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Mexican Food Pile On


This recipe is the perfect recipe for when you are having guests over.  It can all be prepared ahead of time so you can enjoy your guests.  For a larger party, all of the ingredients can be doubled.

The recipe consists of all types of Mexican food toppings & a crockpot full of a meat & bean mixture.  There are 2 ingredients that make the recipe extra special, which I will share with you later in the post.  The foundation of the pile-on is a bed of frito’s, the meat mixture, rice & cheese; but really, your guest can choose to make their Mexican Food Pile On’s any way they would like!


The first time I had this recipe was at a sweet friends house.  I was so intrigued by 2 of the topping ingredients that she set out among all the typical Mexican toppings.  Sweetened shredded coconut and chopped pecans! I piled the typical Mexican food toppings on, and was brave and added the coconut and pecans.  Boy am I glad I did.  Those two ingredients MADE the dish.  The coconut gives a nice sweetness that compliments the savory and spicy of the rest of the toppings.  The pecans add a nice nutty crunch.

The second time I had this recipe it was at a Christmas Party at my dear mentor’s house.  She had quite a group but was not stressed at all about feeding all of us.  She had it all prepared ahead and we just helped ourselves.  Everyone raved about the recipe and what great party food it was.


I decided it was time to make it at my home.  We had some great friends over, I made the meat/bean mixture ahead of time, set out the toppings, and it was the easiest entertaining I had done in a long time.

I’ve made this recipe a couple of times just for our family, too.  The kids love it.


Mexican Pile On

2 lbs ground beef

1 large onion

1 can chopped tomatoes

1 can tomato sauce

1 can tomato paste

1/2 tbsp garlic salt

2 tbsp chili powder

1 can chili beans

Cook ground beef and onions in a frying pan together until meat is no longer pink and onions are nice and soft.  Drain.

Put meat and onions into the crockpot.  Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.  Cook 4 hours on low, or put into the refrigerator to cook on party day for 4 hours.

To Serve:

Time to pile it all on! In separate bowls, offer the add-ons of choice & let your guest make their own pile-on’s:

~frito’s (I like to use Trader Joes brand, as it uses organic corn and no high fructose corn syrup)



~shredded cheddar cheese



~black olives

~picante sauce

~sour cream




~coconut (sweet & shredded)



GF, Vegan & Raw/ Meals/ RECIPES/ Sides

Spicy Chipotle Tomato Sauce


by Teniel Moore–Raw Foods Contributor

Want dinner made in way under 10 minutes?

Then keep reading and get the recipe below for my Spicy Chipotle Tomato Sauce.


For those of you that follow me on my face book page Addicted To Raw, you will

know that at the beginning of February I went on a raw food cleanse.


I eat lots of raw in my diet but not 100% so I like to do reboots like this every few months.


This is where I choose to eat raw, almost completely raw (except for a few sneaky chai’s)

but I did admit that to my followers that I am going to have a hot tea if I feel like it.

So I am being naughty!


I love doing these raw food cleanses because it reminds me of why I love raw food so much. I love the simplicity of it and how I can get so much flavour from my food using all natural ingredients.

It gets me back into experimenting and using my imagination as to what I can come up with.

This raw food cleanse I’ve had an addiction to zucchini noodles and the sauce I made. I must have made this for dinner about 5 nights in a row, so I thought I would share it with you all and hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Spicy Chipotle Tomato Sauce

Serves 1 (generous serving)

Large handful of cherry tomatoes or about 2 large tomatoes

3 delicious sun dried tomatoes
Generous pinch of himalayan salt
Generous dash of smoked paprika

Generous dash of chipotle powder (I use Frontier brand)

1/2 small knob of garlic
1/4 large red capsicum (red pepper)

Throw all your ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth.I love to give mine a good kick of spice so I am quite heavy-handed with the chipotle.Pour straight over your pasta of choice. To keep it raw I use zucchini noodles or you could use kelp noodles.This would be lovely over cooked gluten-free pasta. also. and don’t forget to throw in additional flavours like olives or basil if you fancy. I have just been enjoying it as is or with a dollop of my cashew cheese on top.


Its summer over here in Australia so it’s a perfect meal in the heat. If you want it warm you can heat the sauce on the stove or warm in your dehydrator if you have one.

Hope you try out this super easy recipe. Its a great one for a fast lunch or dinner.



Teniel Moore of Addicted To Raw

Raw Foods Contributor


Quick Dinner – Korean Beef Over Rice


A Flavorful Dinner Staple

It is so fun to stumble upon an easy, healthful and delicious dinner that I know will be a weeknight staple around here.  This recipe will be in our rotation because it pleased every single person in our family, which is not an easy thing to do!

The flavor of this dish is very, very similar to Mongolian Beef, it is sweet and salty and just darn good!  Using ground beef makes it quick dinner that you can making in minutes. It is amazing how developed the flavor is in such a short time!


To Substitute Or Not Substitute

It is key to use certain ingredients in this recipe, so be careful with substitutions.  The sesame oil adds a flavor that is impossible to get with anything else.  The green onions and ginger are also ‘must-have’s’ in this recipe. We are not huge onion fans in this family, but when cooked right, in the right dish, they are amazing.

The substitutions I might make the next time I make this dish is brown rice for white rice, and maple syrup instead of brown sugar — just to make it a bit more healthy.


Fresh Ingredients

You just can’t go wrong with a recipe that has such great, fresh ingredients like garlic, onion and ginger.  Yum!  They are not only full of flavor, but also full of amazing nutrients for the body.



Grass Fed & Organic Please!

I highly recommend using grass-fed beef from a farmer you trust.  I cannot tell you the difference in flavor when I buy ground beef from my local co-op, where I know exactly what farm the cow came from.  My family can even tell when I substitute cheaper ground beef for organic, grass-fed beef.  It is worth every penny of the extra cost.  Flavor and peace-of-mind is priceless.


My Favorite Rice Maker

I use and love a handy-dandy rice maker.  This is the model I have.  It never fails to produce the perfect texture of rice.




Korean Beef Over Rice

1 cup uncooked brown or white rice

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed (or maple syrup)

1/4 cup soy sauce ( I used tamari)

1 Tablespoon sesame oil

1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes

1/2-1 teaspoon grated ginger

1 pound ground beef

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 green onions, thinly sliced



1. Cook rice according to package directions.

2. Mix together brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, & ginger in a small bowl.  Set Aside.

3. Brown ground beef in a skillet, set over medium-high heat.  Once cooked, drain off an excuse fat.  Add garlic to skillet and saute for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.  Stir in sauce and half of green onions.  Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes until well coated and heated through. Garnish with remaining green onions.  Serve over rice.



What About You?

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