Don't wait for Cinco de Mayo to enjoy a Mexican meal – tacos are a tasty addition to any table any time.
You Will Need
* 1 lb. ground beef
* 1/2 c. diced onion
* A packet of taco seasoning
* 1 14 -ounce can black beans
* 1 14-ounce can frozen corn
* 1 package hard or soft taco shells
* Shredded cheddar cheese
* 1 jar of salsa
* 1 c. chopped lettuce
* 1 container sour cream
* A large pan
* 1 lb. diced or shredded chicken (optional)
* 1 jalapeno pepper (optional)
* Soft taco shells (optional)
Step 1: Brown ground beef with onion
Brown the beef with the onion in large pan and drain. Return beef to pan.
For a healthy alternative, use diced or shredded chicken.
Step 2: Add taco seasoning
Add the taco seasoning and half cup water.
Step 3: Add black beans and corn
Add black beans and corn.
For spicy tacos, add a diced jalapeno pepper.
Step 4: Cook meat mixture
Cook the taco mixture over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Set out, buffet style, the taco mix, taco shells, shredded cheese, salsa, lettuce, and sour cream, and build your own tacos.
Fact: The first English-language recipes for tacos appeared in a 1914 cookbook, California Mexican-Spanish Cookbook.