A review, a recipe, and a giveaway!

A few weeks ago I was offered some bags of TERRA Chips to review then come up with a recipe using one of their types of chips for their Fire Up Flavor program. Plus, I’m able to give one of my lucky readers a Terra Chip prize pack! Scroll down to the bottom of this post (below the recipe) for contest rules and how to enter!

The shipment came with four full sized bags of their chips – original, blue potato, exotic harvest, and Mexican style. I decided to offer up the original styled TERRA Chips at the Wedding BBQ we had last weekend, and everyone devoured them. I brought the blue potato chips to work, and everyone was shocked there was a such thing as blue potatoes! Those were also well received. I kept the exotic harvest for myself, and have been slowly working on them. They are interesting with carrot, squash, and blue potato. Definitely make me feel better about indulging in some chips!

From there I knew I had to come up with a recipe. As soon as I had opened the shipment, I decided to make something Mexican using the “A La Mexican” chips, just on principle that both my fiancé and I devour anything remotely close to a Mexican dish. So, after thinking about it for a few days, I came up with a Mexican styled lasagna!

Before going in the oven...

I decided to put everything in a pie dish, but I think a regular 8 x 11 inch square dish would work well also. Still having the Jamaican hot peppers from when I bought them two weeks ago, instead of using a jalapeno I decided to throw one in, which added a nice amount of heat. I was a bit nervous that the chips themselves would get super soggy with the combination of the sauteed vegetables, salsa, and cheese piled on, but it actually wasn’t soggy at all. They really just tasted like tortillas. Overall I’m happy with the final product! Since we have left-overs, I’m really looking forward to having it for lunch and braging about my creation when everyone can smell it re-heating in the microwave. Yum!

The final product

TERRA Chips Mexican Lasagna
– Serves 4 –

Ingredients:
1 bag of TERRA “A La Mexican” chips
1 cup of black beans
1 cup of pinto beans
1 cup of chunky salsa
1/2 medium red pepper, diced
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cups of shredded Mexican-blend cheese
*your favorite hot pepper, amount to your liking
1 Tbsp taco seasoning
2 Tbsp vegetable oil

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Spray baking dish (8×11 or pie dish) with cooking spray
3. Heat 2 Tbsp of oil over medium heat, add chopped yellow onion, red pepper, and hot pepper. Add taco seasoning and mix well. Sautée until onions are transparent
4. Combine beans and salsa in a medium bowl. Add onion and pepper sautée mix
5. Line bottom of baking dish with a thin layer of chips, top with half of the bean/salsa mixture from bowl, and one cup of cheese. Add another layer of chips followed by the rest of the bean/salsa mixture, top with rest of cheese. Crumble remaining chips on top
6. Place in oven and cook for 10-12 minutes. Let cool, slice, and serve!

As I mentioned earlier, one of you lucky readers will be outfitted with a sweet prize pack from TERRA chips! What is included in this prize pack, you may ask? The prize will be valued at $25 and includes four bags of TERRA Chips, TERRA coupons, a martini glass inspired serving bowl and printed Summer Entertaining Guide! Aside from the giveaway here, they’re also offering first and second place prizes over at their website for the program as well. But let’s be honest, you have a much better shot of winning right here on Foodosaurus!

That being said, here’s what you need to do to enter: Tell me your favorite type of TERRA chip, and how you yourself would use it in a recipe (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, side dish, etc.)! Get creative – I’m looking for more than “I’d dip it in some French onion dip.” You can leave a comment here on this post, and I’ll choose a winner between today, Monday 8/9 and Friday 8/13 (oh boy, Friday the 13th) at 10pm EDT.

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8 Responses to A review, a recipe, and a giveaway!

  1. Jordan P

    Ok, roll with me on this one…

    I’m thinking a twist on jalapeno poppers, already some of my favorite things….

    So pop the mexican chips in the food processor, shred those puppies into a breadcrumb like consistency. remove the seeds from the jalapenos, stuff them with a mixture of some lowfat cream cheese, shredded mexican cheese, spicy taco seasoning or chili powder… mmm.

    stuff the jalapenos with the mixture, dip them in some egg white, and then COVER them with the mexican chips. Bake them in the oven for 15ish minutes, turning them once, and VOILA healthy mexican jalapeno poppers!

  2. Lauren G

    My recipe is Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie with (Sweet Potato) Terra Chips
    I think Sweet Potato’s are a comfort food to begin with. Mix it up in into a pie and you’ll be looking forward to those cold winter nights.

    The filling:
    onions, leeks, turnips, carrots thyme, rosemary, white wine, cannellini beans, veggie broth

    The topping:
    sweet potatoes, milk, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, Parmesan cheese, crumbled Sweet Potato Terra Chips

    Assemble:
    Pour filling into casserole dish, spread sweet potato topping. Generously sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese and crushed Sweet Potato Terra Chips over the topping. Bake (30 mins.), let stand 5 mins, then dig in and enjoy!
    This dish has it all… it’s comfort food meets nutrition meets indulgence all in one. The added crunch from the chips gives you that savory, salty, bite you are craving;)

  3. The Terra Blue Corn Chips are my favorite for “fancy” nachos: with melted gouda, caramelized onions, prosciutto, maybe even some chopped fruit on top…yum!

  4. i am certain that some crushed sweet potato terra chips would make an amazing topping for my breakfast casserole– potatoes, onions, cream of potato soup, cheddar cheese, whatever spices i am feeling that day, topped with crushed terra chips and baked to a golden crisp!
    in fact, i think i need to start topping all of my casseroles with crushed terra chips!

  5. it never fails that i always visit food blogs when i’m starving. ugh.

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