Sunday, April 2, 2017

Simple Homemade Meximelts


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Simple Homemade Meximelts - a quick copykat recipe of a drive through favorite.  Perfect for Taco Tuesday! Slice of Southern

Happy April!  It my favorite month of the year.  I'm a little biased because it's my birthday month, plus Spring is in full swing in Southern California and it's actually tinging on being hot!  Warmer weather means lot of outdoor activities.  We are just about to head out to the California Poppy Reserve to see the 'sea' of wild poppies in bloom.  So that calls for a quick lunch before we go.

Have you ever had a Meximelt from Taco Bell?

It's sort of a cross between a quesadilla and a soft taco.  Seasoned ground beef with fresh salsa and lot melted cheese round out the ingredients.  Very tasty...enough to make a homemade version that's done in 20 minutes!  Forget takeout fast food and skip that drive through.  Let's make a new dish for Taco Tuesday!

Simple Homemade Meximelts - a quick copykat recipe of a drive through favorite.  Perfect for Taco Tuesday! Slice of Southern


SIMPLE HOMEMADE MEXIMELTS

We love Mexican food around our house so today's recipe was just a natural progression to wanting to satisfy that craving along with a need to a quick lunch.  This dish comes together in about 20 minutes.  It comes together easy using ingredients that you probably have already on hand.

Simple Homemade Meximelts - a quick copykat recipe of a drive through favorite.  Perfect for Taco Tuesday! Slice of Southern


I did a small variation to the original.  They use pico de gallo, which is a fresh chunky salsa.  Since I didn't have that on hand I used our favorite jarred salsa. My homemade salsa would be great as well.   Either one will do but the flavor changes just slightly. 

Simple Homemade Meximelts - a quick copykat recipe of a drive through favorite.  Perfect for Taco Tuesday! Slice of Southern


So if you are craving Mexican food and want it FAST...or wanting to try a new variation on Taco Tuesday these Simple Homemade Meximelts will fit the bill.  Perfect, simple, tasty!

Enjoy!





Simple Homemade Meximelts

serves 4



3/4 lb of 10% ground sirloin
1 pkg. store-bought taco seasoning or my
homemade version
⅔ cup water
1/2 cup jarred salsa
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
8 small flour tortillas ( I used low-carb flour tortillas )

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a skillet over medium heat brown the ground sirloin, crumbling with a wooden spoon as it cooks. 
Add the seasoning and water, stirring to combine.  Allow to simmer until most of the water is absorbed and a nice sauce is formed. 

Place tortillas on a baking sheet.  Add taco meat to the center of the tortillas.  Spoon salsa over the meat and top with cheese.  Fold one side of the tortilla over the meat mixture.  Bake in the oven for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese melts.  You want the tortillas soft and not crispy to watch the time closely.  Serve.

Simple Homemade Meximelts - a quick copykat recipe of a drive through favorite.  Perfect for Taco Tuesday! Slice of Southern

Simple Homemade Meximelts - a quick copykat recipe of a drive through favorite.  Perfect for Taco Tuesday! Slice of Southern







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