with charred tomato salsa, sour cream, rice, and cheese
$9.95 per serving
Prep & Cook Time:30-40 min.
Cook Within:5 days
A note about serious food allergies
Can any two words can bring a group to the dinner table faster than "taco night?" We doubt it, especially when this taco bar is on the menu. Ground beef gets transformed into a quick flavor fiesta thanks to a seasoning blend of cumin, chile powder, and other spices. Rounded out with a roasted tomato salsa and cilantro-infused rice, these easy-peasy tacos are perfect for the whole family.
Bring a small pot with 2 cups of water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until tender and water has been absorbed, 18-20 minutes. While rice cooks, prepare ingredients.
Prepare the Ingredients
Cut Roma tomatoes into ½" dice. Peel and halve onion. Cut halves into ¼” dice. Stem one jalapeño, halve, seed, and cut into ¼ dice. Slice second jalapeño into thin rounds. Hold romaine head at root end and chop thinly. Stem cilantro, mince stems, and coarsely chop leaves. Stir cilantro stems and half the leaves (reserve remaining for salsa) into finished rice.
Make the Salsa
Place ⅔ the diced tomatoes (reserve remaining for topping), half the onion (reserve remaining for topping), and diced jalapeños on baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tsp. olive oil, toss with 1 tsp. salt, and place under broiler. Broil until vegetables are lightly charred, 3-5 minutes. Remove from broiler, sprinkle with remaining cilantro leaves, and remove to a large mixing bowl. Stir together and set aside. Lower oven to 200 degrees.
Heat the Tortillas
Wrap tortillas in a foil packet and set directly on oven rack until warm, 7-10 minutes. While tortillas warm, cook ground beef.
Cook the Meat
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add ground beef to hot pan. Stir and break meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Sprinkle with seasoning blend and cook until no pink remains, 6-8 minutes. Remove from burner. Taste, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper if desired.
Plate the Dish
Serve "taco bar" style with elements, including shredded cheddar and sour cream, in serving dishes so everyone can build their own tacos. Enjoy!