GROUND BEEF TACOS
2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 cup onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup bell pepper. chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilis
1 small can pinto beans, drained
In a heavy skillet over medium high heat, combine the ground beef, onion, garlic, and peppers. Cook until ground beef is browned and broken into very small pieces. If you use lean meat you shouldn't have to, but drain off fat if necessary. Add the spices and mix until well incorporated. Finally, add the tomatoes with the juice and the beans. Simmer for twenty minutes. Serve with tortillas, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and grated cheese.
I like to rol them up withh a little cilantro, taco sauce and sour cream......YUMMMY
Lately, I have had readers who have expressed that they might like these recipes as vegetarian. Believe it or not, I do like to sub out the meat sometimes and use a soy product instead. My favorite replacement for ground beef is this product: For the most part, you can barely tell the difference. I have used it in chili, tacos, and sloppy joes.