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Take the spicy Mexican spices and “cool” it down with raisins & allspice!  I see you shaking your head, but trust me…you will love the flavor!!!!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2- 6oz flat iron or 12 oz flank steak seasoned with S & P
  • 1/2 C bottled red peppers, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup of canned diced tomatoes w/green chilies
  • 1/2 c raisins
  • 2 TBS tomato paste
  • 1 tsp chipolte in adobo
  • 1 TBS ground cumin
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sour Cream

DIRECTIONS:

1.     Preheat grill, season steak

2.     Mix  diced tomatoes, raisins, tomato paste, cumin, allspice, chipotle in bowl, put aside

3.     Saute red peppers in skillet

4.     Add tomato mixture to skillet, mix and put on low

5.     Grill steak 2-3 minutes on each side for medium rare…

6.     Bring in steak, slice thinly across the grain and add to tomato mixture

7.     Grill or microwave the tortillas and then load them up with mixture

8.     Add feta or cheddar or whatever cheese you have lying around

9.     Put a dollop of sour cream and some fresh cilantro

And then “GO AT IT”!!!! Don’t forget the napkins!!!!!!!!

*****Thank you Bon Appetit for your recipe and the ability to “doctor” it!!!

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Mu Shu Chicken Wraps

Ingredients:

8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 TBS minced garlic from the jar
1 (16-oz) bag coleslaw mix (or 1 large carrot, grated, plus 3 cups shredded cabbage)
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
1 5-ounce can water chestnuts, sliced
4 tablespoons water, divided
2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil

3 TBS Hoisin Sauce or plum sauce
2 1/2 to 3 cups coarsely shredded cooked chicken, without skin (leftover or from a 2-lb rotisserie chicken or from 3 sauteed, then sliced, chicken breasts)
Hoisin or plum sauce for serving on top of tortilla’s

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 300. Wrap the stack of tortillas first in damp paper towels and then, tightly, in foil, and put them in the oven to heat while you prepare the filling.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat, then cook eggs, scrambling, until cooked. Transfer the eggs to a plate. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the skillet and cook the garlic, stirring constantly, until fragrant — about 30 seconds. Add the coleslaw mix, scallions, celery, water chestnuts, and 2 tablespoons water and cook, covered, over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender but still retains a bit of bite, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir together the soy sauce, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, remaining 2 tablespoons water, then add it to coleslaw mixture along with the eggs and chicken, and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. To assemble, spread hoisin or plum sauce on each tortilla and top with mu shu mixture, then roll up, tucking up the bottom to prevent leak-out.

**Make sure you READ the directions and then go and gather everything, measure everything, slice & dice everything and THEN turn the pan for the eggs**

This will serve 4 people 2 rolled tortilla’s each.  I served with fried rice and it was absolutely delicious!!!!


Chicken Tetrazzini

INGREDIENTS:

1 rotisserie chicken — about 2 1/2 pounds
8 ounces dry linguine, broken in half
1 jar (16 ounces) Alfredo sauce
8 ounces sliced white button mushrooms
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup white wine
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 2-quart baking dish.
  2. Set 2 quarts of water to boil.
  3. When water boils, add linguine.
  4. While pasta is cooking, sauté mushrooms in olive oil until golden. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes longer.
  5. Remove mushrooms and garlic from pan and add white wine. Over medium heat, stir up and browned bits and then add Alfredo sauce. Remove from heat.
  6. Drain pasta and toss with chicken and Alfredo sauce with mushrooms. Pour into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with Parmesan.
  7. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until top is golden.

Note: Prep Work:  15 mins

On the Table:  45 mins

Feeds: 4 people

*** thank you Anne Coleman!!!