Tag: LUNCH BOX

Tasty Pressed Cuban Sandwich

Tasty Pressed Cuban Sandwich

I am a sandwich person, and I could eat a sandwich probably every single day. However, when it comes to ham, slow-cooked pork, swiss cheese, pickles, mustard pressed in the Cuban bread there is nothing better in this world. I love this Tasty Pressed Cuban Sandwich. […]

Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

I have been playing with some really easy recipes lately just like this tasty creamy spinach puff pastry. I don’t think that we need to spend hours in the kitchen unless it is Thanksgiving, of course. However, even then I do not cook all day. […]

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

I love Mexican cuisine as much as Tex-Mex food. I mean, who would say no, right?! A bit of Texas with a bit of Mexico and you get an amazing combo bursting with flavor.

These beef taco bowls are just incredibly tasty. You can make it more spicy or mild. It is all how you prefer your food, that is why you have to taste.

Add a pinch of this and that until you reach your preference. I always say you can add more seasoning later, so add just a pinch or two and taste.

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

I love spicy food as well as my children but my husband does not. Well, he likes it a little, but not much.

I really hope that you all like this easy recipe. You can modify this one to meet your lifestyle requirements, such as low carb.

Click Here for More Mexican Influenced meals.

I love serving this beef over cauliflower rice or in low carb tortillas, as well as making my lunch box into this amazing taco salad.

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

My family absolutely love this type of meals. Usually they add refried beans or even chili beans. Such a comfort food that most people just love, and it is really simople to prep.

You can even prep ahead, refrgirate and serve later. It is as simple as it sounds.

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls
Yield: 4 Servings

Beef Taco Tortilla Bowls

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This tasty Beef taco recipe is the closest to classic Tex-Mex Style version of tacos. It is easy and very delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (453g) Ground Beef 80/20
  • 1 tablespoon Onion powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Adobo Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Sauce
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • TOPPING OPTION:
  • Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Red Onion, diced
  • Parsey or cilantro, chopped
  • FRESH or pickled Jalapenos
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole or plain Avocado
  • Taco Tortilla Bowls, shells or soft tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef sprinkled with seasonings over medium heat.
  2. Remove as much grease as possible then stir in adobo and tomato sauce and lastly season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Simmer over low heat for additional 5 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately and with desired toppings.

Notes

You may serve beef in soft tortillas, taco shells or taco bowls.

Toppings are up to you. 

If you do not eat tortillas, you can serve this beef over rice or cauliflower rice. Or use Low Carb Tortillas

You may add beans or even refried beans.

You may even make your own bowls. Check out my Amazon Store for more details.

Please, comment and tag me if you make it. Or just post a pic on Instagram and tag me @sandraseasycooking so I can re-post. Make sure to use my hashtag #sandraseasycooking. Thank you, guys, for all your support!!!

Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

Salads make such an amazing lunch or dinner. We all love quick and easy lunch like this. I do not like adding a bunch of stuff to my chicken salad so this is as easy as it gets. I love pickles so that is always […]

Potato and Leek Phyllo Pastry

Potato and Leek Phyllo Pastry

Potatoessss!!! It is a staple of my house, like probably everywhere else in the world. We can turn so many amazing dishes out of potatoes, and it is comfort food for me. If I tell you that I… Don’t laugh! OK! Here ya go, most […]

Lunch Box: Stuffed Bread

Lunch Box: Stuffed Bread

Lunch Box: Stuffed Bread

Before Monday starts let me share one more yummy lunch box idea. It does take little more time to make these stuffed bread rolls, but trust me they are so worth it. 

My kids… no, to correct myself,  my whole family and friends love this and it’s one of the favorite after-school snacks, lunches or even dinners with some salad on the side. 

These are perfect, obviously, for lunch boxes for school or work, but also fantastic to take on trips, potlucks, and picnics. You can eat them hot right out of the oven (although it is too good and dangerous) or cold. 

Lunch Box: Stuffed Bread

You can, of course, pair it with anything that you have or like, but I added some radishes, English cucumber, and cherry tomatoes from my garden; And for the fruits: raspberries and blueberries that go perfectly well with a strawberry yogurt smoothie. 

As for the roll itself, I made two kinds, and again you can add what you have and like.

We all love and it is one of the top ones that my family or friends always asking for, which is stuffed with sauteed ground beef, onions, and garlic,  but you can be creative and add roast beef + cheese + peppers, ham + cheese, sauteed potatoes and onions, breakfast sausages + cheese + eggs, Nutella etc.

Possibilities are honestly endless. It is also convenient.  It stores well in the fridge, you just need to reheat and eat; OR if you going to take it the next day just make sure to preheat for few minutes in the microwave, let it cool down to a room temp., then pack. 

Lunch Box: Stuffed Bread

You can roll it and make it like a stick looking or you can make a bun out of it…it’s your call!

See how easy that is…but wait there is more, just kidding! You can also use pizza dough from the store or make your own as I do.    Check out the RECIPE WITH A VIDEO for Stuffed Bread Rolls with Ground Beef and Onions…HERE

Lunch Box: Stuffed Bread

For ham roll

1 Tbsp. Cream Cheese – room temp. (spread on the dough before adding ham)

4 slices of thinly sliced Virginia Ham or any on hand

One handful of shredded cheese such as mexican chese blend

Before I complete this post I feel that I do have to write about it in every of the lunch box posts for safety.

Q: What Box is safe for me and my child?A: Look for the boxes that have a clear written label that they are BPA FREE just in case if they are plastic-
BPA stands for bisphenol.  BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s. Seeking out BPA-free products may not always be easy to do. Some manufacturers do label their products as BPA-free, but some do not. If a product isn’t labeled, keep in mind that most aluminum cans or bottles have linings that contain BPA, while steel bottles or can do not. Polycarbonate plastic is generally hard, clear, lightweight plastic. It often has the No. 7 recycling symbol on the bottom. (source Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.from Mayo-clinic)

My Bento Boxes are No. 5 PP/BMA FREE- but these cheaper ones that you can get in the grocery store are not safe to use in the microwave or to put hot meals in them, so you HAVE to let the food cool down BEFORE closing the LID. READ HERE about the difference between recycling symbols on the bottom of your lunch boxes, bottles, etc. No. 5 – PPKetchup bottle, a No. 5, may one day be a broom. Ketchup and medicine bottles, PP, or polypropylene, fall under recycling category No. 5. Recycled through many curbside programs, PP has a high melting point, so it is chosen for containers that can hold hot liquid. Polypropylene can be recycled into signal lights, brooms, brushes, rakes, bins and pallet trays. 

Lunch Box: Stuffed Bread

Makes 1 lunch box
Course LUNCH BOX
Keyword school lunch boxes, lunch box, work lunch,
Servings 1
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 about 10-12 inch Stuffed Bread
  • Lettuce
  • 3 Radish  sliced
  • 1/4 English cucumber sliced
  • Handful Cherry/or grape tomatoes

Fruits:

  • Raspberry
  • Blueberry

Drink:

  • Fruit Yogurt Smoothie

Recipe Notes

FOR MORE LUNCHBOX IDEA CLICK HERE

 

Lunch Box: Oven-Baked Panko Chicken

Lunch Box: Oven-Baked Panko Chicken

SCHOOOOOLLLL!!! Is starting tomorrow for us!!! Don’t know if I hate it, or like it…HA!!! Who am I kidding? I love it!!! Doing my happy dances all day… I know I will miss our mornings soon, but as far as of right this moment, it is a […]

Lunch Box: Biscuit Deli Turkey Sandwiches

Lunch Box: Biscuit Deli Turkey Sandwiches

Lunch Box Biscuit Deli Turkey Sandwiches

Mesquite Chicken Wrap

Mesquite Chicken Wrap

Mesquite Chicken Wrap

IT’S FRIDAY!!!! YES! This week was HELLA tough… so much work, plus the weather is not the most loving. It is warm and nice, but dark clouds know how to spoil a very bright day.

I love Rain, but I most certainly do not like gloomy mornings. I feel like 10 more minutes of sleep would be really appreciated.

Since the grilling season is coming as well as outdoor gatherings, I thought to start with delicious grilled recipes. What do you guys say?! Huh? Shall we start?

Mesquite Chicken Wrap

This wrap was absolutely amazing! If you can imagine Mesquite flavor from the chicken, some salsa, melted cheese and drizzle of my delcious sauce. Oh, Man! This is one good wrap.

I devour this while the kids were in school. I know, pretty selfish of me, but I could not resist it, plus my excuse was It would totally get soggy if it is not eaten within 2 hours. We do not want to waste food, right?!

Anyways, the kids took it to school the next day, because I had so much leftover chicken. YEP! This lady does not know how to cook a small amount of anything. Trust me on that one. Try it, because I know you will love, love it! 

Mesquite Chicken Wrap

Makes:1 wrap

Course LUNCH BOX, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword wrap, healthy, chicken,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 1
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 3-5 oz 76g-150g Chicken Breast More for extra servings
  • 2 Hickory Smoked Crispy Bacon optional if you do not eat
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1.5 tsp. Mesquite Seasoning McCormick Grill Mates
  • 1 Large Tortilla or Wrap low carb if you prefer
  • 1 oz Mild Cheddar Cheese or any other that you prefer
  • 1/4 cup Mixed Greens any greens would do
  • 3 tablespoons Salsa

Salsa- 2 cups

  • 1/4 Onion yellow or red, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 Jalapeño or to taste, minced, seeds removed
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or use parsley as a sub
  • 2 teaspoons fresh Lime or Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste

Special Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon Avocado oil or Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Ripe Avocado pureed

Instructions

  1. Cut Chicken in strips, oil all over and rub the Mesquite seasoning on the chicken breast. Place on the preheated grill (or you can pan fry it, just add a bit of oil in the pan). Cook on both sides until golden, about 3 minutes per side, depending on how thick strips are.
  2. Once the chicken is done, set aside and start dicing salsa. Try to keep everything the same size, and leftover salsa could be placed in the container and in the fridge.
  3. Combine everything for the sauce and mix until smooth. You may use back or the fork or a spoon to smash the avocado. This can also serve as a dip.

  4. If you are using a grill, place tortilla on the grill, add cheese and chicken, let the cheese completely melt, few minutes. You may use a Microwave or preheated oven.
  5. Add salsa on top, drizzle with a special sauce to your preference Wrap it up and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can use whatever type of salsa you like! This is my standard that I enjoy with many meals, and dressing is my basic dressing and a personal favorite!

When cooking chicken, the internal temperature should be between 165F-170F This also could be added in Pita Bread or Italian Bread type of bread. Refrigerate leftover salsa.

Salsa and Sauce serve more than one. Make more chicken or extra servings.

Unused salsa and sauce should be refrigerated.

 

 

Lunch Box: Ham sandwich with Fresh Fruits and Veggies

Lunch Box: Ham sandwich with Fresh Fruits and Veggies

This lunch box series making me happy and the reason why, because I can give you an idea of how simple it is to put one lunch box…correction one ‘happy’ lunch box together