Wednesday, January 25, 2012

And....we're off...busy night meals

If you are married, with kids, with a life, you know how some days just get away from you and before you know it you're standing in front of the fridge with the door open at 5:00pm saying, "Why didn't I do this earlier?"
So what's your standby dinner.
Sometimes I go Mexi-German and have Chili Smothered baked Potatoes. It's crazy easy and I can actually get something done while those potatoes are baking for an hour in the oven.

Simple Chili:
1 lb. ground beef
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can black beans
1/2 onion diced
2 cloves of fresh garlic minced
2 T. Chili Powder
2 t. salt
fresh ground black pepper to taste
cayenne pepper to your liking

Dice onion and mince garlic. Saute onion until translucent. Add garlic and saute for 1 min. Add beef and cook until no longer pink, then drain the fat. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for about 10- 15 min.

Bake one clean russet potato for each person at 400 degrees for 1 hour.
Serve chili over split potatoes and add grated cheese.
Decent with a little fruit to go along with it all.
What's a go to dinner you make on busy nights?

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