Gluten Free Fusilli with seasoned beef and alfredo sauce

Tonight I wanted to keep it simple and pasta seemed an easy bet. I was at the Grocery Outlet awhile back and they were selling Gluten Free pasta that I decided to try.

They had Explore Asian’s Organic Thai Brown Rice Pasta Fusilli. I couldn’t resist and grabbed a bag to eventually try. Tonight was the night! It is simply made from Organic Thai Brown Rice, Organic Tapioca Flour and water.

It was very tasty to say the least and went well with the seasoned beef and alfredo sauce!

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Gluten Free Ground Beef Taco Salad

The ingredients in this salad are very simple, nothing fancy, yet still taste marvelous together.

I am a huge fan of Taco Salad. And Mexican food is one of my favorite food styles aside from Asian food. I probably cook Mexican cuisine at least once a week since I love it so much!

And a bonus — This meal can be prepared in 30 minutes or less!

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Beef Nachos made from leftovers

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I made tacos the other night and had seasoned ground beef and smashed avocados leftover that needed to be used up. Tonight felt like a fun night for Nachos because who doesn’t like to transform leftovers into something different and just as tasty?

For my chips, I grabbed a stack of corn tortillas, quartered them and then fried them up so I could make the nachos. My daughter helped and was having a great time ‘cooking’ with me.

Here’s what will be needed:

  • Taco meat (I used leftover seasoned ground beef)
  • Tortilla chips (which I made homemade from my Tortilla Chip Recipe)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Beans, tomatoes, green onions, diced avocado…whatever you like
  • Toppings- Sour cream, salsa, guacamole, Sriracha sauce, etc

I greased a cookie sheet and then started to layer my ingredients: beginning by spreading out a layer of chips, next layered with some shredded cheese. Next I placed a layer of black beans, and another sprinkle of cheese and then a layer of seasoned beef topped with more shredded cheese.

Pop the cookie sheet into a 500º F oven for about 4 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.

Remove from oven and serve with your choice toppings.

Fast, simple and definitely a crowd pleaser — and a great way to use up leftovers in the fridge!