Friday, May 29, 2009

The Old Feminist Goes Domestic Goddess, Again

One of my all time "dump-it-all-in" recipes. It is on my mind because this is what I cooked for supper tonight. I can freeze the left-overs and serve another evening (no cooking -- Hurray!). This is always a hit at those pot-luck suppers, too. The men really like it.

Okie (or Texican) Beef Dump
  1. In large, heavy skillet, brown 1lb xtra lean ground beef; 1 chopped onion; 1 chopped stalk of celery.
  2. Dump into a 3-qt casserole--
  • the meat mixture;
  • 16oz can beans drained (red kidney, pinto, or 2 cups of those delicious home done Anazi beans);
  • 12oz can vacuum packed corn (or 1 1/2 cup frozen corn);
  • 4oz can drained chopped green chilies (more if you like it hotter);
  • 2oz jar drained chopped pimento;
  • 8oz can tomato sauce;
  • 1tsp granulated sugar;
  • 1 garlic clove, well-minced or crushed;
  • 1 tsp freshly (this is important) ground cumin seed;
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper;
  • 1tsp salt.

Stir well; cover loosely; microwave at HIGH for 4-6 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes.

Let rest for 5 minutes; reset microwave to MEDIUM; cook for 8 minutes; let rest for 5 minutes. This can be repeated as long as necessary and this dish only gets better the more it is reheated.

To serve: spoon each serving into a large flat soup "plate;" make a ring around the edge of slightly crushed corn chips (Fritos) and top with grated Mexican blend cheese (or cheddar); cover & wait for the cheese to melt or microwave at MEDIUM HIGH until cheese melts; hit with a dollop of sour cream and serve.


  1. love it love it love it! Posted it on my newsletter for tomorrow at with a link back to you.

    The church ladies are going to go crazy over it!


  2. We make something similar down here in TX and call it Taco Soup. It is so good over Fritos w/ the cheese and sour cream. And the kiddos love it!