Friday, July 31, 2009

Soft Taco Night...

So, my husband was craving some tacos, and since we had just bought some tortillas, he apparently felt the need to use them all up right away... I actually wanted them to make some quesadillas for my son. But, instead I ended up making some delicious soft tacos for dinner! I usually use a packet of taco seasoning, but I didn't have any, and I also didn't feel like going back to the grocery store in a hot car just for a small packet of seasoning. So, I made up my own "taco seasoning" and it tasted pretty good with the ground beef. It was a little bit spicy, but still yummy! :) When you have the beef mixture made, you can add any toppings you want. We had some tomatoes, green chili and shredded cheddar on hand. I also like sour cream, but we didn't have any. The beef mixture can be used in any kind of tortilla you want. Since we just had flour tortillas, we made soft tacos. But you can certainly use corn tortilla taco or tostada shells, or make your own corn tortilla tacos if you have a deep fryer. Yum! :) Enjoy!

Ingredients for beef mixture:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 tbsp garlic, minced

Ingredients for taco seasoning:

2-1/2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp New Mexican chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp red pepper flake

In a small bowl, stir together all taco seasoning ingredients until combined. Set aside. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and bell pepper and cook until tender. Add beef and combine with the other ingredients while browning. When beef is browned, add taco seasoning mixture. You can add as much or as little as you want until it is to your preferred taste. Mix all ingredients well. Serve in a warm flour tortilla or a crunchy corn tortilla with your favorite toppings. :)



Krimmyk said...

Sorry didn't catch the recipe as I got stopped at soft taco, and the pic! Yummy. I drench my tacos in lemon juice and salsa. <--weirdo, I know but it is yummy to me!

Anonymous said...

On taco night, I'm "Taco Mama" or "Nacho Mama" not be be confused with Not your mama.

I have a great recipe that includes refriend beans, salsa, rice etal (It's a southern living one). You can turn it into chimichangas or tacos. Yours looks much easier!

You always have such great recipes!

The Redhead Riter said...

for you...

Anonymous said...

Oh this sounds good and I might just make it for dinner sometime this week!
Hugs and have a great Saturday ! x