Tuesday, March 31, 2015

3 Ingredient Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Taco

3 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 Can Original Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chilis
4 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese

  1. Place the chicken breasts in slow cooker and cover with Rotel Tomatoes.
  2. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
  3. 30 minutes before the end of the cook time, use tongs or a fork to stir and shred the chicken breast.
  4. Place the 4 oz brick of cream cheese on top of the chicken (do not stir).
  5. After 30 minutes stir the softened cream cheese into the meat until well combined.
  6. Serve as tacos, on a salad, in quesadillas, over rice, in a casserole, as enchilada filling, etc.
Notes: Does it really count as 3 ingredients if one of those ingredients is a can containing multiple other ingredients? These were good, but I think there are several other chicken taco recipes we've tried that I prefer.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cuban Hot Pressed Pork Sandwich

1 loaf Cuban Bread (substitute: Italian or French)
yellow mustard, to taste
4 slices ham
4 slices roast pork
4 slices swiss cheese
pickles, thinly sliced, to taste

  1. Slice a loaf of Cuban bread almost completely in half lengthwise, and spread mustard along the bottom.
  2. Add the ham, pork, cheese and pickles to the sliced loaf.
  3. Place the sandwich in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  4. On another burner heat up a large, heavy-bottomed pot.
  5. Press the sandwich between the two hot pans until toasty (cheese melts)
Notes: I thought these were pretty tasty. We used French bread because that is what we could find. Based on the photos at the source I think Cuban bread may have resulted in thinner sandwiches. Although it wouldn't be as authentic, it seems like you could also use a George Foreman style grill to press the sandwich.