THIS MONTH ON MOMMY DIARIES
Ingredient of the month: Cream of Chicken Soup
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So the roast you made for french dip sandwiches the other night made up a lot more meat than you thought. Have no fear! This recipe is a perfect way to use up that leftover beef. Or if you used all your meat with the sandwiches and are looking for a good shredded beef burrito recipe, this is the one for you! This recipe comes from allrecipes.com and I've done a little tweaking. I will let you know what the tweaks are when I get to them! Here's what you'll need: 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced (or 1/8 tsp garlic powder) 4 tomatoes, chopped (We're talking small to medium-sized tomatoes, not big massive ones or you'll have tomatoes coming out your ears.) 2 c. shredded cooked roast beef 1 (8 oz) jar taco sauce (I bought the Taco Bell brand at Walmart.) 1 (4 oz) can diced green chili peppers 1/2 tsp cumin 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes (optional) 6 flour tortillas, warmed 1 1/2 c. shredded Mexican blend cheese (The original recipe called for Cheddar, but I like the taste of the mixed Mexican blend cheese you can find in the bag.) 2 c. shredded lettuce the green chilies really make the flavor so try really hard to put those in! What to do: Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes or until everything is transparent. Then mix in the tomatoes. (PS If you're not using the onion and using garlic powder instead of clove, heat up the oil then just add the tomatoes.) Then add the roast beef, taco sauce, green chilies, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer uncovered until thickened. (The recipe says to let it simmer for 25 minutes but mine only needed to simmer for about 5 minutes. Huge difference! Just let it all thicken up a bit and you'll be fine.) Add about half the cheese and mix together. (This wasn't in the recipe but I did this and it was rockin'.) Put the tortillas in the microwave one at a time for about 10 seconds. Fill each one with about 2/3 c. of the mixture. If you would like them just as these are, sprinkle a little more cheese in it and add lettuce and sour cream. Roll it up and enjoy. OR after you put the mixture in the tortilla pinch in the sides, roll it up like a burrito, and put it in a glass baking dish. Do this for all the tortillas. Then pour the leftover mixture over the top of the burritos and put them in the oven covered with foil for 15 minutes on 350 degrees. Take them out of the oven and sprinkle the rest of the cheese over them. Allow the cheese to melt before serving. (This was the way I made them. They were SO good!)
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