Thursday, January 28, 2016

Game Day Foods with a Mexican Flair

Southwestern Chicken Toastados

Southwest Chicken Tostados
Cook’s notes: Prepare all ingredients and set them in prep bowls to make for easy assembly.
Ingredients:

  • 1 deli rotisserie chicken
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 package 6 inch white or yellow corn tortillas
  • 1 jar of chunky salsa mild or hot
  • Grape tomatoes, diced and patted dry on a paper towel 
  • Shredded lettuce
  • 1 package of Four Mexican Cheeses Blend-low fat
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet. 
  • Debone the chicken.
  • Place 6 tortillas on the cookie sheet. Spread 2 TB. of refried beans on each tortilla to ½ inch of the edge. Spread 3 TB. chopped chicken pieces on top of the refried beans. Sprinkle with 2-3 TB, cheese. 
  • Bake 5 minutes or until heated through. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, 2 TB. salsa and sprinkle with cheese. Serve open face on a large platter. 
Southwestern Spinach Dip 
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 package (9 oz.) frozen spinach 
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, fat free, softened 
  • 3/4 cup diced onions
  • 10 oz. Rotel Tomatoes, drained
  • 3TB. Green Chilies, drained 
  • 1 package Four Mexican Cheeses Blend-low fat ( 8oz.), 1-1/2 cups, divided
  • dash garlic powder 
  • 1/2 tsp.cumin 
  • salt and pepper 
  • Dash red pepper flakes 
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
  • black olives (optional) 
  • jalapeno (optional) 
  • milk

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Thaw and drain spinach well, removing all water, squeeze dry with paper towels. 
  • In a large mixing bowl add cream cheese, tomatoes, chiles, onion, garlic, cumin. salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, balsamic vinegar,3/4 cup Mexican Cheeses and Parmesan cheese. Mix well using a mixer. May need to add a tablespoon of milk when mixing ingredients.
  • Pour cheese mixture into a 1-1/2-2 qt. baking dish.
  • Top with remaining cheese. 
  • Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, salsa and sour cream.

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