Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Take on Tacos

Last night we tried a new twist on tacos. I just love tacos and could eat them once a week with no complaints. Adam, on the other hand, while he will eat them, doesn't like them so often. So I found a recipe that mixed things up a bit and we really liked it!

Introducing Chili Tacos!..


1 teaspoon olive oil

1/2 small onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 lb ground beef

1 envelope taco seasoning

a dash of chili powder

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce

1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

store bought taco shells, heated to package directions

shredded cheddar cheese

sour cream

taco sauce

any other taco toppings you enjoy

In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook til soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for about 3 more minutes. Add the beef and cook until done. Add the taco seasoning, cumin, chili powder, tomato sauce, and kidney beans. Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 5 minutes.

Now build your tacos with the chili meat mix and toppings of your choice!

I really like that this is more filling with the beans and you can add the tomato element without a fresh tomato because while I like just a little tomato with my tacos, I can't eat the entire tomato.

Adapted from Weight Watchers Online.

1 comment:

  1. This looks great! We will definitely be trying it!

    We also did a new take on tacos, and if you like awesome flavor, maybe you'd like it to: http://heatskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/06/spicy-chinese-chicken-tacos.html