On September's Show: A Mexican Fiesta Buffet

Fabulous Peach and Bean Salsa

1 lg. can kidney beans, drained
1 reg. can black beans, drained
1 can yellow corn, drained
1 can garbonzo beans, drained
1 lg. can sliced peaches, drained and diced
1/2 large onion, chopped
1/2 lg. green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Mix all ingredients and toss with marinade:
3/4 cup oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup lime juice
2 T. sugar

This is delicious right away - and even better if left to marinate.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Keeps 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Zesty Taco Salad in Tortilla Bowl

Makes 10 Taco Salad Bowls:

1 pkg. (10-count) medium size flour tortillas
2 cups water
4 T. vegetable oil
5 empty cans, labels removed (med-size vegetable cans work well)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place empty cans on baking sheet, open end down. Combine water and oil in shallow dish. Dip tortillas, one at a time, into water and remove quickly. (Submerging tortillas for more than 2 or 3 seconds will cause them to become soggy). Gently drape tortillas over cans and flute the edges, taking care not to pull or tear the tortillas. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until crisp. Cool completely before removing tortillas from the cans. When cool, gently twist the bottom of the tortillas to loosen them and then carefully remove from the cans. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. (Don't feel bad if you break one - I always break at least one! It's still delicious.)

Brown 2 lbs. ground beef. Drain. Add 1 1/2 cups water and 2 taco seasoning packets. Simmer over medium heat until water has evaporated. Add 1 can tomato paste and combine thoroughly.

What can you put into your taco salad bowl? Try layering any of the following:
- Seasoned taco beef
- Shredded Pepper Jack cheese
- Salsa
- Black beans
- Shredded lettuce
- Guacamole
- Sour cream
- Sliced green onions

Muy delicioso!