Blog Archive
Send Me a Message
Search Recipes
Subscribe to Cooking with Mel
Certified Yummly Recipes on Yummly.com

 

my foodgawker gallery

My KitchenArtistry Gallery

 

 

 

Loading..

Follow CookingwithMel on Twitter

Entries in tortillas (2)

7:00AM

Enchilada Casserole

I don’t know about you, but I happen to love Mexican food. Having lived close enough to throw a rock across the Mexican border, I became used to getting good, quality and authentic Mexican cuisine whenever I wanted. I remember when we first moved to Sierra Vista that is all I wanted to eat. I think we ate at a local restaurant, La Casita, 4 times a week for the first few weeks. Shameful. I know. I really could not get enough of it, and I knew it was a winner because Nick didn’t tire of it easily. It was a huge win for me!

Often we would go there on a Friday or Saturday night for a date night. There was usually an insignificant wait for such good food. I would probably have waited all night for a table; however, luckily I never had to do that! We would sit there for hours eating chips and salsa, delicious Mexican cuisine, and some sweet desserts. We would talk about politics, life, careers, dreams, everything and anything. It was one of the best times of my life. I loved living near the MI installation. I loved seeing soldiers in their uniforms every single day. And, I loved living across the country. I loved the distance between what was once my life and the path that was beginning to be my future.

However, our stay was short lived. We ended up back on the east coast and every time I crave Mexican I think of Sierra Vista. Last week I was in the mood for Mexican so I decided to whip something delicious up. Take a look!

 

______________________________

Nutritional Information
Servings: 12
Serving Size: 1/12th Square
Calories: 321.6
Fat: 15.7 g
Carbohydrates: 25.5 g
Fiber: 3.2 g
Protein: 20 g
Points+: 8

______________________________

 Ingredients:

Recipe Adapted from Six Sisters' Stuff

  • 1 ½ lbs. ground beef
  • 3 cups salsa
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • ½ cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cheese
  • Lettuce, tomato, cilantro, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain
  • Stir in the salsa, sour cream, cumin, and taco seasoning
  • Lightly coat a casserole dish with cooking spray
  • Layer a generous amount of the meat mixture on the bottom, sprinkle with shredded cheese
  • Place a tortilla on top of the meat mixture. Layer with another generous serving of the meat mixture and more cheese
  • Repeat this process for as many layers as you like or until the meat mixture runs out
  • Top with shredded cheese
  • Cover with foil {that has been greased with cooking spray} and cook for 30 minutes, or until hot & bubbly
  • Top with lettuce, tomatoes & cilantro if you so desire!

Enjoy! xoxo

10:04AM

Fully Loaded Reuben Quesadilla's!

Happy Friday Foodies! I’m waiting on some impending thunderstorms. I hope they hurry up. One of my favorite parts about spring and summer are thunderstorms! It’s the best thing if it is not going to snow, in my own opinion.

This weekend is a big weekend for Nick and I. Tomorrow Nick is running his 10k and I am terrified for him. He’s definitely worked hard, but I am still concerned. He’s especially been looking forward to his 10k for another reason: going to a Chinese Buffet. That was one of the agreements we had. I am not looking forward to that, in fact, I will likely just have a soda. I really have to crave Chinese food, but even then I like ordering it in. Chinese Buffets are generally mediocre at best. But he’s looking forward to it, so I will definitely go with it.

And on Sunday we are meeting our realtor for the first time. Thank goodness for USAA fixing us up with somebody good. It’s nice not to have to worry about finding reputable people. This guy definitely seems on his game. However, I am slightly nervous. This is a big step for Nick and I. I am looking forward to the next chapter in our lives, but it’s a huge investment and very intimidating. We will see.

Anyway, let’s get to some yummy food. My friend Lauren over at Lauren Kelly, Certified Nutritionist asked if I would be a guest blogger on her website today. I totally agreed because I think Lauren is absolutely phenomenal. If you have not already done so, go check out her website and facebook page!

The only guideline I had was a St. Patrick’s Day recipe. I sort of forgot to create St. Patrick’s Day recipes in advance. Well, that’s not exactly true. I had some really good ideas but was unsure if they would be made. When I heard from Lauren I thought it was a divine sign to go ahead and make some delicious recipes this week.

It really worked to Nick’s benefit because he has been asking me for weeks if I was going to make Corned Beef and other yummy dishes that he really enjoys! I’ve actually had a lot of fun with these recipes this week and will likely continue because I have other ideas. So beware! Today I have a delicious recipe. I mean DELICIOUS! How about you whip up some Fully Loaded Reuben Quesadillas for a St. Patrick’s Day party?? Paired with some Irish Ale you’ll make everybody around you happy!

Nutritional Information:
Servings: 2
Serving Size: 2 quesadilla triangles
Calories: 276.8
Fat: 13.5 g
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Fiber: 4 g
Protein: 15.3 g
Points+: 7

Ingredients:
Recipe Adapted from Closet Cooking

  • 1.5 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2.5 ounces Corned Beef
  • ¼ cup Sauerkraut, drained & sautéed
  • 2 {soft taco} Tortillas
  • ½ tablespoons Fat Free Thousand Island Dressing

 

Directions:

  • Coat a medium skillet with cooking spray over medium heat
  • Place one tortilla in the pan and allow to heat until it is slightly browned on the bottom. Remove to a plate
  • Take the second tortilla and place in the pan.
  • Sprinkle some cheese on the tortilla, followed by the corned beef, sautéed sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Add the previously warmed tortilla to the top
  • Cook until the bottom tortilla is golden brown and cheese is melted
  • Remove to a plate and enjoy!

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 


Pin It