Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"fancy tacos"... 20 minutes

My husband calls these "fancy tacos" because they don't include a "just add beef" packet of spices and they have ACTUAL vegetables!!!

the goods:

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, sliced
2 bell peppers (ribs and seeds removed), sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 pound ground beef sirloin
12 soft flour tortillas (6-inch)
shredded iceberg lettuce, shredded monterey jack cheese, sour cream, and store-bought salsa for serving (or Ann's easy salsa - recipe at bottom of post)

In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium. Add onion and bell peppers; cook until caramelized.

In another large skillet, heat remaining teaspoon oil over medium. Add garlic, tomato paste, chili powder, and cumin; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring 1 minute. Add beef, cook breaking up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips and toppings.

Ann's easy salsa:
In a blender combine one 28 oz. can of whole, peeled tomatoes in juice, 1 pickled jalapeno pepper, juice from 1/2 of one lemon and 1/2 of one lime, 1 and 1/2 cups fresh cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder - blend to combine and add salt liberally to taste.


Chris and Jenni said...

Those were good, and easy, and fancy.

Rob Ces Luc and Avienne said...

I told Jenni I tried the Braised Chicken with dried plums and it rocked! We do "fancy tacos" at least once a week. I love soft tacos with avocado and veggies!