Thursday, March 1, 2012

Southwestern Egg Rolls

I got this recipe years ago from a friend and am just now getting around to making them.  These were a hit with my family!  They are awesome served with guacamole!  -Kristin

2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups chopped, fresh spinach or 1 (9 oz)  package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry with paper towel
2 cups shredded sharp or Mexican cheese
1 (7oz) can diced green chilies, drained
4 green onions, finely chopped (opt)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 package of egg roll wrappers
  • Preheat oven to 425F. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl mix together corn, beans, spinach, cheese, chilies, onions, cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper. 
  • Divide the filling up among the wrappers.  Follow the directions on the package to fold.
  • Place on baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time.

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

This is quick and easy to put together and the result is delicious. -Kristin

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
1/2 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs 
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 
1 Tablespoon olive oil 
1 egg, beaten 
1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 
favorite jarred marinara sauce
  • Spread the 1 TBSP of olive oil into the bottom of your slow cooker. 
  • Beat the egg with a fork in a separate bowl. 
  • Mix the bread crumbs with the seasonings and the Parmesan cheese in another separate dish. 
  • Dip the chicken into the egg, then into the bread crumb mixture, coating both sides with crumbs, cheese and seasonings. 
  • Place the chicken breast pieces in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Layer 1-2 cups of mozzarella cheese on top, depending on how much cheese you like. 
  • Cover chicken and cheese with entire jar of marinara sauce. 
  • Close lid and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4. 
  • Serve with your favorite pasta.