Hello, everyone. I’ve been wanting to post this for a month now, but I’ve been super busy at work. Lots of stress and overtime. One thing I love that always helps me forget about work and just be in the moment is food. I thought I would share one of my favorite simple and delicious meals today.
I may have mentioned this on my blog previously, but I don’t really cook. It sounds kind of ridiculous, but it actually scares me. I have burned myself accidentally a few times in the past, and I think that’s where my fear comes from. However, there are a few times when I will still use the stove. I think that even if you don’t cook, this meal is something that pretty much anybody could make.
Literally all you have to do is cook up some ground beef until it is brown, then drain off the excess fat/grease. When I lived with my dad back when I was in high school, he would never drain his meat, and I hated that. It was always super runny and greasy. Anyone else hate that and have to have their beef drained like me? Anyways, once that’s done you put the skillet back on the stove and add in taco seasoning. You could add in your own spices if you prefer, but I just use one of those taco seasoning packets because it’s quick and easy. Then add 1/3 cup of water so your meat isn’t too dry, and let the meat simmer so it can absorb some of the water and allow the spices to coat.
Once the meat is complete, then you can add on all your favorite taco/nacho toppings and enjoy. Nachos are one of my favorite things to eat, but I prefer it in a dip format like this, where I can just take my tortilla chips and dig in. I dislike putting all the toppings on top of the chips because then the chips get soggy, which I hate. Anyone else prefer the dip method as well?
So for my toppings, I choose taco sauce, which I sprinkle over the meat first. Then I add shredded taco cheese. The cheese mostly melts from the heat of the meat, although I put a lot on, so some of the cheese doesn’t melt completely, but I’m fine with that. After that, I add delicious pico de gallo salsa on top, and finish it off with some scoops of sour cream. You can also add any other toppings you might want, like jalapenos or guacamole. I do add jalapenos to mine a lot because I like it spicy, but in this instance I didn’t. Instead, I actually sprinkled some crushed peppers on it to make it spicy. (I have a container of crushed peppers that I bought on Amazon, which consists of arbol, jalapeno, habanero, and ghost peppers. I love to use it on a variety of foods to add spice and flavor).
I always get three meals out of this, and it’s one of those meals that can take a while to eat (at least for me), so I can really take my time and enjoy it.