Zip Lock Omelet

374719_10200572937219333_934684534_nThis works great when you have a group of people together. No one has to wait for their omelet, everyone gets involved in the process and it’s a great conversation piece.

Have guests write their name on a quart-size Ziploc freezer bag with permanent marker.

Crack no more than two eggs (large or x-large) into each bag and shake to combine.

Put out a variety of ingredients such as cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, hash browns, salsa, etc as selection.

Each guest adds prepared ingredients of their choice to their bag. Shake, carefully press air out of bag and zip it up.

Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. (We suspect that if you only make fewer at a time you might not need to cook them for that long.)

You can cook 6-8 omelets (bags) in a large pot. For more bags, make another pot of boiling water or cook in shifts.

Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily. Be prepared for everyone to be amazed.

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Jeffs Green Chile, Chicken, Bacon, & Rice

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound chicken
1 half package of bacon (turkey or pork)
2 cups rice
1 pound cheddar cheese
1 half pound mozzarella cheese
10 green chiles (Anaheim or Poblano peppers will also work)
sprinkle of red chile powder
garlic powder
onion powder
sour cream (optional)
guacamole (optional)
small warm tortillas (optional)
crunchy tortilla chips (optional)
salsa (optional)

This is such a simple recipe and is always requested that I make it when bringing food to someones house.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1st:
*2 cup instant rice added to 2 cups boiling water.
*Sprinkle red chile powder to give rice flavor and color. This can be light or heavy depending on the factor of hotness of the end dish that you desire. Cook until rice is tender.

2nd:
*Cut 1 pound of chicken breast into 1″ cubes
*Cut 1 half pound of bacon (pork works best but I have made it with turkey and is still delicious) into 2″ lengths
*Fry and keep stirring until chicken and bacon are done (bacon will need to be crisp)
*While frying you can add: garlic powder, onion powder, a dash of Cajun seasoning or taco seasoning

3rd:
*Blanch or roast green chiles
*Cut the top of and slice them length ways on one side so you can lay them out

4th:
*Spread rice mixture out in a 9 x 13 dish
*Place the sliced open green chiles out on top of rice
*Place chicken and bacon pieces directly over each chile to cover them but leave the rice showing through
*Options at this time: chives, onion, tomato, salsa or leave like it is
*Cover each chile with a mound of cheddar cheese and sprinkle each mound with a little bit of mozzarella cheese

5th:
*Bake at 350 degrees until all cheese is melted

6th:
*Serve with a spatula and top with sour cream
*Serve with some soft warm tortillas or crispy tortilla chips and fresh cilantro salsa and a large cool glass of sweet tea.

Its always gone and I leave with an empty dish…. guess its good when I make one to take I make another to keep for myself…. makes great portions to make lunches with.

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos

1   can (1 Ib.) refried beans
1   can (4 oz.) diced green chilies
6   large eggs
3/4 cup purchased green salsa, mild to hot
l/3   cup chopped fresh cilantro (coriander), plus cilantro sprigs
6   flour tortillas (7 to 8 in.) %  cup shredded jack cheese 1   cup unflavored nonfat yogurt Lime wedges

In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium heat, stir beans and chilies of­ten until bubbling, 3 to 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, beat eggs to blend with 3
tablespoons salsa and chopped cilan­tro. Push beans to 1 side of the pan; pour egg mixture into cleared area and stir often until set, about 3 minutes.

Concurrently, wrap tortillas in a tow­el and heat in a microwave oven at full power (100 percent) until hot, about 3 minutes. (Or seal tortillas in foil; bake in a 350° oven until hot, about 10 minutes.)

For each burrito, spoon 1A of beans, eggs, and cheese in center of a tortilla; roll to enclose. Serve, seam down, on warm plates with additional salsa, yo­gurt, lime, and cilantro sprigs. Makes 6 servings.

Per serving: 312 cal. (35 percent from fat); 19 g protein; 12 g fat (1.9 g sat); 33 g carbo.; 924 mg sodium; 226 mg chol.

Southwest Bean and Corn Salad

1 can Red beans, drained 1 can Great Northern beans, drained
1 can Black beans, drained 1 can corn, drained
1 small red onion chopped (or 4-5 green onions)
1 green or red pepper (or both), chopped
In a bowl combine all the beans with corn and peppers. Mix well and set
aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the following:
1/3 cup oil 1/4 cup tomato salsa
2-3 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
Pour dressing mixture over the bean mixture , mix well. Let stand at least
30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Just before serving, garnish with
the cilantro.
NOTE: is is so good with BBQ, hamburgers, hotdogs or anything
done on the grill.