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South of the Border Specialties

 

CHICKEN TACO SOUP

From Josephine Lunceford of Aylett

 

INGREDIENTS:

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3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

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1¼-oz. pkg. taco seasoning

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15¼-oz. can corn, undrained

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14½-oz. can tomatoes or tomato juice

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16-oz. can kidney or black beans

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15-oz. can pork & beans

DIRECTIONS: Cut chicken in 1-inch pieces; place in Crockpot; sprinkle with taco seasoning. Combine vegetables and put on top of chicken. Cook on high 4-6 hours, covered. Remove top; stir and cook 30 minutes longer uncovered. 

CHICKEN ENCHILADA CASSEROLE

From Kay Reed of Beaverdam

 

INGREDIENTS:

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3 large boneless chicken breasts

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2 small cans chopped green chilies

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8 oz. sour cream

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1 can cream of chicken soup

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1 can chicken broth

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1 medium-size onion, chopped

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10 corn tortillas

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16 oz. shredded mild cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS: Boil chicken for 1 hour. Remove from water; let cool enough to handle. Shred chicken by hand. In large bowl, mix chicken with next 5 ingredients. Spray 13x9x3-inch baking dish with Pam. Layer as follows: 1⁄2 tortillas, 1⁄2 chicken mixture, 1⁄2 cheese. Repeat. Bake in preheated oven at 350° for 20-25 minutes until cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven. Let stand about 10-15 minutes before serving. Makes about 6 servings. 

beef taco skillet

From Dee Anna Woods of Milford

 

INGREDIENTS:

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1 lb. ground beef

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1 can tomato soup

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1 cup Pace chunky salsa or Picante sauce

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½ cup water

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1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

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8 flour or corn tortillas (cut in 1-inch pieces)

DIRECTIONS: Brown meat in skillet, drain off fat; add soup, salsa, water and half the cheese and tortillas. Heat to a boil, cover and cook over low heat for 5 minutes or until hot. Top with remaining cheese. Makes 4 servings. 

MEXICALI TATER TOT CASSEROLE

From Cathy Benson of Daleville

 

INGREDIENTS:

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2 lbs. lean ground beef, browned, drained and crumbled

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2 14½--oz. cans chili starter tomatoes

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1 can Rotel mild green chilies and tomatoes

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2 small cans Green Giant Mexican corn with red and green peppers

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2 T canola oil

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1 T minced garlic

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1 small onion

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1 bag Ore Ida tater tots

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2 cups shredded low-fat Monterey Jack cheese

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1 T Mexican spice mix (recipe follows)

 

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350°. Add chili starter and Rotel to ground beef and corn. Mix well in a large bowl. In a small fry pan, sauté onions and garlic in oil. Drain and add to beef mixture. Spread in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Evenly spread tater tots on top. Sprinkle cheese over casserole. Sprinkle Mexican Spice over the casserole. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Makes 8 servings.

 

MEXICAN SPICE

 

INGREDIENTS:

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1 can chili powder

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1 T cumin

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2 T garlic granules

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1 T oregano

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1 T red pepper flakes

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1 T onion powder

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1 t salt

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1 t black pepper

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1 t paprika

DIRECTIONS: Mix well; store in an airtight container for up to three months. Great sprinkled on oven-baked fries. If you like it hot, add 1 tablespoon of chipotle pepper. 

MEXICAN PASTA SALAD

From Teresa Jackson of Aylett

 

INGREDIENTS:

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¾ cup mayonnaise

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1 t garlic salt

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1/8 t pepper

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8 oz. cooked pasta

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¾ cup mild salsa

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½ cup dried onion

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Cubes of cheddar cheese (optional)

DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl, combine the first 3 ingredients and add the next 3 ingredients. Toss to coat. May add cheese for additional flavor. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

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