Friday, August 20, 2010

Southwest Roll-ups

This took me less than 15 minutes to prepare! And I made a lot at once for future dinners.

I took this recipe from Money Saving Mom. I halfed her recipe, it made 7 large tortilla wraps, and one small one. Another adaptable recipe to toss in whatever vegetables you have, and I would suggest doing so to create a healthier adaptation.

1/2 can corn
1 can refried beans
1/4 cup salsa
About 7 tortillas, depending on size.
Shredded cheddar cheese
1-2 cups Cooked chicken, shredded or diced.
Mix chicken, salsa, corn, refried beans together. I tossed in the rest of my spinach for good measure. Mix well.
Put on tortillas. Top with cheese, and wrap to your heart's content.
To bake, just put them in the oven at 350 degrees. Top with more cheese on top, to melt over if desired, and bake for 30 minutes. I am freezing mine, and will pull them out to cook at a later date.

Stuffed Peppers

I don't know why stuffed peppers intimidated me so much. They were so EASY to make and very versatile to accommodate what I already had in my fridge. I used chicken sausage, because there were leftovers after making this super simple meal. But, any meat will do, just make sure you cook it first. & I meant to add mushrooms, but totally forgot!
Ingredients I used:
2-3 Bell Peppers
1/2 of an onion finely diced
2-3 links chicken sausage
1 cup brown rice, cooked
Drizzle of spaghetti sauce that I had in my fridge. Original recipes call for tomato sauce. But, I was out, so I compromised.

First, cut off the top of your peppers and clean out the insides. Stick your peppers into boiling water for no more than three minutes.
Fry up your onions and sausage together
Mix in cooked rice, and spinach, (And mushrooms, and any other vegetable you want). Then drizzle some of your tomato sauce onto mixture, and stir in.
Scoop your mixture into peppers, until heaping full. Then cook in oven at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes. Your peppers are good when tender and growing some wrinkly skin. You don't want to burn them though, so check on them until they look to your satisfaction. I topped with some parmesan cheese, since I did use spaghetti sauce after all.
Super tasty, and super fun!