One of the hardest things to do is find the time to sit down and plan out weekly meals. When I was single I just made whatever I was craving at that time. Now that I’m trying to stay healthy and feed a family it’s a challenge. That’s why I wanted to share a super simple recipe with you. The best part about this recipe is you make it one time, but can eat it three different ways.
- ½ pound of lean beef
- 1 large onion
- 1 large green bell pepper
- 2 jalapeños
- 2 cans of black beans (drained)
- ½ Tablespoon Chili Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Oregano
- ½ teaspoon Paprika
- 1 ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Lime Juice
- Olive Oil
Directions: Pour some olive oil in a medium size pan. While on medium heat add onions, green bell peppers, jalapenos to the pan. Sauté for about 2-5 minutes.
Next, add the beef. Cook until it’s no longer pink. Once the beef is cooked add the black beans. Make sure you drain them before adding them to the pan.
Stir the ingredients around. Then add the seasonings. Make sure you mix the seasonings well in the pan. Add some lime juice and stir again. Now it’s time for dinner.
Every time I make this I have a lot of leftovers. But it’s not always fun eating the same thing 3 days in a row. So here are different ways you can use the above recipe for different meals.
1. Taco Omelet
This is probably my favorite way to eat these leftovers. I love breakfast. Especially when it fills me up.
- Taco Mix Leftovers
- 3 eggs whipped
- Shredded Cheese (I like Pepper Jack but you can use any type)
Place a small pan on low medium heat. Make sure to grease the pan. While that is heating up mix the eggs in a bowl with pepper and oregano. Mix that well together. Then pour that into the pan.
Wait until you see the eggs start to cook a little. Then add about 1 to 2 spoon full of the leftovers. Sprinkle some cheese on top. Make sure to spread as thin as possible.
Slowly try to lift one side of the egg up with a spatula. You’ll take that side and cover the leftovers like a taco. Pat it down gently with the spatula. Wait a few minutes before flipping the whole omelet over on the other side. At this point you should be able to see the cheese melting. Once it’s cooked to your liking you can put it on a plate and enjoy.
Tip: Sometimes you can microwave the taco leftovers to make sure it’s warm. Depending on how cold your fridge is it may take a little longer for it to heat up in the omelet.
2. “That’s a Wrap”
- Taco Mix Leftovers
- 1 soft tortilla
- Shredded cheese
Directions: Heat up the leftovers in the oven or in a microwave. Lay the wrap flat. Add the leftovers. Then sprinkle some cheese. Roll the contents up in the wrap. Chow down!
3. Taco Bowl
- Taco mix Leftovers
- Cauliflower Rice or Brown Rice
- Shredded Cheese
Directions: Take the leftovers and heat up in the oven or microwave. I like to use cauliflower rice, tortilla chips or add some brown rice. It helps give the dish a little extra something. Mix well and sprinkle a little cheese on top.