Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Simple Supper



Easy suppers that we can eat on the lanai are my favorite "good" thing. I have gotten so many ideas from all you bloggers out there. I thank you. We had ground beef, Rotel tomatoes, and flour tortillas but no taco seasoning. So I made it. Easy. No preservatives and I can control the salt. You can print the recipe here.

1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 tsp. Dried Oregano
1/2 tsp. Paprika
1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1 tsp. Black Pepper

The above makes enough seasoning for 1 pound of ground beef. We saute onions and peppers and set aside. We cook ground beef and drain well. Add seasoning, 1/3 cup water, 1 can Rotel tomatoes, and onions and peppers. I serve with chopped lettuce and grated cheese on flour tortillas. Easy. The seasoning can be adjusted for personal tastes. There is enough for the two of us to have another meal.








I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! We are having a quiet Easter weekend and I hope to catch up on some projects.

20 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds great Carol! I love mixing my own spices, not only can you control what's in them, you use up what you have faster and your spices stay fresher-enjoy:@)

podso said...

It looks good. Your blog is looking so nice, by the way!

Karen said...

One of my favorite meals!...yours is even healthier. And I would love to be able to say "We're having dinner on the Lanai" someday. It would mean we're living atleast part time in a warmer climate!

From the Kitchen said...

There was a time if I didn't have every ingredient for a dish, I wouldn't even try to improvise. Once I learned I could, many times, do even better than following the recipe, we were rewarded! Your dish sounds (and looks) wonderful. I can't wait for some outside dining. Alas, it is 35 degrees right now and raining.

Love the blog "wall paper".

Best,
Bonnie

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love using my own spices and herbs. What a delicious and easy supper. Its still too cold here to eat any of our meals outside on the deck. Lucky you!!

Kate at Serendipity said...

Happy Easter, Carol! This looks like my kind of supper--take what you have and figure out how to make what you don't have! Can I come to your house for dinner?

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Simple supper sounds right up our street, thanks.

Snappy Di said...

Are Rotel tomatoes a brand of tomato or a particular kind of tomato? I've never cooked with them so I hope I don't sound completely off my rocker.

Di

Olive Cooper said...

Great recipe...I use my own seasonings too Carol. Mixes are far to salty. ♥O

Rettabug said...

This looks soooo good, Carol! I wish Rotel made an EXTREMELY MILD version of their spicy tomatoes. Even their mild is too hot for me...I'm a whimp, I guess. LOL

I'm going to call you soon so you can explain to me just how you make your recipes linkable!!! I'd like to do that with mine. I remember, you were working on it when I was down there in Feb.

You can come sit at the "children's table" at my house anytime! You ARE just a kid at ♥, ya' know! ;-)

Hugs,
Rett

Zondra Art said...

Great recipe, looks very nice and taste...mmm...!
Kisses.

Vee said...

Now controlling salt by making your own seasoning is an excellent idea. I'm snagging this one. Thanks!

Bella said...

Sounds and looks delicious! Beautiful photographs.

LDH said...

Oh, boy... this look delicious and so full of flavor. Eating outside is a very nice and relaxing thing to do. We did this evening with lots of little ones running around playing baseball.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Looks delicious Carol...I am waiting for it to warm up a bit more before we eat outside...but I know it is coming soon!

Sheila said...

This looks wonderful. I like all the different ways of using tortillas. Thanks ofr the idea!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Looks like a delicious light meal you've created here. Thanks for sharing.

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once in a blue moon said...

your photos are mouth watering :)

Atelier de Charo said...

Looks great!!!

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