Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Skillet Tacos

These last few weeks have been absolutely crazy for us! Farmer Doc and I have been traveling a lot, working a lot, trying to get ready for Baby Doc, dealing with the bounty of fresh veggies from our garden, and now Farmer Doc has started rehearsals for a play for the Gibson County Theatre Company this fall! Having the Gooseberry Patch “101 Stovetop Suppers” cookbook has come in quite handy for some quick and easy dinners for us lately!

I adapted this one a little bit, from their Taco in a Pan. I give you… Skillet Tacos!

skillet tacos
Start with one pound of ground beef, one chopped bell pepper, one chopped onion, and one can of corn. (Or use some fresh sweet corn, or sweet corn from your freezer stash.) Cook until the meat is browned and the veggies are starting to get tender.

brown ground beef and veggies
Add 1 packet of taco seasoning and 2/3 cup water. Give that all a good mix, and let the liquid start to boil. (I buy taco seasoning in bulk so I can add more or less as I want for each recipe. One packet is about 1/4 cup.)

add taco seasoning
Add in two cups of cooked rice. I popped these out of my freezer and just nestled the frozen rice down in the taco mixture to get nice and warm. (Don’t have frozen cooked rice handy? Toss in freshly cooked rice, or use 2 cups of water and 1-1/2 cups instant rice.)

add rice
Cover, stirring occasionally. Cook over medium heat until the rice is warmed through (or the instant rice is tender).

taco skillet finished cooking
Eat this however you like… wrap it up in a tortilla, serve it over chips, top it with salsa and sour cream. I went with a bowl, plenty of colby-jack cheese, a few tortilla chips, and a couple of sliced yellow pear tomatoes from our garden.

skillet tacos

Need more quick and easy weeknight recipes? You’ll definitely want to check out “101 Stovetop Suppers” from Gooseberry Patch! This recipe made plenty of extra… we’ll have leftovers for a day or two and I’ll freeze some to save for later.

Here’s the printable recipe card for you:

skillet tacos recipe card

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