Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Meal of the Moment *Salsa in your Chili*

Waiter, more chips and salsa pretty please when you get a second...

I have a handful of Meal of the Moment posts. Please see here for the original post, which explains this topic. These posts will give quick ideas on how to USE UP your leftovers because I hate ((shudder)) wasting food!

Every time we go out to eat at a Mexican Food Restaurant my husband probably expects chili in his lunch a day or two after! I always ask for a to go container for the BOWLS of salsa left on our table. It is a great way to flavor up a can of chili, turning a boring workday lunch into something with a bit more of a bite. I usually have can chili in the pantry so this meal is simple:

Add whatever else you want...kidney beans, ground beef or turkey, and a can of diced tomatoes.

THEN, dump in your leftover restaurant salsa to make it tasty!

Top with shreds of cheese of course and maybe add some leftover tortilla chips from the restaurant too. This is the easiest way to use up leftover Mexican food chips and salsa.

For more MEAL OF THE MOMENT posts, click here.


Dorey said...

I like it! Nothing is better then some really good chili. =) Have you ever made frito pie? It is basically just chili on top of fritos...yum. =)

Mike said...

Looks tasty.

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Amanda said...

Yum! I love Que Pasa salsa.

Thanks for your compliment on my schedule. :) Looks like our boys are about the same ages!