April 28, 2013

17*52 Mexican Quiche

Sometimes I just have to bake something savory. I hope you understand.

Have I already told you how much I miss Mexican and Tex-Mex food?
If you know a great Mexican/Tex-Mex restaurant in Europe, please let me know. The ones I've been to have been good but not entirely convincing.
(Sorry guys - if somebody else had said that I would have been offended and a bit pissed... But that's just the way it is and I don't mean to sound pretentious. Really.)

So for now, let's bake something Mexican-inspired at home. 

Mexican Quiche
Adapted from the foodnetwork

500 g (1 lb) ground beef
3 eggs, beaten
200 g (1 cup) salsa
170 g (2 cups) shredded cheese
1 onion, finely diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
fresh cilantro
sour cream
black olives
  • Prepare crust. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Add onions and bell pepper and cook until they are softening. Drain off liquid, if necessary, and add jalapeños and spices. Cook for another 2 minutes. 
  • Take off heat, add salsa, eggs, and cheese, and pour into crust. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
  • Serve with cilantro, diced tomatoes, sour cream, avocado slices (or guacamole), and/or olives. And a little side salad (like iceberg with just a vinegar-no oil dressing).
My modifications:
I added the bell pepper and I think it would have been a bit too meaty if I hadn't.
I also added the jalapeños because I love them and I could eat them with anything. If you like it a bit spicy, don't leave them out.
The original recipe calls for a ready-made pie/pastry crust but I think you might as well make your own. It's quick and easy and good.

The taste:
Very good. A solid and yummy dinner. Maybe not tooooo Mexican but hey...
I think I would add a bit more spices next time. But that's about it.

Is there a specific food you miss where you live? What is it?

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