Tag: Quick and Easy Meals

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Make Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi when you’re craving shrimp–which I do often! This dish is so quick and easy, it makes a great weeknight dinner. And it’s delicious–so much better than the overly salty scampi you might order at a restaurant. It’s wonderful served with 

Pork Lo Mein

Pork Lo Mein

Pork Lo Mein is a Asian recipe to try making for your family. Tender pieces of thinly sliced pork and vegetables in a tangy sauce served over perfectly cooked linguine. So good! We love Asian food in our house and I always enjoy going out 

Black Bean Beef Flautas

Black Bean Beef Flautas

Our family enjoys Black Bean Beef Flautas that are baked, not fried. Spicy hamburger and black beans rolled up in a crunchy flour tortilla. So yummy! Click to Tweet

Our family enjoys these Black Bean Beef Flautas that are baked in the oven, not fried. Spicy hamburger and black beans rolled up in a crunchy flour tortilla. So yummy! 

The recipe was inspired by our many visits to Love’s Convenience Stores on frequent road trips with our daughters when they perform on weekends or mini tours in nearby states. Learn more about the Vogts Sisters and their music Here. 

It’s not unusual for us to stop at Love’s and grab a bite to eat if it’s late and we’ve missed a meal. Hot Dogs, Egg Rolls, Chicken Tequitos, and Beef Flautas are probably our favorites.

Now, in case you’ve ever wondered, a Flauta is a long flour tortilla rolled up in filling and fried, (or in this case, baked) and a Taquito is a short corn tortilla rolled up in filling and fried.

Ingredients Needed for Black Bean Beef Flautas

  • ground hamburger
  • sweet onion
  • minced garlic
  • Louisiana Hot Sauce, or any hot sauce that you like
  • low sodium soy sauce
  • chili powder
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • ground cumin
  • canned black beans
  • cheddar cheese
  • flour tortillas (Use my recipe for Homemade Flour Tortillas if desired.)

Recipe for Black Bean Beef Flautas

Instructions on Preparing the Flautas

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a baking sheet. Spray foil with cooking spray. Prepare the ingredients before you begin. Using a box grater, shred the cheddar cheese and set it aside.

If you’ve visited this blog very often you may already know that I encourage folks to use block cheese rather than the shredded kind they can buy in the stores. Yes, it requires a bit more work to shred it yourself, but it’s better. It tastes better, melts better, and is better for you. Have you ever wondered why the shredded kind is so hard and doesn’t melt as well? Preservatives and chemicals. And who needs more of that?

Okay, moving on. Mince your onion and garlic and set them aside.

In a large skillet, brown the hamburger. Add onion, garlic, hot sauce, soy sauce, chili powder, onion powder, and ground cumin. Drain the black beans, and stir them into the hamburger mixture. Simmer for 5-7 minutes.

If desired, warm the tortillas in the microwave to make them more pliable.

Spoon 1/2 cup of the meat mixture onto one edge of a flour tortilla. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheddar cheese. Roll tightly and lay seam-side down on prepared baking sheet. Repeat until mixture is gone.

Brush olive oil over the tops and sides of each rolled tortilla. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Turn and bake for an additional 5-6 minutes. Allow to cool before serving. Serve with cheese dip, salsa, and sour cream. This recipe makes 10 Flautas.

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Recipe for Black Bean Beef Flautas

Black Bean Beef Flautas

Here's a recipe for a baked version of Hamburger and Black Bean Flautas. Enjoy!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Baked Dishes, Black Beans, Flour Tortillas, Hamburger
Prep Time: 24 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 flautas

Equipment

Stainless Skillet
Box Grater
Aluminum Foil
Baking Sheet

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground hamburger
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 15 oz. can black beans drained
  • 2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 10 regular flour tortillas
  • Extra Virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. Using a box grater, shred the cheddar cheese into a bowl or on a plate. Set aside. Mince onion and garlic.
  • In a large skillet, brown hamburger. Add minced onion, garlic, hot sauce, soy sauce, chili powder, onion powder, and ground cumin. Stir in black beans. Simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  • If desired, warm flour tortillas in the microwave to make them more pliable.
  • Spoon 1/2 cup on one edge of flour tortilla. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheddar cheese. Roll tightly and lay seam-side down on prepared baking sheet. Repeat until mixture is gone.
  • Brush tops and sides with olive oil. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Turn and bake for an additional 5-6 minutes. Allow to cool ten minutes before serving.
  • Serve with cheese dip, salsa, and sour cream. Makes 10 flautas.

Nutrition

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 408IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 3mg
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Salisbury Steak and Gravy

Salisbury Steak and Gravy

This easy Salisbury Steak and Gravy recipe is a wonderful meal to serve your family when you’re in need of some quick comfort food. Perfect for a weeknight dinner. (Post modified with new photos on 2/21/22.) How many of you remember eating Salisbury Steak in 

Creamy Garlic Chicken

Creamy Garlic Chicken

Some nights I just want something creamy and easy for supper. This Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe hits the spot with butter, garlic, and heavy cream, plus Parmesan cheese. So, yummy. And perfect for a weeknight dinner. (Recipe modified with new photos on 2/22/22.) I like 

Honey-Mustard Pan Roasted Chicken

Honey-Mustard Pan Roasted Chicken

Honey-Mustard Pan Roasted Chicken with Potatoes is so easy to make. Perfect for a weeknight dinner for your family.

In the last few years, Sheet Pan Dinners have become all the rave. Almost every food magazine and/or food blogger has posted about them.

Once I tried one of the recipes, I became a fan. They are so easy to put together. Hardly any clean-up. And they are wonderfully delicious!

Simply pair your favorite meat (Chicken, Beef, Kielbasa, Shrimp,etc.) with your favorite fresh vegetables that are in season. Mix them in oil with your favorite spices and herbs. Then bake. Voila! Dinner is done!

Want easy clean-up? Line your baking pan with tinfoil. Then just wad it up and toss it in the trash! No baked-on mess to fight. You could also use a silicone baking mat if you prefer. But you’ll have to clean that up. I prefer the tinfoil.

This recipe for Honey-Mustard Pan Roasted Chicken with Potatoes focuses on root vegetables and a delicious honey-mustard sauce that you drizzle on it at the end of the baking period. I’ve also made this with sweet potatoes. The vegetables bake up so tender.

And I prefer chicken thighs for this recipe rather than chicken tenders or breast. They turn out so juicy and delicious.

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Honey-Mustard Pan Roasted Chicken

Honey-Mustard Pan Roasted Chicken

Here's an easy weeknight dinner to make for your family.
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Dishes, Chicken/Poultry Dishes, Sheet Pan Dinner, Vegetables, Weeknight Dinners
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

Baking Sheet
Glass Mixing Bowls

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes scrubbed and quartered
  • 1 pound carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium sweet onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Extra-Virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 pieces skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, toss together potatoes, carrots, onion, oil, thyme, salt and pepper. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and spread out the vegetables onto the pan. Roast vegetables on pan for 15 minutes.
  • Place chicken in a single layer over vegetables. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Roast for another 15 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard, soy sauce, honey, whole-grain mustard, and brown sugar. Drizzle over chicken and vegetables. Roast for another 25 minutes until chicken is cooked (165 degrees) and vegetables are tender and golden brown. Serves 4-6.
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Steak and Pinto Beans

Steak and Pinto Beans

(This post was modified with new pictures on 10/20/21) I’ve been making Steak and Pinto Beans since my husband and I first married. It’s one of our family favorites. There’s really nothing fancy about this dish. It’s quick and simple, yet makes a satisfying meal 

Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas is a yummy recipe I like to make for our family when I don’t have a lot of time. Quick and easy and so delicious!