Loco Taco Stuffed Peppers takes an old traditional standby to an entirely new loco bold level. Spicy tortilla chips, salsa, mild green chiles, and rice punch up the beef and sausage stuffing. You can easily vary the heat level through your choices of sausage, chips, and salsa. Check out my notes for variations and substitutions. Olé!
Recipes for main dishes and entrees.
Best Skillet Steak is for those who want that steakhouse flavor without the high price. You won’t need a grill for this simple recipe, but if you have one, go for it! The secret is all in the preparation, method, and finish. There is no marination time nor special ingredients required, so this is the perfect choice for a no-hassle, yet elegant meal at home.
Parmesan Salmon with Herbs makes a show-stopping entree whether you are a novice cook or a master chef. The secret is in the easy preparation method of layering lemon juice, butter, herbs, and grated Parmesan cheese. Preparation is a snap, and it cooks in a hot oven in less than 15 minutes. This recipe will change your mind about oven-baked salmon.
Pork with Apple Thyme Sauce is a new take on old-fashioned fried pork loin chops. Many of us were raised with applesauce as a condiment for pork dishes. This recipe incorporates a fresh applesauce into the pan gravy with the delicious complementary flavor of thyme.
Chicken Sausage Meatballs will breathe new life into your standard party appetizer go-to list. Ground chicken can be pretty bland, but not in this recipe. Fresh pork sausage, Parmesan cheese, anchovies (you won’t taste them at all!), and Dijon mustard really kick up the flavor. The tangy caper sauce is the perfect complement.
Skillet Seafood Sausage Paella will make you look like a Master Chef when you put it on the table. Paella is a Spanish dish that combines saffron-flavored rice with seafood, meats, and vegetables. It’s a one-pot meal that is a pleasure to the eyes and tastes worthy for a king. Although it may look complicated, you will be surprised at how easy it is to make.
This is a simple dish of chicken simmered with vegetables, sausage, and wine. It is very similar to the Italian cacciatora or hunter’s stew. Some call it “smothered” or stewed chicken due to the moist cooking process. The vegetables add a natural sweetness to the gravy which is amazing over mashed potatoes, noodles or pasta, or rice.
Southwestern Taco Soup will warm you up on a cold winter’s night. Imagine all of your favorite Mexican flavors in a hearty bowl of soup. It is filling enough to make a meal of on its own.