Oven Toasted Meatball Subs

Ingredients

  • Meatballs – frozen or fresh
  • Bread – Italian, French, subs…whatever you like!
  • Red sauce – Jodi’s homemade or jar
  • Shredded cheese – your fave!

Directions

Heat up sauce and meatballs in a pot on your stove. Heat oven to 275-300.  Open bread and put the meatballs and sauce on it and toast it for a few minutes.  Take it back out and throw some cheese on and toast again!


Sam’s Cheeseburgerdilla/Tacodilla

 

Cheeseburgerdilla

Ingredients

 

  • 1 or 2 pre-made burgers
  • bacon or bacon bits
  • shredded cheddar
  • chopped tomato, lettuce, pickle and onion
  • large flour tortillas

Directions

  • Cook the burgers to you preference and chop them up (so you can sprinkle on the cheese in the quesadilla).
  • Melt butter in a large pan and heat a tortilla.  As it starts to puff up flip the tortilla.
  • Sprinkle cheedar on half the tortilla and top with burger and any of the other toppings you wish.  Usually my kids just want the burger and cheese and I add all the other toppings for myself.
  • Fold the tortilla over and cook on both sides…flipping as needed until the cheese melts and the tortilla is cooked to your preferred doneness.
  • Slice it and serve with burger condiments for dipping: ketchup, mayo, mustard, etc

Jodi’s Easy Shrimp Tacos

  • 1 lb of fresh shrimp – tails off
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 pinch of minced garlic
  • Taco seasoning
  • Taco shells or tortillas
  • Fave taco side “fixins”

Saute the onion & garlic in a little olive oil – over medium-high heat, until the onions turn clear.  Throw in the shrimp and stir while they cook, until they are pink.  This usually only takes 5-6 minutes.

Add taco seasoning next (either liquid or powder)  Cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes.  Serve in warm taco shells or tortillas with all of your favorite taco fixings!!!!


Tacodilla

Ingredients

 

  • 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
  • taco seasoning
  • Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • large flour tortillas
Directions
  • Cook beef or turkey with taco seasoning as you would when you make tacos
  • Melt butter in a large pan and heat a tortilla.  As it starts to puff up flip the tortilla.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on half the tortilla and top with taco meat.  You can also add regular taco toppings like tomato and lettuce if you want.
  • Fold the tortilla over and cook on both sides…flipping as needed until the cheese melts and the tortilla is cooked to your preferred doneness.
  • Slice it and serve with sour cream, salsa, etc.for dipping.

French Bread Pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 loaves French bread
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 1 bag shredded cheese
  • FIXINGS!!!  (you know what your family loves)
  • Examples:
    • Pepperoni
    • Mushrooms
    • Onions
    • Peppers
    • Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Black olives

 

Everyone gets whatever size slice they want, and they fix it the way they want!!  SO fun.  SO easy.

Mom or Dad handles the oven.   Put in over at 375 for 7-8 minutes or until the bread is crispy and toppings are melted.


Sheet Pan Nachos

SUCH a good, fun option for a busy weeknight.

Tortilla Chips (any kind, we use multi grain)
Meat –cooked hamburger, pulled pork or shredded chicken.  Leftovers are great for this!
Cheese – using more than 1 kind makes this awesome!

Optional:
Peppers
Black beans
Jalapenos
Black olives
Sliced green onions

Pile it all on, and place in the over at 350 for about 6 minutes.  Remove when it’s hot & bubbly!  Have sour cream on the side.


Jodi’s Slow Cooked Chicken Tacos

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • A few pats of butter
  • Taco Seasoning (powder pack OR a medium sized jar)

 

Directions

  • In the morning, place chicken breasts in slow cooker, season with salt & pepper and place a pat of butter on top of each chicken breast – cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Don’t open the slow cooker until you are ready to shred and eat the chicken.
  • IF you are using powered taco seasoning – shred chicken and then mix in some tomato sauce and the seasoning.  IF you are using the liquid taco sauce – you can cook the chicken IN it, or add once the chicken is done.
  • Spoon into taco shells along with all the fixings.

 

PS – Slow cooked chicken is the easiest to shred!!!


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