How To Cook > Tacos and Black Beans


1 pound ground beef
3/4 cup water
1 package taco seasoning
Taco shells or tortillas, warmed

Shredded lettuce, Cheddar Cheese, chopped tomatoes, and the like

Yield: 4 Servings

1. Brown beef; drain fat.

2. Stir in water and seasoning mix.

3. Bring to a boil.

4. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture is thickened.

5. Fill taco shells or tortillas with beef mixture. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, salsa, etc.

Black Beans

1 can (15.5 ounce) black beans
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic
½ onion, chopped
½ green pepper, chopped
½ teaspoon oregano or to taste
¼ teaspoon cumin or to taste
1 packet sazon, if desired
Adobo and Pepper to taste
¾ cup water
2 cups cooked rice

Yield: 4 Servings

1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add oil, garlic, onion and green pepper.

2. Cook for about 8 minutes or until vegetables are soft.

3. Add beans, water and seasonings and bring to a boil.

4. Lower heat and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes.

5. Serve with rice.


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