Tex-Mex Casserole

Tex-Mex Casserole - Lindsay Ann Loft

If you’re looking for a flavorful, easy to create dish this tex-mex casserole can be on your table tonight.

Tex-Mex Casserole with Mushrooms and Black Beans

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Package corn tortillas, halved
  • 2 1/2 Cups salsa
  • 2 Cups Monterrey jack or cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet on a medium temperature and saute mushrooms until browned and shrink in size.
  3. Add garlic and cayenne pepper Note: I used 3 or 4 shakes from my bottle because I have tiny taste buds eating dinner and I don't want to burn her mouth, feel free to use more for adults
  4. Season with salt and pepper and add black beans
  5. Cook until the beans have warmed through
  6. Create a pattern starting by lining the bottom of your baking dish with corn tortillas, 1/2 mushroom and bean mixture, salsa, cheese, tortillas, other 1/2 of the mushroom and bean mixture, salsa, cheese, top with tortillas, salsa and cheese
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 10 minutes
  8. Remove foil and bake for 5-10 minutes more, until the cheese has melted and become bubbly
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Guacamole | Recipe

Guacamole Recipe

This recipe is not from me, it’s from my husband. He’s become the guacamole making pro in the house. I love when someone else cooks for me, so I welcome this healthy dish any day of the week.

Guacamole

  • 2 Avocados
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 1 Tomato, diced
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste
  • Salt, pinch

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mash with fork or potato masher until desired consistency is achieved.
  3. Add a bit of salt, a pinch at a time until you like it. Keep in mind that tortilla chips are often salty.

You can also add half a jalapeno pepper to the guacamole but we like it without.

Recipe: Banana Blueberry Crockpot Oatmeal

Banana Blueberry Crockpot Oatmeal

How would you like to wake up to a steamy hot bowl of oatmeal? This recipe is a slow cooker version of the Brunch Oatmeal Bake and is extra easy to make the night before. It’s also versatile so you can change up the ingredients with what you have on hand.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cups oatmeal, rolled or steel cut
  • 3 1/2 Cups water
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sweetener (brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, etc…)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Banana, browning preferable, sliced
  • 1 Cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, optional
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract, optional

Method:

  1. Rub coconut oil along base of the pot to help prevent sticking.
  2. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and give a quick stir.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Serve with milk, walnuts, a sprinkle of brown sugar, or whatever you prefer.

Peach Cobbler | Recipe

Peach Cobbler | Recipe | Lindsay Ann Loft

Fresh peaches make my summer. Anytime I can enjoy them on their own, in oatmeal, or a dish all their own, I will. This is a simple, healthy recipe you can bake to use overly ripe peaches. Make it as a light dessert or serve at a brunch with yogurt.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Overripe peaches, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 Cup oatmeal
  • 2 Tablespoons raw sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Teaspoons coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 2 Pinches salt

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Layer diced peaches on the bottom of a round baking pan.
  3. Combine all other ingredients in a small bowl until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Evenly spread mixture over the peaches.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes. Bake the cobbler until you can smell it and the top begins to brown.
  6. Serve warm or chilled.

This would be great chilled with yogurt, or make it into a dessert with a scoop of ice cream.  While you can use olive oil instead of the coconut oil, I think the coconut oil brings a fruity flavor to the dish. Mix it up and add some cinnamon or your favorite spices. It would also be great with a handful of raspberries or blueberries.  I hope you enjoy!

Peach Cobbler | Recipe | Lindsay Ann Loft

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