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Grilled Picante Beef Steak
Black Bean Burgers
Sizzlin' Fajitas
Hot 'n' Honeyed Chicken Wings
Fish Fillets With Pineapple Mango Salsa

(Family Features) - Enjoying a restaurant meal with friends and family is a great way to connect and have fun. But if your budget's tight, you may be eating out less often.

Bring the restaurant experience home for all the fun - and a lot less money - by making some of your restaurant favorites at home.

These fast and easy recipes bring sizzle to the table by using Pace Picante sauce and salsas. They're a simple way to bring out your inner gourmet and create special dinners that friends and family can enjoy around your table.

For more creative recipes and serving suggestions, visit www.pacefoods.com.

Grilled Picante Beef Steak

Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup Pace Picante Sauce
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef top round steak,
  • 1 1/2 inches thick

Preparation
    1. Mix picante sauce, oil, oregano and garlic powder in shallow non-metallic dish. Add steak and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
    2. Grill or broil steak until desired doneness, turning and brushing often with picante sauce mixture. Discard remaining picante sauce mixture.
    3. Slice steak into thin diagonal slices. Serve with additional picante sauce.

Marinate Time
30 minutes

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cook Time
25 minutes

Serves
Makes 6 servings

Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Pace Black Bean & Roasted Corn Salsa
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef*
  • 6 sesame sandwich rolls

Preparation
    1. Mix 1 cup salsa and beef thoroughly in a large bowl. Shape beef mixture firmly into 6 patties.
    2. Cook patties in a 12-inch skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides and cooked through.
    3. Serve burgers on rolls with remaining salsa.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cook Time
10 minutes

Serves
Makes 6 servings

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
*Substitute 1 1/4 pounds of ground turkey for the ground beef and combine with 3/4 cup salsa.

Tip: Top each burger with 1 slice Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Top with sliced avocado, tomato and lettuce.

Sizzlin' Fajitas

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts or beef sirloin steak, cut into strips
  • 1 medium green or red pepper, cut into 2-inch-long strips (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups Pace Chunky Salsa
  • 8 flour tortillas (8-inch), warmed
  • Guacamole (optional)

Preparation
    1. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until well browned, stirring often.
    2. Add pepper and onion to skillet. Cook until vegetables are tender-crisp. Stir in salsa. Cook until chicken mixture is hot and bubbling.
    3. Spoon about 1/2 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla. Top with additional salsa. Fold tortillas around filling. Serve with guacamole, if desired.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cook Time
15 minutes

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
Serving Suggestion: Serve with grilled vegetables such as sliced red or green peppers, red onion wedges, portabella mushroom and zucchini slices. For dessert serve rice pudding sprinkled with nutmeg.

Hot 'n' Honeyed Chicken Wings

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Pace Picante Sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 12 chicken wings or 24 chicken drumettes

Preparation
    1. Heat the oven to 400°F. Stir the picante sauce, honey and ginger in a large bowl. Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil.
    2. Cut chicken wings at the joints to make 36 pieces. Discard tips or save them for another use. Add wings to picante sauce mixture and toss to coat. Place wings into the baking pan.
    3. Bake for 55 minutes or until wings are cooked through, turning and brushing often with picante sauce mixture during the last 30 minutes of baking.

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Bake Time
55 minutes

Serves
Makes 24 pieces

Fish Fillets With Pineapple Mango Salsa

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 fish fillets (cod, tilapia or salmon)
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Pace Pineapple Mango Chipotle Salsa
  • 4 cups hot cooked instant white rice

Preparation
    1. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish and cook for 5 minutes or until well browned on the bottom. Turn fish over. Pour salsa over fish.
    2. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve fish and sauce over rice.

Preparation Time
5 minutes

Cook Time
10 minutes

Serves
Makes 4 servings

SOURCE: Pace



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