Today’s recipe is a twist on one of my family’s favorite meals, Hawaiian Haystacks. These are called Mexican Pile Ups. Since my family loves them so much and also enjoys Mexican food, I thought a Mexican version would be fun for a change.
The sauce base of this is a simple ground beef/tomato sauce. You serve the sauce over rice along with the toppings of your choice. We used shredded cheese, corn, green onion, sliced olives, guacamole, and sour cream. I did make a complete list of toppings I think would work and included that list in the recipe below. However, I am sure you all can come up with even more items that would be delicious on these Mexican pile ups.Print
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 1 lb. hamburger
- 3 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
- 1 pkg. taco seasoning
- cooked rice (at least 4 cups)
- Toppings Choices:
- grated cheese
- green onion
- diced avocado
- diced tomatoes
- salsa or pico de gallo
- sour cream
- corn (I would thaw frozen corn or use canned corn)
- canned beans (rinsed and drained)
- sliced olives
- crushed tortilla or corn chips
- tortilla strips
- diced red or green peppers
- In a large skillet, brown the beef along with the onion. When beef is fully cooked drain off any grease.
- Add the cans of tomato sauce and taco seasoning. Bring to a simmer and allow to simmer for a couple of minutes.
- Serve the beef/tomato sauce over cooked rice and top with desired toppings. Serves 6.
This is the original photo from this post. The above photo was updated in January 2016.