Monday, June 14, 2010

Taco Night

This one is Easy Peasy - and SO good warmed up as left overs =)

1 pound of lean ground beef
1 package of taco seasoning mix
1 small can of corn - drained
1 can of black beans - drained and rinsed
1 small yellow onion - diced
1 package of whole grain taco shells (we use these: Ortega Whole Grain Taco Shells)
Additional Optional Items: 2% Shredded cheese, jalapeno sliced peppers, salsa, lite sour cream, shredded lettuce

Brown beef in skillet - drain excess grease.  Add taco seasoning with 2/3rd's cup of water - stir until mixed in. Add in corn, black beans and diced onions.  Cook for an additional 5-6 minutes on Medium High heat until most of the liquid has been absorbed.  Serve with taco shells and additional ingredients. 

I ate the meat/bean/corn mixture about 6 weeks out from surgery with no problem.  It was one of my favorite early post-op meals.  Now that I can eat some of the other items, it's again one of my favorites.  The beans and cheese up the protein in this dish - so don't shy away from them.  The meal pictured is mine from last night - 1 taco shell, split in half to lay flat on the plate.  1/2 cup of meat mixture covered with a spoonful of salsa, 6 jalapeno slices, 1/4 cup shredded cheese and a small spoonful of lite sour cream. 


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