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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Too Hot for Kitchen Cooking!

My Saturday afternoon outdoor temps were reading 103F!  It is the first of June...this should be August temps.  Needless to say, it is very hot and dry.  Just a little bit of rain would be nice. 

When I got up yesterday morning.....I wanted something tasty and I had a couple of avocados staring at me from the counter top.  For me, I find avocados so "temperamental"!   Hard as a brick at the grocery...and then two days later, mush.  I wish I had a better knack at choosing and using the avocado at the proper moment!  

The kitchen was hot and I knew that this had to be a crockpot on the patio day.  Got out my Taco Beef recipe that I use for parties.   So easy...and great for a quick summer meal.  

Taco Salad with Avocado and shredded Sharp Cheddar 

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Crockpot Taco Beef

Crockpot, Mexican

2 lb ground chuck
1 c onions; chopped
2 tb chili powder
1 ts chipotle powder, ground
1 tb salt
1 tb ground pepper
1 tb oregano; dried
2 garlic cloves; minced
10 oz green chiles; diced & drained
28 oz diced tomatoes, drained

Place  ground meat in slow cooker, top with rest of ingredients in order given. Cook on high  for 5 hours until meat is tender. Stir to mix all ingredients.  Serve rolled in flour tortillas, topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream, black olives, guacamole or salsa.

I use this recipe for taco salad, enchiladas, etc.     Great for summertime cooking out on the patio.  No need to heat up a hot kitchen!

Notes:  ©WHStoneman

Yield: 6 servings

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Bon Appétit
Enjoy YOUR Wonderful World!


Gary said...

Mr. Bill,

Yes, I would like to order two of those to go please! Well I guess since you gave us the recipe I can make it for myself, lol. I am with you on the how do you know when it’s the “right” time to use an avocado, no matter what I am making with them I end up with guacamole. So when you find out the secret to this little mystery, let me know. – G

Reeni said...

It's really hot in your neck of the woods already! I don't envy you for that but for this taco beef I do! Looks wonderful! I like it loaded up with all those fixin's.

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