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Beef and Corn Taco

Cheese, beef, corn and taco seasoning? All melted together and enclosed in a crispy tortilla shell? Sign me up!  These tacos are AMAZING with a dollop of sour cream and guacamole.  Ingredients: Large garlic clove, minced 10 ounce package ground beef 1 1/2 cups frozen corn 2 teaspoons taco seasoning 6 six inch corn tortillas 2 oz shredded cheddar-jack blend  4 ounce red taco sauce  Oil, salt and pepper Method: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add ground beef, salt, and pepper. Cook, breaking up into smaller pieces, until browned and cooked through. Add corn, taco seasoning, and garlic. Cook for a further 2 minutes. Evenly divide filling among the centers of 6 tortillas. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.Roll up and bake in the oven until the cheese is melted. Lightly sprinkle with salt. Serve taco sauce alongside for dipping or drizzle on top. Enjoy!

Pork Eggroll Soup

 I love egg rolls in all iterations: spring roll, fried veggie roll, traditional pork roll, cheeseburger, avocado.... and now, soup! Ingredients: 1 egg Chicken broth 14 ounce bag of shredded cabbage 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 bunch scallion, sliced  2 garlic cloves, minced 10 ounces ground pork 4 six inch tortillas Method: Finely chop 2 tortillas.  In a medium bowl, stir to combine ground pork, chopped scallions,, holding some back for garnish, chopped tortillas, 1 large egg, half of the minced garlic, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Shape into 16 mini meatballs. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium-high. Cook meatballs in batches, turning once, until browned. Transfer to a bowl. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons oil from pot. Add cabbage and remaining chopped garlic to same pot over medium-high. Cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pot, until golden and wilted, 2–3 minutes. Stir in broth, 1/2 tablespoon soy

Sesame Ginger Beef Stir Fry

  There is nothing like stir-Friday (thanks, Archer!). I hope you enjoy this fast and delicious meal, any day of the week.  Ingredients: 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce 1/2 pound shaved sirloin steak 1/2 cup jasmine rice 1 ounce fresh ginger, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced pinch red pepper flakes 1 cup snow peas salt and pepper sesame seeds, for garnish Method: In a pot, combine the rice and 1 cup of water. Cover, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook until the water is absorbed and riches cooked, 15to 20 minutes.  Meanwhile, heat 1 and a half tablespoons oil in a medium nonstick skillet over high. Add shaved sirloin steak; cook, until browned all over and cooked through. Add snow peas, red pepper flakes, garlic and ginger, and a pinch of salt to skillet with steak. Cook, stirring, until snow peas are crisp-tender. Add teriyaki sauce to steak and snow peas in same skillet. Reduce heat to medium and cook, tossing to combine, until everything is coated in sauce, about 1 minute. Seaso

Falafel bowl

  Perhaps I should feel bad posting this recipe since the falafel isn't homemade; I bought an uncooked mix from my deli. But honestly, shortcuts like this are fabulous when I am busy. I get a delicious meal but don't have to work too hard to make it. And I still get to fry the falafel to my liking, and make the dressing. Enough effort so I feel fancy but not enough so I feel frustrated! People, take shortcuts! Ingredients: 1 cucumber 4 oz roasted red peppers, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 bunch fresh dill, minced 5 oz bag baby spinach 1/4 cup sour cream 1⁄2 lb falafel extra virgin olive oil white wine vinegar salt and pepper Method: Peel cucumber, and then halve lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and cut into half-moons. Season with salt and pepper. ; In a medium bowl, toss spinach with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil; season to taste with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, whisk to combine  the sour cream, chopped garlic, chopped dill, 11⁄2 tablespoons extra virgin olive