Getting ready for two weeks of family staying with us I wanted to clean out the fridge to make room for the new ingredients I would be buying. We'd only just had tacos but still had taco stuff to use up so I added the last chipotle pepper & a can of black beans to make tonight's tacos seem different & instead of "Clean out the fridge night, Huh?" I got, "Wow! These are awesome!" I don't want to forget what I did because this flavor blows any taco seasoning or drive through flavors right out of the water. Feel free to substitute ground turkey for the beef and top the tacos with any additional toppings you like or have on hand.
- 1⁄2 head lettuce, shredded
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1⁄4 head purple cabbage, shredded
- 4 green onions, sliced into 1/4 sections on the diagonal
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 cup white onion, diced
- 1 chipotle chile in adobo, diced
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can black beans, rinsed & drained
- 6 -8 flour tortillas (I like tomato & basil flavored)
- sour cream (optional)
- cheese, shredded (I used Mexican 4-cheese blend)
- In large bowl, toss together lettuce, carrots, cabbage & green onions. Set aside.
- Brown beef in skillet until almost no pink remains, drain (if needed).
- Add garlic, onion & chipotle chili. Cook & stir until no pink remains in beef.
- Add tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt & black beans. Stir to combine & simmer until heated through.
- Warm the tortillas between paper towels or in tortilla warmer in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
- Top tortillas with sour cream, salad mixture, cheese, beef & bean mixture; fold & enjoy!
We liked this a lot - thanks for posting. I needed to use up some black beans and always enjoy tacos! At first I thought this was a bit more work than regular taco seasoning mix, but it was very good. I expect we'll have this many times over. I added a bit of extra chipotle and sauce and extra garlic. Thank you very much for posting!
Yum! I just made the beef and bean mixture, and let my family dress it the way they wanted. My toddler ate it with crunched up shell, lettuce, and cheese with a spoon, and said, "This is yummy, Mommy!" So, kid approved. :)
This acctually has been one of my favorite dinners for quite a while now, it combines simplicity, taste and compfort. Made for ramadan tag game 2009