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The Pampered Chef ® Spicy Turkey Tacos Recipe

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The finished Tacos – Yum!

These are from the brand new Pampered Chef Season’s best recipe collection.  They really are easy to make and they were gobbled up by the whole family (including my spice averse son!).  My only error (I make the mistakes so you don’t have to!) was to not let the mince cook until nearly dry.  My mince still had some juice left (see the picture below) which I then proceeded to spoon into the tacos.  This made some of them go soggy on the bottom (and who needs a soggy bottom really?!) and the taco didn’t stay in tact which made for slightly tricky eating… we managed though!!!
Ingredients

Tacos
12 crunchy taco shells
75 g medium Cheddar cheese (use straight from refrigerator)
1 onion, quartered
1/2 tablespoon sunflower oil
500 g turkey breast mince
1 packet (30 g – 35 g) taco seasoning mix
100 ml cold water

Toppings
6 tomatoes, deseeded and coarsely chopped (optional)
300 ml soured cream (optional)
15 g fresh coriander, coarsely chopped (optional)

Method

  • Preheat oven to temperature directed on taco shell packet. Separate taco shells and arrange, open-end down, overlapping slightly in lid of Covered Roaster; set aside.photo 1
  • Grate cheese usingMicroplane® Adjustable Coarse Grater; set aside. Finely chop onion with Food Chopper on Cutting Board.
  • Add oil to metal pan of Covered Roaster; heat over medium heat 1 – 2 minutes or until hot. Add turkey; cook 4 – 6 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into small pieces using Mix ‘N Chop. Meanwhile, bake taco shells in preheated oven as directed on packet.photo 2
  • Add onion, taco seasoning mix and water to turkey; cook 2 minutes or until simmering, stirring occasionally using Bamboo Spatula.
    Breaking up the mince with a Mix 'N Chop

    Breaking up the mince with a Mix ‘N Chop

    Remove tacos from oven. Set oven to 200°C/fan oven 180°C/Gas 4. Fill each taco shell using Mini Mix ‘N Scraper®, dividing evenly.photo 4

  • Top each taco shell with grated cheese; place tacos in lid and return to oven. Bake 4 – 5 minutes or until filling is hot and cheese just begins to melt.

    Tacos ready for the oven

    Tacos ready for the oven

  • Remove lid from oven. Serve tacos immediately accompanied by toppings in Bamboo Small Snack Bowls, if desired.

Yield: 12

Per serving: Nutrition information per taco: Energy 730kJ/174kcal, Protein 14.7g, Carbohydrate 8.8g, Sugars 0.9g, Fat 9.1g, Saturated fat 2.4g, Fibre 0.6g, Salt 0.6g

Cook’s Tip: This recipe serves 4 – 6 as a main course with a green salad, or serves 12 as part of Mexican party buffet.
Guacamole can be substituted for the soured cream topping and tomato salsa for chopped tomatoes, if desired.
For a variation, add 1 can (400 g) red kidney beans in water, rinsed and drained, together with the onion in step 4.

© 2014 The Pampered Chef used under license.

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Indoor/ Outdoor (Spiced Pork) Burger

This is a really delicious summer recipe.  These burgers are so easy to make.  The result is a succulent, juicy and slightly spicy burger.  I call it the Indoor/ Outdoor Burger because, technically these can be cooked on a BBQ but so far, as I do live in England where the weather just seems to KNOW when I am planning a BBQ, I have always ended up cooking it on a piece of Stoneware in my oven!!!  When I make these at shows I also make a fabulous Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Citrus-Curry Dressing.  YUM!!!

 Ingredients

2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
500g lean minced pork
50g fresh breadcrumbs
1 small piece fresh ginger
2 cloves of garlic,
1 egg
1½ teaspoons garam masala
¼ teaspoon salt

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200/fan 180/Gas 6.
    In Stainless 4-litre Mixing Bowl, place pork, breadcrumbs and egg. Chop coriander using Professional Shears, measure seasoning with Adjustable Measuring Spoons, press garlic & ginger with Garlic Press and combine using Mix n Chop.

    Burgers ready for the oven.

    Burgers ready for the oven.

  • Using the large scoop, form about 8-10 mini-burgers and transfer to Medium Round Stone. Place Measure All Cup over meat & squash into burger shape! Bake for 18-22 minutes or until burgers are lightly browned and fully cooked (juices should run clear when pierced with a knife).
All cooked and ready to eat!!

All cooked and ready to eat!!

 

These are delicious served with Roasted Sweet Potato Salad and Citrus-Curry Dressing.

 

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Homemade, super-easy Garlic Bread

The finished garlic bread - just before the hoards descend!

The finished garlic bread – just before the hoards descend!

I have to give all the credit for this brilliant idea to my good friend Gill.  She showed me how to make my own garlic bread and I have never bought shop-made since.  This bread is just as quick as pre-made, much more tasty and much cheaper and so is a complete no-brainer!!

Ingredients

Part-Baked Baguette(s)
Garlic Cloves
Butter (I recommend real butter rather than marg or spread), room temperature

Method

I use 1 garlic clove and 1oz (25g) butter per baguette,  Obviously if you prefer it to be more garlicky just add more.

  • Preheat oven to 180C/fan 170C/ Gas 6.
  • Add  butter to Prep Bowl, Press garlic clove using Garlic Press into the prep bowl. Use Spreader to mix them together.

    Mix garlic clove & butter together

    Mix garlic clove & butter togethe

  • Slice the baguette using Bread Knife.  Try not to slice all the way through keeping the loaf in tact (not always possible but worth it for aesthetics later!)

    Slice the bread, trying not to go all the way through.

    Slice the bread, trying not to go all the way through.

  • Carefully spread the generously between each slice.

    Spread the butter generously between slices.

    Spread the butter generously between slices.

  • Place baguette(s) on Stoneware (Pictured here is a Medium Round Stone with Handles but any will do).  Put Stoneware in oven.

    Bread ready to go into the oven on the Stoneware.

    Bread ready to go into the oven on the Stoneware.

  • Cook for approx 15-18n minutes until bread looks brown and toasty.
  • Devour!!!

    The finished garlic bread - just before the hoards descend!

    The finished garlic bread – just before the hoards descend!

 

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Smoky Chicken & Chorizo Hotpot

Hotpot ready to go in the oven

Hotpot ready to go in the oven

Ingredients

3 chicken breasts and 6oz to 8oz chorizo
Drop of olive oil
1 onion
1 red pepper
1 tin tomatoes
½ pint chicken stock
1 can chick peas (drained)
Salt and pepper
1 tblsp smoked paprika
2 large cloves of garlic
1 chilli (optional)
Good handful of fresh parsley
Crusty French bread to serve

1) Chop onion and red pepper (and chilli if desired) using Food Chopper or Manual Food Processor add to Deep Covered Baker / Rectangular Baker.

2) Draining chick peas using Easy Read Measuring Colander, add to Stoneware.  Add garlic using Garlic Press, smoked paprika using Easy Read Measuring Spoons and tomatoes (chop using Mix ‘N Chop)

3) Snip some fresh parsley using Professional Shears and sprinkle

4) Add ½ pint of chicken stock using Small Batter Bowl

5) Chop Chicken and Chorizo on Cutting Board using Forged Cutlery 13cm Utility Knife and put into Stoneware

6) All ingredients are now in Deep Covered Baker / Rectangular baker (if using a smaller baker just reduce ingredients slightly), stir.

Cook for approx 40 mins in oven at 180c / Gas mark 4

Serve with crusty bread

Hotpot after half was served!

Hotpot after half was served!

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Kit Hemsley’s Slow CookedCashew Chicken

This recipe has been kindly shared by my colleague Kit Hemsley.  She has adapted a recipe originally from TheRecipeCritic.com.  It is a stunningly easy ‘get-ahead’ recipe which is tangy and really, really delicious.  Please don’t be afraid of the chilli, it really isn’t hot (as tested on my spice-phobic friend!!)

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Ingredients

  • 5/6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (chop into bitesize pieces) using Forged Cutlery Utility Knife
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp sunflower or veg. oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 1 red chilli
  • 2-3 cups of chicken stock (or water).
  • 1 cup cashews (reserve half of the cashews and brown in a pan for later)

Method

1. Chop chilli, garlic and ginger using food chopper
2. Put ALL the ingredients in the Deep Covered Baker and stir, put on lid.

IMG_5343 3. Cook on 200/ High (Aga top oven) for 30-40 min to get DCB and contents cooking then 120/ Low  (Aga bottom oven) for 3 to 4 hours.  OR when I made this yesterday I just put it on timer for 4 hours at 140 fan (therefore 160 non-fan)
4. Add cashews and stir.
5.Serve with rice and some green veg.
Makes about 6 servings

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The Pampered Chef ® Oven-made Sun-Dried Tomato & Chorizo Risotto Recipe

This is an amazing revelation.  There is another chorizo risotto recipe on here which can be made in the microwave.  Last night, for the first time, I tried it at a Pampered Chef show in the oven.   No stirring, no faffing, just Chuck in the ingredients and Bung in the oven!  It worked perfectly and was absolutely delicious.  So here it is just for you!

 

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Ingredients

  • 2 onion, (about 100 g prepared weight)
  • 350 g Arborio risotto rice
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 200 g dry-cured Spanish chorizo sauasge, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1.5 l hot chicken stock
  • 130 g sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil (drained weight), drained
  • 80 g Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley

Method 

  1. Finely chop onion using Food Chopper.
  2. Dice sun-dried tomatoes on Cutting Board using Utility Knife.
  3. Place onion, rice, olive oil, chorizo, stock, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic pressed using Garlic Press in Deep Covered Baker; mix well using Small Mix ‘N Scraper®.
  4. Put in oven at 200C with the lid on.
  5. Check at 35 minutes. It may need another 10 minutes. (I took the lid off for the last 10 minutes)
  6. Meanwhile, finely grate cheese using Microplane® Adjustable Fine Grater and chop parsley using Professional Shears and a Prep Bowl.
  7. Remove baker from oven; add grated cheese and parsley and mix well. Cover with lid; let stand 5 minutes or until cheese has melted and risotto has a creamy texture.

Serve. Yield: 8 (For 4 people halve ingredients and use Round Covered Baker)

Per serving: Energy 1278kJ/305kcal; Protein 9.4g; Carbohydrate 31.3g; Sugars 1.7g; Fat 16.7g; Saturated Fat 4.5g; Fibre 0.5g; Salt 1g

Diced Spanish chorizo sausage can usually be found in the fresh cooked meat section of supermarkets. Alternatively buy a whole chorizo sausage, remove any skin and dice the sausage before adding to the risotto.

Substitute the hot chicken stock with hot vegetable stock, if desired.

8th April 2014: Update….  I have recently been making this Chorizo in my Rectangular Baker (i.e. no lid) and just cooking it for approx 30-35 minutes until it is done.  Just Chuck (it in the Stoneware) and Bung (it in the oven)!!!

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