I am a complete and total cheater when it comes to a certain cooking tool. For the most part, I'm not so into processed foods, preferring to make my own "healthier" "from scratch" versions. Except when it comes to taco seasonings. I know I could make it myself. I know it would be a million times healthier with much less sodium, but I just don't have the desire to mess with spices to create the perfect blend. So I buy taco seasoning.
However, I take comfort in the fact that I don't make tacos simply by adding the taco seasoning to meat. My taco fillings are, well, more filling. Rice, beans, salsa, everything you could want in a taco. All cooked together to create a warm and tasty treat. I've even been known to eat it plain - without the tortilla.
Tacos are one of my "super easy fallback meals" because they're just so quick to make. Last year when I was in school we must have had tacos once a week. In general I make them with turkey, mostly because I prefer turkey to ground beef. But it also makes them a little healthier - especially when you're using cheater taco seasonings.
1/2 lb ground turkey
1/2 package taco seasoning mix
1 cups salsa
2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 can black beans
1 cup instant rice
1) Cook turkey and taco seasoning together in pan over med. heat until fully cooked.
2) Add salsa, tomato sauce and black beans. Bring to boil.
3) Add rice, making sure rice is covered with liquid.
4) Turn off heat and stir.
5) Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
6) Serve with warm flour tortillas