This is a recipe that friends ask me to make often for get togethers, birthday dinners, etc. You can serve it as a salad by putting it on top of shredded lettuce and garnishing with tomato slices or serve it as a dip with tortilla chips. I listed Haas avocadoes in the recipe, but any variety works fine.
A great quick meal that was a favorite in my family when I was growing up and that my kids love too! Recipe has been adjusted to 2 cans of chili as suggested by reviewers. I normally use one and don't use the entire bag of fritos. You can adjust the chili to frito ratio to your taste. More chili is always good.
My mom used to make this when we were growing up. This is not her exact recipe, I wrote it down as I went. We don't follow recipes or measure frequently made foods in my family. I learned to cook by watching and doing, so I have to write down as I go on a lot of recipes.
You can adjust the spices to suit your taste. I use more, because I like it hot.
You can leave out the beef and use as a side dish.
Love this!!! Another of my attempts to make a restaurant dish. We have a 21 month old and we make it a point now not to be seen in public! Just use the serrano pepper seeds to adjust the heat to your liking.
With the leftovers from the pulled pork recipe below, we have a) made sandwiches, b) combined some with BBQ sauce and c) ate it straight from the bowl in the fridge… all sheer bliss. Today when I spied the last of our supply, I was inspired to make tacos with all my favorite toppings and here they are. You will have leftover pulled pork and be darned thankful for it! Time estimate does not include overnight marinating.
These unusual, luscious lentils are a traditional Lenten meal of Oaxaca, Mexico. Pineapple, plantain, cloves and allspice give this dish a tropical feel - plus there's plenty of garlic for zip. Garnish with fried plantain slices.
I noticed this recipe on the back of a box of Texmati rice last week when I was making some for another purpose. I tried it tonight, and it's very tasty. I used 1 Tbl. of Texas style chili powder, added some coarsely chopped mild green chilies, used frozen sweet corn, but kept everything else the same. Also had some Queso Fresca cheese to top it with. Real different flavor! (for me anyway!)