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Healthy and Cost Cutting Tacos

 

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I’ve fallen of so many wagons recently, it’s time I start getting myself back together in so many ways.  I need to start eating healthy again, I need to blog again. house cleaning, the list goes on and on.

 

But one thing I can control, is what I’m eating, and these healthy tacos were a great place to start.  I know my family’s going to think I’ve lost my mind(this isn’t a new thing LOL) but by adding beans to the mixture, you not only make them healthier, but you can make them cheaper!  Plus I think it makes them a lot better, they’re creamier and I loved the texture. Win Win!

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They’re super tasty, and they are great in salads or on a taco shell. Hopefully they will make an appearance on your table soon!

Healthier and Cheaper Tacos

1/2 lb. ground turkey

15 oz. can of black beans

1 pkg taco seasoning, or make them even healthier and make this homemade taco seasoning

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup of salsa

Brown turkey in a large skillet, when cooked through add the  package of taco seasoning or 2 TBSP of the homemade taco seasoning, water and salsa.  Simmer for another 10 minutes or until thicken.  Serve with cheese, chips, shells or on a salad.

 

 

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Peanut Butter Trifles

Peanut Butter Triffles

I made these little trifles for Super Bowl, but they’d be equally delicious for a Valentine Day dessert, or say because it’s Wednesday and you want something good!

Any of those excuses work, but make them because they are soooo good, a little time-consuming, but so worth it.

 

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They started with a brownie crust.  Just use a box crust and cut them into chunks and pop them in a trifle bowl or little cups. And if you’ll notice in the picture are chopped up Reese Cups, yeah they’re the next layer……yum

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Then you take a couple of boxes of vanilla pudding, some milk, peanut butter and Cool Whip to make a cheesecake/mousse fillingweekend cooking 017

Top off with some whip cream, homemade or more Cool Whip and some chopped up Reese Cups

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The perfect dessert for whatever reason you come up with!

 

Peanut Butter Trifles

Brownie mix and ingredients to make brownies

1 large box or 2 small boxes of vanilla pudding mix

3 cups of milk

1/2 cup of peanut butter

8 oz. Cool Whip

1/2 of Heavy whipping cream*

3 TBSP sugar*

1 tsp. vanilla*

Mini Reese Cup and Small Reese Cups

Make brownies according to box directions, cool and cube. In a large bowl with a mix, beat pudding mix and milk about 2 minutes until very thick.  Add peanut butter and mix until just combined.  Fold in Cool Whip. In cups or a large bowl, add cubed brownies, top with some chopped Reese Cups, then spoon or pipe in peanut butter filling.

In a bowl add whipping cream and whip until very thick, then add sugar and vanilla and mix until combined. Pipe or spoon on top of the peanut butter filling. ****Skip this step if using Cool Whip to top them.

This recipe was shared at The Country Cooks Potluck Party

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Best Ever Pot Roast

Best Ever Pot Roast

This was without a doubt the best pot roast I’ve ever made.  So simple and just a few ingredients and cook it all day long.

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I started with a couple of onions quartered in the bottom of my large cast iron dutch oven.

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Next up was the cheapest piece of beef I could find in the store, a 3 to 4 pound chuck roast.  Place on top of the onions and season well with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

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Then I just mixed 2 packages of brown gravy mix with 1 1/2 cups of water and poured over the beef.  I placed it in a 275 degree oven for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours then turned it down to 225 and cooked it 10 to 12 hours WEEKEND ADVENTURE 4 023

And it just fell apart. It was the most tender, juice beef I’ve ever cooked.

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All I did for the gravy, was thicken it a little with corn starch.

So if you need a money-saving recipe, cause you can use cheap meat, this is the one for you! I assume this would work in a crock pot, but I haven’t tried it, so if you do let me know

Best Ever Pot Roast

  • Time: 10 to 12 hours
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1 3 to 4 lb. beef chuck roast

2 to 3 medium onions, quartered

1 tsp. salt, pepper and garlic powder

2 packages of brown gravy mix

1 1/2 cups water

In a large cast iron dutch oven placed quartered onions, the lay beef on top and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  In a small bowl, mix gravy mix with water and pour over beef.  Place dutch oven in a preheated 275 degree oven.  Bake for an hour to an hour and a half, then turn oven down to 225 and bake for 10 to 12 hours.

This was so easy and such a cheap meal, just add some mashed potatoes or rice and thicken then pan juices with a little water and corn starch.

 

This recipe was shared at The Country Cooks Potluck Party