Arriba Arriba Andale Andale – M E X I C A N for dinner!!
These are an awesome Saturday night dinner choice for the whole fam and not just because they are super easy and quick to make but also because they are DELISH!
This is one of our favourite recipes from Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program, a recipe which also features as a breakfast in her I Quit Sugar For Life book. While we haven’t quite gone down that road of giving up sugar completely, it’s always nice to find a dish that is sugar free and tastes absolutely scrumptious.
We’ve made a couple of little tweaks to this meal to make it a bit more Mama friendly (quick, easy, tasty for the kids).
We reckon once you try these, you won’t be able to resist making them every week! Perhaps they could even double as a school lunch box treat? Bueno, Señorita!
2 x teaspoons olive oil, plus extra for greasing
1 x small brown onion, chopped
1 x 500g beef mince meat
2 x eggs
1/2 cup of pumpkin puree (pumpkin pieces roasted and pureed in a blender)
1 x 125g can of unsweetened corn kernels, drained
1 x large handful of corn chips, crushed
2 x large handfuls of corn chips for serving
1 x teaspoon of cumin
1 x teaspoon of smoked paprika
pinch of salt and pepper
1 x small avocado
1 x cup of cream cheese
Juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime
1. Preheat oven to 160C and grease an 8-cup muffin tin (a silicon one works great too).
2. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat and salute the onion until soft, about 3 minutes.
3. Transfer the onion to a large bowl and add all the other ingredients for the muffin. Using your hands mix well until all the ingredients are combined and divide evenly into the muffin tin, pressing down firmly.
4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through and the top is lightly browned. Remove from the oven and cool before serving.
5. To make the guacamole, blend the avocado, cream cheese and citrus juice in a blender, then dollop a tablespoon on top of each muffin. Serve with corn chips.
MAMA’S TIP: Double the recipe for larger families to use for lunch the following day or freeze for another night (just the muffins).