DELICIOUS, NO SOAKING REQUIRED, Slow Cooker Refried Beans! This easy homemade refried beans recipe cooks dry pinto beans in the slow cooker! They make the perfect tasty side dish for authentic Mexican meals. You’ll never use canned beans again!
I love refried beans. Not only do they make the perfect side to pair with your favorite Mexican meal (for us, usually tacos!), but they also make for a pretty great meal by themselves too! Have you ever had a bowl of perfectly cooked refried beans with a little shredded cheese on top? So delicious!
This easy recipe for Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde is packed with flavor and creaminess thanks to roasted tomatillos, onion and jalapeños! Learn how to make homemade roasted tomatillo salsa to serve with chips, tacos, enchiladas and more. Whole30, paleo, vegan, and gluten-free.
This year we’ve grown the most tomatillos in our gardening history, so I’ve been excited to experiment with new tomatillo recipes. I usually rely on my classic Tomatillo Salsa Verde recipe to make with our tomatillos (plus it freezes great for preserving) but I wanted to make a Tomatillo Salsa that was creamy, thick but not too thick and very tasty.
VEGETARIAN MEXICAN LASAGNA Bake is filled with vegetables, noodles, ricotta and mozzarella cheese! Taco seasoning gives it a delicious Mexican flavor! This healthy meal recipe is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time for a quick weeknight meal, all you have to do is bake it!
We are loving this dish right now in our house because it’s easy to make and filled with garden fresh veggies and comforting cheese. Many times I’ll prepare this lasagna earlier in the day so all I have to do is turn on the oven and throw it in when it’s dinner time. Whenever I make this I text Matthew a photo of the lasagna and he’ll text back hearts and swoony faces.
Back-to- school season is one of the busiest times of the year, and families are on the lookout for easy meals that deliver big on flavor. This is a lasagna that the family will fall in love with.
This lasagna is filled with veggies that go perfect with the “Mexican” flavor. Most vegetarian lasagna recipes use eggplant and zucchini but I don’t. Why? That’s easy. We don’t grow those vegetables, hah. Case closed.
Easy to make Vegetarian Taco Casserole recipe. Instead of meat, we use lots of vegetables and beans. This Mexican Casserole takes 30 minutes to bake.
Vegetarian Taco Casserole
This Meatless Cheesy Taco Casserole is one of our favorite dinner recipes. It’s one of those dishes that you don’t get sick of having multiple times a week (we love it that much). Since trying to make more vegetarian meals for my family, I’ve had to figure out how to change my original taco casserole recipe and that’s what I did for this dish. Instead of ground beef, I’m adding in black beans and frozen corn.
Mexican Vegetarian Recipe
Mix that with some elbow macaroni, fresh tomatoes, green peppers, tomato soup, taco seasoning mix and taco cheese and you have the perfect weeknight meal! I don’t want to call this recipe healthy, because it does have the word “cheesy” in the title, but the recipe only calls for 3/4 cups of cheese and if you want you can even add less. You could even skip the cheese if you want to!
Authentic Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe! This easy to make tortilla soup is made with a handful of ingredients that you already have in your kitchen! I based this recipe on my favorite NYC Mexican restaurant – now I can make it healthy at home!
I love chicken tortilla soup – love, love love.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
I used to get tortilla soup all the time from a local Mexican restaurant but one day I got some near closing time and it was a big disappointment It was like they gave me the entire bottom of the pot that was sitting all day long with every ingredient soggy.
I was very upset. That night I told myself I would match their tortilla soup with my own. I would set up a table outside their restaurant serving small cups of my own soup and compare it to theirs.
The neighborhood would love mine. They would put me on their shoulders, parading me down the streets while chanting “tortilla soup, tortilla soup!”. Well one of those things came true, I came up with a tortilla soup recipe that is better than theirs. *High Fives*
HEALTHY 7 Layer Taco Dip is easy to make with tomatoes, corn, lettuce, pinto refried beans, green pepper, and cheese! Ready in 10 minutes! This Mexican dip is made without cream cheese or ground beef! Serve hot or cold! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.
7 Layer Taco Dip
I can eat this 7 Layer Taco Dip with a spoon, it’s that good. But I would suggest serving it with Mission Organics® Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips instead, so you don’t scare your guests away! This Taco Dip is always a favorite at parties! Why? Because it’s delicious and packed with real seasonal vegetables!
Healthy Taco Dip Recipe
September is Organic Harvest Month, a time to discover new organic recipes! Organic recipes benefit you, your family, your community and the planet so it’s a fun time to support your local food co-cop, farmers market or backyard garden! Not only is this dip tasty, you can also make it 100% organic along with your tortilla chips!
Need some healthy breakfast ideas? Start your day with this Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet, one of the best Keto Recipes to boost you up! This is one my yummiest and budget-friendly keto recipes. #breakfast #keto
The truth is that I made this Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet for the first time in June. It was when the jalapeno plants in the garden started exploding with peppers all over. And then after I tasted it for the first time I knew I had to share the recipe with you guys.
Now it’s October and the recipe is finally here. What took me so long? Well, I’ve been eating these Cheesy Jalapeno Omelets nonstop!
This new keto diet has pushed us to our limits, trying out Keto Recipes and turning to the new healthy can be difficult when we don’t know which recipes actually qualify as keto recipes. Whether it is cauliflower casserole or this cheesy jalapeno Omelet, I’m digging out new Keto Recipes each day. And this recipe makes for a great breakfast!
EASY Crockpot Pumpkin Chili recipe. This easy slow cooker dinner is healthy made with ground turkey, beans, vegetables and Mexican spices! Add shredded cheddar cheese on top! You can freeze leftovers for your family!
In this Crockpot Pumpkin Chili recipe we have the usual Chili ingredients, but then we’re throwing in pumpkin because whenever you can you should throw pumpkin into any dish. Here’s the great thing about pumpkin, it’s full of great nutrients but hardly changes the taste of meals. It’s an amazing way to make your dinner or pumpkin brownies more healthy and better for you. Who doesn’t want that?
Now I know what you might be thinking.. usually “Mexican” and “Pumpkin” don’t usually go together, but in this recipe they are best friends. They are holding hands, whispering secrets (not about you), planning adventures – they are great pals.
What I’m saying is that you’re going to love this Crockpot Pumpkin Chili! It’s one of our favorite Fall Slow Cooker Meals!
Pumpkin Chili Recipe
This pumpkin chili recipe is so easy to make and only takes 5 hours in your slow cooker! First you’ll want to brown the ground turkey in a pan with the peppers before throwing it in the crockpot. After that, throw all your other ingredients inside!
I love beans in my chili so I had to add both black beans and kidney beans. Also I love using ground turkey for chili as a healthy alternative to ground beef.
So what makes this Chili Mexican? Well we’re going to spice it up with green chiles, salsa verde, cumin and we’re going to throw corn into this! If you want you can even throw avocado, shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream on top when it’s done!
FRESH Tomato Salsa made with roma tomatoes straight from our garden! This easy HOMEMADE recipe is made in minutes with tomatoes, onion, peppers, cilantro, and red pepper flakes! Friends BEG for me to make this salsa because it’s everyone’s favorite! Serve with Chips or with your next Mexican meal!
This right here is my go to salsa. This Fresh Tomato Salsa wins hearts, it makes bellies happy. It’s a win win situation. We make this salsa all the time to snack on, it’s also one of my most requested recipes to make to bring to get friends houses during the Summer!
Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe
I think one of the main reasons why people love this Fresh Tomato Salsa much because it’s so fresh. Every single vegetable in this recipe comes straight from the garden. I also try not to pick the tomatoes, peppers and onions until the day of or the day before to really make it SUPER fresh. Nothing beats the taste of home grown tomatoes!
This salsa took me some time to get perfect over the years. Sometimes I would make it and it would be too runny, too chunky, the peppers would be too mushy, the tomatoes would be too whole, the tomatoes would be too smooth. But after summers of practice, I got it. I perfected this Fresh Tomato Salsa recipe! And now I’m here to share it with you!
PRETTIEST Cheese Dip ever! MEXICAN Vegetable Bowl MONTEREY JACK Cheese Dip! This easy dip recipe is made with grated Monterey Jack cheese and Mexican spices! Cover the top with chopped up vegetables to make the most beautiful homemade dip! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.
Cheese lovers, this dip is calling your name! This Vegetable Bowl Monterey Jack Cheese Dip is made with Monterey Jack cheese, which is perfect for 2 reasons. First, Monterey Jack cheese melts beautifully, it’s one of the best melting cheeses in my opinion, so it makes a perfect cheese for dip. Secondly, when you add a little seasoning and spice, it’s a great cheese to use for Mexican inspired dishes, like this cheese dip!
I got to thinking about what makes the perfect dip. It needs to be cheesy, creamy and full of flavor. But it also needs to have perfect partners in crime, in this case Mission Organics® Blue Corn Tortilla Chips and vegetables! Instead of putting the vegetables on the side, I decided to include them in the dip to make a Vegetable Bowl Cheese Dip!
I am loving this 5 minute burrito bowl right now because it’s quick, filling, delicious and uses fresh vegetables from our garden. It’s perfect for lunch (at home or take to work) because it’s so fast to make.
Vegetarian Burrito Bowl
I like preparing 2-3 bowls worth of ingredients in the beginning of the week, so I can just throw everything in a container, head to work and then microwave it once it’s lunch time. If you’re craving a quick Burrito Bowl for dinner, this is the recipe for you too! You could even add some extra protein to it, such as chicken or more beans.
Arugula Refried Bean Burrito is a healthy Summer meal made with canned refried beans and fresh arugula. Dinner is made in 5 minutes!
Can you feel that Summer is here? I sure can. With the temperatures rising, the last thing I want to do is eat hot food. Even worse, I definitely don’t want to turn on my stove! These fresh burritos are full of vegetables and will cool you down. They’re perfect to take already made to work, or you can take all the supplies to the park for a picnic with friends and let everyone make their own.
You’ll need 4 flour tortillas. I found these low calorie (60) sundried tomato and basil tortillas in the grocery store that I love. My favorite canned beans are Goya (especially the Rancheros) and Rosarita. You can eat these directly from the can, or you can heat them in the microwave for 1 minute. If you’re going for homemade check out my Refried Black Beans recipe!
EASY SLOW COOKER black beans made with dried beans! This healthy, vegetarian recipe cooked in the crock pot for 4 hours is so easy and healthy! Because it uses dried beans it’s cheap to make too! We love serving these beans on flour tortillas for black bean tacos! It’s one of my families favorite comfort foods!
Slow Cooker Black Beans
I’m guilty of it. Yup, the big sin. What’s that you ask? Oh, it’s shameful. Sometimes I buy…. canned black beans. What’s my excuse? They’re so easy, all I have to do is take the lid off, heat them up and they’re ready to go.
And yet, that bag of dried black beans sits on the bottom shelf (always) at the grocery store, for half the price and twice the amount and I always look at it for forgiveness “Dry black beans, I’m so sorry, I just don’t have time, I’m so so so sorry”. Then I throw the canned beans in my cart and run out of the aisle before the dried black beans can look at me again.
Once I started growing our own black beans, I started to see the beauty of dried beans. The only thing that was holding me back 100% from joining the dried bean team was the overnight soaking, which I almost always can never remember to do (we aren’t a house that plans our meals in advance). So I came up with this recipe of throwing them in the slow cooker for 4 hours which leads to a yummy bean perfection!
This Corn and Tomato Rice Salad is a healthy recipe for dinner, picnics and potlucks. With it’s Mexican inspired flavor it’ll be a hit with everyone! And even better, it’s easy to make in 15 minutes!
I’m in love with this rice salad. I took a version of this recipe to a potluck last week and I’m proud to say it was the first dish that was empty. This is a great fresh ingredient recipe that lightens up dinner. You can serve it as a side dish or a main dish, preferably served alongside some fresh bread.
What I especially love about it is that due to the lime juice, crushed red pepper flakes and cilantro it has a Mexican flavor added to it. Anyone else love Mexican flavored everything? This salad is so good you could even fill up a burrito with it and call it dinner.
And because I love fresh recipes that are quick to make, this salad is ready to serve in 15 minutes.
The main ingredient is Minute® Whole Grain Brown Rice so you’ll have great-tasting fluffy rice in just 10 minutes. Brown Rice is a nutritious option as it has similar nutritional values to regular long cooking brown rice, but it’s done in 1/4 the time. I love brown rice because of it’s versatility – you can use in cheesy casseroles or light lunch options. One tip to get the tastiest brown rice is instead of boiling in water, try vegetable broth.
EASY MEXICAN Cheddar Cheese Dip made with 1 bag of shredded cheese, milk and other simple ingredients. This delicious dip can be served with tortilla chips, crackers, vegetables or on top of nachos! It’s always the hit of the party!
You either love it or you love it. Have you ever met a person who doesn’t love it? Once I met a person who doesn’t like pizza and I ran away from them.
Cheese dip is one of those things that I love, no matter what time of the year or where I’m at. You’ll find cheese dips at pot lucks, friends dinner parties or fancy art openings. No matter what the event, you’ll find me at the snacks table swimming in that cheese sauce (not literally, the bowl isn’t big enough).
Recently my husband asked if I could stop including cheese in some of our dinners. I looked at him and said “What type of monster are you?”. To satisfy him I added some broccoli along with the cheese. See, I can compromise.
With a craving for a cheesy snack during a movie night I threw this together in minutes and served it with various foods to dip. You have your typical tortilla chips and crackers but you also have your vegetables for those wanting a fresh option.
Because nothing says delicious more than a piece of cauliflower smothered in cheese, right?
Mexican Taco Salsa Hot Dog recipe. This hot dog, taco combination is super tasty! It’s perfect for Summer grilling too!
With Summer in full gear are you having outdoor get-togethers around the BBQ? If you’re on a rooftop in NYC and look around you’re guaranteed to almost always find a rooftop full of friends around a grill, laughing and sharing hot dogs.
I really love Mexican food, I mean look at the recipe index I have for it. So when it comes to hot dogs it might not surprise you that I wanted to try to give them Mexican flare. Imagine one delicious beef frank, covered with shredded cheese, salsa, tomatoes and jalapenos on top, inside a taco shell. My mouth is watering just thinking about this.
The key to this dog is you need some quality beef franks.
Now we’re going to place the hot dog inside a taco shell. It’s one of those ideas where if you tried it already you know the magic, but if you never thought of doing that you might have just had a “AHA” moment. By the way, I’m not magic (I wish). I always buy standing shells which if you love tacos will change your life. No more tacos that will fall over!
Now it’s time to load this hot dog up to make it a taco. You’ll need shredded cheese, lettuce, onions, jalapenos and some real delicious salsa. I always use my favorite salsa recipe here.
Now go ahead and put your hot dogs in your taco shells.
As soon as you’ll put the cheese on the dogs it will melt beautifully. Then go ahead and put the rest of the toppings on.
Easy Refried Beans Recipe made from canned black beans! These homemade beans only take 15 minutes! These refried beans taste like your favorite Mexican restaurant! Perfect for Taco night meals!
We have tacos at least once a week, if I’m lucky maybe 2-3 times. No matter if we’re eating them in a shell, in a bowl or in a casserole form, we always need Refried Beans! I don’t think it’s Taco Night without the beans.
Refried Beans Recipe
This is my favorite Refried Beans recipe and it’s so easy to make. All you’ll need is a can of black beans, a jalapeno pepper chopped up to add some spice, and cilantro/salt/pepper to season. Easy, right? These beans are total Mexican restaurant style and is the perfect side for tacos and burritos.
Black beans have amazing protein-plus-fiber content. From one cup of black beans, you get 1/3 of your daily protein intake, it’s equivalent to eating 2 ounces of chicken or fish. Those beans are healthy little protein giving guys, aren’t they?
These beans take 15 minutes – max. Because we’re using canned beans, we don’t have to worry about overnight soaking like dry beans would need. We also don’t need to use your slow cooker all day to soften them. With this recipe we’re throwing everything in a saucepan and they’ll be done in a jiffy.
Even though I stress this recipe as quick and easy, it doesn’t lack in flavor. Even if I have all the time in the world for Taco Night, I’m still going to make the beans just this way. If you are looking for regular Refried Beans with Pinto Beans, just substitute the beans in this recipe and cook the exact same way.
CHEESY Taco Casserole is EASY to make. This simple baked casserole recipe is made with elbow noodles, tomato soup, ground beef and lots of cheddar cheese! This is a yummy dinner that everyone will love – especially the kids!
Some people like to say “Taco Tuesday” but I like to say “Tacos Everyday!”.
Tacos are one of my favorite meals, I can basically eat them every night and never get sick of them. The thing I love about tacos is you can have them so many ways. Maybe you’re in a burrito mood, maybe you’re in a hard shell mood, maybe you’re in a salad moon, maybe you’re in a soup mood, maybe you’re in a pepper steak mood, or maybe you want a casserole. In the case of the casserole, I got you covered.
Say hello to your new favorite dinner, Cheesy Taco Casserole!
This is a good ol comfort meal, perfect after a hard day of work. In the Winter time, this really warms up my bones in all the right spots. It has plenty of fresh vegetables (green pepper, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers), along with tomato soup that is going to hold those noodles together and soak up the good stuff. And that extra cheesy layer on top? Yup, you will fall in love with it.
Slow Cooker Lamb Tacos recipe! The meat is so moist!
What do you think of when you hear Leg of Lamb? What recipes come to your mind?
Tacos might not be the first… but I’m here to change that!
These Slow Cooker Chipotle Leg of Lamb Tacos are super delicious as they are slow cooked with a bunch of spices for flavor. The lamb itself gets to marinade in this sauce for 8 hours making it oh so juicy when you grab a fork and cut it up. Unlike sometimes when you slow cook, the marinade doesn’t always sink down into all the meat, but these tacos have flavor in every single bite you take.