Must eat whole bag.
MUST learn to be less impulsive.
No, no, no! Must get crafty and find healthy food to eat with corn chips.
Super tasty, super filling & super affordable one skillet fall football-watching meal. With corn chips!
People love this dish!
Mostly, except for those pesky corn chips, which MUST.BE.DEVOURED with this meal. (Ground beef definitely makes this meal taste heartier though).
From the 1981 Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey is good too for a healthier version)
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 16 oz can tomatoes, cut up
1 15 1/2 oz. can red kidney beans
1/2 cup quick-cooking rice ( I ALWAYS use brown rice)
3 tablespoons chopped green pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic salt
3/4 cup shredded American cheese
Corn chips, crushed (I never crush the corn chips)
In a skillet, cook ground beef and onion till meat is browned and onion is tender. drain off fat. stir in the undrained tomatoes, undrained beans, uncooked rice, green pepper, chili powder, garlic salt, 1/2 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Top with cheese. Cover and heat about 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle with corn chips around the edge. Serves 6.
Very easy recipe to follow and put together!
Brown the onions and beef and drain...
green pepper and spices....
Put pretty fall potholder on top of covered pan so you can talk about it.
Last time I saw this lady was last year, same spot; I had purchased a blue potholder set from her at that time and I use those potholders and pan rest ALL THE TIME. They wash up great too.
I saw this orange, gold, green and brown set on her table and just had to have it. It's so pretty and fallish.
$15 for all three pieces. And the pan rest is 10-11 inches round!
I shared with the lady, her name is Jen, how much I loved and used the pieces I had bought from her last year. I had even bought a potholder set for my daughter, I liked them so much.
I'm not sure what Jen said in return as her speech is not real recognizable, she is severely challenged both with speech and physical issues. I also shared she should make more of these orange sets as I thought she could sell them pretty fast this time of year, that's how gorgeous the colors are.
At about that time, some customer comes up, looks at a set and asks how much. Jen responds $15 for the 3-piece set, $10 for the 2-piece set, $3.99 for washcloths. The customer just walks away without saying a thing. No "thank you", no "they're pretty", no "okay", no nothing. Just simply walks away, which is fine, a little rude, but fine. Jen thinks about that for a moment and asks me if I think her prices are too high? I say definitely not.
I asked Jen if she was going to sell her potholders and pot rests and washcloths every Saturday for awhile here like she did last year.
Jen said yes but she's been slow getting new items made this fall because she's had a lot of doctor's appointments the last few months because her cancer came back and is spreading.
Now this took me a long time to figure out what she was saying as her speech is difficult to understand. When I figured out what she was saying, I shared that I was sorry to hear that. We chatted a bit more the best we could, and I wished her luck and said I would keep her in my prayers. She asked me to take her business card and I did.
What a cute business card!
I asked Jen if those crosses were Christmas ornaments because I am a Christmas NUT!
Jen said the crosses were washcloths, so I bought one of those too as I was leaving. So cuuute!
Soft and pretty!
So anyway, I just wanted to share Jen's colorful, pretty potholders wit' you guys :) She's such a lovely lady.
Top with cheese.
Cover and heat about 3 minutes or until cheese melts.
Sprinkle with corn chips around the edge.
jump in the chair,
throw your feet up on the footstool,
and enjoy your Texas Beef Skillet
Iowa Hawkeye Football!