Mexican Skillet Dinner

This dinner had to quickly evolve when I realized I didn’t have any rice left in the pantry that would be done in 20 minutes or less.

1 lb. ground turkey, beef or chicken
1 cup onion, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes, not drained
1 T chili powder
1 1/2 c. cooked rice
1 c. Mexican shredded cheese

Make the rice according to the directions on the package.

In a large skillet, brown hamburger over medium-high heat. Add onions to the skillet as the hamburger is cooking.

When the hamburger is done cooking, drain the fat.

Add tomatoes and chili powder to hamburger. Heat through.

When the rice is done add it to the skillet. Turn heat to low, cover and simmer for five minutes.

Spoon into individual bowls and top with cheese.

Did I change anything? Yes because I had no rice. So anything in the above recipe that mentions rice I didn’t do. Instead it ended up being more like a taco salad. We did have tortilla chips, so I spooned the meat and tomato mixture into bowls, topped it with cheese and then everyone crushed tortilla chips up into their bowls. Hey, it worked and no one went to bed hungry. 🙂

What did the family think? I thought this recipe needed more flavor. Maybe if I made it again I would use Rotel tomatoes instead of just diced tomatoes? It definitely needed more zip though. Hubby says he liked it. Our oldest liked it…I think the novelty of crushing up the chips helped. Our youngest even ate it without too much fuss.

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