Summer is one of the busiest times of the year, with so many outdoor activities to keep us going, like tending to lawns, vegetable gardens and flowers. So it’s nice to have stress-free meals and desserts to prepare during those hectic days.
A handy item to keep on hand for days like this is a package of flour tortillas. They can be used in many ways, as a starter or as a dessert.
Here are two easy to prepare and tasty recipes that call for tortillas – Steak Tacos and Baked Apple Puffs.
1 pound sirloin steak, thinly sliced
1/2 (1.25 ounce package) taco seasoning mix
1 can (14 ounces) no-bean chili
6 to 8 (6 inch) flour tortillas
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
2 cups shredded lettuce
2 cups shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
1 avocado, thinly sliced
In large nonstick skillet, heat steak and taco seasoning mix. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes until the beef is browned; then add the chilli and heat through.
Heat tortillas as directed on package.
Spoon hot steak and chili over tortillas.
Top each filled taco with green onions, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese and avocado slices.
Sprinkle a little taco sauce over everything and add a little more cheese
Fold the tortilla over the filling and serve.
Note: You can also use a packet of Philly steaks. Just cook them and grate them.
BAKED APPLE SOUFFLÉS
4 to 6 (6 inch) flour tortillas
1 box apple pie filling
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup seedless raisins (optional)
Non-stick cooking spray
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of milk
Remove tortillas from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature 15 minutes or until soft and flexible.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Combine pie filling, cinnamon and raisins.
Spread the filling evenly in the center of the tortillas. Fold both sides over filling; fold bottom half of tortilla up then half down to close.
Place seam side down on baking sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Lightly spray tops and sides of tortillas with cooking spray.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and milk and drizzle over apple puffs. Serve hot. Makes 4-6 servings.
Note: You can use any other fruit pie filling in place of the apple and eliminate the raisins.
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