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Black Bean Nacho Bake Recipe

This simple black bean nacho bake recipe is an all-time favorite at my house on Mexican food night. My kids really love nachos and they don’t mind the black beans at all. Some kids just refuse to eat any kind of beans, but with this black bean nacho recipe, kids will eat everything you put in front of them because the combination of ingredients works perfectly. A kid-pleasing recipe is always difficult to find but this one might sold all your problems.

Each child is different and some dislike one kind of beans so they assume they will dislike them all. However, in this dish, kids eat every bite. They love the cheesy pasta and the delicious flavors. It offers a healthy serving of fiber and there is calcium in there too. This is a great black bean nacho bake which is fuss-free and fun to make. It is totally meat-free but full of fiber and you will not even miss the meat. Serve this very easy black bean nacho bake with a tossed green salad on the side. It is a great healthy meal for the whole family.

From start to finish this meal can be ready in about 30 minutes, making it a quick and easy option for those busy weeknights too. By the time you have finished helping the children with homework this delicious black bean nacho bake will be ready to serve and the amazing aroma will be floating all around your house, tempting everyone out of the other rooms and into the kitchen or dining room to see what that incredible smell is. You won’t even have to shout out that dinner is ready because one sniff of this and everyone will be ready to eat. Continue reading

Cheesy Beef Nacho Casserole Recipe

Are you looking for a simple casserole recipe to make for your family tonight? Try my amazing beef nacho casserole because it will rock everyone’s socks off. Check out this delicious recipe for the ingredients list and step-by-step instructions on how to make it. Everyone loves nachos, that famous spicy and delicious Mexican snack food. Now you can have your nachos as a main meal entrée and get to pick out the ingredients you want to use in there.

This is so simple to prepare and definitely something every family member will love. Delicious and mildly spiced ground beef, tortilla chips, salsa and Colby cheese combine to make the perfect beef nacho casserole. This dish is quick to prepare and really filling as well. Serve it with refried beans, avocado slices or guacamole, and then you can pass the salsa and sour cream, for those who desire it. You can expect your family to go to great lengths to scrape every deliciously gooey morsel, from the casserole dish. They will not be able to get enough.

When making nachos you get the choice of what goes in there. The main ingredient are the tortilla chips and then cheese and salsa are typical ingredients. Because we are serving this as an entrée rather than a snack or appetizer, we like to include beef and corn, so it is a complete meal. Add some refried beans, avocado, chopped raw vegetables like onion or tomato, jalapeños for some spice, and anything else you wish, before serving, or else serve these extras on the side and let people help themselves to any extras they want. You can really make this nachos recipe your own. Continue reading

Amazing Beefy Cornbread Casserole Recipe

Are you looking for a simple, yet delicious casserole to take to the next family get together or the pot-luck this weekend? Try my amazing beefy cornbread casserole recipe today. It is sure to blow everyone away. Learn how to make this delicious casserole for your family and you will always be able to rustle some up. Believe me, they will ask you to make it often. This casserole takes so little prep time and only about half an hour to cook so you will have your family’s meal done and on the table before you realize it yourself.

So if your time is stretched to the breaking point, you feel like pulling your own hair out and still have to cook supper for the family but have not a clue what to do, relax. Yes, relax – all is not lost with this tasty, quick and easy beefy cornbread casserole. This is a dish of seasoned hamburger, beef gravy, kidney beans, potato and barbecue sauce, topped with corn muffin mix and baked in the oven until golden brown on top. Many people like to serve shredded cheese on the side, either cheddar or a Mexican blend, to add extra charm.

Really this amazingly great-tasting meal requires only a crisp salad of fresh and colorful vegetables and dressing of your choice to complete an easy to prepare recipe that requires so little ingredients to make a very tasty main course. You can tweak the recipe if you wish, leaving out the potato or swapping it for mushrooms or another vegetable. You can also bake the cornbread muffins on the side and serve them with the casserole instead of cooking them in the casserole mix. Either of these tweaks is possible. Continue reading

Simple Cheesy Nacho Bake

Are you looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe that you can whip up in a flash on a busy night, leaving you time to do the million other things that you have on your to-do list? Try this amazing nacho bake recipe and discover how to make this delicious dinner. What do you make the kids for a snack for the upcoming sleep over – the typical pizza, popcorn and chips with a dip perhaps? Well, what about this awesome cheesy nacho bake for a tasty change? The kids will love this, as will the rest of the family.

The crowd-pleasing blend of melted cheese, ground beef, green onion, taco seasoning mix, and sour cream atop baked tortilla chips, sprinkled generously with chopped tomatoes and dollops of creamy sour cream, will definitely reward you with many words of praise and appreciation from your teens. This would be great also to take to a potluck dinner, offer to the older neighbors on your street that do not get out much, or contribute to your next office luncheon. It also makes the perfect snack to go with movie night.

Other toppings that would go great with this are pico de gallo, guacamole, lettuce, crisp chopped onion and green or black olives. Follow the easy directions below to prepare this baked nacho dish before adding some or all of the suggested toppings. The cheesy finish, the crunch, the Mexican ingredients – everything combines harmoniously to make this an extra-special dish whether you are serving it as a snack, appetizer or even as the entrée. There is something magical about this nacho bake and you will want to make it often. Continue reading

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Mexican chicken casserole is one of my favorite Mexican dishes to cook. The family just loves this casserole and there are never any left overs. Over the years I have learned that with Mexican food, substitutions are very easy and always add a different flavor to what you are cooking, so don’t be afraid to add your favorite cheese, meat or other ingredients to spice it up to your flavor. There are several variations of Mexican chicken casseroles. This is one of the most popular recipes, so I hope that you enjoy this version.

A wonderful south of the border taste for your family is what this Mexican chicken casserole will offer you. Tender chicken breast, tomatoes, and green chilies go into it. Add melted American cheese and you have a delicious creamy Mexican chicken casserole that the entire family will love to eat.

This meal is so easy to prepare that even your teenage apprentice cook can prepare it with ease. So, take the night off, let the teens prepare dinner and wait until you taste this superbly creamy and tasty casserole. Continue reading

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

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