Monday, September 7, 2009

Skillet Tacos ™

This is a very quick and satisfying recipe for tacos.  You can also make this vegetarian by substituting the beef and cheese with vegetarian alternatives. Enjoy!


1 lb ground meat  (I've used ground round)
1/2 c onion (diced)
1/8 - 1/4 tsp  each: salt, pepper
1 - 1  1/2 c salsa (adjust amount needed)
1 clove garlic (chopped, crushed)
1/8 tsp each: red pepper flakes, diced mild green chilies (optional)
1 lime, juice and zest
1 T olive oil 


8 taco shells or tortillas
1 c each approx.: shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, 
1/2 c sour cream.

Heat saute pan over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add oil. Add onions and meat. Brown meat and onions for 8-10 minutes. Drain excess grease from meat (If using lean beef, omit step).

Add salsa, garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, lime zest and chilies to meat. Cook for another 4 to 6 minutes or until done. Squeeze some lime juice over meat mixture.

To serve: Scoop meat mixture into a taco
shell. Top with your favorite fixings and enjoy!

Serves 4 (2 tacos each).

1 comment:

Katy ~ said...

Heidi, this looks very good indeed. I think I'm going to make these tonight for dinner!