Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Mexican Delight

Back in the 70's, our family moved to Arizona. We had lived in California previously but my mom had never experimented with Mexican food before. But after moving to the southwest, where everyone and their uncle ate Mexican food, she started branching out. She started with easy things like tacos and Mexican casseroles...those types of things. Although it was good and our little family of four really enjoyed it, I don't know that I would call it REAL Mexican food. One day, she came across this recipe. Or maybe she made it up, I'm not sure which. And the reason I don't know is because of the name. When she made it and served it, we asked her what it was called, and she said she didn't know.  We told her it had to have a name because it was so good. She still couldn't come up with anything. We kept badgering her until she finally started calling it "Mexican Delight". Great. No problem. Until she created another recipe and put the "delight" in the title as well. The closest I can determine is that she had such good success with "Mexican Delight" she figured she'd just keep on using it. So now....40 years later...we still tease her about her "delight"-ful recipes! Don't you just love a good mom story?

Mexican Delight

1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion - diced
2 15 - ounce cans pinto beans or chili beans
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
1 7-ounce jar salsa
1 10-ounce can enchilada sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
salt and pepper to taste

In a skillet, brown ground beef with onion until done. Add the rest of the ingredients and heat through.

Pour into a crock pot and cook on low for 5 - 6 hours until hot.

Serve over Fritos or corn chips (Fritos are BEST). Then layer lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, olives, sour cream, salsa, etc!

Here's what you need for
 this "delight"ful dish.

Brown the meat and onions together.

Then add everything else. Put it 
all in your crock pot and cook it 
for a while until hot!

Yum!!!! Serve over Fritos 
and add your toppings!   
(Do you see how the sour 
cream is not touching anything 
else? That's because IT Guy has 
a weird aversion to this yummy 
substance. Silly man.)