The Foodie in Me

I debated whether or not to post this because except for a few fitness and travel posts, I’ve only done encouraging and hopefully inspiring posts.

I didn’t really think this post had a place on this blog, but I didn’t want to discriminate. If you like this post, I will definitely try to do more like this one, but if you do feel like this really shouldn’t be on this blog, please let me know and I won’t post any more recipes on this blog.

So, Saturday, I usually take about an hour – sometimes more, sometimes less – and I food prep for the week. I usually just food prep dinners. Throughout the week, when I come home from work and don’t feel like cooking, I don’t have to worry since I already have something prepared that I’ll just have to take a minute to heat up in the microwave.

This particular recipe, I wasn’t planning on adding the white rice. I really thought it wouldn’t work in the pan I was using. I went back and forth between “this could be really yummy if I try it” and “if I mess this up, all of these ingredients will be ruined”.

None the less, I tried to go for it and I’m so glad I did!

So, here’s a recipe that I literally just came up with while I was cooking this dish…

Hope you enjoy this super easy recipe!

One Pot Trip to Mexico

(At first, I thought that was a catchy recipe name, but now I think this recipe name needs help, so if you have any ideas, let me know!)


1 lb. ground beef

1 16oz.  package of frozen corn

Approx. 2 cups of salsa

3/4 cup white rice

Approx. 1 1/2 cups water

Drizzle of olive oil



In a large pan on medium heat, drizzle olive oil. Add ground beef. As the beef browns, break the ground beef into smaller pieces. Once the beef is browned, add one cup of salsa. Mix with the beef. Add the package of frozen corn and the other cup of salsa. Add about 1/2 cup water so the corn can cook. (You can add more water if needed.)

Turn the heat up to medium high so the water will start to come to a boil. Add the white rice and a cup of water.* Stir. Cover the pot and let simmer on medium low for about 15-20 min. Stir occasionally.

*You can start off with just adding 1/2 cup water with the rice and gradually add more if needed.

This is an easy recipe for food prep or a last minute dinner idea.

Serve with tortillas. Top with cheese, sour cream, avocado, or your favorite topping of choice.






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