1 I did use a crockpot or whipped cream cheese- I used 1/2 a block of cream cheese. I completely omitted the chicken broth because I wasn’t cooking my tortellini in the crock pot.
2. I did 1 can of tomatoes and added some extra Italian seasoning. I let that cook for about 10 minutes, added my cream cheese while I boiled my pasta (4 minutes and that was done!)
3. The sauce gets thick- probably because I didn’t have as much liquid- so before I added the pasta I added half and half- just enough so it wasn’t to thick—–YUMMMMMMMMMMM! Added pasta and sprinkled with cream cheese!
Easy! Hadley helped- she “tested” it while it was cooking!
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Yes- Dennis said it was pretty filling and very rich- you don’t need tons!
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I will keep it! Next time I might even do it in the crock pot!
We live in Iowa- Northeast Iowa- its March 12th, and we are in a winter storm WARNING! Oh dear!!!! So let’s have some SOUP AND BREAD BOWLS!!!! But I didn’t have any yeast……….so I made beer bread bowls! If I knew how easy beer bread was to make from scratch I would have never spent all that money on Tastefully Simple beer bread mix! I literally had it mixed up in 5 minutes!!! Two recipes tonight- both have beer in them!
I didn’t put the jalapenos in it- there is no way Dennis would eat it! I also added roasted potatoes. While the veggies were simmering I diced the potatoes, then I tossed them in olive oil and salt and roasted them for 35 minutes or so until they were golden brown- stirring once. (I also just fished out the veggies with a slotted spoon instead of straining.)
I added them to the soup after the cheese- just to warm them up and keep them perfect.
For me it was easy- for some it might be a little hard but the website will walk you through it if you don’t understand how to make a basic rue.
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Seconds for everyone! Really, really, really good. I would love it with the spice!
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KEEP!!! Great on a cold winter……..or snowy March Day!
Sometimes I forget which boards I have, maybe I should fix that….. anyway- its a snow day in Iowa- Blizzard Warning- we kinda got missed last night, but more on the way. What a better day to have something in the crock pot, but I didn’t think of it until 1 pm- so I needed something that didn’t take 8 hours- so smothered beef tips it is!!!
Not many changes to this recipe!
1- I hate peeling potatoes – if I had some Simply Diced Potatoes I would have used them, but I didn’t – so small size b potatoes that I just cut into quarters worked.
2- I didn’t have canned corn- I hate it! So frozen corn it was! I didn’t add any extra water even though the corn in the recipe was undrained.
3- I added garlic.
Easy- SUPER easy- hardest part- cutting the meat- which is easy! Tip- Don’t have your meat all the way defrosted- still I little frozen- WAY easier to cut!
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Mom- Really good- I would like the meat a little more seasoned- and the sauce too- I even added garlic- but I could have added more. The potatoes in it were great skin on and all buttery and perfect.
On a scale of 5 I give it a 4
Girls- Since it was a snow day they snacked all day so weren’t very hungry, but they liked the meat and corn.
Dad- He ate everything and then some! The meat melted in your mouth!
Ok – so I did something I don’t usually do- I kinda did a comparison- a what???? I followed the recipe- sort of- and but changed a few things…… PS- I won’t make two very often- especially two ways so enjoy it while you can!!!
1- I had some ground beef and since I only had 1 can of chicken I did a half and half- I added a small individual chili can to the beef, some salsa, half of the cream cheese and put it inside the tortillas.
2- I used Recipe Bacon Bits- way, way, way faster!!!
3- Who has time to cut those little circles- so I put the filling in half of the tortilla and folded it- worked awesome- you can cut them in half or thirds- really easy to eat! A little harder to fry though
4- I didn’t have fresh avocado, but I did have some Wholly Guacamole 100 calorie packs- so I added some sour cream, mayo, dill, a dash of onion powder and garlic (it already had the vinegar in it and onion powder and garlic, but I like those so I added more!!!)
5- I don’t like frying so I baked half in my oven at 425- just had to put a little cooking spray on the outside of the tortillas!
Easy- Hadley helped with most of it- she did the guacamole and mixed the chicken mixture- I fried and did the oven. Baking is MUCH easier then frying.
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Mom- I liked the baked better then the fried- and I LOVE fried tortillas! It was warmer and crispier! The filling needed some spice- maybe some salsa or garlic- was a little bland.
On a scale of 5 I give it a 3.5
Girls- Hadley had both- she liked the baked chili tortillas. Harper only had the chili.
4 year old eat half 7 year old ate 1 bite of the chicken and all of the chili.
No Dad tonight- he is working!!!
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Probably keep- it would make a good app for a party and the dipping sauce ROCKED!!! Not sure I can eat plain old guacamole again!!!