Tonight I made some really quick and yummy Mexican food. This is a modified recipe of my sister Carina's Taco Pizza and a different casserole I used to do. It can easily be changed to fit your own taste. This makes about enough for two hungry people!
1 lb ground beef
1 packet/envelope Taco spices
½ jar of salsa, mild, medium or hot depending on your preference (I use hot)
½ large sliced yellow onion (Vidalia works well)
Enough of a Mexican cheese blend to cover the top
Brown ground beef, breaking it up into little pieces. When no longer pink, add Taco spices, stir until blended well. Add salsa and stir. If you like you can add other extras here, corn works wonderfully, but I can't eat that anymore, so none for me!
Add to small casserole dish, pat down, add sliced onions on top, then the cheese. Put into 400 F oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is nicely melted.
To this I serve my quick homemade guacamole and some reduced fat sour cream.
The juice of 1 lime
1 garlic clove, pressed or minced
Jalapeño, minced to taste (I use about a third of one)
½ red onion, chopped
Handful of fresh Cilantro (leaves only)
Few rounds of fresh ground black pepper
A couple of pinches of Kosher salt (regular works too)
If you like you can also add 1 chopped tomato
Combine all ingredients in the food processor on the pulse setting, until desired chunkiness. Don't over process. Can be mashed with a fork too. Let sit in fridge covered with plastic wrap until ready to eat. Taste better if it gets to sit at least 20 minutes, so is best made before the casserole.