Monday night, when Aaron came home, I had on the menu to make tacos. However, I had a huge headache--and when I got up to make dinner I realized he was already warming the oven to put a frozen pizza in. I have an absolutely amazing husband! So, yesterday was our taco night. I thought I'd go ahead and share what I do for tacos because my method has developed over time and we really enjoy them!
1 lb ground beef or turkey ( I am using up the 1/2 cow we got, so I used beef)
After it is browned (with our without onions) add taco seasoning as you would usually do and reduce the water.
Here is my twist though--after that, add one can of nacho Campbell's cooking soup or 1 can of the cheddar (if I use cheddar, I also tend to throw in a couple of heaping tablespoons of salsa) AND one can of black beans rinsed (I always have these in my cabinets...they are a great staple item!)
I let this simmer and it will be kind of thick, but oohhh so yummy!
While that is cooking, I cook up some brown rice (yes, I said brown rice) I really like a restaurant that uses rice in it's burritos, tacos, etc...and tried it once and have never looked back.
When we assemble tacos, it is lettuce, rice, meat mixture, top with cheese, tomatoes or salsa, you get the picture. To my boys...they don't get taco shells...i just pile lettuce, meat mixture, rice, and cheese on their big plate and let them dip chips in it. They LOVE it! I use my leftovers for lunch the next day and either do Taco Salads or quesadillas or Taco Pizzas on wheat flour tortillas. Don't forget the rice in all of those too!
I hope you'll try my variation on Tacos sometime soon! and I hope your day was as blessed as mine!
Love and Blessings,