Homemade Tortilla Chips

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If I buy a bag of chips, I will eat them in a day or two. I lack self control in that area. It’s better not to start unless I am going to make one serving.

Sometimes when I make tacos, I would much rather have them with chips than rice so I make my own. We don’t eat corn anymore, mostly because Tim and Clarissa are allergic to it. So I usually use the brown rice tortillas from Whole Foods. You could just as easily use corn or wheat tortillas though.

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Ingredients:
1 tortilla per person
salt
cooking spray

Directions:
1. Fold tortilla in half and in half again so it is in fourths.
2. Use a pizza cutter and cut in half so that you have eight slices.
3. Cut each slice into fours.
4. Spray cookie sheet.
5. Lay small slices on pan. Do not overlap them.
6. Cook at 350 degrees for four minutes.
7. Turn to broil for four minutes.
8. Take chips out of oven and pour salt on chips.

Sweet and Spicy Tacos

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Note: This is a very spicy recipe. I won’t eat it, but my husband loves it. I posted a milder recipe earlier.

Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
1 cup rice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
1/2 cup soy milk

Directions:
1. Start rice. Everyone’s stove is different, but I do one cup of rice with two cups of water in a covered sauce pan.Bring to a boil. Once water level is just above rice, put heat on low for ten minutes
2. Start peas. I put one cup of frozen peas in a saucepan, with just enough water to cover peas. Bring to a boil and then put on low until ready to serve.
3. Mix spices together in a small bowl.
4. Begin frying beef in a skillet.
5. Once meat starts to brown, add spice mixture and soy milk.
6. Meat is ready when soy milk cooks off.
7. Drain peas.
8. Serve in a bowl. Add rice, peas, and meat. Sprinkle with cheese on top. Eat as is or mix together with a spoon.

You could also put over tortilla chips or in taco shells instead of rice.

Tacos over Rice

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Ingredients :

1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup water
1 cup rice
1 cup peas
Shredded cheese of your choosing (we like daiya pepper jack )

Directions:
1. Start rice. Everyone’s stove is different, but I do one cup of rice with two cups of water in a covered sauce pan.Bring to a boil. Once water level is just above rice, put heat on low for ten minutes
2. Start peas. I put one cup of frozen peas in a saucepan, with just enough water to cover peas. Bring to a boil and then put on low until ready to serve.
3. Mix sugar, cumin, garlic, cayenne pepper, and paprika in a small bowl.
4. Begin frying beef in a skillet.
5. Once meat starts to brown, add spice mixture and water.
6. Meat is ready when water cooks off.
7. Drain peas.
8. Serve in a bowl. Add rice, peas, and meat. Sprinkle with cheese on top. Eat as is or mix together with a spoon.

Notes:
I am the only one in my house that can have corn, so sometimes I put my meal over tortilla chips instead of rice.
If you like spicy, you may like this recipe better.

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