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    Slow-Cooker Al Pastor Bowls

    You'll love this easy version of a traditional Mexican favorite. Serve this al pastor bowl over rice or in tortillas with your favorite toppings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Slow-Cooked Ropa Vieja

    1 review

    I traveled to Cuba a few years ago and had some of the best food imaginable. This dish stuck out,...


    Air-Fryer Steak Fajitas

    1 review

    Zesty salsa and tender strips of meat make these air-fryer steak fajitas extra special. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah


    Taco Turkey Meat Loaf

    1 review

    After buying a supersized package of ground turkey, I made this spicy taco turkey meat loaf using what I had...


    Instant Pot Chili con Carne

    1 review

    Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of...

    Grilled Pineapple Chicken

    2 reviews

    A trip to Hawaii is easy with this juicy grilled pineapple chicken. Simply give it a quick marinade, fire up...


    Spicy Beef Brisket

    My family fell in love with this brisket the first time I tried the recipe. The no-fuss preparation and long...

    Slow-Cooker Beef Barbacoa

    3 reviews

    I love this beef barbacoa because the meat is fall-apart tender and the sauce is smoky, slightly spicy and so...


    Fall Vegetable Sloppy Joes

    1 review

    I make this dish in the fall and sneak grated vegetables into the sloppy joe mixture. It’s especially good when...


    Pressure-Cooker Shredded Chicken Gyros

    6 reviews

    Our family has no links of any kind to Greece, but we always have such a marvelous time at the...


    Pressure-Cooker Steak Fajitas

    I've enjoyed cooking since I was a girl growing up in the Southwest, and I think fajitas are an easy...

    Pressure-Cooker Carolina-Style Vinegar BBQ Chicken

    1 review

    I live in Georgia but I appreciate the tangy, sweet and slightly spicy taste of Carolina vinegar chicken. —Ramona Parris,...


    Favorite Chicken Enchiladas

    We added another layer of flavor to this dish originally submitted by Rebekah Sabo of Rochester, New York. The spicy...


    Green Tomato Salsa

    I came up with this green tomato salsa recipe so I could use up all the fresh tomatoes from my...


    Roasted Potatoes & Onions with Wilted Greens

    I'm usually not a fan of side dishes because I find them boring and bland, but a necessary evil in...


    Cajun Grilled Shrimp

    The kicked-up marinade on these shrimp makes this a flavor-packed dish. Serve over rice, and make sure to squeeze those...

    Summer Turkey Kabobs

    4 reviews

    These kabobs let you enjoy Thanksgiving flavors any time of year! We enjoy grilling them in the summer. —Angela Mathews,...


    Thai Chicken and Orange Salad

    2 reviews

    A creamy peanut butter dressing provides a Thai twist to this main dish chicken salad. You if you have leftover...


    Zucchini Panzanella Salad

    4 reviews

    I learned how to make panzanella from my friend's grandmother. Once I discovered how to make the perfect vinaigrette, it...


    Summer Salad by the Lake

    4 reviews

    I came up with this recipe to show appreciation to all the teachers at my son’s school. The dish had...


    California Burger Wraps

    1 review

    I love the way these fresh flavors blend together. It's a snap to throw this together using leftover burgers for...


    Garden Frittata

    12 reviews

    I created this frittata recipe one day to use up some fresh yellow squash, zucchini and tomato. It's so easy...


    Mojito-Style Yellow Tomato Salsa

    1 review

    With grilled tomatoes, crunchy peppers and a sprinkle of mint, this fresh salsa is good on just about everything. Try...


    Cuban-Style Pork Chops

    4 reviews

    These are like Cuban sandwiches without the bread, so they’re a bit more elegant. Let your family customize the chops...

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    Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    5 reviews

    I wanted to build a better pork sandwich, and this Asian-style filling was a huge hit with my husband and...


    Spiedis

    5 reviews

    This is our favorite cookout dish, and it's very good served with a salad. This recipe originated here in my...


    Warm Green Bean & Potato Salad

    6 reviews

    The combination of green beans and red potatoes, sometimes known as green beans Pierre, is one of my go-to side...


    Fabulous Fajitas

    24 reviews

    I've enjoyed cooking since I was a girl growing up in the Southwest. When friends call to ask me for...


    Orange-Glazed Pork Loin

    15 reviews

    This is one of the best pork recipes I've ever tried. My family looks forward to this roast for dinner,...


    Slow-Cooked Salsa

    14 reviews

    I love the fresh taste of homemade salsa, but as a working mother, I don't have much time to make...