As you know by now we have moved into a new apartment with our good friend Mike this past weekend. We tested out the new kitchen on Tuesday night with one of our favorite meals, tacos (Mexican is our favorite, which reminds us…next week we’ll be in Cali!). We wanted to keep it simple since this was our first time in the new kitchen. This is a meal that anyone can make during the week. You can even plan ahead by chopping the onion and pepper in the morning and leaving them in the fridge during the day. They’ll still be fresh that evening as long as you put them in a good Tupperware container.
Our recipe doesn’t call for Taco Meat Filling but rather actual ground beef. Declan and Erica 1 – Taco Bell 0. You could always buy the more expensive, leaner ground beef, but why pay the extra money when you can drain off a lot of the fat yourself?
- Servings – 5 to 6 Tacos
- Prep time – 5 minutes
- Cook time – 10 minutes
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 red or green pepper chopped
- 5 to 6 flour tortillas
- Your favorite taco seasoning (we used Penzy’s of course!)
- 1 can refried beans*
- Sour cream*
- Grated cheddar cheese*
1. In a pan over medium heat, sauté chopped onion and pepper with a little olive oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.
2. Add the ground beef and brown for another 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
3. Drain off any excess fat by covering the pan with it’s lid and tipping over the sink. Just drain the majority but leave a little for the seasoning.
4. Return the pan over low heat and add your taco seasoning. Since we used Penzy’s (which is authentic as you can get) we added 3 tablespoons to the meat and veggies.
5. Heat for another minute then turn off heat.
6. If you want re-fried beans, now’s the time to make them! In a sauce pan over medium low heat, heat up re-fried beans for about 3 to 4 minutes.
7. Serve on warm flour tortillas with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!