I’m so excited to welcome my blog friend Lynn to my blog today. Lynn has a fabulous food blog at Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures and just recently started another blog for her wheat, nuts and peanut free recipes called Lynn’s Recipe Adventures. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook. Please welcome Lynn here today and enjoy the recipe she shares with us. It looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it out! Thanks Lynn :)
I love to cook and bake and I make it a priority to serve my family healthy home cooked meals, but I am busy like everyone else. My schedule does not always allow me to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
So, how do I make my love of cooking fit into my busy life? I keep it simple.
There are days when I spend all afternoon baking bread or making cookies, and I love to do that, but the reality is that most of the time I need quick and easy recipes.
Not only do I need quick and easy recipes, I want them to contain everyday ingredients.
This recipe for skillet tacos is a perfect example of both those things. It is quick and easy and contains ingredients that most of us have in our kitchen.
What I love about this recipe is that it is just a basic idea. You can easily add some corn to this, or change it up by using a different kind of bean. If you like things a little spicy, serve this with hot sauce or salsa. You can really take this basic recipe and make it your own.
What are your tips for keeping things simple in the kitchen?
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
10 corn tortillas, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup (8 ounces) taco sauce (or use my homemade version for taco sauce)
1 can pinto beans, drained
1 ¼ cups shredded cheese, divided
In a skillet cook ground beef and onion until beef is browned and onion is tender. Drain the fat off the meat and return to the pan. Add tortilla pieces, taco sauce, and beans. Combine and cook over medium low heat until heated through. Add cheese and stir until melted. Serve and enjoy!
Lynn loves to cook and try new recipes. She lives in Oklahoma on 43 acres with her husband and three children. She blogs at Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures, sharing recipes, tips, and ideas to help you me blend a love of cooking with a busy life. She also blogs at Lynn’s Recipe Adventures where she writes about the challenges of food allergies.