Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mexican Pile-Up with TOMATOES and LETTUCE

If you ask any one of us three sisters what a favorite family dinner was growing up, I can guarantee "Mexican Pile-Up" will be in each one of our top 3 favorites.

It is a common occurrence for me to crave this simple yet delicious meal.  So I am always sure to have the stor-able items on hand.  And since Bountiful Baskets provides us with lettuce and tomatoes pretty  much every week, this is a great and easy meal you can throw together with little time!  We had it for our Sunday dinner tonight.  Lucky for me, my handsome husband loves it also!

Mexican Pile-Up
Prep time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
1 pound lean ground hamburger
taco seasoning
2 cans Van de Kamp's baked beans
2-3 medium chopped tomatoes
2-3 cups chopped lettuce
1 cup grated cheddar or mexican blend cheese
bag of Frito's chips
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon mustard

Brown the hamburger and add the taco seasoning.  While the meat is cooking, heat the baked beans on the stove.  Add the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard to the baked beans.  Simmer baked beans until hot.  Chop lettuce, and tomatoes, and grate your cheese.

To assemble your pile-up, simply pile all items on top of each other.  I think the best order is: fritos (crunch them up a bit), baked beans, cheese, hamburger, lettuce, and tomatoes.

Dig in and ENJOY!!!

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