Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sloppy Jose Supper

I urge you to add this to your meal plan or run to the store tonight to pick up the ingredients and make it. It’s quick, easy & sooo good.

Sloppy José Supper
Adapted from Taste of Home, Oct/Nov 2010

Sloppy Jose Supper - edited

Ingredients
1 pkg of corn bread/muffin mix {or make your own cornbread, that’s what I do}
1 lb. lean ground beef I use ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper {or a whole medium red pepper if you hate to waste like I do}
1/3 cup chopped onion {I love onion so I think I used about 1/2 a cup of diced red onion}
1 celery rib, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced {um, I love garlic too and almost always at least double the amount a recipe calls for}
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped {I omit since I’m not a fan of the flavor}
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cayenne powder {I add this since I don’t use the chipotle pepper in adobo sauce}
1 tsp ground cumin
1 1/4 cup salsa
2 tbsp chili sauce {or taco sauce if you have no idea what chili sauce is, like me}
2/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
Toppings of your choice {I enjoy sliced black olives, sour cream, guacamole, dice tomatoes, sliced green onions … }

Directions:

  1. Prepare and bake cornbread according to the package directions {or make your own with your favorite cornbread recipe}.
  2. In a large skillet cook the meat, red pepper, onion and celery over medium heat until the meat is cooked thoroughly. Add the garlic, chipotle pepper, chili powder and cumin; cook for about 1 minute longer.
  3. Stir in salsa and chili sauce then simmer for about 5 minutes until the sauce is thickened.
  4. Cut corn bread into 9 squares {this recipe serves 5 so you will have some leftover cornbread} and top each with 2/3 cup meat mixture and 2 TBSP cheese and a your other favorite toppings.
  5. Enjoy!

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