Connect with us

Country Lifestyles

Lacey’s Pantry: Street Pan Tacos

Published

on

Total Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp canola oil, divided
2 cups yellow onion, chopped
3 pounds ground beef
2 oz taco seasoning, divided
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
4 cups shredded Colby jack cheese
16 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1½ cups pico de gallo
Sour cream for dipping

Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray the bottom and sides of a 13×18-inch rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Set out an additional 13 x 18-inch pan for later. This pan doesn’t need to be sprayed.
In a large skillet, on medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil. Add the 2 cups chopped yellow onions and sauté them for 2 to 3 minutes or until they are translucent and soft. Transfer the cooked onions to a plate and set them aside.
To the same large skillet, on medium-high heat, add half of the ground beef and 1 oz. of taco seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Cook the ground beef for 4 to 5 minutes and incorporate spices. Transfer the cooked ground beef to a large bowl or large shallow dish, and repeat with the second half of the ground beef and another 1 oz. of taco seasoning, remaining 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper until all the ground beef is cooked. Transfer the rest of the cooked ground beef to the bowl with the first batch of cooked ground beef.
Add the cooked yellow onions to the cooked ground beef in the bowl, and stir to incorporate.
Lay out 10 of the flour tortillas on the oiled pan. Make sure they overlap and hand over the side of the pan by about 2 inches. The part of the flour tortillas that are overhanging will be used to fold over and seal the sheet pan tacos once assembled.
Using a large slotted spoon, spoon the ground beef mixture evenly over the flour tortillas. Allow as much of the fat from the ground beef mixture to drip off through the slotted spoon before placing the meat onto the tortillas.
Sprinkle the shredded Colby jack cheese evenly over the top of the ground beef layer.

To read more, pick up a copy of the July issue of NTFR Magazine. To subscribe call 940-872-5922.

Continue Reading

Country Lifestyles

On the Road with Dave Alexander

Published

on

By

As 2024 begins to unfold and you find yourself looking for something fun to do, why not turn to one of the finest entertainment venues in Cooke County? That would be Butterfield Stage. That’s right, audiences have been entertained by the Butterfield Stage Players for more than 40 years. This wonderful community theater was formed back in 1979 when a few local residents decided to embark on creating a community theater. I believe the best entertainment is live entertainment. So don’t find yourself shut in with an old Hallmark movie or old reruns this year.

To read more, pick up a copy of the February 2024 issue of NTFR magazine.

Continue Reading

Country Lifestyles

Lacey’s Pantry: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Bake

Published

on

By

By Lacey Vilhauer

Ingredients:
3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1 ½ tsp dried basil, divided
12 slices Italian, sourdough or rye bread
6 slices mozzarella cheese
6 Tbsp butter, softened
½ cup tomato paste
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 ¾ cup 2% milk
2 large eggs
1 cup shredded Italian cheese

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and 1 tsp basil until blended and spread onto 6 bread slices. Top with slices of mozzarella cheese and remaining bread slices. Butter exterior of all 12 bread slices. Arrange sandwiches in a greased 9×13 baking dish with at least 2-inch sides. Set aside.

To read more, pick up a copy of the February 2024 issue of NTFR magazine. To subscribe by mail, call 940-872-5922.

Continue Reading

Country Lifestyles

Agriculture’s Ties to Valentine’s Days

Published

on

By

By Dani Blackburn

February 14 has become known as the day of love, celebrated each year with loved ones exchanging roses, chocolate and gifts over candlelight dinners all in the name of St. Valentine. The true origin of the holiday remains a mystery but stems from both Christian and Roman backgrounds.

Today, the holiday pours millions of dollars into the country’s economy. While some tout it as nothing but a commercialized holiday for big business, the numbers prove it provides an economic boost. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers in the United States spent a whopping $25.9 billion on Valentine’s Day in 2023, the highest number reported since 2004.

Consumers were expected to spend an average of $192.80, but they were not only buying for significant others. They also shopped for friends, children’s classmates, teachers, coworkers, and more to make the day special for those they cared about, and none of it would be possible without agriculture.

To read more, pick up a copy of the February 2024 issue of NTFR magazine. To subscribe by mail, call 940-872-5922.

Continue Reading
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad

Trending