One Pot Chicken Tortilla Casserole

One Pot Chicken Enchilada Bowl

One Pot Chicken Enchilada Bowl

I was looking for a way to use chicken breasts and some leftover rice. I also had leftover corn tortillas and I thought of trying a dish similar to my Mexican Bowl I make with beef. I could use a variety of ingredients to bring together a bowl of enchilada goodness. It would also be similar to my Mexican Lasagna that I make with either beef or chicken. I was definitely aiming for a Mexican comfort food served in a bowl. Continue reading

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Mexican Spaghetti

Mexican Spaghetti

Mexican Spaghetti

I had a wild idea… which is how most of my stranger recipes are born.  I wanted a meaty, Mexican sauce with corn tortillas cut into noodles.  I thought of it as Mexican Spaghetti, although it could also arguably be called Deconstructed Tortillas.  Let’s go with Spaghetti, as that makes it more fun.  Trust me, in North Dakota in January, when our high was -34 today, we needed to make some fun. Continue reading

Mexican “Chopped” Chili

Mexican Chopped Chili

Mexican Chopped Chili

I hadn’t planned a meal, and I didn’t want to go out to dinner.  I had just enough energy and interest to throw some contents of the fridge and a few from the cupboard into a skillet and call it a meal.  I’d use the small container of beef stewing meat I’d thawed several days earlier for another dish. Since that dish didn’t happen, it was going to be repurposed into a Mexican  dish ala one of our favorite shows, “Chopped”. Continue reading