Mexican Corn Tostadas with Chipotle Black Bean Spread

Ingredients

CHILLED CORN SALSA
  • 15oz can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/3 cup red onion diced
  • 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt 
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
WARM BEAN SPREAD
  • 15oz black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15oz refried black beans (option to use refried beans)
  • 2 whole chipotle chilis in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas
  • optional: avocado, Cotija or Feta cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl stir together corn, red onion, mayonnaise, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  2. Place into refrigerator to cool.
  3. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, heat black and refried beans, stirring often to avoid burning (3 minutes). 
  4. Once combined, turn heat to medium-low. Stir in chipotle chilis, adobo sauce, lime juice, plus additional salt and pepper to taste. 
  5. Cook until just heated through.
  6. Warm tostadas in the oven or on a burner, be careful not to burn.
  7. Spread warm bean spread on tostada and a large spoonful of the corn mixture. 
  8. To really ignite your tastebuds, add additional avocado and cheese toppings!

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Servings: 24

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh jalapeño peppers, halved and seeded
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 12 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 24 toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and center membrane using a spoon and a scraping motion. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before touching anything else (especially your eyes!).
  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic, and paprika together until combined. Spoon filling equally among all 24 jalapeño halves.
  4. Wrap each stuffed jalapeño with a half slice of bacon and stick a toothpick through the center to assure the bacon stays in place.
  5. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until the bacon is crisp to your liking. Consider turning the oven on broil for the last minute or two to finish. Serve immediately.

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Macaroni Salad

Servings: 8-10 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. macaroni pasta, cooked and rinsed thoroughly under cold water
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, diced
  • 3 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrots, shredded
  • 5 mini bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup bread & butter pickles, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup pickle juice
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 TBSP Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

  • Transfer the drained pasta to a large bowl and add eggs, celery, carrots, mini bell peppers, red onion, pickles, and chopped parsley.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix the mayonnaise, pickle juice, sugar, and Dijon mustard, season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir mayo mixture into macaroni.
  • Season to taste with additional salt and pepper.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Stir in and garnish with chopped parsley.

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Garden Roasted Tomato Sauce

Makes 2 Pint Jars

Ingredients

  • 12 tomatoes, washed and quartered
  • 9 cloves garlic, whole
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare an extra large baking tray with nonstick cooking spray (use two smaller trays if necessary).
  2. Toss tomatoes with olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Spread the tomato mixture evenly over the prepared baking tray.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, checking towards the end to avoid burning.
  5. Take out of oven and mash, blend, or puree to your preference.
  6. Use immediately or jar and refrigerate.

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