Margarita Grilled Chicken Tacos

These Margarita Grilled Chicken Tacos are quick, flavorful, and ready for both Cinco de Mayo festivities and summer grilling!

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I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for simple, delicious, and healthy chicken options for weeknight dinners. Our favorites are those that be made in less than 20 minutes of hands on time. I know you understand. More than likely, you feel the same way!

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Tex-Mex Chicken and Quinoa Casserole with Lime Crema and Pico de Gallo

Tex-Mex Chicken and Quinoa Casserole with Lime Crema and Pico de Gallo is a protein packed, healthy, and flavorful meal that everyone in your family will love. If you have cooked quinoa on hand, this is a one pot meal. 

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Southwestern Beef Brisket Tacos with Slaw and Pico de Gallo

With the Super Bowl coming up in just a few weeks, I figured it was time to put together some ideas for meals that can feed a crowd. We’ll be serving these tacos at an upcoming Mexican fiesta and I know our friends will love them.

I’ve been very intimidated by different cuts of beef in the past. Flank steak has long been my standby for slow cooking. Lately, I’ve been branching out and I’m glad I did. While flank steak is always a great choice, there are other great cuts of beef that are inexpensive, flavorful, and tender after hours in the slow cooker.

For this recipe, I chose a beef brisket and marinaded it in a spicy, southwestern blend of spices. The bright and tangy slaw cuts through the richness of the brisket. I personally love when tacos come with slaw. Nothing adds great crunch and texture like slaw on a taco. Top these tacos with slaw, pico de gallo, and some crumbled feta and you’re all set. Yum!

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Healthy Refried Beans

Beans, beans, the magical fruit.

The more you eat, the more you’re mute.

Wait, that’s not how it goes. But that’s how it went this past week when I officially lost my voice. Like, LOST it. For those of you who know me (and have experienced my chatter), this was the most difficult thing for me. I mean, I have so much to say! I went through a bajillion text messages this week, followed by even more scratch pads, and even learned a little sign language. OK, so I improvised on that last part. It was a real challenge, but the good news (or bad news depending on how you look at it) is that my voice is finally coming back! Phew!

For the longest time, I have been leery of refried beans. If you’ve made a trip down the ethnic aisle at the grocery store, you’ve likely experienced what I’m talking about. Being forced to make a decision between lard free or refried beans with lard makes them a little unappetizing. In addition, they make that great suctioned noise when you try to wrestle them out of the can. Yuck! My husband loves refried beans and I’ve been avoiding them forever, but no longer.

After doing some serious research for this Mexican fiesta we are having later this month for someone’s 30th birthday, I found out that you can make them in the slow cooker and that’s exactly what I did. Wow! They babies were so good that I couldn’t stay out of them. They’re fat free and packed with protein. Yum.

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