Tuesday, January 26, 2010

High Fiber Taco Filling

This recipe makes a lot. You can freeze up part of it to use later saving you a lot of time on a night you may be rushed to get dinner on the table. Both the beans and the brown rice are full of fiber and other nutrients making this a tasty and nutritious meal.

1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 can or 1 1/2 to 2 cups cooked red beans (drain but retain the liquid, add water to make 1 1/2 cups)
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 small onion diced
1 or 2 stalks of celery diced
diced peppers, you can use a hotter pepper but I usually just use some bell peppers I have frozen
2 packets taco seasoning

Saute the veggies until onions are tranparent, brown the beef or turkey and drain off fat (a great tip, and it doesn't affect the taste, is to rinse under running water to get rid of excess fat). Add liquid, rice, beans and seasoning packets. Heat until thickened. Use as you would regular taco filling.

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