This recipe is tweaked from Six Sister’s Stuff. A taco night for us normally means your basic soft shell beef tacos. This recipe is great because it’s still ultra simple, yet has a different enough taste that it makes an excellent switch up! It also gives you the extra black beans filler which makes it healthier, more filling, and longer lasting! (all positives in this house haha)
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 onion diced
- 1 bell pepper diced
- 1 – 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 packet of taco seasoning
- 1 can (15 oz) black beans rinsed/drained
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 cup chunky salsa
- hard taco shells
- shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook beef, onion, pepper, and garlic until meat is browned. Stir in taco seasoning, black beans, corn, and salsa. Cook and stir for a few minutes to allow flavors to blend. You can add in more salsa if it gets too dry. Scoop desired amount of meat mixture into taco shells and top with cheddar cheese. Line tacos in a baking dish and pop in the oven for about 8 – 10 minutes or cheese is melted. Top with some lettuce, or whatever else you like on there, and it’s chow time!
I usually just make what we’re going to eat and save the rest of the meat in the fridge since these are better “fresh.” I’ve found it’s best to microwave the meat a little the next day before assembling your tacos. Otherwise the cheese and shells start getting too cooked before your meat is actually heated through.