Tacos for Supper

That sense of accomplishment…

You know that sense of accomplishment that comes when you find a great recipe, tweak it, and make it better? That’s why I love this recipe!

Growing up, we always made tacos with straight ground beef. I was pretty skeptical about the thought of adding anything else in the mix. Once we were married and I realized how much ground beef cost, I became a little more open to the idea…

So I gave beans and rice a try.

And now I’m hooked! (The penny-pincher in me is so pleased!) I can get canned beans and white rice for a song at Aldi’s or the Dollar Store, and I don’t feel nearly so bad about the price of ground beef when one pound gets me through three or four meals!

Our tacos nights are delicious, and I can usually get 2-3 more meals out of the leftovers. No complaints about that here! My new recipe is below; try it out and let me know what you think!

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Taco Meat – New and Improved

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey – it’s cheaper!)
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1-2 canned chili beans, according to preference
  • 1 cup white rice

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef, drain, and add water and taco seasoning according to the package directions.
  2. Boil water and make white rice according the package directions.
  3. Stir together ground beef, beans, and white rice and let simmer for 5-10 minutes, to let the flavors blend.
  4. Pull out your taco shells and favorite toppings, and enjoy!

 

NEED IDEAS FOR LEFTOVERS???

HERE ARE OUR FAVORITES…

Quesadillas – from Little Yellow House Adventures

Easy Sheet Pan Nachos – from Graceful Little Honey Bee

Layered Dorito Casserole – from Spend with Pennies

 

THIS RECIPE IS ONE OF MY 14 EASY MEAL SOLUTIONS!

Click here for meal ideas to make in 20 MINUTES OR LESS!

 

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