My wife is on a cooking kick lately. I’m the beneficiary. And, I’m totally sold on these Exploding Chicken Taquitos by Hungry Girl. Seriously, I’ll never buy the bulk pack at Sam’s Club again. These taquitos make canned chicken more than palatable! Go figure. Toss in some Old El Paso taco seasoning and a really light sweetness from the corn tortillas and Exploding Chicken Taquitos are great for a light dinner or make a fairly healthy appetizer.
(I’ll add pictures when we make them again next week).
I do suggest a couple of changes to the original recipe. First, we use 2% cheddar cheese, not the fat free stuff. I think it helps bridge the gap between regular and tasteless-to-me fat free cheddar cheese. Also, Publix salsa is absolutely awesome in this recipe. We use mild, because that’s what we normally eat, but I’m sure a spicier salsa would work just as well.
Chili is good. Buffalo style chicken wings are good. Neither is particularly great for my health. My wife is on a health kick lately, so my health is benefiting. We tried out Hungry Girl’s Buffalo Chicken Chili recipe last week. I was skeptical to start and I was even more skeptical after the food was done cooking in the slow cooker. But, I’m happy to report that this ended up as a very good chicken chili recipe that I will make and eat again. If you’re trying to eat better, love wings and chili then I suggest you check it out for dinner one night soon.
Two favorites, tacos and burgers, unite in this recipe. My wife likes to make fun of my food “crush” aka the “How Sweet It Is” blog. She likes to joke, yes, but she also likes it when she is the beneficiary of a recipe from there. Last week, How Sweet posted Taco Rubbed Burgers with avocado and crushed tortilla chips. I HAD to try them. I love tacos. I LOVE hamburgers. I even love avocado on my burger normally. This burger sounded like a perfect opportunity to visit burger-heaven for a few minutes.
I’m not much for creativity. I’d rather make everyone else’s recipes and tweak them a bit to my liking. So, I didn’t use the above recipe to the letter. I made a few changes which I list below. I also don’t claim that I am a great cook, but I hope that you try this burger. It’s definitely a flavorful spin on a favorite food.
What I changed from the original Taco-Rubbed Burgers recipe: