Beef Enchiladas

Hey everyone… I hope all is well in your neck of the world. It’s been about a week with no posts so I figured, I need to get something out there. Lol. Truth be told, I’ve just been making re-runs or we’ve been eating out. So, nothing new. I’ve featured beef enchiladas before but this one is a little bit different.

Here we go…

Brown up some ground beef, about two pounds.

Add a capful (2 Tbs) of your favorite taco/chili seasoning. Mine is Wahoo Chili seasoning.

Add some cheddar cheese, about 2 cups.

Now, I made half of these with beef, cheese, and sour cream (1/2 cup).

And the other half with beef, cheese, and a can of diced tomatoes.

Pour some green enchilada sauce on the bottom of a baking dish…

Scoop some meat mixture into a fajita sized shell.

Roll up and add to your baking dish. Pour some green enchilada sauce over.


Next, take some already prepared queso, warm it up, and pour on top.


Into a pre heated 450 oven for 30 minutes and…

This rocked! Beefy, cheesy, a little spicy… Everything you could want. 🙂

Enjoy, my friends!

John

The Tastefully Simple guy

P.S. For more great recipes and yummy food, go to http://www.johnbokin.com

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Holiday Ham

I call this holiday ham but you can have it any day the craving hits. In fact, we had this on a plain, old Monday night. Lol.

This recipe is super simple and will deliver a juicy, sweet ham that you all will love.

First put two cups of brown sugar in the bottom of a crock pot.

Place your ham on top then add a can of pineapple chunks, juice and all…

Top with a cup of brown sugar.

Cook in the slow cooker on low for 5 hours. 

It’s simple and delicious. 🙂

Enjoy!

Till next time…

John

The Tastefully Simple guy

Paula Dean’s Pineapple Casserole

Ah… I love Paula Dean dishes. Anytime I see something of hers, I give it a go. Her pineapple casserole is no exception. It’s buttery, cheesy, and sweet. It has all the earmarking of a great side dish and it’s so incredibly easy to make. 

Let’s start by taking one cup of sugar, 6 Tbs of flour, and 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese and mixing that together in a bowl.

Next, we are going to add 2 cans of pineapple chunks, drained. (Reserve a third of a cup of the pineapple juice)

Add to a greased baking dish, 8×8.

Melt a stick of butter, crush up one cup of ritz crackers, place in a bowl and mix with the reserved pineapple juice.

Once mixed, place in your baking dish.

Into the oven at 400 for 30 minutes.

This one is so simple and it is so very tasty. Give it a try. You will thank me later. 🙂

Till next time!

John

The Tastefully Simple guy

Sweet Potato Casserole

Potatoes are a staple in our house and sweet potatoes are OH so good. They are a healthier spud on a normal basis but not today. Lol. Today, it’s about straight yumminess. 

Here we go…

Put a stick of butter in a bowl. Do you see how I start my potato dishes? 😉 

Cook up 5 lbs of sweet potatoes. I use s rice cooker/steamer to cook the potatoes.

Add a half of cup of brown sugar and start to mash.

Add a quarter cup of milk.

If the potatoes are too dry, add a little more milk but mash completely.

Place in a greased baking dish.

 Add marshmallows.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Yummy,  right?

These were so delicious. Pictures just don’t do these spuds justice. 🙂

Till next time…

John

The Tastefully Simple guy

Holiday Cobbler

We all have our favorites when it comes to sweet treats for the holidays, right? Pumpkin pie, Apple pie, nut rolls, Christmas cookies… You name it. Today, I’m going to bring you a cobbler that epitomizes holidays with Apple’s and cranberries. 🙂

So, let’s get this started.

In a bowl, add a package of fresh cranberries (12 ounce) and a jar of caramel sauce.

Mix and add to a greased baking dish.

Next, add some Apple cake mix to a bowl.

Whisk an egg an add along with a stick of butter to the mix and mix until crumbly.

Add to your baking dish.

Bake at 350  for 50 minutes.

It’s of the hook good!!! Second year I’ve make it for Turkey day and it was the first dessert finished off. 🙂 give it a try.

To your abundance, my friends.

John

The Tastefully Simple guy

P.S. For more great recipes, check out http://www.johnbokin.com

Traditional Stuffing

Nothing says the holidays like some delicious stuffing and there are so many variations of it out there. But when I have a big meal to prepare, I tend to go with a basic, traditional stuffing. It his on all points: buttery, most, celery for the crunch… You know, the basics.

The pics I’m going to show is a double batch but the description will be for a single batch. 

Melt 5 Tbs butter in a pan.

Add a chopped onion

Chop 2 celery stalks and add to the mix.

Cook for about 5 minutes then add a 2 cups of chicken broth.

Bring to a boil

As that was getting to a boil, add a package of your favorite seasoned stuffing to a bowl. I know, cheater right? Lol. Anything to make our lives easier works for me. 🙂

Pour your celery/onion mix on top.

Mix, place in a baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes at 350.

BOOM! Simple and tasty. Enjoy. 🙂

Till next time…

John

The Tastefully Simple guy

Crazy good Mashed Potatoes

A great mashed potato goes with just about anything. And today, I’m going to share my go to when it comes to this delicious spud. Super delicious. Super easy. 

In a bowl, drop a stick of butter.

Let that chilax to room temp. Next, peel, chop, and cook 5 lbs of russet potatoes. Once done, fork tender, put on top of the butter.

Now,  everything else is by taste. I start with a quarter cup of milk and chicken broth each, a tsp of salt and a coat of pepper. I mix then taste.

I add a little more milk and stock. Mix again. 

The little extra usually gets the job done. Enjoy!

John

The Tastefully Simple guy