I always seem to have little bags of frozen mystery meat in my freezer. It’ll range from ground pork or beef, to chicken, lamb, or something that doesn’t even look edible. Luckily, today I found a bag of ground beef and I immediately recognized it as 98% lean ground beef due to the small amounts of frost that had collected overtime on the bag. I wasn’t craving burgers or meatballs today, so I decided to make tacos. I was certainly craving tacos. After a long morning of work, I was so hungry but I didn’t want anything too filling. The bell peppers and onions that go with the beef just makes it seem so much healthier. I also added a ton of iceberg lettuce into my tacos. So … healthy? Not so much, but I did eat a ton of vegetables. I had about a pound of beef which makes maybe ten or more tacos.
- 1 lb. lean beef
- 2 red bell peppers
- 1 purple or yellow onion
- shredded cheddar cheese
- fajita seasoning (I used McCormick’s Southwest Chipotle Seasoning)
- corn tortillas
- additional optional ingredients: lettuce, sour cream, salsa, jalapenos, guacamole, cilantro… anything really
Combine beef with fajita seasoning. In a pan, heat oil and saute sliced onions and bell peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until brown, about 8 minutes on medium heat. Set the vegetables aside and add the marinated beef to cook in the pan. Cook until almost done and add the vegetable mixture to the beef. Cook for about an additional 10 minutes, making sure the mixture does not burn. Set the mixture aside. In another pan heat the tortillas and add the cheddar cheese. Place a lid on the pan so the cheese melts quickly. Remove the tortillas and add the meat mixture. Garnish with whatever your taste buds prefer. Enjoy those tasty tacos!