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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mexican Taco Pizza

Specially seasoned ground beef, refried beans, salsa and cheese layered in a deep dish style. A tasty and easy Mexican-style pizza with a flour tortilla crust. Enjoy Good Food

What you Need:
 1/2 pound ground beef
 1 medium onion, diced
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 tablespoon chili powder
 1 teaspoon ground cumin
 1/2 teaspoon paprika
 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
 4 (10 inch) flour tortillas
 1/2 cup salsa
 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
 2 green onions, chopped
 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
 1/4 cup finely chopped jalapeno peppers
 1/4 cup sour cream (optional)

How to Make it:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat 2 pie plates with non-stick cooking spray. 
Place beef, onion and garlic in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until beef is evenly browned. Drain off grease. Season the meat with chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. 

Lay one tortilla in each pie plate, and cover with a layer of refried beans. Spread half of the seasoned ground beef over each one, and then cover with a second tortilla. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. 
Remove the plates from the oven, and let cool slightly. Spread half of the salsa over each top tortilla. Cover each pizza with half of the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Place half of the tomatoes, half of the green onions, and half of the jalapeno slices onto each one. 

Return the pizzas to the oven, and bake for 5 to 10 more minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven, and let cool slightly before slicing each one into 4 pieces. 

Peachy Pork Sirloins

I like to take Pork, and cook it with this recipe you can use Sirloin, Chops, or a Tenderloin Roast and this turns out so good, flavorful and juicy.

What you Need:
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 pork tenderloins, about 2 pounds total(I used Sirloins today)
1/2 cup peach preserves* Home made Peach Preserves for this that I made
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Season the pork tenderloins with the seasoned salt and thyme, place on a roasting pan and bake 30 minutes.

While the tenderloins roast, combine the preserves, Worcestershire and ginger in a bowl. After the
tenderloins have roasted for 30 minutes, remove from the oven and brush liberally with the glaze. Return to the oven and bake for 15 minutes more, or until internal temperature of 160 degrees is reached. (The remaining glaze may be brought to a boil in a saucepan over medium high heat and served alongside the cooked tenderloins.) Slice and serve.

Makes 6 to 8 servings