Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tasty Tuesday

Today is Tasty Tuesday/Tuesdays at the Table! I am linking up to give you a recipe that I found...and made...but didn't actually follow the recipe for... big surprise there.

Once someone I had just met was bragging up her enchiladas. She was going on and on (and on and on and on) about how everyone wanted her to bring them to potlucks, how great they were, blah, blah, blah. (By this time I was a little bored with the conversation but thought that since I loved to make enchiladas I would engage a little longer.)

I asked her what she put in her enchilada sauce and she said, "I don't give out my recipes." Well, okay, then. When I told my daughter, Kati, about the conversation she said, "Clearly she doesn't know you. Her recipe would be safe, because you couldn't follow one to save your soul." So true.

The button won't get you to Tuesdays at the Table, but this will! (I couldn't find the code for the button...and I was confused.) 

Found a recipe that looked good on a a website called Six Sisters' Stuff. They have some good stuff on there. This is the recipe I found:

I thought it looked like it had possibilities, but that it needed something more. (Plus, I always put in a lot of cheap filler in my main courses!)

Here is what I made:
Chicken, Black Bean, & Corn Lettuce Wraps!
Ingredients: Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, taco seasoning, black beans, corn, cilantro, and lettuce Not shown: 1/2 lime, shredded cheese, salsa, and sour cream
 Heat up the skillet and add a couple swirls of oil.
 Put the thawed chicken breasts in the pan and sprinkle lots of taco seasoning on the side facing up.
 Turn the chicken breasts after about five minutes. Add taco seasoning to the other side. Cook for five minutes on the other side. (The smaller two breasts were done, but the larger one wasn't. It didn't matter much because I cooked it through at the end when I heated it up with the other ingredients.)
Cool the chicken and shred it with a couple of forks.
 Add the can of rinsed and drained black beans and the corn (slightly thawed, thawed, or frozen is fine... kind of depends on how long it takes you to get to this point of the process!).
Mix it all together and heat through!
It looked like it was lacking a little bit... so I added a few spoonfuls of salsa to pull it all together. I ended up adding about a cup.
That looks much better...much less anemic!
Then I chopped up a handful of cilantro and added that along with a the juice from 1/2 of a lime.
 I served it with iceberg lettuce leaves and we made lettuce wraps with the mixture, shredded Mexican cheese, salsa, and then topped it with sour cream. (I accidentally deleted that picture from my phone.)
The salsa I used was from a batch I made with a friend a few months ago. This batch was Yosef... kind of hot, but not nearly as hot as Xavier the month before... Go, Xavier.

As you can see, we used a lot of Yosef when we pimped out this meal.

The lettuce wraps were pretty tasty! I probably should have given the Stern German some tortillas because things wrapped in lettuce don't really constitute a meal, in his opinion, ESPECIALLY if the main "meat" is chicken. So, I encouraged him to put the chicken mixture on chips and top it with some queso that I made from melting Velveeta Queso Blanco with some milk to thin it down. He really liked the chicken mixture on chips.
This was delicious! I will do this again.
If you need to make sure this recipe is gluten-free, just make sure that your taco seasoning is gluten-free and that any chips you use (not those Artisan ones...) are just plain old corn or white corn tortilla chips.

And, there was some of the chicken, black bean, corn, salsa mixture left for my daughter, Kati. (Click on her name to check out her Tasty Tuesday recipe. I think it was going to be for Cheesy Grits! Yum.) I put it in the freezer and will give it to her when I see her in a week and a half!
The only thing that would have made this meal any better would have been a jumbo margarita on the rocks!

Just found another interesting link up:

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