So I got home from work the other day and like always, I had to come up with something for dinner. I knew two things:
1. I was about to eat my hand off!
2. I wanted Mexican food but not tacos.
I have not had a chance lately to make some good Mexican food cause it happens to be the one thing that makes my pregnant wife sick. She had a bad pregnancy experience with taco meat that should never be repeated. The very smell of it makes her sick. Kind of the way I am with the smell and sight of bananas. Yes I have a general fear and hatred of bananas. Don’t even get me started about when they are dancing in sleepware.
When you become a parent, you do anything and everything to “win” when it comes to the general well-being of your child. My constant fight as a parent is to make a dish that my kid does not take one bite out of and immediately spit back out on her plate. It really is a daily struggle cause my kid only knows of three food groups which are chicken, fries, and pizza. Anytime you try to introduce anything new, dinnertime can turn into WW3.
So after looking in my pantry, I found a couple of things. A can of retried beans, some ready to heat rice, and some taco seasoning. I decided to experiment and go a little crazy. I decided to make a Mexican Pie or that is what I am going to call it. The recipe is as follows:
1 can of retried beans
2 bags of Mexican blend cheese
2 pouches of heat and serve Spanish rice
1 lb of ground turkey or beef
1 pack of taco seasoning
2 cups of crushed tortilla chips
Directions– Preheat the oven to 350
1. In a deep casserole dish, spread the whole can of retried beans on the bottom. Then top with a bag of cheese.
2. Heat rice and add-on top of cheese.
3. Prepare your turkey meat with taco seasoning and add layer on top of rice.
4. Sprinkle half a bag of cheese on the meat and then top with tortilla chips. Add remaining cheese on top.
5. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
When serving I topped mine with some sour cream, salsa, and hot sauce.
I wish I had more stuff to add. This would be perfect with some peppers on top or with a layer of lettuce. Maybe next time.
After I pulled this out of the oven the real critic was my daughter. She took one bite and loved it. Before I knew it she had eaten the entire bowl I prepared for her. This was a very good and easy meal and I am currently on the lookout for some quick meals cause of my family’s crazy scheduled. If you try this recipe please let me know how you like it. Did you add anything or know of a way to make it better? Please comment below!
I did let her have a cupcake for eating all of her food!