Mexican Night at the Bee House

I’m finally back with a couple of great recipes for you folks. Decided to try a couple of Mexican dishes I had been wanting to whip up for the guys. Me and Kiana are pretty tame when it comes to new food. But hubs and B are very adventurous. So they got a bonus tonight for dinner. Two new recipes to nom nom nom all by themselves.I find tons of fun and tasty recipes on Kraft Kitchens. Love perusing their website. It always make me hungry though. Their dessert section is to die for. I’ve made a handful of their recipes now and they never disappoint. Tasty, easy and fun to photograph. So here they are and all credit goes to Kraft Kitchens. They rock!

Better Than Ever Beef Enchiladas:

Source: Kraft Kitchens

Ingredients:


1/2 pound ground beef (lean or extra lean preferable)
1/2 cup of green pepper
1/2 cup of red pepper
2 cups salsa
1/2 cup Tex Mex Shredded Cheese, divided
2 tablespoons Zesty Italian Dressing
8 flour tortillas (6 inch)
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions:


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Brown your ground beef and peppers using a large skillet.


Once done stir in salsa and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir this occasionally.


Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup of the cheese.


Now spread 1/4 cup of the remaining salsa onto the bottom of a greased or parchment lined casserole dish. 13 x 9 is recommended.


Now brush your dressing lightly over the tortillas, both sides.


Stack 4 tortillas and wrap in a large sheet of waxed paper. Now microwave for 10 to 20 seconds. 


Immediately spoon 1/3 cup meat mixture in the center of each warm tortilla. Roll up.


Place them seam side down in the casserole dish.


Repeat this step with remaining tortillas.

Top with remaining salsa.

Cover this with foil and pop in oven for 20 minutes.

Now remove the foil and top with the remaining cheese.

Cook for 2 to 5 minutes more, until the cheese is melted.

Remove from oven and top with cilantro.

Serve with a smile.

Mini Taco Bowls:

Source: Kraft Kitchens

Ingredients:


8 small flour tortillas
1 pound of ground beef (lean or extra lean is preferred) 
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
2 cups chopped lettuce
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup Kraft Rancher’s Choice Dressing


Directions:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Microwave tortillas for about 20 or 30 seconds to soften them up.

Press each tortilla individually in muffin tin cups to form the bowl.

Carefully fold edges back to add the filling. (don’t add yet though!)

Now bake for 10 minutes.

Now brown your ground beef in a large skillet or pan. Drain excess oil.

Stir in salsa and bring this to a boil.

Now simmer on medium- low heat for about 10 minutes. Stir it occasionally.

Spoon 1/4 cup of meat into each bowl.

Top with remaining ingredients as desired.

Nutty Chocolate Mallow Bars:

Source: Kraft Kitchens

Ingredients:


4 squares of unsweetened Chocolate, chopped (I used Baker’s Chocolate)
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 jar of Marshmallow Creme or Fluff
2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
3 cups Rice Krispie Cereal

Directions:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Microwave your chopped chocolate pieces and butter for about 2 minutes or until butter is melted.


Stir in sugar.


Add your eggs and vanilla and mix this well.


Stir in your flour.


Spread this into a 13 x 9 pan sprayed with non-stick spray or lined with parchment.


Bake this for about 30 to 35 minutes. Toothpick will come out clean when done. Do not overbake.


Cool this completely.


Now spread your marshmallow creme or fluff over top and smooth it out as best you can.


Now microwave your chocolate chips and peanut butter in a large bowl for about 2 or so minutes. Stir after each minute until blending well.


Now take that chocolate chip/peanut butter mixture and add your rice krispies to it. Mix well.

Now spread this over the marshmallow layer. Smooth as best you can.

Now stick it in the fridge for about 2 hours.

Remove and cut into bars.

Serve with a smile.

 




Toodles and smoochies.xx

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Comments

  1. 1
    Rita'z R-tistic Ramblez says:

    Nice combination of flavors. The chocolate bars look so good it makes my mouth water. LOL (sucker for chocolate) I love the idea of the flour tortilla bowls, I can't wait to try this.

  2. 2

    The tortilla bowls were tricky. I think something just a bit wider than a muffin tin would work. Next time I would also use beans in the bottom like lining a pie shell to keep it's shape while it crisps up. The dessert was great but it's a large helping of it. I would half it next time. Way too much of it left. Oh so good though. And super easy.

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