One of the best skits ever involving a blender:
With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, I’ve been trying to post some of the Mexican inspired meals I’ve made recently. There was yesterday’s Beef Fajita Soup, Thursday’s Tex-Mex Lasagna and last Sunday’s Mini Tacos.
Today it’s Beef Nachos With Blender Salsa. Cheese topped tortilla chips are briefly broiled, topped with cooked ground beef, black beans and a flavorful, mild salsa. That all gets another go under the broiler and Presto! A big snack or a relaxed dinner is ready to serve.
Since the salsa is so mild, I also topped the nachos with these Quick Pickled Jalapeño Rings. So easy to make and so good.
12 ounces ground beef
1 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 bunch green onions, sliced
2/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes, undrained
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 cups corn tortilla chips
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. Preheat broiler.
2. In a large skillet cook ground beef over medium heat until browned, breaking up meat. Drain.
3. Stir in kidney beans, salt, and pepper. Heat through. Remove from heat; cover and set aside.
4. Meanwhile, set aside 2 tablespoons green onion and 2 tablespoons cilantro.
5. In a blender combine remaining green onions and cilantro, tomatoes, chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
6. On a baking sheet arrange chips in a single layer. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with ground beef mixture and about half the salsa. Broil for 2 minutes longer or until heated through.
7. To serve, top with reserved green onion and cilantro.
Recipe from Better Homes And Gardens
Monks Of Mellonwah, out of Sydney, released their album ‘Turn The People’ last month.
It’s a bit too rock for me (described on their website as “their unique brand of blistering alternative rock”), but there are some stand out tunes like the lovely ballad “I Belong To You” and the Musey “Downfall”.
“Change, you’ll always see the change”—-Damn, that’s catchy.
Check out The Monks Of Mellonwah on the band’s Website, where you can link to buy their music.