Lazy Mexican Chili

This one is for all of you foodies out there, ahem, Vyv (but read it anyway even if you are not a foodie, because I used jokes). I may not make cupcake Frankensteins, but I do treat my kitchen like a science lab on occasion. When I began blogging, I was on a serious cooking kick. I could bust out a stuffed chicken parme-something or a stuffed bell pepper without even looking at the recipe.

Lately? Not so much. I can barely find a clean cup to drink out of let alone put some Julia Child shit on the table. And, as I have mention before (in a post long ago), cooking for one can be … discouraging. So, how did I make it better? I experimented. Ultimately, Lazy Mexican Chili was born.

What you need:

1 lb ground beef
1 can sweet corn
1 package taco seasoning
Sour cream
Mexican shredded cheese (not shredded by actual Mexicans)
Tortilla chips (optional)
A feline companion or Tequila

What to do with your junk (not your naughty junk):

Brown your ground meet. Drain it and try not to burn yourself with beef grease. Say beef grease out loud because it sounds hilarious. Say it louder so your neighbors and/or significant other can hear you and laugh too. If you have neither, tweet it to your internet friends.

Get back on track and warm up the corn in a separate pot. Put your pan with drained ground beef back on the stove and add in 2/3 cup water and the taco seasoning. Imagine your worst boss’s face in the bottom of the pan and have at it with a ladle or something. This will help break up the meat to allow for better chewing during the consuming process.

Give the beef about four minutes to get its taco on while you crumble some tortilla chips in a bowl. Once your beef is all seasoned up, put some in the bowl with the tortilla chips and start mixing in copious amounts of salsa, sour cream, corn, and cheese. Felicidades! You have made Lazy Mexican Chili. Put on a sombrero and eat it.

lazy mexican chili

If you did it right, you will look something like this and a cigar will manifest itself.

NOTE: It dawned on me after writing this that the title of my dish may sound as if I am implying that Mexicans are lazy. I am not. I am implying that this recipe is lazy. I’m lazy. I am not Mexican. Glad we settled that.

There is something different about 25toFly since yesterday. I wonder what it is?

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About becca3416

Becca Cord is a twenty-something year old southern ballerina turned humor writer and video editor. Having lived in Louisiana her entire life, she is now perusing her travel dreams while starting her own free-lance Web Marketing business and organizing a nation wide blogging event, Blogger Interactive. She believes one of her callings is making people laugh, and she intends to do so. You can find Becca on her personal blog, Facebook page, or Twitter @becca25tofly.

Posted on January 23, 2013, in Humor and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 91 Comments.

  1. I tried to figure out what changed before reading your comments – and I’m happy to say I got it!

  2. I love your banner, dummy.



  3. Who cares about the recipe, the banner is here! (I’m slow to catch on). SuperFly banner time!


    But seriously, amazing chili recipe.

  5. Thanks for the mention. Looks awesome!

  6. How am I meant to know what’s changed about you? What am I a therapist? Gee!

  7. Yaaaaaay!! I feel honored you chose my idea!! 🙂 This is perfect for me, Lazy Mexican Chili for one, coming right up!!! 😉

  8. So you’re a cute wiz in the kitchen too? Its not enough that you blog, vlog, dance, host kick-ass parties, look gorgeous ALL THE TIME and generally rule, you have to rock the kitchen too?
    How do you do it?

  9. “Say beef grease out loud because it sounds hilarious. Say it louder so your neighbors and/or significant other can hear you and laugh too. If you have neither, tweet it to your internet friends.”

    I like this snippet so much that I want to name it Jack and never let go. Never.

  10. Um…yeah. I got nothing. How come there’s not picure of the finished product? Or is the finished product in the belly of the gringo in your picture? I’m confused.

  11. I like the disclaimer at the end. Tell me whats it like living up on racist mountain? Wetbacks are some of the hardest working people I KNOW! And trust me I know, maybe you should get married to that Frat boy wearing the sombrero and the moustache and have only WHITE babies…. Also whats H2O? H- 20? is that a chemical compound?

    I like the recipe by the way- its actually not that lazy.. It takes work.

  12. Thanks for including the jokes in there for all of us out here that don’t cook, but are lazy. As far as the change my guess is the background, or the font, or the reply status, or the format. Am I right? My eyes are too lazy to look around anymore.

  13. Well, now I know what Rich is getting for dinner. Who knew there was a 5-star chef under all that red hair? I’m throwing jalapenos in the bowl, too. Great banner, and thanks for making me say beef grease out loud; I feel like an idiot.

  14. speaking of puke, we used to play a game called “gak” back in high school. each player needs a large brown paper bag, like the ones from a supermarket. inside you have about five different types of food. could be anything pretty much. also, need bottles of water. let’s say there are five rounds of the game, it can be as many as you want, but you have to have a different food item for each round.

    you stand in a cirlce but then turn your back to each other. stick your face in the bag and eat the first item. should be about a handful-size of food. drink a little water. when everyone has swallowed the food, turn back around to face each other. then make yourself puke on the ground. the first player to identify what everyone else has eaten is the winner of the round.

    there’s a pussy way to play too in which you don’t swallow and puke, you just chew it up and spit it out. but spitters are quitters.

  15. is there a picture that i’m missing? not seeing?

  16. This doesn’t seem very lazy to me. I prefer to do all of my cooking in a crock pot.

  17. This sounds magically delicious. It’s a weird, sad fact of life that often things that look like vomit are, in fact, amazingly good.

  18. I’m not a foodie, but I would make that in a heartbeat. Great share!

  19. Interesting.
    Here’s a variation:
    -Open the tequila
    -Pour a liberal serving
    -Lay all ingredients in front of you from shortest to tallest
    -lay phone book on top at comfortable reading angle
    -call for delivery
    -drink tequila

  20. Rebecca, I attempted to make this recipe this morning as soon as I read your post. I followed your instructions precisely and as soon as I added the corn, the entire pot blew up in my face! What the hell????

    • OH. Oh Tim. I am SO sorry. I forgot to mention that you have to have exactly 46 kernels ONLY. Any less, and the bowl will disappear leaving you with a huge mess. Any more than 46, and Mexican explosion. My bad.

  21. Deliberately Delicious

    I like the serving suggestions: a feline companion or tequila. You make me laugh 🙂
    And I hear you about cooking for one. When I’m on my own, I’m the queen of fruit and yogurt. It just seems like so much work to prepare a meal just for me.

  22. Becca,
    So you made me hungry… So what?
    And not bad for a draft………..
    Le Clown

  23. I’m pretty sure I don’t have any H2O –

  24. Thanks. You just made me hungry and wanting cheese and beef. Neither of which are available to me here.

  25. That note at the end is spectacular. I was NOT thinking that. But now I am.

    Beef grease!!!

  26. As I read this post about lazy Meskins and chili, my 5 year old daughter was watching Dora the Explorer. Coincidence? No creo que si. <—-a little Meskin lingo there meaning "I don't think so!"

  27. Thanks for recipes for one. It’s not easy getting psyched into cooking for yourself. This sounds like something I could do and it wouldn’t even be too spicy (I don’t do spicy and that’s difficult when one lives in a Mexican-influenced city like San Antonio). I’ll give it a try.

  28. Lazy chili, or really lazy anything, is the best!

  29. I love your banner, dummy.

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