Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Taco Tuesday!

Authentic Mexican food is actually very healthy and gluten free. In my household growing up, my mom would make tacos when we wanted to make something fast and easy. It's also pretty darn cheap. What a concept: fast, cheap, easy, healthy... wow. Anyway, Jake loves mexican food and it's just so much better to make it at home than going out and having a grease-fest at your local Mexican restaurant.

soft corn tacos (get them in the refrigerated section)
1.5 lbs of ground beef (for 3 people), browned and drained and seasoned*
3 medium tomatoes, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup of grated cabot jalapeno cheese
salsa (home-made or store-bought), I used jalapeno salsa and black bean salsa
whatever other topping you would like (mushrooms, black beans..)

Just warm the tacos in the microwave covered with a wet paper towel for 1 minute. Place the ingredients in separate bowls on the table and each person can make their own individual tacos.

You can also substitute the beef with chicken or mushrooms.

*Taco seasoning:
1 T chili powder
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
pinch salt
pinch pepper

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it great to have your cheddar and jalaenpos in one place? So convenient. Thanks for using our Cabot cheddar!