Killer Carnivore Concoction

Killer Carnivore Concoction

Killer Carnivore Concoction is a simple yet robust sausage and beef mixture ideal as a pizza topping or filling for burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, tacos, whatever!

Killer Carnivore Concoction? Say what? This recipe invention started out to be a fairly simple yet robust sausage and beef filling for quesadillas. By the time I was done I realized I had a Southwestern meat mixture that I’d end up using in a dozen or more recipes. It’s really that versatile …. particularly since it freezes very well. From now on, when I make this, I’ll prepare it in advance and freeze it in small containers (12 to 16 oz); I’ll move it to the fridge 24 hours before I’m planning to serve it in a dish. Then I can put it on quesadillas, pizzas, in burritos or enchiladas or whatever and just pop it in the oven maybe 15-30 minutes before serving at a party. Note that how much you want to make depends on what you use it for. Quesadillas and pizzas generally take less meat than burritos, enchiladas, and tacos.

I first made this for a big 3-day camping party in northern California, and I was serving about 50 people. This is soooo easy. I cooked up this meat mixture a few days in advance. Then I used my quesadilla makers and I just cranked them out. It took me about 30 seconds to assemble each quesadilla, and then they cook for about 5 minutes … until they are lightly browned and cheese is all melted. Most people grabbed about 1/4 to 1/2 quesadilla and gave it rave reviews.

I made a quadruple batch and a single or double batch would have been fine. I have enough packed up in my freezer now for several more parties. You just can’t put as much meat in a quesadilla as you might expect. But as I mentioned, this is really versatile … the next dish I’m planning to make with it is Game Day Pizza. Just spread a cup or two of it lightly over your homemade, Papa Murphy’s or frozen pizza and add a little extra bit of shredded mozarella. You’ll have a loaded, spicy pizza everyone will love. It will also be great in burritos with refried beans or in enchiladas. Another easy party idea is to put it in a chafing dish over heat and let people assemble their own tacos; just provide taco shells or small flour tortillas, some shredded lettuce, cheese and taco sauce. And don’t forget the sour cream and guacamole.

Throwing this together only takes a few minutes, but you might cook it for 10-15 minutes. Chances are, I’ll always make this a day or so ahead of time and I’ll keep some in the freezer for convenience. Personally, I’d plan on serving this is some form for most game day gatherings. Hope you find it as useful as I do!

Killer Carnivore Concoction
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Southwestern
Serves: 12 servings
  • 1 lb chub hot pork breakfast sausage (such as Jimmy Dean)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup medium diced green chiles
  1. Dump the sausage, ground beef and onion into a large skillet. Over medium heat, break meat into small chunks with a wooden spoon making sure the sausage and beef mix together. Sprinkle the seasonings over the meat.
  2. Cook until mostly browned and add the garlic. Then cook until fully browned and add tomatoes and green chiles.
  3. Drain fat off. If you wish, add more seasoning and chiles to taste.
  4. Use this meat mixture to top pizzas, or fill burritos, enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas or whatever.
  5. Pack any leftover into plastic tubs and freeze for future use.
  6. Enjoy!


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