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Baked Chicken Flautas

Since I deviated quite a bit from the source, I thought I’d try something a little different today and post a recipe to go along with the photo (after the jump).  I saw this recipe on Pinterest the other day and realized it’d be a perfect use for leftover chicken.  One of my favorite easy dinners is to throw some chicken breasts in the crockpot along with a jar of salsa, or a can or rotel or enchilada sauce. Let it cook on low, shred it up and voila! Instant chicken tacos, enchilada filling, or in this case, flauta filling!  If you have plain shredded chicken, like leftover or rotisserie, I would just combine it with 1/2 – 3/4 cup of your favorite salsa and double the cumin in the recipe.

In the last 6 months, I’ve discovered I have some food sensitivities, so I’ve more or less cut dairy and eggs completely out of my diet, and I’m trying to limit my gluten intake as well. This recipe lends itself well to being gluten and dairy free since you can sub vegan (Tofutti) sour cream for the dairy kind, and it still has a bit of that nice creamy texture. I generally won’t cook two separate meals each night, but in this case, it was easy enough to divide the filling into two batches and use real dairy for the hubby and kiddo.  You could also substitute Daiya shreds for the cheese, but I personally don’t care for them, so I’ve learned to live without cheese in my life.

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Pork carnitas taco and carne asada taco, with guacamole, pico de gallo, and a side of pinto beans from Mi Tierra.

Just about everyone I asked told me I absolutely HAD to go to Mi Tierra while in San Antonio. It did not disappoint. The picture may not look like much, but these were two of the best tacos I’ve ever had. Nothing fancy, just meat in a (fresh) tortilla.

carne guisada

3 days behind, yikes!  Although, it does sort of feel like I’m posting into the void since I have gotten maybe 3 comments total so far.  But I digress. [ETA: just realized that I missed notifications for about a half-dozen comments.  Thanks, friends!]

Carne Guisada, from one of my all time favorite Tex-Mex restaurants, Chuy’s.  It’s basically like a Mexican beef stew that is served with tortillas, cheese, pico & guacamole on the side. I don’t get it very often, especially because it’s only served on weekends, but every once in a while, it hits the spot.

breakfast torta
Breakfast torta sandwich with beans, egg, potato, sausage & cheese.
We decided to check out a new place for breakfast yesterday.  On a whim, we pulled into a strip mall after seeing a sign for “Best Mexican Breakfast in Allen.”  Yeah, we’re suckers.  But a quick check on Yelp revealed that the claim was legit.  I found my sandwich looked better than it tasted; it was a bit bland (and light on sausage). Troy generously offered to swap half his breakfast burrito for half of my sandwich.  Burrito was definitely the way to go.
breakfast burrito
Breakfast burrito with egg, potato, chorizo & cheese.  Same ingredients, different format, huge difference.  Delicious, especially slathered in the ranchero sauce on the tables.