Finally – a recipe post!! So all around Pinterest you see these delicious-looking meals, that require hours and hours of prep. I got to thinking that people should be sharing their “go-to” meals. You know, you have a standard maybe 10 meals that you make repetitively – at least I do. I fill in with fancy or different ones, but I’ve got several main ones I can whip up anytime.
Mexican Pie is one my standard meals. I don’t know why it’s called “mexican pie” because I’m sure it’s not very Mexican, and it’s not very pie-like, but whatever. I make it different every time, so if you’re a exact-measurement type of person (which I am when I’m baking, but not when I’m cooking dinner) this might be a hard-to-read post for you. But if you’re looking for a new go-to meal, I may have the answer!
First up, I realize I’m not a food photographer – they could have made this look delicious!!
So, start off with about 1 pound of hamburger – - if you’re on top of things, you might even have baggies of pre-cooked hamburger in your freezer. You can add whatever to it you’d like – often I throw in diced green peppers, but this time I didn’t have any. I put in onions and a little taco seasoning.
Then I like to have a filler to go with the hamburger – but you could just use straight hamburger, which I’ve done several times. Anyways, filler – often I use some leftover cooked rice. This time I didn’t have any leftover rice on hand, so I made some Quinoa – -
Meanwhile, grab a box of corn muffin mix and make it according to the directions on the back. Then drain a can of corn and dump the corn into the muffin batter – just to add more to the meal. Sometimes I make it without the can of corn.
Now, take your hamburger mix and stir in the quinoa or rice or whatever or nothing. Sometimes I add black beans as more filler. I was out of black beans so I threw in Red Kidney Beans. Sometimes I don’t put in beans at all. Take that mix and add about 1 cup of Salsa – mmmm. Stir it all together. Then put it all into a baking dish:
Pour the cornbread mixture on top:
Bake at 350 until the cornbread is cooked all the way through in the middle (you can see where I poked this to make sure it was cooked) – maybe 30-40 minutes:
That’s it! Dish it out….
Then I like to chop it all up on my plate. You can add salsa and sour cream, etc, to top it off.