I am almost embarrassed to post this recipe. Almost. But in an effort to keep it real I am going to anyway. Because I realize that there are just some days and nights that are so busy, cooking entirely from scratch is a near impossibility.
Right now we have entered baseball season at our house. To give you an idea of what this means, I had to get a dedicated baseball calendar because my regular calendar DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH ROOM.
Oh sorry, was I shouting?
On the practical side this means that night after night I have to come up with meals that are quick. I try to limit cold cuts to once a week.
Also, my children told me I should post this recipe because they love it. And I maintain that it has to be better for you than fast food.
You will need:
2lbs of ground beef
2 cans tomato soup
1 large jar salsa
Step One: Brown the ground beef in your skillet. Drain any excess fat after you are done.
Step Two: Decide if you want to cook it in your crockpot or on the stove top.
Step Three: If crockpot, dump it all in there and turn on low. Let it cook until you are ready to eat.
Step Three Alternate: If stove top, dump everything into your pot. Turn to low, cover, and let simmer 15 minutes or until warmed through.
Step Four: Spoon onto buns. To be extra fancy you can toast the buns in your oven for a few minutes beforehand.
Enjoy. For a more well balanced meal serve with carrot sticks, the lazy mom’s vegetable of choice. And chips. Because carbs are the fuel for the body and, um, we can always use more of them.
We can just keep this recipe our own dirty little secret, okay?