Nick's Plates University – Nick's French Mac

What You Need:
1 large pot
2 cans black beans
2 cups Pico de Gallo
4 cups Mexican-blend shredded cheese
4 lbs ground beef or ground chuck
2 cups yellow onion – chopped
1 cup white beans
2 cups shredded chicken breast
1 loaf French bread
Large platter
2 cups sour cream
1 cup chives

To start, in a large pot over “Medium” heat, combine black beans, Pico de Gallo and Mexican-blend shredded cheese. Stir and cook the mixture for 10 minutes and then slowly blend ground beef or ground chuck into the mixture. Continue stirring the ingredients until the meat starts to brown – about 15 minutes.

Just Doing It:
Once the meat starts to brown, add onion, white beans and shredded chicken breast to the mixture. Let the dish cook for 30 minutes – stirring the ingredients slowly during the cooking process. Lastly, reduce your stove's heat to “Low” and let the dish cook for an additional 15 minutes.

Once the meat dish is done, turn on your stove's oven and set the temperature dial to 500 degrees F and then slice a loaf of French bread in half. Let the oven preheat for 5 minutes and then place the sliced bread on one of your oven's racks. Let the bread heat for 6 minutes and then remove.

To serve this hot dish, place the French bread in the center of a large platter and then pour the meat dish over the bread. Lastly, top the dish with sour cream and chives.



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