Friday, May 3, 2013

Burrito Filler/Taco Salad Topper

Happy (almost) Cinco de Mayo! Do you celebrate? I’m all about anything that involves tortilla chips, so I definitely plan to do a little celebrating. In preparation for the big day, I made a filler that can be placed in a burrito or on top of a taco salad. This is easy peasy, and you can adjust the ingredient list based on your taste.


  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 3-4 tablespoons diced green chiles (canned)
  • Olive oil (~2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 lb ground beef (or turkey)
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup corn (frozen, defrosted)
  • 1/2 cup canned kidney beans (drained/rinsed)
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice


Add olive oil, garlic, and green chiles to either a pot or large skillet. Cook for ~ 5 minutes on medium-low. Increase heat to medium high, add beef, cumin, and chili powder. Cook meat through. Add corn, kidney beans, tomato sauce, and rice and cook until heated through.


What are you up to this weekend? I’m hoping to go strawberry picking, go to Body Step, spend lots of time with Josh & Kay, eat tortilla chips, and go for a few walks:



Annette Perkins said...

Body Step!! Fun! I seriusly almost died when I tried it. Hah!

LOVE that yellow tank on you, as you already know ;) xo

Kerr said...

Watching the derby and drinking bourbon! I'll prob have some tortilla chips too :)

Amelia said...

Such lovelies! :) Recipe looks so simple and delicious. I would pile it on a salad and scoop with some Xochitl chips and guac.

Gotta weed the garden, plant some lettuce/ herbs from seed, walk on Folly, and try out a new bakery downtown.

Taylor @ liftingrevolution said...

Have a great weekend! I dont think we wil do any cinco de mayo festivities but a Kentucky derby party isin the books

valsocal said...

I'm loving this recipe and I'm so happy you posted it! It will be in my rotation.

Sarah Keil said...

mmm, sounds yummy! ben & i coordinate the food for a monthly church event, and tonight is cinco de mayo themed. making nacho dip & guacamole salsa, but i wish i was having this! YUM!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Oh, this looks tasty :) really great recipe!