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Tyler’s Mexican Pizzas

My oldest son, Tyler has decided to start making some of the meals and has graciously offered to allow me to blog his meals as well.  Tonight he begins his journey with Mexican Pizzas and boy, they are DELICIOUS!!!!

     Tyler’s Mexican Pizzas

Fry onion & beef together in a skillet, drain.  Add refried beans and taco seasoning and simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes.  In a skillet, fry your tortilla shells in oil on med-hi heat, flipping to cook evenly on both sides until golden in color (about 30 seconds each side). Tyler used Avocado oil for frying pouring enough in to put about 1/4 inch in skillet.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lay 6 fried tortillas out on a cookie sheet (we were working with a small cookie sheet, so only two fit at a time) then spread 1/6 of meat mixture onto them.  Top meat mixture with another fried tortilla and top that with about a spoonful of the taco sauce and a handful of cheddar cheese.

Bake in oven until cheese is melted, approximately 3-5 min.  We topped ours with lettuce, tomato, black olives and Greek yogurt.


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Tex-Mex Chicken

ooo-la-la!!!! Crockpot, oh how I love thee!  This recipe is a winner, winner, chicken dinner!!!  I put the if you use your own or fresh measurements or if you buy organic in a can measurements, I like to do fresh when I can, but let’s be real; it ain’t always happenin’!

     Tex-Mex Chicken

  • 4lg or 5sm Chicken Breasts
  • 8 T Taco Seasoning, divided in half (or 2 packets if you don’t want to make your own)
  • 1/2 c green chilis (8 oz can)
  • 2 c diced tomatoes with juices (15 oz can, not drained)
  • 2 c corn (15 oz can, drained)
  • 2 c cooked black beans, drained (15 oz can, rinsed and drained)
  • 2 c cooked pinto beans, drained (15 oz can, rinsed and drained)
  • 2 c cooked kidney beans, drained (15 oz can, rinsed and drained)
  • Whole Wheat Tortillas (or tortillas of your choice)

Place chicken along the bottom of your crock pot, sprinkle 4 T of the Taco Seasoning over the chicken, continue layering with rest of the ingredients in the order listed, ending with sprinkling the second 4 T of Taco Seasoning over the top.  Cover and let cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours.  Stir, shredding chicken as you do, serve with tortillas (we use whole wheat ones with this, yum).  Add guacamole, sour cream etc for extra yum!

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Beef Burritos

Beef Burritos

  • 1 lb Stewing Beef (I use grass-fed)
  • 2 c Chicken Broth
  • 1 c Water
  • 1 t Cumin
  • 1 t Garlic Powder
  • 1 t Onion Powder
  • 1 t Chili Powder
  • 1/2 t Turmeric
  • 2 T Taco Seasoning (I make my own)
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 1 c Shredded Cheddar (I use raw from grass-fed)
  • Whole Wheat Tortilla shells

Combine beef, chicken broth, 1 c water, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder and turmeric and cook on very low heat in pot on stove for two hours or in a crock pot on low for 4-6 hours.  Reserve 1/4 broth from this after meat is done.  Drain meat.  Add meat and reserved broth back to pot.  Add taco seasoning and 1/2 c water and simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted.  Serve with taco or tortilla shells.


Homemade Taco Seasoning

I use taco seasoning a lot and I find it is cheaper to buy the organic seasonings and make my own than to buy the organic taco seasoning.

     Taco Seasoning

  • 2 T Chili Powder
  • 1 T Cumin
  • 1 t Salt
  • 1 t Pepper
  • 1/2 t Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 t Onion Powder
  • 1/2 t Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 t Paprika
  • 1/4 t Red Pepper

Mix together.  There is your Taco Seasoning. Enjoy 🙂