Friday, March 26, 2010

Tiajuana Train Wreck

The Marshmallow has a very annoying habit of coming in as I make dinner and looking around at the fixin's and saying , "What's is this?"

Um, dinner. Watcha think?

I say, "Do you want to know the name of it because that's not going to tell you anything." as I think back to the peculiar names that various things can be called in cookbooks like Husband's Delight (huh?) or Hospitality Casserole (how can a casserole be hospitable: wouldn't that be the cook for making it in the first place?)

Tonight I'm making Tiajuana Train Wreck. I thought the name sounded interesting. How did this dish get it's name. Does it look like a train wreck, all bloody and gory and messy? If so, I doubt I'll get any takers.

I downloaded a huge mess of crockpot recipes into my The Living Cookbook software - just another delight of this awesome program people. I'm so loving it I might marry it.

This is the recipe and I'll letcha'll know how it turns out:

Tijuana Train Wreck

=== SAUCE ===
2 lbs ground beef or turkey
2 Tbs chili powder
4 Tbs ssugar
1 large onion
1/2 can tomato sauce
3 small cans tomato paste
3 cans water - (to 4 cans), tomato paste size
Oregano, to taste
Cumin, to taste
Salt, to taste
=== TOPPINGS ===
Chopped tomatoes
Green peppers
Grated cheddar cheese
Sour cream
Doritos Chips

1. Simply brown meat and drain. Place all sauce ingredients in crockpot
including browned meat and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours
stirring on occasion.

2. Serve each plate in this order (bottom to top): Doritos on bottom; Meat;
Sauce; Lettuce; Tomatoes; Green peppers; Cheddar cheese; Sour cream for

3. This recipe yields 8? servings.

4. Comments: Here's a quick and easy recipe you can serve buffet style at a
holiday get-together like the 4th of July. This way each family member or
guest gets to build their own meal with their personal choice of toppings.
The sauce can be made in advance and then simply reheated or frozen for
later use.

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
Calories: 495
Calories From Fat: 375
Total Fat: 41.9g
Cholesterol: 105mg
Sodium: 1395.9mg
Potassium: 504.7mg
Carbohydrates: 14.2g
Fiber: 1.8g
Sugar: 4.2g
Protein: 16.9g

Recipe Author: n/a

Recipe Source: Southern U.S. Cuisine (crockpot collection) at

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