Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away, and what a better way to celebrate it then with this little number. May is one of my favorite months..not only does it mean that spring is here, but it’s also a fun month to have a little food celebration. (Mother’s Day, birthdays, and of course, Cinco de Mayo!) My family is nuts over foods that you can dip a chip into. Luckily, this meal is exactly that. I received this recipe from my amazing BFF, Jamie. (You might remember her from these heavenly cookies.) Very simple to make, and very yummy to eat..it’s a keeper in our house.
1 lb hamburger or ground turkey, browned, drained
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can beans (any variety) rinsed, drained
1/2 jar salsa
1/2 onion, chopped
Tortilla Chips, crushed
Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 packet taco seasoning mix, or 2-3 Tablespoons homemade taco seasoning mix
Optional: Sour cream, guacamole, olives
*Pre-heat oven to 375*
*Rinse and drain the beans, set aside
*Drain the tomatoes, set aside
*Crush enough tortilla chips to line the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish
*In a large skillet, brown the hamburger and onion until cooked through. Drain
*Return meat to skillet. Add the tomatoes, beans, and salsa. Mix well. Let simmer on medium heat for 3-5 minutes
*Pour meat/bean mixture over the crushed tortilla chips.
*Sprinkle with cheese
*Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and heated through
*When serving, top with sour cream, olives and guacamole. Use additional tortilla chips to dip with, or simply eat with a spoon. Either way, it’s delicious and filling.
And, in case you have leftovers, (which..we usually don’t..but if you did..) you could wrap them up in a warmed tortilla shell or even on top of a bed of lettuce. Absolutely tasty!