Friday, November 7, 2008

What's for Supper?

Sometimes you know there are a few days of frantic errands or work headed your way. Some days it hits you like a ton of bricks and you can't even think of what to cook for supper. This is a simple starter dish that will stand by itself. Ample leftovers tonight will save you time tomorrow. When you have more energy, you can dress it up or use the leftovers for a brand new dish. I like to top this with mozzarella or cheddar cheese. You can take a dipper full and wrap it in a whole wheat flour tortilla, top it with shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream for a quick burrito. It also makes an excellent base for chili or soup. Go ahead and play with the spices!

Spicy Beef & Beans

1 pound lean ground beef, ground sirloin, or chuck
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can dark red kidney beans, drained
1 can diced Italian tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
salt to taste

In large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef, garlic, chili powder, pepper, salt and onion. If your ground beef is lean enough, you shouldn't have to drain this mixture after browning. Add kidney beans and tomatoes. Continue cooking until heated thru, about 3 minutes. Top with cheese and serve in flour tortillas.

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