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Left over grape tomatoes, garlic, onion, EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), some turkey bacon and capers (all on hand) made a great sauce to top some angel hair pasta for an easy pasta dinner!! EASY!!!!

Left over grape tomatoes, garlic, onion, EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), some turkey bacon and capers (all on hand) made a great sauce to top some angel hair pasta for an easy pasta dinner!! EASY!!!!

Ingredients

4 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 shallot, sliced thinly or yellow onion…whatever is on hand
2 TBS minced garlic…from the jar is just perfect!
3 Slices Turkey BAcon (optional)
2 sprigs of basil, sliced into ribbons
2 TBS Capers (optional)
1/4-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Salt and pepper to taste
8oz cooked pasta such as angel hair or spaghetti

Instructions

Put olive oil into a hot pan on medium-high heat
Add in the garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, be careful not to burn
Add in the shallots or onion and sauté for 1-2 minutes
Saute garlic in EVOO

Saute garlic in EVOO

Add in the tomato halves and sauté a few minutes until soften and juices start flowing
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Add in half of the basil and stir, cook a few minutes to let the sauce thicken up a little bit
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Add in half of the cheese and stir, cooking a few more minutes to combine
Add the cooked pasta into the pan and toss to mix
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Top with Parmesan Cheese & more Basil and Voila!!

Left over grape tomatoes, garlic, onion, EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), some turkey bacon and capers (all on hand) made a great sauce to top some angel hair pasta for an easy pasta dinner!! EASY!!!!

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Done

INGREDIENTS:

  • A whole chicken, cooked or rotisserie cooked chicken, skin removed and shredded and put in bowl
  • 4 roma tomatoes, 3 sliced and 1 diced
  • 1 onion sliced thinly and separated BUT chop 1/4 c to put in with cooked shredded chicken & diced tomatoes.
  • 1 lb Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded and put aside
  • 1/2 head of lettuce, chopped
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 c oil
  • Homemade Enchilada Sauce (see blog under Enchilada Sauce) or 2 -14 oz cans of red enchilada Sauce
  • 1- 8 oz container sour cream
  • Mexican Cheese (Like Feta Cheese)
  • 9×13 greased glass pan

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven at 325 degrees
  2. Gather ALL your ingredients. Slice, dice, shred & chop and put aside
  3. Have your Enchilada Sauce made (see blog for EASY recipe) or put 2 cans into pan & heat.

Enchilada Sauce

  1. Take diced tomato & 1/4c of minced onion into pan with 1 TBS oil and saute.  Then add 3 cups of shredded chicken and mix

Chix Sauted

  1. Put 1/4 c of oil into another saute pan, and heat.  take corn tortilla, one by one and cook about 30 seconds on each side then put on paper towel and drain.  Continue with all 12 tortillas.
  2. Now take the cooked tortillas and with a tong, dip into the enchilada sauce on BOTH sides then take some of the chicken mixture and put on edge of tortilla and then roll “snugly” and put into greased 9×13 pan.

Cooked tortillas dipped in sauce

Cooked Tortillas with Chix

  1. Next, cover each one lightly with Sour Cream

Sour Cream Layer

  1. Then cover with shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

Shredded Cheese

  1. Next layer with sliced tomatoes & sliced onions

Tomato & Onion Layer

  1. Add sliced Avocado & dollops of sour cream on top 

Avoccado & Sour Cream Layer

  1. Add more shredded Monterey Jack Cheese and put into 325 degree oven until cheese has melted…about 20 mins

Chix Enchilada

  1. When cheese has melted, take out.  To plate, put 2 enchilada’s on plate.  Top with shredded lettuce, sour cream and drizzle enchilada sauce on top.  I added more avocado’s and sliced tomato and even some Tomatilla Sauce that I made.  Then topped the whole plate with the Mexican Cheese that looks like Feta Cheese!! It’s totally up to you!!! Remember, I am giving you the guide and then you can do whatever you want after that!!! Voila!!!

The Finished Product

And MOST IMPORTANT….don’t forget the Cerveza’s!!!

Asparagus with Balsamic Tomatoes & Feta Cheese

  • 1 lb Asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 Tbs EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 ½ cups halved grape tomatoes
  • ½ tsp minced garlic (from the jar is perfect)
  • 2 TBS Balsamic Vinegar
  • S & p TO TASTE
  • 3 TBS Feta Cheese
  1. Cook asparagus in boiling water for 2 mins or until crisp-tender ( I use the skillet that I will be cooking the sauce in)  Drain and put aside, cover
  2. Heat olive oil in large skillet over med-high heat.  Add tomatoes and garlic and cook for 5 mins.  Stir in the vinegar, cook 3 mins.  Add S & P
  3. Arrange asparagus on platter then top with tomato mixture, then top with Feta Cheese and serve.
  4. This should serve 4 people!!!

**** How easy is that??? Thanks Cooking Light!!****