Friday, August 20, 2010

Taco Skillet

Welcome to Taco-Town, it's back on the map. Contrary to my lack of taco-ish posts, I wanted to assure you I still love all things, well, taco-ish! I have been cooking lots of tacos, nachos, burritos, taco salads, enchiladas (the list could go on and on), I just haven't had new ones to post. Well, that is, until now. Here's an oldie, but goodie I didn't realize I hadn't posted about already. I found it in Quick Cooking (now Simple & Delicious) two kids ago (so it's been at least 7 years!). The picture's horrendous. I will blame it on cloudy skies and lack of good light... it couldn't be my photography skills. You would think after almost 2 years I would be getting better! Bad picture aside, this dish is scrumptious on a soft shell tortilla or scooped on a tortilla chip. Try it! Enjoy :)

TACO SKILLET
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1/4 to 1/2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 to 1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 to 1 tsp chili powder
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
Tortilla chips or taco shells, shredded lettuce and salsa

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, chilies and garlic powder; cook until heated through. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, cumin and chili powder; spread over beef mixture. Top with tomato, olives and green pepper. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve with tortilla chips or taco shells, lettuce and salsa.

8 comments:

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Well I think your photo looks great - and this looks like a meal right up my alley too! Great that it's a skillet meal too. Thanks!

teresa said...

yummy! saying taco town reminded me of a skit on snl called Taco Town, of all things! check it out, it's pretty funny.

Gourmified said...

MMM! Taco-night here we come!

Tiffanee said...

Your picture looks great!! Now I want to make it right now!! Thanks for a great taco recipe!! I love Mexican!!

Krista said...

This looks awesome! Great recipe.

Michelle said...

This looks delicious and something we would love! Thanks for sharing! Taste of Home and Simple and Delicious are awesome!

Ingrid said...

Hope they had a great first day Heidi!

I like KFC's biscuits but it's Popeye's that I LOVE! Do you have Popeye's Chicken there? Good stuff. :)
~ingrid

theUngourmet said...

I came over here to find dinner inspiration and I think I've just found it. We are taco people over at my house as well. I already had Taco Del Mar for my lunch but who cares...What's one more taco-ish meal going to hurt. ;D