Thursday, November 29, 2007

What's for Dinner Wednesday

Ok, I know it's Thursday... I know. I thought about posting this yesterday instead if my insipid "I'm worn out" post...

Here it is - a special addition of What's for Dinner.

First off, I don't know about you, but I've had my fill of turkey and all is permutations. That and in the last few wfdw I've talked about chicken. Enough is enough.

Today, we'll look at another favorite staple around here - ground beef. Unless I'm making patties for the grill, I generally go with the lowest fat stuff I can find. Ground beef is quick to cook and very versitile.

Here's one of my favorite seasonings for ground beef (or turkey, or beans if you're of the meat free variety)...

Taco Seasoning
1/4 cup chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons paprika
2 Tablespoons cumin
1 Tablespoon sea salt
1 Tablespoon ground pepper

Combine. Store in an airtight container. Use about 2 Tablespoons per pound of ground beef. More or less to your taste.

Use for tacos, salad or enchiladas. Or mix it into raw ground beef, shape, grill, and have 'taco burgers.'

Also, if you're going to be home, you can cook up the meat, season it, and put it in a crock pot on low to keep warm for a couple of hours. I did this on Saturday when whe had a house full of people - had all the toppings: lettuce, tomato, green onion, cheese, taco sauce, sour cream, as well as a side of my favorite refried beans and Spanish rice. I haven't done this as an 'all day' project in the crock pot yet, but may try it just to see what happens.

This week I used the leftovers from Saturday and we had tacos on Monday and enchiladas on Tuesday.

My enchiladas? This time I used flour tortillas, cheddar cheese, and a can of Target's green enchilada sauce.

Easy peasy.


Tree said...

Thank you! I needed some inspiration for dinner tonight and this sounds really yummy. I love enchiladas.

Mitzi Green said...

even though my husband is home all day today, we're having spaghetti with meatballs (target brand frozen homestyle) and marinara (target brand arrabiatta, which according to rachel ray, translates to "angry sauce"). it may be angry sauce, but it makes those meatballs happy.