It must be Monday again because we are having hamburger meat. <sigh> I love my son and I really want his week at school to start well but man oh man, I'm getting tired of hamburger meat.  How many ways can you think of to make it new and interesting.  Now, I have to add one more caveat here, the meat itself is always cooked the same.  This is our standard taco meat with the seasoning on it.  He likes plain, meat.  I'm the one who always has to find new and interesting ways to eat it.  I have to say though, this is one of my favorites.  I will also have it over Fritos.  Yum.  This is just a plate full of "I wanted to be a taco but I had no shells but ohhh, there's chips in the cupboard" kind of meal.  When taking the pictures, I had run out of red onion.  There are just so many options that you can top this with.  You can also spread it out on a cookie sheet, top with more cheese, leave off the sourcream and avo, and run it in the broiler for a few moments to make nachos and get the cheese all melty.  Then slap the other condiments on top.  Try different types of cheeses.  This one I used the Sheep milk cheese.  You could also throw some beans (refried or other) under the meat and then broil it. Endless possibilities.  Let me know what yours are.
Serves: 4



Recipe:



1 Lb ground Beef
1/2 cup Cheese, grated
4 TBSP Sour cream
Doritos or Corn Chips (Gluten Free)


Toppings Optional:
Avocado
Red Onion or Green Onion diced
Tomatoes, diced
Cilantro
Chopped Red Cabbage
Spinach, Chopped
Cilantro, chopped
Hot Sauce



Gluten Free Taco Seasoning:

3 TBSP Chili powder
3 TBSP Cumin
1 1/2 TBSP Paprika
1 1/2 TBSP Oregano
1 1/2 TBSP Dried Onion
1 1/2 TBSP Garlic
1 TBSP Salt
1 TBSP Fine Ground Black Pepper
1 TBSP Sugar
1 TBSP Corn Starch


Cook ground beef with salt and pepper until lightly browned
Add 3 TBSP of Taco Seasoning and 1/2 cup water, stir
Simmer until the water is gone

Plate the Doritos or Corn Chips, top with meat and then condiments of your choice.  
You can also cover a cookie sheet in aluminum foil and lightly grease.  Cover with chips, meat and then cheese on top.  Place under broiler until cheese is melted.  It will not take long.  If you leave it in too long the Chips, especially the Doritos will burn.  
Cover with your condiments.
Enjoy.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Tammie
 
 
Wahoo!  Rain in California, time to celebrate, dance in the streets, sing in the rain.  Ok, it didn't last more than a day but it was still something to celebrate.  What it did do though was cool down the house and finally bring cooler weather.  It was actually 38 F or 3.3 C last night.  Granted it heated up to 72 F (22 C) during the day but at least we have the chill in the air.  Which means the holidays and cooler weather are coming and it's time to break out the soup pot.  Yeah!  I've missed baking and cooking in the stove and making soups.  It has just been too hot of a summer to even think about turning the stove on or making soups.  Now, though, now it's time.  Since I was making hamburger meat for my son anyways because we always have hamburger on Mondays, I thought, why not some chili.  This is a quick no frills, doesn't even have to simmer for the hour you see in the recipe.  You can just cook it till all the ingredients are hot and serve.  I always serve mine over rice, you don't have to.  Serve it with cornbread or crackers and a salad.  I have a gluten free cornbread recipe here.  Add some fruit  and you have a full meal.  Oh and slap some sour cream on the top and maybe some diced green onions.
Serves:  6-8

Recipe: 

1 can (15 oz) Kidney Beans, drained
1 can (15 oz) White beans, drained
1 can (15 oz) Pinto or Chili Beans
1 can (14.5 oz) diced Tomatoes
1 can spicy Tomato Sauce (I use the El Pato 7.75 oz)
1 sm can Tomato Paste
1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup (or just a tad less) Taco seasoning (I have a gluten free taco seasoning recipe see below)
3/4 cup water plus 1/2 cup water 

Salt and Pepper to taste


In a soup pot, brown the ground beef (drain some of the fat, I leave a bit for flavor)
When it is done, add the taco seasoning and 3/4 cup water
Simmer until the water is gone.
Add the first 6 ingredients above, if it is too thick add 1/4-1/2 cup water 
Simmer 1 hour, at 30 minutes add 1/2 cup water and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally 
Salt and Pepper to taste


Gluten Free Taco Seasoning:
3 TBSP Chili powder
3 TBSP Cumin
1 1/2 TBSP Paprika
1 1/2 TBSP Oregano
1 1/2 TBSP Dried Onion
1 1/2 TBSP Garlic
1 TBSP Salt
1 TBSP Fine Ground Black Pepper
1 TBSP Sugar
1 TBSP Corn Starch
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Tammie
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Nutrition information obtained using CalorieCount.com. Information based on 1 1/2 cups of chili.