I know that this is not a new or original recipe. If you have been to a Pampered Chef party then you have had a version of this. Sometimes it’s a ring, sometimes it’s individual bites. I really don’t care how you present this it is just plain darn good! I love Mexican food. Well let me rephrase that…. I love Tex-Mex. I am not a fan of those Mexican restaurants that claim to be Authentic. I seriously doubt they are. Those places seem to be so bland….there is no spice to the taco meat or the shredded chicken. It’s just plain ground beef and plain chicken. blah blah blah….. I have read more than one cookbook in my life and no where has a Mexican recipe called for boring or plain non seasoned meat. How they can claim they are Authentic I am uncertain. When I think of Mexican food I conjure up images of fresh, spicy, colorful dishes that delight both the palate and the eye! Think of Rick Bayless or Bobby Flay. Their recipes certainly have a ton of flavor packed into them and they certainly are pleasing to the eye!
In my opinion the best export from Texas has been the blending of traditional Mexican and Cowboy style cooking. The term Tex-Mex makes me think of hot and spicy and plenty of bold flavors shining through. That is the kind of Mexican Food I want to dig into. I also love New-Mexican! Remember my obsession with Hatch Chiles? Oh how I want to dig into a plate of Chicken Fajita Enchilada’s right now!
I love the bright colors and flavors of this dish! It is a great easy weeknight meal and the family will love it! You can serve it with a side of Chips and my Black Bean and Cheese Dip, or throw in the crock pot everyone’s favorite Queso! Make it as spicy as you want or you can tone it down for little ones. However you like it just make this! Even though it is a recipe you have had or made before, bring it back into rotation as this a Family Weeknight Classic! So when everyone is Clamoring for Taco Night and you are not in the mood to make all the little bowls of topping that Taco Night requires, make Taco Salad Pizza!