Thursday, May 28, 2009

Taco Skillet

So here's the scenario: it's 6:00pm, you're at the pool, your honey gets home in half an hour, and your answer to the question "What's for dinner?" is a resounding I DON'T KNOW. What do you do?(your mission, if you choose to accept it....) Turn to a mother's best friend: skillet meals! I'm sure there's a name for them in every culture. In fact, I can think of one right now--Bubbles and Squeak! My dad is from England, and a staple in a good Englishman's dinner repetoire is the dish made with potatoes and any leftovers in your fridge, fried up and served(sometimes with gravy)piping hot to the table. I turned to my pantry. In the line-up tonite:

15 corn tortillas, cut into small pieces
1 can red enchilada sauce
1 small can tomato sauce
1 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
cheese (I had mozzarella)

Add drizzle of oil, ground beef and onion to large skillet; season with salt, pepper and garlic. Cook until beef is crumbled and brown. Add in tortilla pieces and mix until tortilla is fairly well-coated with oil. Add in enchilada and tomato sauces; season with salt, pepper, oregano, sugar and garlic. Mix well. Top with shredded cheese and a little more oregano; cover with a lid and turn off the heat to melt cheese. I had some cilantro in the fridge, so I chopped some up and topped off before dishing up. Voila! Dinner.

1 comment:

  1. This looks so good. Almost sounds like enchiladas. I make second meals with left over food all the time. Sometimes they're the best meals of the week. I'll have to try this one. Thanks for sharing.