal ready at the end of the day. When creating this chapter, I set out to find the best crock pot recipes and Meaty Lasagna is a sure winner. Yes, you can make lasagna in a slow cooker! This lighter version of the traditional family-favorite lasagna, does not compromise on taste. If you want to sprinkle with more mozzarella on top, you can during the last 5 minutes of cooking. When I make lasagna I love to freeze in individual portions for your own TV dinner – to pull out at a moment’s notice.
I know days can get busy and fill up fast with our ‘To-Do” lists that’s why I am here to help. Stick with me and you will have a trim&TERRIFIC family-favorite meal on the table in no time! Here's one of our family favorites
Simple Southwestern Casserole
Zesty, meaty casserole with a biscuit surprise — you will be amazed at how extraordinarily tasty this simple combination is. This recipe has become so popular in my family.
Makes 9 (1-cup) servings
1 pound ground sirloin
1 onion, chopped
1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn
1 (8-10 count) can reduced-fat refrigerator biscuits
1 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 13x9x2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In large nonstick skillet, cook meat and onion until meat is done; drain excess fat. Add enchilada sauce, tomato sauce, black beans and corn, stirring well. Cut biscuits into fourths and stir into meat mixture.
3. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with cheese and green onions. Return to oven and bake 5-7 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 28% Fat 8g Saturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 36mg Sodium 815mg Carbohydrates 27g Dietary Fiber 4g Total Sugars 5g Protein 20g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 lean meat
Terrific Tip: Use kitchen scissors to make cutting biscuits easy.
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