Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mexican Fiesta

1large bag of tortilla chips
1 pounds of ground beef
refried beans
lettuce, onion, tomato,
sliced olives
shredded cheddar cheese.
pack of taco seasoning along with the seasonings of your preference
granulated garlic with this recipe because the flavor of garlic is integral to any Mexican dish.

Start with cooking the ground beef in a large frying pan and adding a half a cup of diced onions and a level tablespoon of granulated garlic to the meat while cooking. When fully cooked, drain off excess oil add a half cup of water and the taco mix. Bring to a boil and set aside.

In a separate pan warn the refried beans then also set aside.

Now chop the onion and tomato into small pieces put in separate bowls. Next cut the head of lettuce into sections of four get rid of the stem. Next, thinly slice the lettuce into a fine shred place in bowl.

Put a layer of chips over the plate, sprinkle the ground beef over them, put small amounts of the refried beans over the meat, add a small amount of diced onion on it, and sprinkle the shredded cheese over the mix. Repeat this process over what is in the plate. Now add the diced tomatoes, olives, and lettuce.
A teaspoon of guacamole and sour cream should be placed on the top of the recipe.
Your preference of using salsa or hot sauce can be put over the mixture as well. What you have now is a plate of gourmet nachos for a just a few dollars.
Living on a tight budget does not mean having to eat dull or tasteless food but having to get a little creative in making memorable meals for less.