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Old 09-29-2014, 07:26 AM   #1
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I'm thinking Mexican

I have some ground beef, chillies, wraps, cheese, tin of green sauce which I have had before in dishes but not cooked with myself and the usual cupboard ingredients eg. onions black beans, tinned tomatoes or fresh etc.
I want a simple midweek meal for us two. Who's got a good idea please?

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Old 09-29-2014, 07:46 AM   #2
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Enchiladas?
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:58 AM   #3
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Taco salad!
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:18 AM   #4
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Ur hur, both good,
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:50 PM   #5
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Here is what I'd do. I'm kind of making this up, but I've done similar things that turned out great.

- chop up some onions and chiles (and garlic, if you have it), fry over med/high for a few minutes
- sprinkle in a bit of cumin and cayenne, fry for a minute until it smells awesome
- pour in the black beans, and a few splashes of beer
- bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally
- meanwhile, brown the beef, drain off the fat
- when beans are done, mix in the beef, and salt to taste
- let it cool a bit and mash it up with a potato masher
- scoop it into tortillas with a bit of shredded cheese, and wrap
- bake at 385 or so for 10-15 minutes (until tortillas lightly browned)
- serve with your green sauce and sour cream if you have it
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:23 PM   #6
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I'm thinking Mexican
But are you thinking it in Spanish or French?

Most Mexican entrees are made with chicken or pork. Very few items are made with ground beef. If I had those ingredients and I wanted simple, I'd put a taco bar together and just let whomever is eating build their own tacos.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:42 PM   #7
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Here is what I'd do. I'm kind of making this up, but I've done similar things that turned out great.

- chop up some onions and chiles (and garlic, if you have it), fry over med/high for a few minutes
- sprinkle in a bit of cumin and cayenne, fry for a minute until it smells awesome
- pour in the black beans, and a few splashes of beer
- bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally
- meanwhile, brown the beef, drain off the fat
- when beans are done, mix in the beef, and salt to taste
- let it cool a bit and mash it up with a potato masher
- scoop it into tortillas with a bit of shredded cheese, and wrap
- bake at 385 or so for 10-15 minutes (until tortillas lightly browned)
- serve with your green sauce and sour cream if you have it
This sounds close to something I've done (including the making it up as I go bit) and I second it as an option. Would be very tasty. Not that enchiladas, taco salad, or a taco bar wouldn't also be tastey.

Another option would be beans and rice cooked with your green sauce, onions, and garlic. Cook your ground beef with some tomatoes and spices (cumin, coriander, chili powder, garlic, onion, whatever you have on hand) and a splash of lime if you have it. Serve over or along side the rice and beans.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:15 AM   #8
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Thank you very much Guys. I'm going to go with Mattdees idea for a change from the usual. Also, Sirloin, believe me I'm thinking it in English! I wish I was good enough to do it in french or spanish!! The old lingo is coming along though, thanks to some very patient french friends. We had three of them here on Saturday evening for slow roast pork and roast root vegetables as the main course. They love roast dinners here.
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Mexican sounds great.
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:20 PM   #10
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Well, our dinner was great! Well done Mattdee
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