Quesadilla Burgers

Quesadilla Burgers

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • 8 Small corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Pico de Gallo
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine ground beef, garlic, jalapeño, and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  2. Divide mixture into four large, thin patties.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties about 4 minutes per side, or until fully cooked.
  4. Set burgers aside, covered to keep warm, and wipe skillet clean. In same skillet over medium heat, heat remaining oil. Add one tortilla and top with cheese.
  5. Once cheese has melted and tortilla is browned, remove tortilla from pan and repeat with second tortilla.
  6. Once second tortilla is almost browned, place burger in center along with pico de galo and cilantro. Top with the first tortilla. Remove from pan and serve hot.
  7. Repeat for remaining ingredients and burgers.

Notes

Additional Topping Ideas: Avocado, Sour Cream, Lettuce, Tomato, Black Beans, Corn, Salsa

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Memorial Day Weekend

Wow! I didn’t think Memorial Day Weekend would ever get here with all the snow that we had this spring. It’s the official week to summer kickoff and that means, fishing, camping, graduation parties and family reunions. I usually entertain that weekend and I am always looking for easy quick ideas because I want to be outside in the fresh air by the lake and enjoying my company. So, I have a recipe that I want to share with you that you can make ahead of time and it’s so quick and easy you to will be able to enjoy your company outdoors instead of working in the kitchen! 

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

  • 7 oz. Classico Traditional Basil Pesto Sauce
  • ¼-cup Mayonnaise
  • 2-1/2 cups Rotini Pasta, cooked
  • ½-cup Ripe Olives, sliced
  • 3-Tablespoons Oil Packed Chopped Sundried Tomatoes, drained
  • ½-teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼-cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Optional
  1. Mix pesto and mayonnaise in large bowl. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Mix lightly. 
  3. Chill for 1 hour and serve. 
  4. Optional:  Sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese on top. Serves 6

Now to top that great salad off make sure to pick up Simply Lemonade out of our Dairy Department. Exciting news they now have Peach Lemonade and it is awesome and so refreshing. I promise you will want to serve this all summer long!

Have a great and safe holiday weekend!!
Jayne,
Coborn’s, Inc. Merchandising Specialist Team Manager – Bakery & Deli

Italian Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Italian Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken leg quarters
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • ¾ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Lemon slices and fresh rosemary sprigs, for garnish (optional)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking dish.
  2. Place chicken leg quarters skin-side-up in baking dish. Brush with melted butter.
  3. In a small bowl, combine Italian seasoning, salt and red pepper. Sprinkle seasoning mixture over chicken. Drizzle with lemon juice.
  4. Bake for 50-60 minutes (uncovered), until internal temperature reaches a minimum of 165 degrees F,  chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Crunchy Enchilada Casserole

Crunchy Enchilada Casserole

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef
  • 16 Oz. Can Refried Beans
  • 8 Oz. Bottle Taco Sauce
  • 1 Bag Tortilla Chips
  • 2 Cups Shredded Mexican Style or Cheddar Cheese 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF
  2. Brown ground beef in large skillet; drain. Stir in beans and taco sauce; mix well. 
  3. Place generous layer of tortilla chips into ungreased baking dish. Top with meat mixture; cover and bake for 25 min. 
  4. Remove from oven, top with another layer of chips, and cover with cheese. Bake additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. 
  5. Serve hot. 

Hamburger & Noodle Soup

Hamburger & Noodle Soup

 
Ingredients
  • 1 Lb. Lean Ground Beef
  • 1-2 Celery Stalks, chopped
  • 1 Package Dry Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 Can Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 6 Cups Water
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 2 Cups Frozen Mixed Vegetables, thawed
  • 2-3 Cups Egg Noodles
Instructions
  1. In large skillet, brown hamburger until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  2. In large pot, combine all ingredients except vegetables and noodles.
  3. Let simmer for 1 hour or until celery becomes tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add vegetables and noodles, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  5. Cook until noodles are done, about 20 minutes. Serve hot.

Layered Beef Salad

Layered Beef Salad

Ingredients
  • 3 Oz. Cooked Lean Beef (Top Sirloin Steak, Strip Steak, Tenderloin Steak or Flank Steak), cut into slices
  • 3 Cups Mixed Salad Greens or Chopped Romaine Lettuce
  • 1/2 Cup Assorted Vegetables (Shredded Carrots, Sliced Cucumber, Grape Tomatoes, Sliced Radish, Sugar Snap Peas)
  • 1/4 Cup Cooked Small Pasta, Rinsed Drained Chickpeas or Great Northern Beans
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 Cup Greek or Plain Nonfat Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp Orange Juice
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
Instructions
  1. Combine dressing ingredients in bottom of medium container or small bowl with lid.
  2. Layer salad greens, vegetables, pasta or beans and beef on top of dressing. Close lid securely or cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Before serving, shake covered container to coat salad well.

 

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Hi Everybody!!
We are getting real close to canning season and preserving those wonderful peaches, jams and sauces and I wanted to introduce you to a wonderful peach that just hit our Coborn’s stores.   They are so awesome, fresh and juicy.  Don’t pass up an opportunity to try these because they are great!!!  Their season starts from the beginning of June towards the end of September and they are awesome when using them for pies, jams, jellies, baking and grilling.  Here are a couple recipes that I tried and I want to pass on to you because they were so great! Continue reading