Chili Tortilla Roll Ups

Chili Tortilla Roll Ups
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Servings
20 rolls
Servings
20 rolls
Chili Tortilla Roll Ups
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Servings
20 rolls
Servings
20 rolls
Ingredients
Servings: rolls
Instructions
  1. In a medium pot or dutch oven heat oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions and green pepper and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, chili powders and cumin and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add ground beef and cook until beef is browned, stirring occasionally and breaking apart the chunks.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and allow to simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes to meld falvours. Chili should be relatively thick, but add a tablespoon or two of water if needed.
  4. Place one tortilla shell on a flat surface and spread with approximately 3 tbsp of chili leaving a 1" border around. Top with 1 tbsp of cheese. Moisten the top inch of the tortilla with water. Starting from the bottom, roll tortilla shell up a third of the way. Fold in sides 1 1-1/2" and continue to roll forward, enclosing all the chili in a tubular shape.
  5. Continue with remaining shells, chili and cheese until all have been rolled.
  6. Using a 2" skillet or shallow pot, add enough canola oil to come up 1". Heat over medium until hot. Place about 6 chili rolls in hot oil with seam side down (don't overcrowd). Cook for about 2 minutes until golden. Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove with tongs to a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil. Cut in half diagonally and serve with guacamole, salsa and sour cream if desired.

Smoky Apple Ribs

Smoky Apple Ribs
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Smoky Apple Ribs
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
Instructions
Ribs
  1. Preheat oven to 275℉. In a small bowl whisk together sugar and spices. Remove the thin membrane on the back side of ribs if not already done by butcher. Liberally coat the rib rack on all sides with spice rub.
  2. Wrap ribs tightly in aluminum foil with meat side up. Place on large baking tray and bake for approximately 3 hours until meat is tender. Make sauce while ribs are cooking.
  3. Preheat oven to broil and position rack to 6-8" from broiler. Remove ribs from foil and place back on baking tray lined with fresh foil. Brush liberally with sauce on both sides and broil for 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from oven and cut between bones. Serve immediately with extra sauce on the side.
Sauce
  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a full simmer. Reduce heat and allow to simmer uncovered for at least an hour, stirring occasionally. Sauce should be reduced slightly and flavours melded. Yielding approximately 2 cups of sauce.
Recipe Notes

I had approximately 1/2 cup of sauce left over without serving any on the side. Can freeze for another use.  Also great with grilled pork tenderloin.

Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Avocado Cream

Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Avocado Cream
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Spice up your weeknight dinner routine with these satisfying and easy to put together tacos.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
12-16 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
12-16 minutes
Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Avocado Cream
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Spice up your weeknight dinner routine with these satisfying and easy to put together tacos.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
12-16 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
12-16 minutes
Ingredients
Chipotle Chicken
Avocado Cream
Servings: people
Instructions
Chipotle Chicken
  1. Layer the chicken breast between sheets of plastic wrap. Pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch.
  2. In a small bowl combine oil, spices, adobo sauce and lime juice. Finely chop canned chipotle pepper and add to spice mixture. Stir mixture to create a paste and rub onto both sides of the chicken breasts. Cover, refrigerate until ready to use. Can be done up to 6 hours ahead.
  3. When ready to assemble tacos, heat grill to medium high and cook chicken breast for 6-8 minutes per side, depending on how thin you pounded them. Remove from grill, cover with tin foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
Avocado Cream
  1. Cut avocados in half and remove the stone. Scoop out flesh into a food processor, mini chopper or blender. Add all remaining ingredients except cilantro and blend until desired consistency. Stir in chopped cilantro, adjust salt seasoning as desired.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from: Easy All Purpose Chipotle Chicken, carlsbadcravings.com and Avocado Cilantro Crema, turningbacktheclock.com