Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mexican Haystacks, Broccoli, Corn


We LOVE this meal. It's the same concept as Hawaiian haystacks, but made with Mexican ingredients instead. We got the idea from some friends in college. I love how the base of the meal (rice and sauce) is so easy and made with ingredients from my pantry. You can always adjust the toppings according to what's on sale and what you already have on hand.

Mexican Haystacks
1 c white rice
1/2 lb ground beef
1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 pkg taco seasoning
dash garlic powder
dash cumin
dash chili powder

toppings, as desired:
sliced green onions
chopped bell peppers
shredded cheese
salsa
tortilla chips
chopped tomatoes
avocado
microwaved frozen corn
etc.


Cook rice according to package directions. In a large skillet, brown ground beef. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, and seasonings. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare all the desired toppings.

Serve tomato sauce over rice and top with desired toppings.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I have tried this and it is really good and super fun!