Chuck Roast Enchiladas

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This is one of those two step recipes that you have to plan ahead for.  It’s also one of those throw-together recipes that are so nice.  And it can be a use-up-the-leftovers recipe.

The thing is, you have to cook the chuck roast.  Mainly, this involves throwing it in a slow cooker with salt and pepper and leaving it to cook all day.

But after that, you get to choose your own adventure for this chuck roast.  You can go ahead and make the enchiladas the same night.

Or you can pop the meat in the freezer, so you’ll have the makings of a throw-together dinner another time.

Or, if by chance you have leftover roast, you can repurpose that meat in these enchiladas.

We loved this beefy version of enchiladas.  Everyone in my family likes any and all kinds of enchiladas.  That is, everyone but my youngest son.  I used to think it was the green chilis he doesn’t like.  But it may be more of a texture thing with the tortilla and sauce.  I’m not sure, but sometimes he has to endure an enchilada dinner because the rest of us really like them.

Here’s what you’ll need to fix these.  I’ll also add a separate recipe for cooking the chuck roast.  If you happen to find roasts on sale, it’s a great meat to cook ahead and shred for enchiladas, soup, bbq, beef and noodles…  Cooked meat in the freezer means easy meals!    [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Creamy Jalapeño Chicken Tacos

These were such a hit!  They have just enough spice to make them interesting without being too spicy.  The sweetness of the corn balances the spice.  And they’ve got cream cheese.  What more can you ask for?

Bonus – they cook in the slow cooker!

Recently, I was asked to try out the new Philadelphia Spicy Jalapeño Cream Cheese as part of Kraft Foods and PHILADELPHIA Spicy Jalapeno blogger program.  Cream Cheese is one of my favorite ingredients and I knew we would love this one.  We did!  The jalapeño and cream cheese are a perfect pair of contrasting flavors.

Here’s what you’ll need for the Creamy Jalapeño Chicken Tacos:   [Read more…]

Ingredient Spotlight: Tortillas 2013

Tortillas are a pantry staple for good reason.  They’re inexpensive and versatile.

I’ve got lots of recipes on this site that use tortillas.  Here are a few from the past year:

Easy Crockpot Beef Fajitas – Your house will smell amazing while these cook.

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas – This is one of the most popular recipes on my site.

Italian Sausage Enchiladas – On this post, you’ll find the recipe for these, but also ideas for changing the recipe to use what you have in your pantry.

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas start with boneless pork chops.  These are a new family favorite.

I can’t wait to see your recipes that use tortillas.  Link up as many as you like, but include a link back to Eat at Home.


Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas in the slow cooker

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Who doesn’t love Mexican food? I don’t know anyone. Honestly, I could eat it every night. I discovered an easy way to make fajitas in the crockpot. The best part is all the flavors really cook well together. And leftovers are even better. We were so hungry the day I made these that I forgot to take a finished product picture. But you can imagine they were very yummy!

Here’s what you’ll need to make this quick, weeknight supper of Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas:  [Read more…]

Ingredient Spotlight: Tortillas

I think tortillas are a fantastic food.  You can wrap almost anything in them and suddenly it feels like a pulled-together meal.

One thing that’s been on my to-make list forever is homemade tortillas.  I’m sure the homemade kind taste much better than store-bought.

Here are a few of my (many) recipes that use tortillas:  [Read more…]

Chicken and Dumplings in the Slow Cooker

Chicken and Dumplings is one of my family’s favorite meals, but I don’t always have time to make the homemade version.  This time, I decided to try a reader suggestion for super-quick dumplings.

The secret is flour tortillas.  It doesn’t get easier than that.  And I even used frozen chicken tenders, skipping the thawing.  Those two time-saving steps make this meal a breeze.

Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]

Black Bean and Rice Freezer Burritos

freezer burritos done

These have been the handiest things to have stashed away in the freezer.  We’ve eaten them for a quick lunch or when someone needs to have dinner at an odd time.  The heat up in the microwave and taste great.

I read about the idea on the SC Johnson website in a post written by Sandy of The Reluctant Entertainer.  She shared her method for freezer burritos, but didn’t share a recipe.  I took her idea and decided to create a black bean and rice filling.  In just a little time I had 20 delicious burritos in the freezer.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas

green chili chicken enchiladas done

You may have noticed that I have a thing for enchiladas.

There’s something about warm tortillas stuffed with zingy filling and covered with melting cheese. Yum!

These were inspired by cans of green chili enchilada sauce I picked up at the grocery.  Simple and delicious.

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Refried Bean Quesadillas – 5 Minute Meal

refried bean quesadillas done

I made these one day when I had a gaggle of giggling girls here for lunch.  There were a few boys present too.

Thankfully, these were a hit with all of them and they only took 5 minutes to fix.  I’m thinking these may come to the rescue one of those nights when we’re running out to a soccer game this fall.

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Smoky Chipotle Chicken Tacos in the Slow Cooker

smoky chipotle chicken tacos done

Oh yum!  We’ll be eating these frequently.  They have the ease of a slow cooker meal and the crowd-pleasing taste of Mexican food.  They are similar to Chicken Fiesta with Black Beans and Chicken Tacos and Salsa Verde Steak.

But they also have a bit more heat (not so much to make them too hot for the kids) and a delicious smoky flavor.

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