The Great 2012 Cooking Extravaganza! Day 50

February 21, 2012 at 1:40 am (Food) (, , , , , )

Hello again friends, and welcome back!  So glad you could join me again on this adventure!

As you know by now, Mondays are a little hectic around here, but I’m getting a better handle on things.  Tonight, I was feeling a little adventurous, and I had time to play a little, so here’s what I came up with:

Mexican Beef Skillet

1 jar Great Value MILD picante sauce

2 pounds ground chuck

1 1/3 cups cold water

1/2 cup Tone’s taco seasoning

1 cup shredded cheese (I buy this in bulk at Sam’s and split it into several individual packages and freeze about half so it doesn’t go bad before I can use it all)

1 pound package egg noodles (I buy them in bulk at Sam’s and split them into 1 pound packages)

Cook noodles to package directions, drain and set aside.  Meanwhile, in a large pot (dutch oven works well) brown ground chuck and drain.  Put back in pan, add in cold water and taco seasoning.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened.  Mix in picante sauce and noodles, mix well. Cover with cheese, cover pot, heat over LOW heat 5-8 minutes or until cheese is just melted.  Serve!

Everyone seemed to like this, except of course William, who had to pick out the pieces of peppers from the Picante sauce, but other than that, it went over well!

So until tomorrow, eat well, love well, live well!!


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