Okay, so let me start out by saying, there are certain days when I wake up and I know I just HAVE to have Mexican food. Have to. Not want to. Have to. Now, when this happens on a Friday or a Saturday, this is pretty straightforward. We head out to this place near us called El Bandido and a glass of sangria and a tostada later, life is good.
When this happens on, say, a Tuesday, it’s a little bit more challenging, given the whole work week thing and all. These are the times when it is good to have a few fast and easy Mexican food recipes in your arsenal, and these days when it is getting a little nippy outside, a soup that includes meatballs, salsa, avocado and tortilla chips? Yep, that’s got my name on it. (As much as an Irish girl married to a Southern Cherokee guy could have her name on a Mexican recipe.)
Here’s the drill on this one: you make up some little meatballs that are spiced up with a little Mexican flavor…scallions, tortilla chips, cumin, and cilantro if you are a cilantro person. I am not a cilantro person. It’s not my fault, it’s been proven that cilantro-disliking is genetic. But if you love cilantro, you feel free to be you. Anyway, while the meatballs are cooking, you whirl up some salsa and water in a blender (yes, it is THAT easy), and heat it up. Drop in your meatballs, heat it all up, and then go to town on the garnish. Sour cream, avocado, definitely more crushed tortilla chips…etc. Improvise!
Mexican food on a Tuesday! Life is good.
Recipe adapted from Real Simple