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Spicy Southwest Queso Dip Recipe

Ingredients 16 oz Velveeta Mexican Mild Cheese, cubed 1 (10oz) can Ro*Tel diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup frozen corn 1/4 cup diced green onion Tortilla Chips for serving Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Tex Mex Chicken Bake Recipe

INGREDIENTS 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to ½ inch thickness and diced 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 6 tablespoons butter ¼ cup flour ½ cup low sodium chicken broth ½ cup fat free half and half or milk 1½ cups cooked rice 8 ounces (2 4-ounce cans) diced green chiles 1 cup diced bell peppers 1 can black beans 1 can yellow corn, or 1½ cups frozen corn ⅓ cup cilantro, roughly chopped ½ cup mexican blend cheese tortilla strips Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Taco Lettuce Wraps Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound ground turkey 1 cup salsa 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles 1 tablespoon taco seasoning 1 (15-ounce) can corn kernels, drained 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 head butter lettuce 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, optional 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream, optional Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe

INGREDIENTS 28 ounces diced tomatoes (1 28-ounce can) 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (these can be found near the canned jalapeños at most grocery stores) 1 small white onion, diced 2 teaspoons cumin, divided 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth salt + pepper, to taste Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Skillet Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, diced ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon cumin 12 ounces penne pasta, cooked until tender (use package's instructions) 2 cups red enchilada sauce (I used mild) ⅔ cup sour cream 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) ½ teaspoon chili powder (or to taste) 6 corn tortillas (white or yellow), sliced into ½ inch strips ½ cup shredded mexican-style cheese (monteray, jack cheese, whatever you like) 1 avocado, diced (optional) 1 cup crunchy tortilla strips (you can find these with the salad toppings at your grocery store) ¼ cup cilantro, roughly chopped Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Baked Cheesy Chicken Taquitos Recipe

INGREDIENTS 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to ½ inch thickness ½ teaspoon garlic salt ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon cumin 8 6-inch corn or flour tortillas (see notes) 1 cup shredded mexican blend or cheddar cheese guacamole pico de gallo or salsa optional: sour cream, chopped cilantro Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Ground Beef Tacos Recipe

Ingredients 2 tablespoons peanut oil 1 cup diced onion 1 large jalapeno stemmed, seeded and finely diced 2 large cloves garlic 2 pounds 80/20 ground beef 2 tablespoons tomato paste ¼ cup good tequila 2 teaspoons corn starch ½ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon coriander ½ teaspoon oregano 2 cups beef broth 1 teaspoon cayenne powder Taco shells of choice Taco Sauce Toppings Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Green Sauce Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Ingredients 3 C cooked chicken 1 can of chopped green chilis 3 tbsp chopped red onion 1/4 C sour cream 2 tbsp chopped bacon (use the real bacon bits, they're easier) 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp seasoned salt 7 6 inch flour tortillas (on a GF diet? Use corn tortillas instead) Green tomatillo salsa (no measurements here - use what you want) Monterey jack cheese (no measurements here either) Fresh cilantro for garnish Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Double Decker Chipotle Bean & Turkey Tostadas Recipe

Ingredients 1.5 lbs lean ground turkey 2 (16 oz) cans Old El Paso Traditional Refried Beans 1 (1 oz) packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning 4 tablespoons chipotle in adobo sauce 1 chipotle pepper, chopped (use seeds for extra spicy) 1/2 lime, juiced 1 package Old El Paso Tostada Shells (12 shells) 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese 2 cups shredded lettuce 1 cup diced tomato Sour Cream Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Oven-Baked Chimichangas Recipe

Ingredients 1 box Lundberg Organic Whole Grain Southwestern Rice 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into thin strips) 3 small bell peppers, seeded and sliced 1 medium onion, sliced 6 100% whole wheat tortillas (approximately 9" size) Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, or Cooking Spray of your choice Optional: shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, etc. Seasoning 1/2 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb