What’s For Dinner Wednesdays aren’t fancy recipes… they’re actually not recipes at all. They are easy-to-make-from-your-head family meals that you can put together on a weeknight in a flash. Because around here, there’s no time to follow a recipe on a Wednesday night…that’s weekend business.
Mexican(ish) Crock Pot
So, today is the first day of second grade for my eldest. Oh, and she has dance class tonight. So, it’s a throw whatever I can find in the crock pot kinda day. Here’s what I did… you can adjust this to whatever you have in the house.
- Put chicken breasts (or whatever meat you have) in the bottom of the crock pot and season with salt and pepper.
- Add any ingredients you have that go well in Mexican-type dishes. I added some frozen corn, a can of black beans, a diced onion, some minced garlic and some chopped up tomatoes I had in the fridge. You could also add canned tomatoes, canned green chilies or anything else that sounds good to you.
- I threw in all the Mexican-y spices I could find in my pantry. Here’s what goes well in Mexican dishes: cumin, chili powder, oregano, garlic powder (if you don’t have fresh garlic), onion powder (if you don’t have an actual onion) and paprika.
- I cooked it on high for 4-5 hours because I didn’t get started until lunchtime. Put it on low if you get going earlier than I did.
- Thirty minutes before dinner, cook up some rice and add some cream cheese to the crock pot.
- Once the cream cheese is melted, stir it in and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice.
What’s your favorite throw-everything-in-the-crock-pot meal?