Recipe Sunday: Cinco de Mayo Fun

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Time for some Cinco de Mayo Fun.  Try out some of these recipes and add a healthy spin to them.

Enjoy a nice cocktail to celebrate. (in moderation :))

Pineapple Serrano Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Herradura Silver
  • 3 cubic inches pineapple, diced
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 3 slices Serrano chili with seeds

Crush pineapple and chili slices in the base of a shaker with a muddler. Add cubed ice and remaining ingredients; shake hard. Strain over ice. Garnish with a chili and star Anise pod (optional).

Calories: 169

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Five Layer Taco Dip

Servings: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips, divided
1 pound ground beef
1 (1.25-ounce) packet taco seasoning mix, or homemade Taco Seasoning, recipe follows
1 cup prepared salsa
1 cup sour cream
1 avocado, halved, peeled, pitted, and cubed
1 cup grated extra-sharp Cheddar (4 ounces)

Taco Seasoning:

1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Preheat the broiler.

Spray a broiler-proof 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Spread 1 cup of the crushed chips over the bottom of the pie plate.

Brown the beef in the skillet, breaking it up with a fork, until the meat is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour off the drippings and add the taco seasoning. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Transfer the meat to the pie plate, spreading it on top of the chips.

Spread the salsa over the meat and then the sour cream over the salsa. Scatter the avocado cubes over the sour cream. Top with the cheese. Broil 4 inches from the heat until the cheese is melted and bubbling, 3 to 5 minutes, watching carefully to see that the cheese doesn’t burn. Top with the remaining tortilla chips. Serve hot.

Taco Seasoning:

In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, onion powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, sugar, and salt. Use immediately, or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.

Have fun, be safe and make healthy substitutions.

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