Lip Smacking Mexican Special

Recipe by Chef Ronald R.

Quick delicious Mexican Meal.

Top Review by Laineybo

This dish deserves a better name! It is a great all-around dish: economical, easy to prepare, makes a lot of servings and, best of all, tastes wonderful. This recipe and a recipe from Melissa d'Arabian are my favorite recipes from the internet. So give it the respect it deserves....a name that reflects its rock star status in the homecooking world!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a simmer and add 2 cups of rice. Simmer covered on low for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand covered.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder,sugar,garlic powder, onion and chili flakes and set aside.
  3. Cube meat and dice bell pepper and onion. In a larger stock pot, (at least 8 quart), sauté the onion and bell pepper for approximately 10 minutes stirring occasionally in order to keep from burning.
  4. Remove bell pepper and onion and add half the meat and sauté until browned. Remove and add the rest of the meat and sauté.
  5. Add 8 cups of water to the stock pot and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add all ingredients including tortilla strips (except rice) and simmer for 20 minutes. Thickness should be like a medium gravy.
  7. Add rice and stir.
  8. Pour over warmed tortillas and serve.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a