Thursday, January 13, 2011

Nixed Beef Bean Tacos

It's a twenty minute dinner, chop a salad, nuke some beans, add salsa and get ready to rip. Okay, well the ripping will come later.....unless you had the foresight to take a beano. I rushed around the house in my jammies to get this dinner ready. Why? Burn Notice (that's a show) is addictive, what can I say?
P.S My method for tacos is, dashes. You know every time you shake what god gave you........the spice sprinkler?

  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 2 dashes Taco seasoning
  • dash of salt
  • 6 dashes of oregano (or italian seasoning)
  • 3 dashes of crushed pepper
  • 5 dashes of garlic powder
  • Bowlful of chopped salad, (cukes, onion, tomato, bells, carrots, green onions)
  • Bowlful chopped lettuce
  • Salsa
Mix all of those ingredients together into a bowl (excluding the salad, lettuce, and salsa), add 2 TB of water and nuke on high for 5 minutes. Keep them covered or you will get crunchy beans. While they are cooking get your salad ready.
When your beans are done, mash them until slighty creamy/slightly still in whole pieces. Microwave two taco shells for 30 seconds (all microwaves differ from each other), watch your shells like a hawk, these babies burn in.05 seconds. One sec they are a sizzling golden yellow, and the next a burnt ridge peeks over the taco shells bum. Spread your bean mixture on one side of the taco (pick a wall), add a TB of salsa to the bean side spreading well, then add your salad, and lastly lettuce. You can add cheese, but beans create such a creamy texture you might not even want it anymore!


  1. Made them tonight. The recipe seemed interesting, and my family realled liked them. We still love beef more but this is a great alterntaive. Thanks, Macy

  2. Yeah, it is a great alternative to beef. Times are tough and beans are cheap. When I really take the time to make non beef tacos, do all the flavorings one by one, they turn out really good.
    Thanks for coming! I love comments!