Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Yo Quiero Tacos

So....I am going to stick with the same theme for a few more days... family favorites. Did the Sloppy Joes tempt you? Were they similar to what you were raised on? Well, the following recipe is another simple family favorite. I make all kinds of fancy tacos like margarita Chicken, Carne Asada, and Fish Tacos, all found under the mexican tab. http://svoortmeyer.blogspot.com/search/label/mexicanBut really, the real kid pleaser and most familiar is this one. My mom made it, my grandma made it...so I make it. It is so easy to whip up, it is a fabulous meal for the nights that the family pulls in the driveway a little too late. It will save you the trip to the local Taco Bell.

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.


bonnie said...

yum..we love taco night.. great recipe


Anonymous said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

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