Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

My mom made this when I was a kid. I make it now when I want comfort food. It's definitely something you can make when you are in a hurry. It is so easy to do and it tastes really great. It's easy to make, easy to eat, and fun for kids. Plus, there isn't a lot to clean up afterward. Call it a semi-homemade dinner :) You could change it in many ways like using Turkey burger or any veggie that will cook up fairly quickly in a skillet. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the meat as you would for spaghetti. As the meat is browning, I usually add in a good amount of season salt (we are salt lovers) and the garlic.
  2. Once the meat is well cooked, add in the veggies.
  3. Cook on a med-low heat for about 10 mins to make sure that all the meat is done and the veggies soak up the juices from the meat.
  4. If you use a lean meat, you don't have to drain the meat, but my mom would buy 80% lean and she would drain the meat before adding the rest of the stuff. It's completely up to you!
  5. If you want to make it spicier, add taco seasonings or any other kind of seasons you prefer, this is very versatile!
Most Helpful

i used this as a base recipe to make Chicken Lettuce Wraps. I did everything as you said only ommitting the ground beef for chicken and adding a little ginger sauce as seasoning in the end. (i also left out the black beans) and I served them up in lettuce with brown rice on the side. Absolutely delicious!

catercow August 06, 2007

Thanks for posting this. My kids loved it. I have 4 kids so pleasing all of them with the same dish is not an easy task. They all had seconds and some had thirds. I however didn't use the black beans, I used refried beans instead and I did put the taco seasoning in this along with some accent, season salt, garlic and onion powder. Wow this is definate keeper and will be made again. I used the garlic powder in place of the garlic since I didn't have any.This recipe was so very easy and quick to make. Thank you again for posting. I used the leftovers and put them in cresants and rolled it up and baked them for the alloted time on the cresants.Really good this way too. Thanks again:-)

Barb #4 May 10, 2007