Beef and Bean Tacos

Beef and Bean Tacos
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Make your own taco seasoning with this recipe and cut down on salt and other preservatives. Kids love this part. One recipe makes a double batch of the seasoning so you have some for another day or double it to keep extra in the cabinet.
Beef and Bean Tacos
Print Recipe
Make your own taco seasoning with this recipe and cut down on salt and other preservatives. Kids love this part. One recipe makes a double batch of the seasoning so you have some for another day or double it to keep extra in the cabinet.
Ingredients
Taco Seasoning Mix (makes enough for 2 recipes of Tacos):
Taco Ingredients:
Instructions
Taco Seasoning Mix
  1. Combine in a small bowl - use 4 teaspoons for Taco recipe and save the remaining 4 teaspoons for another time.
Taco
  1. In a large non-stick pan sauté beef over medium heat, breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink – about 5 minutes. Drain off fat in a colander with running water and return to the pan.
  2. Add pureed tomatoes, 4 teaspoons of taco seasoning mix (from recipe above), pumpkin, black beans and simmer until thick - approximately 20 minutes.
  3. Meat mixture can be transported home and put in the refrigerator until dinner time. You should reheat meat first before filling shells.
  4. Add warm meat mixture to the taco shells and sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Then add your desired toppings and enjoy!! Optional toppings: sour cream, salsa, diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro and avocado or guacamole.
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