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Looking at the ingredients of this recipe, you might not be interested if you're not a fan of pepper jack cheese or the Worcestershire and butter mixture. But trust us- these sandwiches are amazing. They're also great for parties, and they actually keep well (if they last long enough to be wrapped up).

Ingredients

  • 2 packages Hawaiian Bread Rolls (12 per package)
  • 1 lb Shaved Ham or 1 package Ham slices
  • 1 package pepper jack cheese or Jalapeño Monterrey Jack Cheese (10 slices per package)
  • 1 stick butter (melted)
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds

Directions

  1. Cut Hawaiian rolls in half and layer bottom of 9 x 13 pan with the bottom of the rolls. 
  2. Layer the ham and cheese on the bottom half of the rolls. Layer top half of the rolls.
  3. In a measuring cup, whisk together melted butter and Worcestershire sauce. Pour sauce mixture evenly over the rolls.
  4. Sprinkle poppy seeds over the rolls.
  5. Cover with foil and refrigerate over night or go ahead and bake.
  6. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until cheese in melted.

 

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Tacos are awesome! Bite-sized muffin tin tacos are even better. They're great for parties, packing in lunches or just for a fun weeknight meal. Muffin tin taco salad only call for 4 ingredients, but the fun part is topping them with whatever you love on your regular taco salad with-lettuce, tomato, guacamole, salsa, sour cream- whatever!

Ingredients

  • 1 package wonton wrappers
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese
  • Any toppings like guacamole, salsa, lettuce, sour cream

Directions

  1. Cook ground beef with taco seasoning according to package.
  2. Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Add 2 wonton wrappers to each muffin cup, so they're covering the space of the cup.
  3. Layer in refried beans in each cup.
  4. Add ground beef to each cup.
  5. Top each cup with cheese.
  6. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes, until wontons are golden brown and cheese has melted.
  7. Top with different toppings.

 

 

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Muffin tin recipes like this one for Pizza Puffs are great for families or adults on the go. Kids can have fun making the pizza puffs, and they can be individualized to accommodate different tastes. They are also great for grabbing and taking with you, so if you're off to soccer practice or simply have a long day at the office, they can be thrown in a container and reheated as necessary.

Ingredients

  • Canned buttermilk biscuits
  • Pizza sauce
  • pepperoni slices or diced sausage links
  • shredded Mexican blend or mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Spray muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Flatten the biscuits, and place at the bottom of the muffin cups. Try to push the dough up the sides a bit.
  3. Spoon pizza sauce into each biscuit.
  4. Top with pepperoni or sausage, or add veggies instead.
  5. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  6. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes.
  7. If desired, dip in marinara sauce.

 

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Wouldn't it be wonderful to wake up and have a warm, delicious breakfast waiting for you? With this slow cooker recipe, it's no longer a dream. Throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker right before you go to bed and you'll wake up to the smell of this breakfast casserole.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) breakfast sausage
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 4oz can diced mild green chilies
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 package (30 oz) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Directions

  1. Cook sausage according directions and slice into 1/4 inch pieces.
  2. In a bowl, combine red pepper, green chilies, and cilantro.
  3. In a different bowl, beat the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  4. In the pot of a slow cooker, layer one-third of the hash browns, sausage, red pepper mixture, and cheese. Repeat layers twice.
  5. Pour egg mixture over layered ingredients in the slow cooker.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until thermometer inserted in the center reads 160°.

 

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Burritos or Quesadillas are easy meals, because you can throw pretty much anything into a tortilla and make lunch or dinner out of it. This recipe may not be universally accepted as tuna, olives, and tomatoes are commonly found on individual "will not eat" lists. But the point of this recipe is less about following it to a "T," and more about thinking how you can add ingredients you like to a simple protein to jazz it up.

Ingredients

  • 1 can of tuna
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • a handful of olives diced
  • 1/2 tomato diced
  • 3 flour tortillas

Directions

  1. Mix tuna with mayo. Add tomato and olives. Mix together.
  2. Add tuna mixture to tortilla and roll up.
  3. Spray a skillet with cooking spray. Place burrito in skillet and cook about 2 minutes on each side. 
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