Monday, March 5, 2012

Chip Dip For Dinner!

An ordinary day at our house goes something like this:  kids are up, getting them ready, catch the school bus, breakfast time, send off the hubby, get the remaining kids ready for the day, as well as myself, chores, snacks, keep the little ones entertained, errands, exercising, lunch, naps, welcome school kids home, snacks again, homework, homework, homework, reading, piano practice, run kids to various activities, then you realize that it's almost time for your hubby to return home and you have not made anything for dinner.

It happens ALL. THE. TIME.

That's why I appreciate recipes like this one (another winner from Kolette), where I can throw everything together and be ready to eat in 15 minutes.  It's a lifesaver, for sure!  And the kids LOVE to eat this.  But what kid doesn't like to eat their dinner with chips?  Those kind of kids don't exist at our house.


The next time you're in a pinch and need a quick dinner, give this one a try.

Here's what you'll need:

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 C. diced onion OR 1 Tbsp. dried minced onion
1 can corn, drained
1 can great northern beans, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. marjoram
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
3 (8oz.) cans tomato sauce
2 C. shredded Cheddar or Colby Jack cheese
1 bag tortilla chips
sliced olives, opt.

Brown ground beef with onion until no longer pink.  Add all remaining ingredients, except the cheese.  

Simmer until fragrant and heated through.  Stir cheese in just before serving and allow to melt.  

To serve, place tortilla chips on plate, then top with bean and hamburger mixture and finish with a dollop of sour cream and sliced olives, if desired.

So quick and easy!  I love it!!!


Carole said...

Nice post. You might like to look at how I do cheese snacks.

Rachelle said...

Very kid friendly, we all liked this meal!

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