Healthy Mexican Food Recipe: Beans and Brains

If you are looking for a Mexican food fix this is definitely one you will want to try. This was super yummy. I hope you enjoy it.

Last night's dinner...

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1 1/2 lb. Ground Beef (or Turkey or Chicken)
1 Yellow Onion, diced
3 Green Onions, diced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
2 small Zucchini, sliced
1 can (15 oz.) Pinto Beans, rinsed & drained
1 can (15 oz.) Red Kidney Beans, rinsed & drained
1 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Creamy Ranchero Tomato, Southwest, Mexican, or Nacho Cheese Soup
1/2 cup Sour Cream or Fage Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese

Saute ground beef till no pink is seen and drain any liquids. Set aside. Saute onions till golden. Add zucchini and garlic and steam saute with the lid on for 5 minutes. Turning often. Set aside. Add veggies to beef and all remaining ingredients (except cheese). Mix till combined and pour into Pyrex casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese. Bake for 30 minutes at 350.

Serve as is with a dollop of Fage or sour cream and maybe some sliced avocado or serve it like a Taco Salad scooped on top of a bed of shredded lettuce with chopped tomato, avocado and sour cream. Leftovers would be great with eggs for breakfast.

Other Eggface Mexican Food Fixes:

Shelly's Mexican Chicken and Bean Bake
Shelly's Crock Pot Carnitas
Shelly's Tortilla-less Enchilada Casserole
Shelly's Chili Relleno Casserole with Chicken
Shelly's Chili Cheese Soup

This was a great comfort food dish. I soooo needed it yesterday. Hell I need it today. I'm on Day 2 of a hideous migraine. I spent most of yesterday curled up in a ball in a dark room. I've been treated for migraines for years and I was really hoping that weight loss surgery would help but sadly it's the one condition I had that I carried over as a post-op. I've been on tons of preventative medicines, on-set medicines, I've done the Eastern medicine thing, and the last words involved guinea pig sounding things like drilling holes in my head to extract brain fluids... ummm holes!? yeah... no. I decided I'd be living as a migraine sufferer.

Highlights of the day:

* Whenever the pain pill kicked in.
* This dinner. What is it about gooey, melty cheese that always makes me feel better?
* I'm feeling a little better this morning.

Listening to: "Turn to the Sky" March Violets

See I am feeling better because all yesterday I couldn't listen to my music and I rarely don't have music playing. My loved ones always know it's bad when music stops playing (ooooh hey that's a good song lyric.)