Mexican Build-Up

"We have enjoyed this dish from the Denver Post since the '70's. It's a filling, versatile type of a taco salad and/ or burrito filling.The rice makes the sauce wonderfully thick. My kids really love it! I like to serve both corn chips, tortillas, little bowls of chopped lettuce, avocado, green onions, sliced black olives, shredded cheddar cheese, etc. and let each person BUILD-UP their own plate. (If you have some already cooked frozen ground beef (OAMC) this can be assembled quickly). Warning: this is so good you will overeat every time you make this meal (if you're anything like me!)"
 
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Mexican Build-Up created by Roxygirl in Colorado
Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
12
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Brown beef and onions lightly.
  • Drain.
  • Add tomatoe sauce, paste, water, tomatoes with green chilies, chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt, sugar, garlic, and cooked rice.
  • Mix lightly, but thoroughly, and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer covered for 30 minutes.
  • (Mixture should be thick or add additional rice and simmer extra.).

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  1. judy p.
    This has been a family favorite since it appeared in the parade or Empire magazines in the early 1970's!
     
  2. Gerry
    This is one that is going to be seeing a good many repeats at our house. That everyone loved it was evident, it had almost disappeared before I got to the eating! Other then having to add green chilies to a can of tomatoes I made as posted. Another great tasting recipe for the family cookbook! Thank you Roxygirl.
     
  3. Jellyqueen
    I was going to make a beautiful salad with this and take a picture, but the family came in, smelled the wonderful aroma and dug in, eating it with tortilla chips and I didn't get to get a picture!!!! Made exactly as directed....the only complaint was by my husband who had to add a little salt....but then, he adds salt to everything, so that doesn't really count!!!!
     
  4. Kittencalrecipezazz
    This is very good, I made this for a quick dinner, I made it super spicy by adding in some dryed chili flakes and a chopped jalapeno pepper, I served it with crusty buns, my DH loved it, thanks Rox!...Kitten
     
  5. Roxygirl in Colorado
    Mexican Build-Up Created by Roxygirl in Colorado

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