Friday, November 11, 2011

Mexican Tortilla Skillet
Recipe from: Family Feasts for $75 a Week by Mary Ostyn

1 pound ground beef
1 clove garlic, minced
1 packet taco seasoning
6 burrito size flour tortillas
2 cups pureed canned or fresh tomatoes
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped (optional)

1. Heat a large skillet over high heat until hot. Add ground beef, garlic and taco seasoning. Cook until beef is browned, breaking it into small pieces and mixing everything together.
2. While beef is browning, slice tortillas into 1-inch squares. A pizza cutter or scissors works well for this.
3. Add tomatoes, salsa and cut-up tortillas to skillet and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat. If it seems dry, you can add a little water. Once this heated through, sprinkle cheese over top and cover for a few minutes. Once cheese is melted, it is ready to serve. Sprinkle with chopped green pepper (if using) for a little color, crunch and a healthy dose of Vitamin C.

The Verdict: Delicious and simple! Really not that different than making tacos - but just a bit different way of serving it! :) It went together so fast, especially if your ground beef is thawed! I didn't use 6 tortillas, maybe 3 and that was plenty. We really liked this and I think it's going to be a go-to quick dinner recipe, since I usually have these things on hand! Great way to use up the last couple of tortillas too!!

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