2 pounds lean ground beef
2 med. green or red sweet peppers, seeded, chopped (2 c.)
2 med. onions, chopped
1 (11 oz.) can condensed nacho cheese soup
1 (8 oz.) jar chunky salsa
2 (8 oz.) pkg. corn muffin mix
¾ cup shredded cheese
Cherry tomatoes (optional)
Whole pitted ripe olives (optional)
Step 1- Cook ground beef, peppers and onions until meat is brown. Drain off fat. Stir in soup, sliced olives, salsa and bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Step 2- Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions. Spread half of the muffin batter into a greased baking dish. Spoon the hot meat mixture over the muffin layer. Carefully spread the remaining corn muffin mixture over the meat mixture. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, or until muffin layer is golden. Top with cheese. If desired, garnish with tomatoes and whole olives.
Yield: 12-15 servings