Thursday, February 27, 2014

Quick and easy Bean Tacos

We love fast and easy meals in this house.
I will admit in our house we have had some pretty nasty experiments in the name of making a real quick dinner.
Back when Noah and I were newly married and then for several years after that he would cook dinner using no recipe and just throwing in things he found in the kitchen. 
Its not easy to tell your kids to eat their dinner when you are also moving it around on your plate in an effort to look like you are eating. 

One dark and stormy night, a few years ago, Noah was going to be cooking dinner because I was running late and I remember ending our conversation with, "Please follow a recipe, don't make one of your experiments, okay?" It was on that night that our world changed forever..... Noah started following recipes and we realized that he actually is a very good cook, as long as the recipe is pretty straight forward. WAHOO!!!! Noah's secret was discovered, never to be hidden from my eyes again, and our house became a two cook home.

Here is one of our quick and easy, no brainer, super delicious meals that will be sure to fill you right up. Its also pretty easy if your kids want to help out. Landon (our oldest) likes to help me out with this one.

Black Bean Tacos

2 cups black beans
1/2 minced onion
1 small can diced green chiles
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
4-6 oz Mozzerella or Cheddar Jack Cheese
Corn Tortillas
3 TBS olive oil
Sour cream
Hot sauce

Start by combing your beans, green chiles, cumin, paprika and onions together.

Get your oil hot and add on one side, black bean mix and a small hand full of cheese.

Fold the other side of the tortilla over and press it together with your spatula. 
Let it cook for about 3 minutes on each side.
Move your taco over to the side of the pan and add another Taco repeating the same steps.

You should be able to fit at least 2-3 tacos in your pan. 
I used a cast iron skillet  (any skillet will work) and could fit 3 tacos in. 

Some of the beans will fall out, so I just scooped out any extra before I put a new taco on to cook.
Move the tacos onto a paper towel to absorb the oil and when you are all done, enjoy!!!
The sour cream, hot sauce and salsa are for dipping..


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