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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Featured, Mexican

21 of the Best Salsa Recipes in the Universe

August 10, 2017
21 Best Salsa Recipes

I am officially making Salsa a Food Group. I’m penciling it into the food pyramid, because we all need a serving of salsa every day.  This is the peak time of year for salsa making. The garden’s have put forth their bounty. The markets are full of produce. People are eating light. We have 21 of the Best Salsa Recipes for you to enjoy.

From traditional restaurant style salsa recipes made with classic ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, peppers and cilantro to fresh fruit salsas made with pineapple, strawberries or mango.

Get creative in your kitchen, and make one (or all) of these delicious salsa recipes today. Share with your family and friends. Trust me, they are looking for the next great salsa recipe, too!


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Beef, Casseroles, Main Dishes, Mexican

Salsa Chorizo Casserole

April 26, 2017
Salsa Chorizo Casserole

I have an addiction to Mexican food. Mexican-American.  Tex-Mex.  Authentic Mexican.  Just about any recipe with that flavor profile is a home run for me.  Is it the big bold flavors?  The passionate use of cheese?  The bright and colorful ingredients? Salsa Chorizo Casserole captures all of these things I love.

Did I just say “passionate use of cheese”?

(awkward silence)

Warning…this recipe also includes the wanton use of salsa verde and chorizo.

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Beef, Main Dishes, Mexican, One Pan

Chili Colorado Skillet

March 31, 2017

Lord have mercy, lemme tell ya’ll how good this Chili Colorado Skillet is. This rivals any restaurant version I’ve had. If you are a fan of this spicy Mexican dish, you have to try our recipe.

This Mexican-inspired recipe features chunks of beef slow-simmered until tender in a rich, bold and spicy chili sauce.  That’s the best part. Spicy!

Serve with rice, refried beans and tortillas for a delicious and filling meal.

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Appetizers & Snacks, Beef, Mexican

Zesty Marinated Steak Nachos

January 26, 2017
Zesty Marinated Steak Nachos | Buy This Cook That

Zesty Marinated Steak Nachos are a mouthful of wonderful!  These nachos are topped with tender and flavorful marinated steak. Yes, yes, yes. That’s all I need to know.

Load these steak nachos up with cheese and all of your favorite toppings for a filling snack or dinner.

The secret to this spicy treat is the zesty marinade we used on our steak. You probably have all of the ingredients on hand.

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Beef, Mexican, Pasta

Tex-Mex Macaroni

January 7, 2017
Change up boring weeknight mac n' cheese. Make Tex-Mex Macaroni! An easy and cheesy meal the family will love. A macaroni and cheese fiesta. Yeah, I like it!

Time to change up that boring weeknight mac and cheese and make our Tex-Mex Macaroni! Full of colorful ingredients like Rotel tomatoes, black beans and corn, this is an easy and cheesy meal the whole family will enjoy.

A fiesta in your skillet.

With cheese. A cheese fiesta. Yeah, a macaroni and cheese fiesta. I like it.

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Amie Jo's Choice, Beef, Kid Friendly Recipes, Main Dishes, Mexican

Cheesy Baked Tacos

November 7, 2016
Cheesy Baked Tacos

These are so warm and good: full of beef, rice and cheese! And topped with more cheese. 🙂 You will wonder why you have never made Cheesy Baked Tacos before.

Your family will go crazy for this delicious recipe. This is one of those dinner recipes you will make again and again. Plus, you can totally make it your own by using your favorite taco toppings.
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best, Chicken, Health, Mexican, My Favorite Recipes, Soups

Southwestern Black Bean Soup with Roasted Jalapenos

August 15, 2016
Roasted jalapenos are kind of a big deal. Don't believe us? Try them with our Southwestern Black Bean Soup. You won't believe the amazing jalapeno flavor.

Roasted jalapenos are kind of a big deal. For those of you who are like “no way, this is going to be too hot”…don’t click away. This Southwestern Black Bean Soup with Roasted Jalapenos isn’t quite as spicy as you might think.

The seeded and roasted jalapenos are almost sweet (yes sweet) and are the perfect addition to this simple, hearty and flavorful black bean soup.

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30 Minute or Less, Health, Mexican, Salads, Sides

Fresh Fiesta Salad

May 31, 2016
Full of bright, healthy veggies, our Fresh Fiesta Salad is a perfect for any meal. Black beans & sweet corn add yumminess and color to this delicious salad!

Fresh and healthy, full of crunch and flavor, our Fresh Fiesta Salad is a perfect salad for mealtime! Serve it with grilled chicken, yummy sauteed shrimp, baked fish, or your favorite main dish.

This salad is also a great way to lighten up a Southwestern or Mexican meal.

You can add the dressing into the salad, but we decided to let everyone pick their own dressing and served it on the side.

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30 Minute or Less, Beverages, Mexican

Sugar Sunset Margaritas

May 4, 2016
No tequila was harmed during the making of Sugar Sunset Margaritas. I'm lying. Whole bottle, gone. Let's just call it experimental mixology.

So we have all heard of a Tequila Sunrise, but how about Sunset Margaritas?

These…are dangerous. They taste so sweet and fresh, with a perfect balance of flavors. Freshly squeezed lime and orange juices with a little surprise at the end.

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30 Minute or Less, Essentials, Mexican, One Pan, Sides

Homemade Refried Beans

May 4, 2016
Easy, peasy, beans and cheesy! Why buy them when you can make them 10 times better yourself? Get our recipe for Homemade Refried Beans here.

We will not judge you if you like refried beans from a can. If you can get over the big, gelatinous can shaped bean tower that comes out of the can, they actually taste ok. But, I beg of you, try making your own Homemade Refried Beans.

Why? It is soooo easy, so good, and you will want to kick yourself in the pants for not doing it this way the whole time.

You get to control your own fat content, sodium levels…and they taste 10 times BETTER than what is in the can. You ready?

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