Easy Homemade Tortillas

It’s Cinco De Mayo and we have an easy dinner idea for you. My kids loved it and I don’t think I will buy tortillas from the store ever again!

Tortillas are easy to make, so I really wouldn’t call it a recipe. You don’t need fancy tools and they only have 5 ingredients, so you know whats in them.

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This recipe makes about 14 tortillas.

You will need:

2 3/4 cup of flour

1 teasp baking soda

1/2 teasp salt

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup warm water

Mix the dry ingredients together and then add the oil and water and mix until it forms a ball. You can divide your dough into small 1 1/2 inch balls or you can just pinch off pieces as you go.

Warm a skillet to a medium heat.

Roll your dough ball out on a lightly floured surface until its flattened. You don’t want to stack your uncooked tortillas or they will stick together, so I roll as I go. Cook your tortillas until they start to bubble a little and then flip. They don’t take long to cook and will brown slightly.

Thats it. So easy.

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Top with your favorites, we like to use  Zaycon Fresh chicken with Spiceologist Chile Margarita rub, and a little pico de gallo with avocado. Its a quick meal with lots of flavor. homemade tortillas and fried cornMy kids love it with a little bit of ranch drizzled on top.

For a few other Cinco de Mayo recipes, visit our Pinterest board.

Eggs! Eggs it is my Precious.

Too far?

It’s Spring! It’s Easter! Re-birth time, so I got to looking at eggs and realized that eggs are such a daily staple in our lives, it’s easy to overlook their beauty. Such a simple and such a wondrous thing. Beautiful no?DSC_5606

“A box without hinges, key or lid

Yet golden treasure inside is hid”

………Bilbo Baggins

“Wishing you the happiest Easter from Zaycon Foods!” ~ Matt Hinckley, CSO

Easter is HERE! That Means Leftover Ham In Your Fridge.

Easter time may leave you wondering what to do with all of the leftover ham from your family gatherings? We’re excited about all of the potential our Carvemaster ham has for the main course and leftovers too. We have curated some recipes from some of the best bloggers in the country on our “Ham” Pinterest board.

What is your favorite “leftover ham” recipe? Share them with us on our Facebook page or tag us on Twitter!


Greek Freak Zaycon Foods Ground Beef Empanadas

Greek Freak Zaycon Ground Beef Empanadas

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling over to Spokane, Washington to visit the Zaycon Foods offices and meet the Zaycon team! The weather was beautiful, and I was even sitting on the mountain side of the plane and had such a beautiful view. There’s really nothing like snow covered mountains.

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It was such an awesome trip, and I had such a great time. I knew I loved Zaycon Food’s product before this trip. After, I’m fully on board with the whole team and the business. Everyone was really warm, welcoming, and friendly! Thanks to the entire team for an awesome couple of days. I can’t wait to come back!

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While I was there we got together in the Zaycon kitchens to prepare a little meal for the crew, and share this awesome recipe for Easy Greek Freak Zaycon Ground Beef Empanadas.

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There was much debate over just what to call these little pockets of fusion. Zaycon Ground Beef is seasoned and combined with onion, garlic, some awesome Spiceologist Greek Freak seasoning, olives, and feta cheese.

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Then we stuffed it into puff pastry pockets, baked it, and served it up with some homemade tzatziki whipped up by the talented CSO (Chief Snack Officer) Matt!

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The hardest part about these was stuffing the pockets, and that was actually simple. Just stuff them, crimp the edges, bake on parchment paper, and you are DONE.

Greek Freak Zaycon Empanadas

If you are like me and like to pre-brown a bunch of your Zaycon Foods Ground Beef when you pick it up before you freeze it, these will be even faster. I LOVE freezing some pre-portioned pre-browned ground beef to pull out of the freezer and add to spaghetti sauce, mix up into sloppy joes, make a quick beefy noodles, or tacos on busy nights. It also works really well to toss into crock pot soups and stews. You can even add in some onions and garlic while you are browning it so you don’t need to saute those while you are whipping up your quick and easy dinners.

These greek freak zaycon ground beef empanadas would also be fantastic stuffed, and then frozen so you can toss them right into the oven.

Greek Freak Zaycon Empanadas

Greek Freak Zaycon Ground Beef Empanadas
Author: Nicole Johnson
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Zaycon ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Spiceologist Greek Freak Seasoning Rub
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup of chopped olives – we used a mix of black olives and kalamata
  • 1 package of frozen puff pastry – thawed according to package directions
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Place ground beef, onion, garlic, and seasonings in a large frying pan and brown well. After the meat is browned, remove from pan and mix in the olives and feta.
  3. Unfold your puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface, and roll out slightly to enlarge. Cut 3-4″ circles out of the sheet, and place a few heaping tablespoons on one side. Brush one half lightly with the egg wash, and fold over and pinch shut. Repeat with the remaining filling and pastry circles. Crimp edges completely shut with a fork. Brush lightly with egg wash.
  4. Bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and puffed.

Need more ideas of things to make with your Zaycon Ground Beef order? Check out this awesome ground beef round-up!

What should I make with ground beef?

Nicole Johnson is a Zaycon Foods Ambassador and blogs at Or Whatever You Do. You can also find her on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Instagram.

Bacon Ranch Chicken Recipe

2 Zaycon Foods products to absolutely love? Bacon and Chicken! Well how about both at one time?! See the whole recipe from our friend Jamie at someofthisandthat.com

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Mike Conrad, CEO of Zaycon Foods on The Tom Roten Morning Show

LISTEN: Mike Conrad, CEO of Zaycon Foods on The Tom Roten Morning Show!

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SLOW COOKER BBQ CHICKEN SANDWICHES {ZAYCON FRESH NATURAL CHICKEN}

Oh wow! Here’s a mouth watering way to use our chicken! Get photos and the recipe for Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches from our friend Jessica at butterwithasideofbread.com 

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For Zaycon Foods Chicken orders: http://bit.ly/17cwdvw

Paleo Ham, Egg and Cauliflower Egg Muffins

Here’s a fantastic recipe for Paleo Ham, Egg and Cauliflower Egg Muffins! See more photos and the whole recipe at Foodfaithfitness.com  – A healthy protein packed portable breakfast that is ready in under 30 mins!

For Zaycon Foods Ham orders: http://bit.ly/17cwdvw

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