Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas


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Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas:  Caramelized onions and peppers mixed with juicy meat, wrapped up in a hot fluffy tortilla. - Slice of Southern

I just love sheet pan meals, don't you?

The are so easy to put together because the whole meal cooks on the same sheet. That's right, meat and vegetables, (chicken, beef, pork, and fish) can be combined on the same tray and roasted in the oven! It's a new marvel and I'm loving it! This is the perfect weeknight meal.

Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas:  Caramelized onions and peppers mixed with juicy meat, wrapped up in a hot fluffy tortilla. - Slice of Southern

Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas:  Caramelized onions and peppers mixed with juicy meat, wrapped up in a hot fluffy tortilla. - Slice of Southern

Today we are going to take a walk on the Latin side. How about some delicious, sizzling fajitas? Sounds great, right! All those caramelized onions and peppers mixed with your choice of meat, wrapped up in a hot fluffy tortilla. Oh man!

So today I'm craving steak, so lets make Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas.

Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas:  Caramelized onions and peppers mixed with juicy meat, wrapped up in a hot fluffy tortilla. - Slice of Southern

With this easy supper, slices of sirloin steak, bell peppers and onion are roasted together, then tucked inside warm tortillas and served with Mexican rice and slices of lime. 

Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas:  Caramelized onions and peppers mixed with juicy meat, wrapped up in a hot fluffy tortilla. - Slice of Southern

Since it all cooked on one pan, clean up is a breeze!







Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas



serves 4

1 lb. sirloin steak, left whole
1 red bell pepper, seeded an thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, seed and thinly sliced
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbs. canola oil
2 Tbs. fajita seasoning
1 tsp. kosher salt
8 flour tortillas
Mexican rice for serving
Lime wedges for serving


Preheat an oven to 425°F

Place bell peppers, onion, and steak on a baking sheet. Steak should be in the middle surrounded by the vegetables. Drizzle oil over peppers, onion, and steak. Tossing to coat. Sprinkle fajita seasoning over the steaks, both sides, and rub in to cover surface area.

Place in the oven and roast, stirring the vegetables once halfway through, until the steak is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, 12 to 15 minutes.

During the last 5 minutes of cooking, wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil and place in the oven.

Remove the steak from the pan and allow to rest 5 minutes, then slice thinly Plate steak slices and vegetables. Serve with flour tortillas, Mexican rice (optional) and lime wedges.



Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas:  Caramelized onions and peppers mixed with juicy meat, wrapped up in a hot fluffy tortilla. - Slice of Southern

Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas:  Caramelized onions and peppers mixed with juicy meat, wrapped up in a hot fluffy tortilla. - Slice of Southern




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Strawberry Vanilla Waffles with Yogurt


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Strawberry Vanilla Waffles with Yogurt - These waffles are bursting with strawberries inside, along with a hint of vanilla. The perfect breakfast! - Slice of Southern

Like many of you our mornings are filled with rushing around getting ready, going to work, and we don't really have time to sit and have breakfast.  We just grab and go.

Oh, but the weekends are a different story!  MGG loves a big breakfast on the weekends.  Some hearty food to start the day off right.  A little leisurely time that we spend together before the demands of chores, exercising, and hopefully some playtime calls.


Strawberry Vanilla Waffles with Yogurt - These waffles are bursting with strawberries inside, along with a hint of vanilla. The perfect breakfast! - Slice of Southern

This past weekend was MLK holiday so we had an extra day off, which was wonderful!  The weather was in the 80's which is not typical of January in Southern California (who said there wasn't global warming with this wacky weather).  So I decided to make use of some fresh strawberries MGG brought home from Costco the other night and make Strawberry Vanilla Waffles with Yogurt.  A nice light springtime style dish to celebrate the nice weather.


Strawberry Vanilla Waffles with Yogurt - These waffles are bursting with strawberries inside, along with a hint of vanilla. The perfect breakfast! - Slice of Southern


STRAWBERRY VANILLA WAFFLES WITH YOGURT

These waffles are bursting with strawberries inside, along with a hint of vanilla.  When you place the strawberries inside the waffles you get the flavor of roasted strawberries, deep concentrated flavor and little more sweetness. Oh my, heaven in a waffle.  Then you top them with a creamy vanilla based yogurt and all is right on a beautiful morning!


Strawberry Vanilla Waffles with Yogurt - These waffles are bursting with strawberries inside, along with a hint of vanilla. The perfect breakfast! - Slice of Southern

Hope you enjoyed your weekend, and make sure to try the waffles to bring a touch of springtime to you winter.

Enjoy!






Strawberry Vanilla Waffles with Yogurt



1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup vanilla or plain yogurt

Preheat waffle iron. 
Wash and slice your fresh strawberries.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat eggs until fluffy. Add flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla.  Stir just until moistened.  Add in 1 cup of the sliced strawberries and fold into the batter. 

Spray the heated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown.

Remove from waffle iron and keep warm.  Continue making waffles until batter is gone.  To Serve:  Add a dollop of vanilla or plain yogurt and top with slice strawberries.  

Tip:  Flash freeze any leftovers, then store in a freezer bag up to 3 months.  To reheat, place frozen waffle in the toaster. Toast until thawed and heated through.






Sunday, January 7, 2018

Game Day Winner: Spicy Turkey Chili


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Spicy Turkey Chili:  Ground turkey along with black beans and a few pantry staples is all you need to make a batch of the BEST TASTING, healthier version of chili.  - Slice of Southern

Need an easy, crowd-pleasing dish for game day?  

Make a batch of my Spicy Turkey Chili.  Ground turkey along with black beans and a few pantry staples is all you need to make a batch of the BEST TASTING, healthier version of chili.  This has become my new favorite chili dish and it is comfort food heaven on a cold day.


Spicy Turkey Chili:  Ground turkey along with black beans and a few pantry staples is all you need to make a batch of the BEST TASTING, healthier version of chili.  - Slice of Southern



Spiked with cayenne pepper and jalapenos for heat you can amp it up to another level or mellow it out by adding more or reducing the amounts used.  We like a little spice so I put about 1/4 tsp instead of a pinch in our batch.  Bam!  it was soooo good!  

I love that this is a healthy version of chili, reducing the fat by using turkey.  I also love that this is a little soupier chili, it creates a soupy broth that is full of flavor.  If you like your chili super thick then I would reduce the liquid by a cup.  This is comfort food heaven (Did I tell you that already?).  Easy enough to throw together on a weeknight, and one your family and friends will love!



Spicy Turkey Chili:  Ground turkey along with black beans and a few pantry staples is all you need to make a batch of the BEST TASTING, healthier version of chili.  - Slice of Southern


Don't be surprised when everyone gathers around on game day for this chili, and comes back for seconds.  So make a double batch to feed the all the sports fans!







Spicy Turkey Chili

serves 4

1 Tbsp canola oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
Pinch of cayenne pepper (more for increased heat)
1 lb. ground turkey
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed
1 28 oz  can diced tomatoes
4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
Garnishes:  (optional) cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onions, tomato chunks, slivered onions 


In a large stockpot, over medium heat, heat oil.  Add onions and cook until tender and golden, about 6-8 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeno and cook 1 minutes more, stirring frequently. Add the tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper and cook, stirring, 1 minute more.

Add turkey and cook, stirring, until fully cooked browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add black beans and canned tomatoes, stirring to combine, then add the chicken broth.

Increase heat to high until chili comes to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes.  Serve immediately in bowls and garnish if desired.


Spicy Turkey Chili:  Ground turkey along with black beans and a few pantry staples is all you need to make a batch of the BEST TASTING, healthier version of chili.  - Slice of Southern

Spicy Turkey Chili:  Ground turkey along with black beans and a few pantry staples is all you need to make a batch of the BEST TASTING, healthier version of chili.  - Slice of Southern






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