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Healthify Your Celebrations: Cinco De Mayo

healthy nachos2There is no reason to purchase deep fried corn chips, when homemade ones are super easy and fast to make.  While I prefer the taste of the homemade tortilla made into a baked chip, when you’re short on time, slicing and baking your corn chips work just just as well.

Whether you are celebrating Cinco De Mayo, or your family just loves Nacho’s for dinner, try this recipe and everyone will like it!

Homemade Corn Chips Directions

  1. Purchase corn tortillas (or make your own tortillas)
  2. Slice tortillas with pizza cutter, knife, or cookie cutters
  3. Arrange on a cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray, or drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Add seasonings (or just salt)
  5. Bake at 425 for about 10 minutes.  Watch carefully!

Beef Taco Meat

  • 2 lbs. of beef (chuck or rump roast)
  • 1 1/4 cups of canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 TBL vegetable oil
  • 2 TBL white vinegar
  • 1 Package Casa Mexicana Beef Taco Seasoning

Directions

  1. Combine beef, oil, and vinegar in a deep pot, add enough water to cover beef. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes. (or cook beef in crock pot for several hours)
  2. Remove beef from pot and shred, reserve 1 1/4 cups of stock.
  3. Add shredded beef, reserved broth, crushed tomatoes, and seasoning packet into the pot, mix thoroughly.
  4. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Uncover and cook for 15 minutes.  Do not let sauce dry out.
  5. Serve over warm corn chips with lettuce, avocados, tomatoes, etc.

Are you making anything special for Cinco De Mayo?

Casa Mexicana Seasonings have no MSG, no artificial preservatives, and no hydrogenated fats.  The Beef Taco recipe came straight from the seasoning packet that the company provided me with.  It was delicious!!

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Although it’s just a sample (evidenced by it’s actually a piece of paper wrapping that cup… that is the cup that will be in my new plate, cup, bowl set!! I’m so excited to get it! It should arrive mid June.



8 Comments

Slice tortillas with a cookie cutter! See? You’re brilliant! I need to start thinking more like you! 😀

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susan

Love the cute taco salad! Thanks for the idea. I was wondering what to do for dinner tonight – and now I know!

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Looks like fun to eat and healthy too. I’m going to try this even if it’s not cinco de mayo. Thanks for the recipe.

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sallyjrw

Looking forward to the cup! Are you also working on cute toddler utensils? I was thinking of getting the Elmo utensils but I’d totally hold out for yours!

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I don’t have utensils in the making yet.. but I’m glad you are excited about the cup!

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I love to make my own tortilla chips, but I do not like to use cooking spray and I would rather not add extra oil. So I put a dab or lemon or lime juice on the tortilla and spread it around before sprinkling with salt and garlic powder. Added flavor–no added fat!

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