Decided since I like to create meals and new recipes, especially for the Keto WOE, I thought to maybe throw together a place I can store some of these recipes for later reference and use. … And for anyone who might be interested in them, or even share some of their own?
Will start with today’s meal…
Taco Stuffed Mushrooms w/ Little Meat Sombrero’s on the side
Started with 72% ground beef, which was just about 27 ounces in total. I separated it into 5 ounce portions @5, and saved the other 2 ounces and made up a little side snack.
Cooked up the meat up, then added Rao’s Marinara Sauce a little at a time, just to moisten the meat to a Taco Sauce consistency. Sorry, I don’t usually measure, so can’t give exact measurements. Maybe a half cup or so? - Added Taco Seasoning Mix, (I use Old ElPaso) again little at a time, just enough to give it a taco flavor. Maybe 2-3 tsp.? Then set this aside while I started the rest.
Side: Meat Sombrero’s - Took pre-sliced Provolone (1/8" or so?) pre-sliced pack we bought. placed then on a sheet of Parchment Paper. Added about .5 oz Taco meat and added some Mexican 3 cheese on top and baked for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Called them Sombrero’s since it reminded me of a flattened Mexican Sombrero, and I needed something to name them
This is what they looked like before baking. Slightly melted since I forgot to take a pic beforehand, and were in the oven for a minute or so before I pulled them out for a pic.
This is how they came out … Note: Provolone browns nicely, and these are not burnt. They would also make very easy Mini-Taco’s, and I might just start doing this, over spreading out the shedded cheese as I usually do. They bend quite easily and you just need to add toppings of choice. Plus, meat is already added too.
Entree: Taco Stuffed Mushroom
Pulled the stems off 5 Portabella Mushroom, placed on same Parchment Paper and baked for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Once done, added a slice of Provolone Cheese, 5 ounces of the Taco Meat and topped with a good heaping of Mexican Cheese on top. (Baked for an additional 10 minutes) Once done topped it with some Sour Cream and had the Tomatoes on the side.
Mushroom tops after baking 10 minutes. (Middle one was slightly squished in packaging.)
Accidentally tore the cheese on the lower right one while adding meat. But hard to keep real clean looking adding all the ingredients. But it might help to knock the meat back to 4 oz. instead of 5 oz. It’s just what a started with.
Here’s the finished dish with some added sides