Volunteer Recipes

Providing a meal and baking for the families staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita takes away the burden and hassle of food preparation so that families can spend more time helping their children heal.  Since we’ve heard from our families that “Nothing tastes better than a home-cooked meal,” we thought we would share their favorite recipes from our volunteers!


Be sure to check in with us each week for a new recipe post!


~Recipe of the week~

The Jr League of Wichita recently prepared a Mexican Fiesta for the families staying at the Midtown Ronald McDonald House. Check out their recipes below!

Oven Tacos


2 lbs ground beef

1 small onion, diced

4 ounces green chilies, diced

1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

2 cups shredded reduced fat colby-monterey jack cheese

18-20 taco shells, hard


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and onion over medium to high heat.  Drain off any excess liquid.  Return to pan, add chilies, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning. Mix well and cook for a few minutes if mixtures seems runny.  Spoon the taco meet into the taco shells and place into 9x13 inch baking dish, standing up.  Sprinkle cheese over top of the taco meat in each shell.  Place into the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the tacos are heated through.


Enchilada Con Pollo


1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 can (14.5 ounce) chicken broth

3/4 cup water

1 cup sour cream

1 can (4.5 ounce) chopped green chilies

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

12 flour tortillas (8-inch)

4 cups cooked, diced chicken breast

4 cups (16 ounce) grated monterey jack cheese, divided

1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Grease a 9x13 inch casserole dish.  Melt butter, add flour, stir until smooth and cook for 1 minute.  Gradually whisk in chicken broth and water.  Cook over medium heat, stirring until thickened.  Stir in sour cream, green chilies, salt and pepper.  Pour half the sauce in the bottom of prepared pan.  Soften tortillas in microwave for 10 seconds.  Combine chicken, 2 cups cheese and 1/2 cup onions.  Place 1/2 cup of chicken mixture on each tortilla.  Roll up and place in baking dish seam side down.  Pour remaining sauce over top.  Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese and onions.  Bake for 5 minutes.


Cilantro Lime Rice


1 tablespoon of butter

2/3 cup long grain white rice

1 freshly squeezed lime

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons finely chopped cilantro

1 cup water


Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add rice to saucepan for 1-2 minutes until coated with butter.  Then add water to saucepan and bring to a rolling boil (no cheating here).  Turn the heat down to low, cover, and simmer for 18-20 minutes, until water is absorbed and rice is just tender.  Remove from heat, dd freshly squeezed lime, salt, and cilantro.  Fluff with fork.