Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Taco Night

I forgot to post this last night.  We wanted something quick and easy and since we were going to eat in front of the TV ( a no-no btw).  Taco night it is! This recipe is from Betty Crocker's Dinner for Two cookbook circa 1985:

1/2 lb ground beef
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
2 Tbl instant minced onion
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp chili powder
dash pepper
4 or 5 taco shells
1/2 to 3/4 shredded lettuce
1/2 C shredded cheddar
1/2 C chopped tomato
taco sauce (optional)

in an 8-inch skillet, cook and stir meat until brown.  Drain off fat.  Stir in tomato sauce, onion, garlic salt, chili powder and pepper.  Siimmer uncovered 15 minutes.

While meat mixture simmers, heat taco shells as directed on package.  Fill taco shells with meat mixture.  Top each with lettuce, tomato, and cheese.  Serve with taco sauce.  Makes 4-5 tacos.

We used flour tortillas but frankly I prefer hard shells.  There were no substitutions, but you can, of course, use ground turkey instead of beef if you choose.  This was served with refried beans sprinkled with cheese and taco sauce.  Very yummy and quick!  The best part is with the recipe just for two, I don't have to worry about eating too many ( I have room for 15 tacos if I'm not paying attention).

1 comment:

  1. That's the beauty of portion control. Doing a great job. Keep it up!