The most popular page on my site is for a version of Johnny Machete. You may have heard of this dish from the very popular show Gilmore Girls (also a favorite of mine.) I love making Johnny Machete and love eating it. It also makes me very happy that I get so many people visiting my site to check out the recipe.
After hitting up the grocery store today, I decided I wanted to make Johnny Machete. (It is on my meal plan after all.) But I realized I forgot a couple of ingredients that normally go in the dish. So I decided to mix things up and create this Johnny Machete Remix.
I exchanged the ground beef for ground turkey, hello huge money saver! Celery was replaced with zucchini because I just plain forgot to buy celery, oops! And I also forgot to get mozzarella cheese and just used extra cheddar.
Could you tell the difference?
Honestly, I didn’t miss any of the changes. Yes, even the beef. I honestly couldn’t tell that I had used turkey instead of beef. It still tasted great, still tasted like Johnny Machete. Now I am considering just mixing it up every time I make this dish and experimenting with the vegetables and cheese combinations just to spice it up.
I hope you are inspired by these changes to make your own Johnny Machete and try out your own combinations to make it a guaranteed family favorite!