Taco Meat Mix for Burritos Taco Salad Stuffed Peppers Taco Soup

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Recipe by Chef TanyaW

This is a great mix to throw in a burrito, make taco salad, make taco soup, or Stuffed Peppers. Put other ideas in reviews. I freeze the mixture in bags with 1 pound 5 ounces of meat mixture in each bag. This recipe will make 3 bags and there will be a little leftover for the fridge (a couple of lunch burritos or salads!). I did the serving size based on serving adults with big appetites (about 100 gram servings, or 3 1/2 oz servings). The recipe nutritional informations says serving size is 117 grams... I believe that doesn't account for liquid drained from bean and corn cans and grease drained from meat. For my family, this is about 40 servings of 50 grams or 1.75 oz each. Each bag helps make 2 meals for our family of 6... burritos, or salad, or Taco Soup, or Stuffed Peppers. Helpful hint, ask your local grocer when they put out short dated meat, and buy it at a great price. It will still be good for a few days, but it's best to prepare it right away! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put meat in pan and break up into small pieces. I "jump start" the heat by turning it to High first for 1 1/2 minutes, then turn it down to Medium-High.
  2. Mix with onion and taco seasoning.
  3. Cook on medium high heat until meat is browned and cooked through.
  4. Drain mixture in a colander to get rid of extra grease and moisture.
  5. Mix in drained beans and corn.
  6. Now decide what to do with it --
  7. FOR BURRITOS: Put 50-100 grams, or 1.75-3.5 oz meat mixture with tomatoes, lettuce, olives, sour cream, cheese, salsa, Ranch dressing -- whatever sounds good to you in a cooked, warmed tortilla. A 1 pound 5 oz bag will make 6-12 burritos (depending on whether you use the small or large portion size).
  8. FOR SALAD: Use 50-100 grams, or 1.75-3.5 oz. meat mixture per salad (or double that for hearty appetites and big tortillas). Use same ingredients as for burritos, but lots of greens and some lightly crushed Fritos, Doritos, or tortilla chips. Ranch with a little taco seasoning is a great dressing for Taco Salad, or Thousand Island, or Catalina -- take your pick!
  9. FOR STUFFED PEPPERS: Mix one bag meat mixture with 1 1/2 cups cooked rice, a can of diced tomatoes, and an 8 oz can of tomato sauce. Put mix into about 8 peppers (may be more or less depending on size) that have been seeded, had membranes removed, and had tops cut off. Top with cheese and bake 1 hour at 350 -- check for doneness -- may need 15 more minutes.
  10. FOR TACO SOUP: Mix 2 cans diced tomatoes, 1 can kidney beans, 1 can corn, 1 8oz. can tomato sauce, 1 cup water, and 1/2 sauteed onion with 1 bag meat mixture. Simmer 20 minutes and serve with sour cream, lightly crushed Fritos, and cheese.

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