Cookin' with the Dragon Lady


I consider myself a "Chopped" cook. Some days I look in the pantry and say, "What do we have I can do something with?" Thus was born the "Mexican Scramble."


1 lb hamburger
1 onion, chopped
1 - 14 oz  can tomatoes, drained
1 - 15 oz  can black beans, drained
1 - 15 oz can corn NOT drained
2 - 1 oz packs Taco seasoning
8 oz shredded cheese

In 12 in skillet, brown hamburger and onion over medium heat until no pink remains. Drain and discard grease. (Do NOT throw it down the sink, please!!)

Add tomatoes. Simmer until warm. Add the Taco seasoning. Stir in well. Add the corn with the liquid. Mix well. Add black beans. Heat until all is bubbling and blended.

Sprinkle with cheese (use as little or as much as you like. Yeah, 8 oz may be extreme, but I like cheese. Use according to your taste.)

Cover skillet and let cheese melt. Serve hot.


I use "Mild" Taco seasoning. If you want to spice it up, use medium or hot. Add green chilies if you like. You can add black olives if you want (yuk...)

Use the pantry to add what you desire. Be brave!

Serve with or over tortilla chips.