Nacho Bake & Giveaway
Fall is here which means school is in full swing, football season is revving up, and cooler weather is around the corner.
What that means for my cooking is more root vegetables, spicier flavors, heavier food, more soups and stews, and most definitely more slow-cooked meals
Thursdays are cooking/baking days here at Beloved Bayou. I try to get a jump on breakfasts and suppers, especially during the school year, because it's inevitable that I will be running late, or there will be extra practices, or meetings that put the squeeze on our mealtimes. But, if I have something ready to go in the freezer, then life is good.
Lately I have been preparing food like the Lentil Soup (pictured above) Rustic Italian Chicken, and Nacho Bake (recipe below.) What do those dishes have in common you ask? Well, aside from being rather tasty, they were all made with Red Gold tomatoes.
Tinned tomatoes are an absolute staple in our house. Nearly every time I go to the grocery store, I pick up a couple more cans just so that I can stay ahead of demand, And on Thursdays? Fugheddabowdit... I can go through half a dozen tins before noon.
I've written previously about using good tomatoes in your recipes. It truly makes a big difference...which is why I may have a whole section of my pantry dedicated to Red Gold tomatoes.
Red Gold Tomatoes wants to help you make life a little easier by sharing slow-cooker recipes as well as giving you the opportunity to win one of two branded Crock-Pots with their "Red Gold 2-a-day Crock-Pot Give-a-way!" Isn't that kind of them?
All you have to do to enter is go to the Red Gold Facebook page from September 17-October 8 and fill out the form. That's it.
But wait - there's more! The kind folks at Red Gold have also given my readers the opportunity to receive a fetching Red Gold apron by entering via the Rafflecopter below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Oh, and here's that recipe I promised for Nacho Bake. It's a fantastically easy, hearty, and quick meal for a weeknight supper. Aaaaaaaannnnd...it is a super way to use up the broken tortilla chips at the bottom of the bag.
1 can Black (or Kidney) Beans, rinsed & drained
1 can Chili
1/2c. Salsa (the chunkier, the better)
1 can Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes w/Green Chilies
1-2 c. Tortilla Chips, crushed
1c. Cheese, shredded
Dump the first four ingredients into a casserole dish.
Mix until combined.
Sprinkle over crushed chips and bake uncovered at 350F for about 20 minutes.
Sprinkle cheese over the top and put back in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Serve with Mexican rice and a salad and dinner is served!
This is part of FPT & WFMW.
I was sent samples to facilitate my recipes and promotion. All opinions and tinned tomato obsession are my own.
Well that sounds delicious! I will eat just about any combination of nacho/taco ingredients in pretty much any form. And this one looks like tasty comfort food.ReplyDelete
We will too Ms. Helen! :)Delete
Oooh nachos are soo good! This looks amazing! Pinning for later!ReplyDelete
And this is so easy as well as tasty! :)Delete
I love nachos and this looks delicious!!ReplyDelete
Nachos are one of our go to quicky foods when life gets a little crazy. They are a great way to use up leftover bits of beans or taco meat.Delete
Yummy...This would be the perfect meal for a cool winter night...Cannot wait until we get some of those nights...Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
This looks like a real comforting dish and one we would love! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a fantastic day and come back real soon!
Looks soooo yummy! I like chili for the fall:)ReplyDelete
I love beef stewReplyDelete
My fav is cuban pork. Boston butt, mojo. Served on yellow rice and black beans with diced white onion.ReplyDelete
I love pumpkin spiced oatmeal in the fall.ReplyDelete
Vegan beef stew!ReplyDelete
Pulled pork BBQ.ReplyDelete
My favorite crock pot recipe for this time of year is cranberry applesauce.ReplyDelete
My favorite crock pot recipe for autumn is a secret family recipe for chili given to me by my 94 year old mother-in-law.ReplyDelete
I love chili! (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)ReplyDelete
I like my sloppy joe crockpot recipe.ReplyDelete
I like to make beef stew also.ReplyDelete
Any kind of chili!ReplyDelete
Chili or black beansReplyDelete
I like to make soups, especially ham and back eyed peas.ReplyDelete
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I like chicken with roasted vegetables in the autumn.ReplyDelete
I love Red Gold Tomatoes too! :)ReplyDelete
I love baked apples in the crockpot!ReplyDelete
Jalaopeno corn chowder!ReplyDelete
I love beef stew that simmers in the crockpot all day.ReplyDelete
My favorite crockpot recipe loaded potato soup in the fall!ReplyDelete
I love making apple butter in my crock pot. So easy and delicious! email@example.comReplyDelete
love pot roast. Yum! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.ReplyDelete
we love pot roast and beef stewReplyDelete
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My favorite is pulled BBQ porkReplyDelete
I love making chili in my crock pot with beans, and crushed tomatoes and I love smelling it while it is cooking, it is so warming and great as left overs, thank youReplyDelete
I LOVE MAKING VEGETABLE SOUP IN THE CROCK POT AND LETTING IT COOK ALL DAYReplyDelete