Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Taco, Burrito, What's Coming Out of Your Speedo?

Recipe name: Larry's Black Bean Tacos
Source: Recipezaar (and of course, Larry)
Cookbook date: June 28
Date prepared: June 23


  • 2 cans black beans
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 lb ground beef (turkey for us)
  • 1 package soft tortilla


  1. Brown ground beef with taco seasoning.
  2. Add stewed tomatoes and black beans.
  3. Simmer for 5-10, until black beans heated through.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips or make soft tacos using soft tortillas.
Larry, this post is dedicated to you and yours. We don't know you, but we like you.

Our substitutions were as follows: We used ground turkey. We also used large tortillas so that these turned into burritos rather than tacos. Oh, also, we started out with dried beans rather than canned beans. If you don't know us well, I should tell you that Tim and I are pretty serious about saving money on food. We go cheap or we go home! So canned beans was simply not thrifty enough for us. Because we used canned beans this took a lot longer than it otherwise would have, which accounts for this dish not scoring well in the "time" department.

The dish was really simple to put together, but Larry, you made one crucial mistake; you left out the cheese! We added a small amount to ours, and that was a great decision on our parts (one of only a few great decisions we managed to make today!).

So make this dish, eat it, love it, take it to work the next day, and make your co-workers jealous Spartan Cheerleader-style (I wish I could post this skit, but it looks like Saturday Night Live has their skits on lock-down...nothing to be found on YouTube!).


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