santa fe foldover*

I am a subscriber to and get e-mails frequently of different recipe ideas. Once in a while there will be a recipe that I cannot stop thinking about until I make it! This Santa Fe Foldover was one of those recipes! I have actually had it saved in my e-mail for a month or two, but haven't had the time to make it.

The reason it first caught my attention was because it was labeled "Cooking for Two". NEVER do you see something that is made for two people. This world just does not cater to such a thing. Or maybe just Utah? Weekly the husband and I are going grocery shopping and have a hard time buying a lot of things because 1. we don't want to waste half the meal or 2. there is no possible way we would use it before it expires unless we lived off of that one item for a week. So this whole "Cooking for Two" concept was really appealing!

After I got over the initial title, I looked at the picture. Can you say delicious?? And fancy looking! Plus, Mexican is one of our favorite things to eat so I knew that we would just love it! It looked like it might be on the difficult side, but it really wasn't! I had it all ready and put together and in the oven in no more than 15 minutes. Which was a great sign because that means that I may actually make it again! I am so busy that I really don't have the time or the energy for a meal that takes hours to make, especially once I get off work and have been cooking all day. This is good news for the husband! We may actually have one more thing to add to our 5 meal rotation :) haha!

Now, I modified this recipe just a tad. First off, it doesn't call for any meat. I am actually just fine with that, because I could be vegetarian - no lie. Meat is not my favorite thing. I like chicken...but I could live without just about anything else. However, for the sake of the husband I decided to add some lean ground beef seasoned with a little taco seasoning. However, once I added the ground beef to the recipe I think it would actually make 4 servings, so my cooking for two no longer applied. Oh well. Also, I didn't add the corn meal. I didn't have any on hand and didn't buy any because I knew I probably would never use it again and it would just chill in the cupboard til the end of time. I just added a little extra Bisquick and called it good. Worked beautifully! (p.s. again I apologize for the shadow-y pictures. Still haven't found a solution to my poor kitchen lighting :(..)

Santa Fe Foldover
adapted from Betty Crocker

Yield: 4 servings

1 cup Bisquick Heart Smart Mix
1/2 cup very hot water
1 lb. lean ground beef
2 tsp. taco seasoning
1 cup canned no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup salsa
2 Tbsp. sliced green onions
1/4 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
1/3 cup chopped tomato
3 Tbsp. fat-free sour cream

1.  Move oven rack to the lowest position. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray a 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray.
2.  Brown your lean ground beef and add taco seasoning. Set aside.
3.  In a small bowl, stir Bisquick mix and very hot water until soft dough forms. Place on surface sprinkled with Bisquick mix, gently rolling to coat. Shape into a ball; knead about 5 times or until smooth. Roll dough into a 10-inch circle; fold into fourths.

4.  Unfold on pizza pan. Spread ground beef over the dough to within 2 inches of edge. In a small bowl, stir together beans and salsa. Spread on top of ground beef.

5.  Sprinkle with green onions. Fold edge over. Sprinkle cheese over beans.

6.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Top with remaining ingredients.

7.  Cut into fours and DIG IN!!

I am so excited to make this again!! The husband even liked it and approved serving it a second time! That is not everyday folks!! We also topped it with some more salsa, Cholula, and some cilantro ranch. YUMMY!!



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