Enchilada Sauce

Enchilada Sauce (adapted from this recipe):
1 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 large yellow onion, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
3 TBSP chili powder
2 tsp coriander
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
4 tsp splenda (or sugar)
15 oz. tomato sauce
1/4 cup water

Directions

Saute onion in oil until slightly browned. Add the garlic, spices and Splenda. Cook and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the tomato sauce and water; bring to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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No Tortilla Chicken Enchilada Bake Recipe

2 Servings

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Ingredients
2 large chicken breasts (boneless, skinless), cooked and shredded
1 large green bell peppers
1/2 large white onion, diced
2 cups Enchilada sauce
1 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions

Directions: adapted from this blog

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Saute pepper and onions in some olive oil for 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Layer the bottom of casserole dish with shredded chicken.
Top with the peppers and onions.
Pour enchilada sauce over top.
Top with cheese and green onion.
Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove foil and cook for another 10 minutes until cheese is melted.

Pulled Pork Tacos

2 servings

Ingredients:
12 oz pork loin
Mrs. Dash Chipotle seasoning
1 tbs olive oil
16 oz green pepper, mushrooms, green onions, squash mixture
Optional: Tortillas, Sour Cream, Cheese, Salsa, Avocado, Sauces, fresh vegetables

Directions:
In a crock pot, cook pork loin sprinkled with seasoning.  I recommend Mrs. Dash Chipotle seasoning – but feel free to use a favorite.  I cook mine for about 6 hours on low – but monitor to ensure that your pork cooks completely.

In a pan, heat olive oil and cook green peppers, mushrooms, green onions, squash mixture.  You can use whatever vegetables you prefer for this, but this is my typical combination.  Season as desired.  I don’t use salt – but that is a personal preference and it would probably be better if I did.  Cook till vegetables are tender.  Enjoy!

Note:
Serve with tortillas of choice if desired.  Maybe also be good on a bed of lettuce.  Garnish with sour cream, cheese, salsa, avocado, and/or sauce of choice.  I don’t eat tomatoes, but those and any number of other vegetables (lettuce, cabbage, etc) might be perfect to add to this.  I try to keep it a 8 oz per person raw or 4 oz per person cooked guideline.

Also – I use this combination with most proteins: shrimp, chicken, steak, etc.  Cooking method may vary by protein.

Home-made Fajita Seasoning

Mix these ingredients to create a useful, salt-free, no carb Fajita Seasoning to have on hand to sprinkle on Fajita ingredients, or in greek yogurt or sour cream for a zesty dip! I store mine in an old cleaned out spice bottle

Ingredients:
1 T Cumin
1 T Cayenne Pepper
1 T Garlic Powder
4 T Paprika
2 T Mrs. Dash Table Blend
4 T Chili Powder
2 T Onion Powder

Shrimp Fajitas

Ingredients:
8-12 oz raw shrimp without shells and tails
16 oz mixture of sliced green peppers, green onions, mushrooms, squash, zucchinni
Home-Made Fajita Seasoning
2 T Olive Oil

Directions:
Heat a large pan to medium-high heat.  Put Olive Oil in pan to heat thoroughly.  Tilt pan to spread Olive Oil all over pan.  Saute vegetable mixture in pan.  While vegetables are still crisp, add shrimp and Home-Made Fajita Seasoning.  Cook until shrimp are cooked all the way.

Serve with tortillas, shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa if desired.