I was working on using up some leftovers tonight and threw together a quick dish with some of my goodies in the fridge.
smoked sausage – about 4 o.z.
cooked chicken – about 1 cup cooked
onion – 1/4 cup or so
2-3 little bell peppers or one large one
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper
1 – 2 tomatoes cut into wedges
In skillet combine sausage, chicken, onion, peppers, and jalapeno. Saute for about 8 minutes until heated through and peppers and onion are desired tenderness. Add cumin, salt and pepper; stir. Toss in tomatoes just before serving. Serve with tortilla shells and desired toppings.
I’d picked up a little steak on sale the other day and needed to use it up. I decided to make some burritos with the leftover corn and black beans from a few days earlier and I had some extra cooked rice too. I like my beef medium to medium rare so adjust accordingly for the cut of meat used.
Just a quick post for the delicious cheesy shrimp and tortilla pie I made for dinner. I almost made enchiladas but I saw my pie pan and thought it would be a nice way to build dinner. I used 3 tortilla shells and made a homemade cheese sauce and salsa. I am sure if you have a favorite salsa or cheese sauce you can use those instead. I am also sure chicken or beef would be delicious but I wanted seafood tonight!
Cheesy Shrimp and Tortilla Pie
2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs flour
3 jalapeno peppers chopped
1 1/3 cups milk
4 o.z. sharp cheddar
salt and pepper to taste
12 o.z. small shrimp peeled
1 Tbs crushed cumin seed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup liquid from salsa
1 large tomato
1 finely diced jalapeno
1/2 small onion diced
1 Tbs cilantro
1/2 lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
For salsa mix together all ingredients and set aside.
To make cheese sauce melt butter in sauce pan. Add flour and stir cooking for one minute.
Add diced jalapeno
Cook over medium low for about 5 minutes stirring often.
Add milk and increase heat to medium. Cook for about 5 minutes or until beginning to heat through stirring occasionally. Increase heat stirring constantly until bubbly. Once thickened reduce heat begin stirring in cheese a little at a time until melted. Stir in about 1/2 cup of homemade fresh salsa.
For shrimp ~ Cook shrimp and all seasonings until shrimp is no longer pink; drain if needed.
To build pie place about 1/2 cup cheese sauce in bottom of oiled pie pan. Top with burrito size tortilla shell.
Layer 1/2 of the shrimp, 1/2 cup cheese sauce, and 1/2 of the salsa. Top with another shell.
Repeat layer leaving a little cheese sauce for top layer. Add one more shell and remaining cheese sauce. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Allow to rest about 5 minutes before cutting into.