tacos

Shredded Beef Tacos

After I made the Bacon Cheddar Biscuits I had a lot of leftover ingredients, such as the crumbled bacon, chives, and cheese. Luckily, Thursday nights are taco nights, and so I figured I might as well use them up and make fancy tacos. My cousin and I try to make sure our taco nights feature something different each time, so that it doesn’t get dull. We’ve had ground beef, chicken, various toppings, wraps, and now this week I thought it would be fun to try shaved beef. And bacon.

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They did taste as good as they look. Making tacos is really easy, all you need is meat (or lentils), vegetables, taco seasoning, cheese (non-negotiable), sauce, wraps/shells, and toppings. Here’s what I did for mine:

peppers

First I sauteed:

1 shallot

1 bell pepper

minced garlic

And then I removed them from the pan. I cooked the meat next, until it was brown, then added the seasoning and followed the directions on the packet. There is no picture of the meat simmering in taco seasoning because it is not pretty.

 

 

chives

 

While all this was happening, I prepped the toppings. I cut the rest of the chives, and grabbed the bacon, cheese, sour cream, and salsa from the fridge. Because I’m forward thinking like that!

 

 

 

 

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And then, assemble!!! You can see all the layers: meat, peppers, sauce, cheese, sour cream, bacon, chives!! I should have put the cheese down first, but clearly I wasn’t thinking right. I just wanted to eat. I really wish I didn’t eat them all, because now I’m hungry again.

I guess I’ll just have to start on my St. Patrick’s Day recipes…