We are going to start off the recipe portion of my blog with a suuuuper easy recipe that will guarantee happy bellies (and bank accounts). Tacos are pretty self explanatory to make, but do you ever get overwhelmed with all the options and choices? Sometimes when I go somewhere that has a “build your own bowl/taco/pizza/whatever” I FREAK OUT about making the “right” decision.
Well, this recipe will take all your taco-decision-anxiety away.
1/2 package of spanish frozen rice
1/2 package of frozen corn and pepper mix (this one is my favourite)
1/2 can of black beans (go for the ones without salt)
1 tin of hatch green chilies (THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT)
2 of your favourite tortillas (I like La Tortilla Factory’s low carb ones)
1/4 cup of shredded colby jack or monterrey
1/2 cup of shredded lettuce
a few tablespoons of your favourite salsa
1/2 an avocado, sliced
2 tsp of cayenne pepper
2 tsp of garlic powder
- Grab the frozen spanish rice and corn and throw it in a non-stick skillet on medium with a dash of olive oil. Let it cook for about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the black beans and hatch green chilies. Sprinkle the cayenne and garlic over the mixture. Let them all mingle and get to know each other while you stir. Let that cook for another 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.You should probably grab a beer at this point because you are HALF WAY THROUGH! I recommend the Big Bend Hefeweizen – it is dreamy.
- Pour the rice/veggies from the skillet into a bowl. Warm up your tortillas on the skillet and sprinkle cheese on the WHOLE tortilla (not just down the center – trust me). I put 1/4 cup of cheese but I probably use more because cheese is love. I also recommend buying a block of cheese and shredding it yourself for freshness.
- Prepare yourself for a taco feast. Pile the rice/veggies on a warmed, cheesy tortilla. Add some lettuce, avocado and salsa. Boom – you are done. You’ll probably have leftovers but that’s okay because tacos for days.
Alright y’all – tell me what you think. Is this too simple? Should I step it up a notch? If you make it, tell me what you think of the flavor. Not enough? Too much stuff? I love feedback and honest opinions so send them my way.