I think I must be craving Mexican food. First there was the Touchdown Taco Dip and then the Taco Soup and now this… Taco Rice and Beans. Yum! Again, it has nothing to do with the fact that I can plop a big blop of sour cream on this =o)
I found this great recipe in one of those little cookbook pamphlet things you find in the grocery store checkout aisle. I think I’ve mentioned before that I have a weakness for them. This one is called Ortega Favorite Mexican Recipes. How could I not buy this one, right?
I changed it a little bit. Here’s my version…
* 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
* 1 medium onion, diced
* 1 cup water
* 1 packet Taco Seasoning Mix
* 1 can black beans, drained
* 2 cups cooked rice
* 1/4 cup Salsa
* 1 pound hamburger or ground turkey
Heat oil in skillet over medium heat until hot.
Add onion and hamburger (I used ground turkey). Cook and stir until browned.
Add water and seasoning mix. Cook and stir until combined and slightly thickened.
Stir in beans, rice and salsa.
Cook 5 minutes longer or until heated through.
Feel free to add more ingredients also. You can omit the meat and have a vegetarian version. or wrap this in flour tortillas for a more hearty meal.