By a bit, I'm a small guy and I don't usually eat a lot in one go but if it's mexican I go all out...entire box of tacos in a day.
Now Mexican is actually quite healthy compared to other foods, no deep frying, minimal starch, so theoretically it's good for maintaining weight or weight loss...that is, if you can control your intake.
So being a guy I take the easy way out, we cook to eat, not impress. If you want a recipe that's fresh seasoning, fresh everything...you won't find it here.
Prep time: 5-10 mins
Cook time: 20-25 mins
What do we need?
For the meat
1 lb ground beef (can also be chicken/minced soya for vegetarians)
1 medium onion
4 cloves of garlic
1 Home taco kit (includes taco sauce and taco seasoning)
grated cheddar cheese
1. Chop onion and garlic cloves like so:
2. Add green seasoning (pre-packaged/parsley, shadon beni(cilantro) , thyme, celery) , garlic salt, black pepper, cayenne and chili to ground beef like so:
3. Saute onions and garlic in about a tbsp of vegetable oil until they turn semi-translucent like so:
4. Brown the ground beef with the onions and garlic and add the taco seasoning like so:
5. This is the unorthodox part of my recipe, add about 2-3 tbsp of tomato puree until it turns red brown, then add about a half cup of water and let it simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes like so:
6. I think refried beans belongs in all mexican wraps, not just burritos! Put the beans in a saucepan or skillet, adding water to the beans at a ratio of 1:2 and try to puree the beans as the water evaporates, ending up with a semi-solid delicious bean sludge like so:
7. Taco time!!
Meat -> Beans -> Taco Sauce -> Cheese -> Lettuce
Ta Da! 30 minute dinner!
You can also add Pico de gallo, Guacamole etc. to top it off if you wish.
I like this Guacamole but had no blender to make it :(