Sunday, April 13, 2008

Girl Scout Tacos

and no- we're not talking about tacos made of Girl Scouts. This is an easy one pot meal that I learned to make at Girl Scout day camp when I was in fifth grade.

We make it now and the kids love it. We also make it when camping. This is great to make for a crowd - just add more ground beef, another can of refried beans and another can of tomatoes. You can also use vegan ground "beef" or grond turkey. I use spices in this but - for the flavorng challenged use taco seasoning.

Another great thing about this recipe is the ability to customize the toppings. You can top it with all of the taco stuff or you can use what you like - this ends the Ion't like tomatoes or lettuce" or whatever discussions.

What you need:

The cast

ground beef
refried beans (a 150z can)
tomatoes with green chilies
salt and pepper
an onion
spices -

Spice mis

I use chili powder (this time plain San Antonio Chili powder)
Mexican Oregeno
and crushed red peppers

We top ours with
shredded cheese
sour cream
and salsa.

Brown the ground beef in a dutch ovenwith your spices or taco seasoning.
Dice the onion and garlic and add to the meat mixture.
When the meat is browned and the onions transluscent, add the refried beans

Ridgedgoodnes in a can

and the tomatoes Mix it all up and let it simmer for about 15 minutes

Mix in the tomatoes

To serve line a bowl with tortilla chips ladle on the meat mixture and top with whatever makes your socks go up and down.

The Finished Product - Yummo

Nice, easy and a crowd pleaser :-)


~LL~ said...

Meant to comment a long time ago, but blogger isn't working well with me.

Anyway, the pic of the refrieds in the skillet makes me LOL!!! I love it!!!

~LL~ said...

NEED more recipes........