For the first time in a long time, I had a kitchen accident. Cut my finger chopping cilantro. Not bad enough for stitches but bad enough to realize that cilantro BURNS!!! It was all worth it when I took the first bite of this delicious dish. I love it because you make your own fajita seasoning which tastes so much better than the prepackaged kind! I have used this same recipe for chicken, steak, and pork and it always turns out amazing!
The original recipe can be found here: Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas
- 1 lb. pork loin, cut into thin strips
- 2 tbsps vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 2 bell peppers, sliced
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 lime
- bunch of cilantro
-Preheat oven to 400 and line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
-Mix dry ingredients in small bowl.
-Place veggies and pork into large bowl. Coat with vegetable oil. Mix in seasoning and stir until coated.
-Dump onto baking sheet and spread out in a single layer.
-Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
-Remove from oven and squeeze juice from half of a lime over it all and garnish with cilantro to taste. I like to use more because cilantro is so yummy!
I LOVED Hamburger Helper growing up so I was super pumped to revisit this dish as an adult. I bought a box, prepared it, and was absolutely disappointed! Why didn’t my childhood favorite taste the same? Was it always this salty and otherwise bland? I was so devastated… It’s not their fault, my tastes have changed as I’ve aged and I’ve tried to stay away from boxed and frozen meals. Then I found this recipe on Pinterest and I am in love!! One pot dishes are always a winner, less dishes = more cuddles with my son before bedtime! It’s just as delicious as a leftover meal as well!
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 2 cups water
- 8 oz. elbow macaroni (uncooked)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp packed brown sugar
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 (15 oz) tomato sauce
- 8 oz. package of mexican cheese shreds
- salt & pepper to taste
-Heat oil in dutch oven . Add onion & ground beef.
-Mix in chili powder, cumin, & pepper. Cook until beef is browned.
-Add garlic & brown sugar. Cook for an additional 30 seconds-1 minute.
-Add water, dash of salt, & tomato sauce. Mix well then stir in pasta & cover.
-Increase heat to maintain a vigorous simmer (medium-medium/high heat).
-Cook until pasta is tender, about 9-12 minutes.
-Remove from heat & stir in 1 cup of cheese. Top with remaining cheese & serve.