Were you one of the many, many people that scooped up an Instant Pot during last year’s Prime Day Sale? Or Black Friday Sale? Or Cyber Monday Sale?
If you were then congrats!!! Instant Pots are awesome.
I stayed up way too late watching the Democratic National Convention.
The same thing could be said every night last week when I watched the Republican National Convention.
I need to catch up on sleep soon.
So, I’m alive.
I don’t think I’ve ever taken a week off from my blog before, aside from when I had Autumn, but this week got the best of me and I fell behind on the blog. And with just about everything else in life. Care to help fold a billion loads of laundry anyone?
That’s what happens when you work insane hours for several deadlines that hit in the same week. It’s been a long month filled with late night and long hours, but OT and the projects make it worth it.
But it meant I was not in the kitchen much. Or on the computer doing non-work things. So the blog has just been hanging out here waiting for me.
Here I am, back for a Taco Tuesday post with a great side dish that you will love to serve along side your tacos or in your burritos or next to some grilled chicken or mixed into some salad… BLACK BEANS!!!!
But they are not any ordinary beans. Oh no, they are “Teacher’s Beans!”
Autumn went to the most amazing home-daycare from 12 weeks until the time we moved to Florida. Gloria and Ivette ran the daycare with such love and kindness. We wish we could have brought “Teacher” and “Hermana” along with us! Autumn was Gloria’s buddy in the kitchen so I always heard about the food they had and how much she enjoyed it.
One such favorite was her black beans. So I requested the recipe so that Autumn could enjoy something that was familiar and comforting to her. We went to the store for the ingredients and she was so excited about having “Teacher’s Beans”.
We were all so happy with how they came out. Autumn ate a big serving while saying “Yay! Teacher Beans!” and “Yummy yummy in my tummy”. That’s true love right there.
These tender beans are a must make for your family dinners.
Makes 8-10 servings
It’s the weekend!!!
It’s time to rock it. It’s time to get shhh done. It’s time to actually cook.
We’re going to be busy this weekend as we’re on vacation next weekend. So we really need to focus and try to tackle this weekend’s to do list, as well as much as possible of next weekend’s to do list. Here’s just a few things… laundry, mop the first floor, get the kitchen rug back down, clean Bunny’s cage, get to the post office, make SRC recipe, work on refinishing dinning chairs. Plus, I have a fun brunch to go to on Sunday while Price is visiting his sister and dad in NH. Oh yeah, and I have 4 hrs of work to do as well to make up time from always leaving early to get miss Autumn from daycare.
At least Price and I are ah-maze at tackling the to do list. I’m just hoping we ca pull it off this weekend. #Fingerscrossed.
While we’re talking to-do lists, I’m giving you this burger to add to your to-do list.
Yep, I give the marching orders here!
These Nacho Burgers are the perfect mash up of a great dinner and a great appetizer. But if we’re truthful here, I’ll just admit that we eat nachos for dinner a lot. Anyway, these are so great because of all the yummy toppings. AND the tortillas chips. The tortilla chips add the best crunch to the burgers. Don’t skimp on them.
You know how they say not to mess with things when grilling, well don’t mess with these burgers while you are grilling them. They are a little delicate since they are filled with a mixture of beef, beans, and cheese. So just put the burgers down and let them be until they are ready to be flipped once. Grab a beer and just relax.
I’ve made these burgers two times in like 9 days since I wanted to tweak things and since I enjoyed them so much I had to have them again ASAP. I first had taco seasoning in the burger mix. While it was good we were remarking that it was more like a ‘Taco Burger’ than a ‘Nacho Burger’. I guess they are similar so no foul there but I decided I wanted to mellow that flavor out so I took it out. Feel free to add it in if you would like. As well, one we ate these burgers with jarred salsa and another with pico de gallo. Both ways are really good and I’d say just go with your personal preference.
You can’t go wrong here. I swear since I picked these black olives off of mine the moment I was done taking pictures (we just aren’t friends) and still enjoyed it so just do what you want, just make sure you have a lot of tortilla chips on there. You need that crunch!!!!!!
Makes 4 burgers
A huge thanks to all of the fun bloggers who were just as inspired by a month of burgers as I was and the awesome companies that have donated prizes to #burgermonth , El Diablo Hot & Spicy Mustard, FireWire Grilling Skewers, Hamilton Beach, KitchenIQ, The Spice House, and Wisconsin Cheese
Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé
Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé