Saturday, April 24, 2010

Taco Night at our house

Sorry for all the pictures of this relatively simple meal!  My brain was elsewhere tonight when making dinner and I kept forgetting to take pictures of all the ingredients.  The optional ingredients that didn't make our dinner table tonight would be black beans and shredded lettuce.  I decided it wasn't worth a second trip to the grocery store for those!

For meat mixture: 1 pound of lean ground beef, taco seasoning, 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion, 1/2 cup diced yellow and green pepper, 1/2 cup diced tomato, 8 oz. canned corn and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
For toppings and extras: Mexican flavored shredded cheese, lite or fat free sour cream, salsa, sliced black olives (shredded lettuce if you have it).
Serve with: organic blue tortilla chips or whole wheat taco shells (same nutritional value on each and totally optional). Could also be served with whole wheat soft tortillas.

Brown hamburger and add taco seasoning according to package directions.  In separate pan, saute onions, tomatoes, peppers and corn in olive oil.  Once onions are caramelized, combine veggie mixture with taco meat and let simmer.  Bake whole wheat hard taco shells for 4 minutes at 350 degrees in the oven.  Serve with toppings while hot! (You'll see the blue tortilla chips in my dinner picture - I ended up only eating 1 chip with dinner.  The meat and veggie mixture was great on it's own!)

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