Day1 – Crockpot Pork Enchiladas

Prep – 15 minutes / Cook 25 minutes (plus 8 hours in the crockpot)

DSC_0362Ingredients (for the pork):

2lb Pork Tenderloin, Loin or Chops
2-4T Sofrito
2-4T Vegetable Stock
1 packet Sazon
**Add all ingredients in the crockpot and cook on low 8 hours

Ingredients (for the enchiladas):

Shredded pork
Brown Rice
1 can Enchilada Sauce
1/2 can (15oz) Refried Beans
1 can Green Chilies
8 Soft Tortillas
Shredded Cheese
Avocado and Sour Cream (optional)
** Heat oven to 375 degrees. Layer a baking dish with salsa just to cover. Roll each tortilla with rice and pork and line in the baking dish. When all tortillas are rolled, top with refried beans, enchilada sauce, green chilies and cheese. Bake 25 minutes. Top with avocado and sour cream.

Sunday meal prep: cook rice, prep crockpot and place insert in fridge, make sofrito and stock
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Day2 – Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw (with Jalapeno Margaritas)

DSC_0388 DSC_0380Prep – 15 minutes / Cook – 15 minutes

Ingredients (for the coleslaw):

1 Head Cabbage (packaged cabbage is the easiest)
1/2 Onion chopped
1/8c Oil
1/8-1/4c Vinegar (red wine, white balsamic, white)
1/4c Mayo (greek yogurt)
1T Sugar
**Chop cabbage and onion, mix all ingredients together and place in fridge for 1 hour, up to a week.

Ingredients (for shrimp tacos):

Shrimp (raw)
Tortillas/Tacos/Taco Boats
Refried Beans
Chili Powder (adobo, sazon, cajun seasing)
Salsa (diced tomatoes) – I made Mango Salsa
Sour Cream
No amounts listed as tacos are based on your own preference! Make 1 or make 12.
**Season shrimp liberally in chili powder or any seasoning you like. Saute in coconut oil until cooked (3-5 minutes). Warm taco shell until soft, spread refried beans on the taco, place coleslaw in the middle and top with 4-5 shrimp. Add avocado, sour cream, salsa – roll and enjoy.

Ingredients (for margaritas):

Can of Limeade (frozen)
Juice of Lime
**Slice one jalapeno and add it to bottle of tequila and let sit for 1 day up to 1 month. Make Limeade as noted on package. Shake 2oz tequila, 4oz limeade and 1/2oz fresh lime juice with ice. Pour into glass and top with one slice of jalapeno. Makes 2 margaritas.

Sunday meal prep: make coleslaw, peel shrimp, infuse tequila

Day3 – Meaty Nachos (meaty nacho night turned into Turkey Burger night – see below)

Prep – 15 minutes / Cook – 15-20 minutes


Corn Tortilla (or any wrap you prefer)
1/2lb Ground Turkey
Chili Powder (any mexican spices you like)
**Broil tortillas until crispy (watch carefully as they can burn quickly). Brown turkey and add spices. Top tortilla with turkey, salsa, jalapenos, avocado.

Sunday meal prep: cook ground turkey

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Day4 – Stuffed Poblanos

DSC_0397Prep – 10 minutes / Cook – 20 minutes


3 Poblano Peppers
1/2lb Ground Turkey
Brown Rice
Shredded Cheese
**Heat oven to 375 degrees. Slice Poblanos lengthwise and take out seeds and stem. Cook turkey and drain if it’s juicy. Mix rice, turkey and salsa together then add to pepper shells. Top with cheese and bake about 20 minutes.

Sunday meal prep: cook ground turkey, cook rice

Day5 – OUT
(I know I said we’re cooking in all week but this evening out was planned weeks ago – promise I’ll make it up to you)

Day6 – Turkey Burgers

DSC_0413Prep – 5 minutes / Cook – 15 minutes


1lb Ground turkey
Rolls (we like Arnold Rounds)
Egg white + Egg
Goya Sazon
Chili Powder
**MIX everything except the whole egg. Grill burger. Meanwhile, fry egg until almost fully cooked (if you like a runny yolk). Top burger with avocado and egg. Enjoy. Serve with a side of leftover coleslaw, macaroni salad or mixed greens.

I know this week may seem boring to some but Cinco de Mayo happened and I said MEXICAN ALL WEEK! #sorrynotsorry I could eat this stuff on the daily, especially those enchiladas which are my faaavorite. It’s just an example of how to make a weeks worth of meals from the same ingredients but not have the SAME thing everyday. Ground turkey, rice, salsa, refried beans and cheese are all inexpensive and makes this a total winner for the week. I also added “sunday meal prep” tips to help you plan for the week.


2 thoughts on “#GreatAmericanCookIn

  1. Mom

    I’m impressed…..!! I have none of those items in my pantry…other than brown rice and salsa…lol !! You guys are so creative and fun-loving!! Special people in our lives…xoxo !!

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