"This whole idea of 'everything in moderation' helps people rationalize what they do to themselves. Is health your #1 priority or not?" -Nora GedgaudasA.K.A. a moderate amount of crap, is still crap. Needed to hear that today, I woke up thinking of hot wings and a submarine sandwich, haha. Instead, I got my butt up and made some scrambled eggs, a fruit smoothie, and ate some carrots. Go meee! Now about those tacos I promised you...
These tacos were uhh-mazing. In fact, I've eaten them for 3 meals in 2 days already. Seriously. I made them for dinner Wednesday night, ate the left-overs for lunch Thursday, and then made them AGAIN Thursday night when I got home from the gym. I still have left-overs in the fridge and they'll be my lunch today. I like them that much. :-) Making your own taco seasoning is a must, even if the fillers & salt that come in the pre-packaged kinds don't disturb you-- it's much CHEAPER to make your own. It's a win-win. Healthier & Cheaper. I topped my tacos with some quick guacamole I threw together, I just mashed an avocado with lime juice, garlic, & some salt & stirred in some diced tomatoes. Guacamole is a must for me, but some other great toppings would be: diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, chopped green onions, sauteed onions & peppers, or avocado slices. Choose your own adventure style, isn't that what taco night is really about?
2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
1 1/2 Tablespoons Cumin
1 1/2 Tablespoons Paprika
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
2 teaspoons Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 lb. Ground Meat of Choice (I used ground beef)
1 Head of Lettuce
Toppings of Choice (I used some home-made guac)
To make the Taco Seasoning:
Whisk together the chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, & red pepper flakes.
Keep in an air-tight container. To use: use 3 Tablespoons per pound of ground meat. Season meat, brown, drain, add 1/4 cup water to browned meat in the skillet and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve!
For my guacamole I just mashed an avocado in a bowl with half a lime's worth of lime juice, 1 clove minced garlic, pinch of salt, and 1 diced tomato.
This was my set-up for my taco making bonanza:
To make a taco, take a lettuce leaf, top with meat & toppings. Eat!
Nom nom nom nom... Everyone have a great weekend! :-)