Sunday, June 12, 2011

{salsa and black bean tacos}

One of my family's favorite meals is Salsa and Black Bean Pasta.  It is so yummy, and super easy, so we have it pretty often.  This week though, we had already had a lot of pasta, and the kids were wanting something a little different.  I already had this planned for the menu, so I switched it up and turned it into a taco.  The kids loved it, and it's perfect for summer! With only 4 ingredients, it's super easy and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. 


Fresh Salsa and Black Bean Tacos

1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. fresh salsa 
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
salt and pepper to taste
corn tortillas OR taco shells

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef, then drain if necessary.  Add the fresh salsa ( get mine at our local grocery store deli) and black beans; heat through. I like making my own taco shells out of corn tortillas.  They really are quick and easy, and I love the taste of them.  Just heat a little oil in the bottom of a large skillet, then place the tortillas in the oil until they are lightly browned.  Remove from oil with tongs, and drain on paper towels.  You can either eat them like a tostada (make them a little crisper), or fold them in half like a taco.  You could certainly use taco shells though!  Fill your taco shell with the meat mixture, then top with your favorite toppings.  We like cheese, tomatoes, cilantro, green onion, lettuce and avocado.  YUM!

Enjoy!

1 comment:

Lahtel said...

You make me so HUNGRY AND SO YUMMY AWESOME COKING.