With Cinco de Mayo coming up on Saturday, how can we not post a recipe featuring Mexican food? This recipe doesn’t include hot sauce as an ingredient, but you add it to your own plate at the end. The nice thing about this is that you can put out a variety of hot sauces on the table and everyone can just go to town. Make sure you have a nice variety of heat levels, flavors, and pepper types, because not all hot sauces are created equal.
Mexican Fiesta Recipe
- 2.5 lbs ground beef
- 32 oz canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 30 oz tomato sauce
- 1 packet chili seasoning
- 1 package (10.5 oz) corn chips
- 3 cups hot cooked rice
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, shredded
- 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1.5 cups chopped ripe olives
- Your favorite hot sauce
- In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink and then drain.
- Add beans, tomato sauce, and chili seasoning. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- On two serving platters with sides, layer the corn chips, rice, onions, meat mixture, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and olives.
- Sprinkle with hot sauce.
If you’re a hot sauce newbie, I recommend you check out a few of our previous blogs to help you choose the different sauces:
- How To Choose a Sweet & Fruity Hot Sauce
- How To Choose a Smoky Hot Sauce
- How To Choose a Green Verde Hot Sauce
- How To Choose a Traditional Style Hot Sauce
Armed with this recipe and a general knowledge about the different types of hot sauce, your Cinco de Mayo fiesta is sure to be a hit. Don’t forget to toast with a Margarita!