Easy Delicious Dinner: 4 Ingredients (flavors I stumbled upon during quarantine)


  • Half pound of pasta (penne works well)
  • half jar of Salsa Con Queso (medium)
  • half jar of salsa (medium)
  • half pound of ground beef (or 3 burger patties)

I discovered this awesome recipe during the Coronavirus lockdown.  It was in the beginning when I went to the grocery store and there was nothing on the shelves and the store looked like it was going out of business.  There were no canned vegetables, fresh fruits and vegetables and no meat. This was the time when our dinners were so unhealthy.  I hated thinking about what I was going to cook.

Late one night when my husband’s job shut down and we were on the “stay at home order” I suggested a snack in bed.  This is something we never do, eat in bed, but we were never on stay at home orders either so we got some tortilla chips and Salsa con queso (Salsa with cheese) dip and a jar of Pace salsa.  I mixed half of each in a seperate bowl and that was our dip.  We watched the Golden Girls and had chips and dip in bed.

A few days later I was trying to decide what to cook because we had nothing that matched and I couldn’t get the taste of the dip out of my mouth.  I looked through our freezer and found hanburger patties.  We couldn’t find ground beef at the grocery store so I got a huge box of hamburger patties.  I cooked about 3 patties and boiled a pasta (Penne).  I ground up the burgers (Cut them with kitchen scissors) and added half a jar of cheese dip, half a jar of salsa, half pound box of pasta and the cooked beef in a pot and stirred it up.  It was amazing.

It is that simple.  I don’t think I need to go over directions, you just put them together.  If you feel you need more salsa, just add it. The second time I made this, I added diced onion, 8 oz can of diced tomatoes, and some diced bell pepper to the pan of burgers. That was great too.

Try this recipe and let me know what you thought.  Is there a recipe you discovered during the stay at home order that you really liked?  Let me know in the comments below.


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