I don't know if you had the chance to watch the presidential debate, but I was pretty put out that after the moderator asked the question about the economy THREE TIMES...neither candidate appropriately answered the question. I am afraid for my financial investments! So it is a good thing I was reading the Purple People Eatery blog this week. She more than answered the question of the economy with her Poor Man's Meal.
This meal was something they served us in elementary school as 'hot lunch'. I LOVED IT! My mom would never make it because of the FRITO factor...ohhhhh, they are sooooo gooooood! If she could have made this with Lay's potato chips, you can guarantee we would have had this all the time! :)
I created my own recipe for this nostalgic dish...I expect to make this a lot more if our government doesn't pull their heads out, go to an economics class and learn more about our capitalistic market.
Failing Economy Poor Man's Meal:
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 medium white onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 serrano pepper (optional) - but why would I leave it out when I love it so HOT?
15 oz. can chili beans
15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 packet of chili seasoning or taco seasoning
1 tablespoon ground chipotle (We bought dried chipotles and ground them in our coffee grinder)
Small bag of Frito's
Brown ground turkey on medium heat. Drain fat from turkey and add onion and red pepper. Cook for two minutes. Add serrano, beans, and tomatoes, cook until warmed through.Fold in chili seasoning and ground chipotle until combined.
Serve immediately over a couple of handfuls of Frito's. I served this up with a little cheese and homemade guacamole. Hmmmmmmmm....
I am pleased to say that I spent $10 to make this meal...that doesn't count the cheese and guacamole fixings...but those are added bonuses.