Sloppy Nacho Bowl: The Perfect Movie Mate

4:43 PM

Whenever I have a lot of things buzzing in my head and I have time to burn, I like dishes that require a lot of chopping. As many of you would already know (because it's still highly likely you're a friend, forced to view my site. And yes, I love you for obliging :D), I have a fascination for sharp knives. As it is still illegal in to randomly chop other people's fingers off, I settle for cucumbers, carrots and other crisp vegetables.

With the weekend just around the corner, some of the things I've got planned for the day include watching movies at home while trying to delay bathing as much as possible. On sloppy days like these, one of my go-to snacks are bowls filled with nachos and taco filling. This way I get the guilt of eating meat while getting a lot of veggies in  my system. You remember a lot of people telling you not to eat when watching because you won't know when you've eaten too much? Well, if you're not a big veggie eater, this is the time to turn it around. Eat a nacho bowl in front of the tube and you wouldn't even realize you've hit your daily dietary needs. Ugh.
It is so sloppy, you need a spoon or a hand willing to get down and dirty

Clearly I had too much fun taking photos.What I love about this dish is that it is difficult to mess up. Just make sure you get fresh ingredients and cook the meat right. Putting them together comes easy as all the flavors complement each other.
Here's what you need for a monster serving for 2 (it is good for about 4-5 normal people)

the only part you'll cook:
500 grams ground beef
3 cloves garlic,crushed, peeled and minced
1 pack Fajitas mix (optional)
salt, pepper,cayenne pepper and sugar to taste
about a tbsp of canola oil

2 medium sized cucumbers, cubed
1 small cabbage head, julienned
1 large white onion, sliced
8 pieces medium sized tomatoes, cubed
grated cheese, as much as your tummy can handle. Or maybe just a cup

and of course, a pack of nachos. You can pop them in the microwave for a couple of seconds before serving. Or if you're bored and are looking for a burst of color like me, grab a hold of some violet nacho chips.
Don't get your hopes up too much, it tastes the same

This packet, if i remember correctly, is made with purple yam or was it sweet potato? I hastily threw out the packaging because I was too excited to try it. I remember this one time where I tried to convince my dad to color a batch of guinataang halo-halo blood red for Halloween. Needless to say, he didn't like the idea. Me and my brother are going to try it soon *snickers*

Back to cooking. Here's the how

For the meat:
Take a nonstick pan and heat it
add about a tablespoon of canola oil (any other oil would work. I like how canola doesn't interfere with the taste)
saute garlic until browned
add ground beef
dissolve Fajitas mix into a bowl of water and stir in
sprinkle with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper
add a dash of sugar if necessary (the little bit of sugar will bring out the saltiness and other flavors of the dish)

After that, feel free to scoop and mix the stuff in your bowl! Add more pepper if you like it spicy, more veggies or more meat.

Turn on the TV and eat away. Oh, did I mention this also goes well with beer? A few bottles of cerveza negra and some good stories spell a good weekend for me.Or maybe I could go a la Edgar Allan Poe and write--err on second thought, no. I can see how much of a disaster that's going to be.

One more working day to go!

Love,love, love,

P.S pardon the ugly renovations going on. I'm trying to move up from my scrawny handwriting to "something that's probably done in paint". It's a horrible procedure, feel free to laugh at it behind my back which, if you think about, is in front of me XD

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