Friday Night Beef Tacos
On Friday summer nights, we are all faced with the same question,
“What’s for dinner?”
The urge to order take-out is very high, but with a little planning earlier in the day you can come up with your own favorite, easy to cook dinner.
Last night, I cooked Beef Tacos!
The first thing when cooking beef tacos is to gather all of your ingredients, mixing bowls, and serving bowls.
1 lb. ground beef
1 vedalia or yellow onion
4 cloves of garlic
sweet pepper (optional)
1 green or red pimento pepper
1 can black beans
1 bay leaf
2 tbsp paprika
1 tsp dried basil
2 tsp cumin
2 tbsp chili powder
3 tbsp adobo seasoning
1 cup water
1/2 lb. cheddar cheese
1 large round tomato
stand alone taco shells
1 cup rice (prep-cooked)
low fat sour cream
In a medium pan, add 2 tbsp of oil, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1/2 chopped onion to medium heat. Allow the garlic and onion to soften. Add 1 tsp cumin, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tbsp paprika, dried basil, 4 tbsp chopped cilantro, chopped sweet pepper and black beans. Stir the mixture, allowing all of the flavors to combine. Add water and coconut milk, pimento, salt and pepper. Stir, lower heat and cover partially. Stir sparingly to avoid sticking. After 20 minutes and all liquid has dried down, squeeze 1/2 lime into the pan take out the pimento pepper and remove from heat.
In a saute or fry pan, add 2 tbsp. of cooking oil, 2 cloves of minced garlic, and 1/4 cup onions. On medium heat, saute the onions and garlic for 3-4 minutes. Add 1 lb. of ground beef . You will need to keep stirring and mashing the ground beef to ensure there are no lumps. Turn your heat on low and cook until brown. When brown add 1 tsp cumin, 4 tbsp chopped cilantro, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tbsp paprika, adobo seasoning, salt and pepper.
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake the “stand-alone” taco shells in oven for 5 minutes on a baking sheet.
Shred cheddar cheese. Shred lettuce. Dice the tomato, squeeze 1 lime and add salt and pepper to taste.
I prefer to assemble my tacos in this order: meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, topped with sour cream and a squeeze of lime !
How do you prefer to assemble and stack your tacos?
There you have it, Camille Cares Kitchen Beef Tacos!