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Posted: October 20, 2009 5:24 p.m.
Updated: October 21, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Picante Beef & Bean SkilletPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesMakes: 4 servings    1     pound ground beef    1     large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)    1     jar (16 ounces) Pace Picante sauce    1     can (about 15 ounces) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained    6     flour tortillas (6-inch), cut into 1-inch pieces    1/2     cup shredded cheddar cheese1.    Cook beef and onion in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until beef is well browned, stir­ring to break up meat. Pour off any fat.2.    Stir in picante sauce, beans and tortillas and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. 3. Cook for 5 minutes or until mixture is hot and bub­bling, stirring often. 4. Top with cheese, let melt and serve. Picante Beef & Bean SkilletPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesMakes: 4 servings    1     pound ground beef    1     large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)    1     jar (16 ounces) Pace Picante sauce    1     can (about 15 ounces) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained    6     flour tortillas (6-inch), cut into 1-inch pieces    1/2     cup shredded cheddar cheese1.    Cook beef and onion in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until beef is well browned, stir­ring to break up meat. Pour off any fat.2.    Stir in picante sauce, beans and tortillas and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. 3. Cook for 5 minutes or until mixture is hot and bub­bling, stirring often. 4. Top with cheese, let melt and serve.
Picante Beef & Bean SkilletPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesMakes: 4 servings    1     pound ground beef    1     large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)    1     jar (16 ounces) Pace Picante sauce    1     can (about 15 ounces) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained    6     flour tortillas (6-inch), cut into 1-inch pieces    1/2     cup shredded cheddar cheese1.    Cook beef and onion in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until beef is well browned, stir­ring to break up meat. Pour off any fat.2.    Stir in picante sauce, beans and tortillas and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. 3. Cook for 5 minutes or until mixture is hot and bub­bling, stirring often. 4. Top with cheese, let melt and serve.
Picante Skillet ChickenPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesMakes: 6 servings    1     tablespoon vegetable oil    1 1/2     pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts (4 to 6)    1     jar (16 ounces) Pace Picante sauce    6     cups hot, cooked regular long-grain white rice1.    Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides.2.    Add picante sauce to skillet. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.3.    Serve with rice. Picante Skillet ChickenPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesMakes: 6 servings    1     tablespoon vegetable oil    1 1/2     pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts (4 to 6)    1     jar (16 ounces) Pace Picante sauce    6     cups hot, cooked regular long-grain white rice1.    Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides.2.    Add picante sauce to skillet. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.3.    Serve with rice.
Picante Skillet ChickenPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesMakes: 6 servings    1     tablespoon vegetable oil    1 1/2     pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts (4 to 6)    1     jar (16 ounces) Pace Picante sauce    6     cups hot, cooked regular long-grain white rice1.    Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides.2.    Add picante sauce to skillet. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.3.    Serve with rice.
Picante Chicken & Rice BakePrep Time: 10 minutesBake Time: 45 minutesMakes: 4 servings    1     jar (16 ounces) Pace Picante sauce    1/2     cup water    1     cup whole kernel corn    3/4     cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice    4     skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Paprika    1/2     cup shredded cheddar cheese1.    Stir picante sauce, water, corn and rice in an 11 x 8-inch shallow baking dish. Top with the chicken. Sprinkle the chicken with the paprika. Cover the dish.2.    Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Picante Chicken & Rice BakePrep Time: 10 minutesBake Time: 45 minutesMakes: 4 servings    1     jar (16 ounces) Pace Picante sauce    1/2     cup water    1     cup whole kernel corn    3/4     cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice    4     skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Paprika    1/2     cup shredded cheddar cheese1.    Stir picante sauce, water, corn and rice in an 11 x 8-inch shallow baking dish. Top with the chicken. Sprinkle the chicken with the paprika. Cover the dish.2.    Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender. Sprinkle with cheese.
Picante Chicken & Rice BakePrep Time: 10 minutesBake Time: 45 minutesMakes: 4 servings    1     jar (16 ounces) Pace Picante sauce    1/2     cup water    1     cup whole kernel corn    3/4     cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice    4     skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Paprika    1/2     cup shredded cheddar cheese1.    Stir picante sauce, water, corn and rice in an 11 x 8-inch shallow baking dish. Top with the chicken. Sprinkle the chicken with the paprika. Cover the dish.2.    Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender. Sprinkle with cheese.
Spicy Sausages & LinguinePrep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 40 minutesMakes: 4 servings    2     tablespoons olive oil    2     cloves garlic, minced    10     small pork sausage links, cut up    1/4     teaspoon dried Italian             seasoning, crushed    1     jar (24 ounces) Pace Picante sauce    3     peppers, sliced    1     medium onion, sliced    8     ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced    1     package (16 ounces) linguine, cooked and drained        Grated Parmesan cheese1.    Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, sausage and Italian seasoning. Cook until sausages are browned and cooked through.2.    Add picante sauce, peppers, onion and mushrooms. Heat to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat to low.3.    Cook for 25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Serve over linguine and top with cheese. Spicy Sausages & LinguinePrep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 40 minutesMakes: 4 servings    2     tablespoons olive oil    2     cloves garlic, minced    10     small pork sausage links, cut up    1/4     teaspoon dried Italian             seasoning, crushed    1     jar (24 ounces) Pace Picante sauce    3     peppers, sliced    1     medium onion, sliced    8     ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced    1     package (16 ounces) linguine, cooked and drained        Grated Parmesan cheese1.    Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, sausage and Italian seasoning. Cook until sausages are browned and cooked through.2.    Add picante sauce, peppers, onion and mushrooms. Heat to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat to low.3.    Cook for 25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Serve over linguine and top with cheese.
Spicy Sausages & LinguinePrep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 40 minutesMakes: 4 servings    2     tablespoons olive oil    2     cloves garlic, minced    10     small pork sausage links, cut up    1/4     teaspoon dried Italian             seasoning, crushed    1     jar (24 ounces) Pace Picante sauce    3     peppers, sliced    1     medium onion, sliced    8     ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced    1     package (16 ounces) linguine, cooked and drained        Grated Parmesan cheese1.    Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, sausage and Italian seasoning. Cook until sausages are browned and cooked through.2.    Add picante sauce, peppers, onion and mushrooms. Heat to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat to low.3.    Cook for 25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Serve over linguine and top with cheese.
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With busy school schedules and after-school activities, family life often becomes an even bigger balancing act.

As a frazzled parent now faced with less time to get dinner on the table, the same meals easily become routine, and before you know it you’re stuck in a cooking rut.

Spark up your meals with Pace Picante sauce — an easy twist to add veggies, texture, flavor and kick and get your dinner ready in no time.

Try these simple tips and easy recipes guaranteed to bring excitement back to your family’s mealtime.

Breakfast
Spoon scrambled eggs or egg whites onto a warmed whole wheat flour tortilla.
Add diced, cooked potato, crumbled bacon, cheese and picante sauce.
Fold the tortilla around the filling and you’ve got a fast and exciting way to start the day.

Lunch
Adding picante sauce to perk
up a lunch salad is a flavorful, low-fat alternative to creamy dressings.
To make a quick dressing, mix a 1/2 cup of picante sauce with a 1/4 cup of your favorite vinai­grette and top your salad greens.

Dinner
Turn ordinary dishes into some­thing “wow” by adding flavorful ingredients.
One easy way to do that is by adding salsas and picante sauces, such as the ones offered by Pace Foods.
With the twist of a lid you can add veggies, texture, and lots of flavor to chicken, beef, veggies and seafood.

For more simple recipes and serving suggestions, visit pacefoods.com.

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