Tacos are probably THE MOST family friendly food out there (ok ok it’s tied with pizza and spaghetti). We found ourselves eating tacos weekly, and I was curious if there was a way to stretch the meat and while hiding some veggies in there. Seeing as I’m writing a blog post about it, it’s safe to say I totally found an answer to this dilemma.
All you need is a pound of ground beef, a can of refried beans, and a box of mushrooms.
It’s worth mentioning that I am NOT a mushroom fan. But I don’t even notice they’re in here. They completely blend in with the meat and are such small flecks, that texture is a non-issue as well. No one in your family will notice them, I PROMISE.
The beans help hold the mixture together as well, resulting is less meat falling willy-nilly out of the shell. Mom win!
This recipe makes your life easier because you can make 1 pound of hamburger last longer while eating more vegetables, and then freeze half so all you need to do next time is thaw and heat. We are a family of 5 and half of this mixture is perfect for us, so we can save half for next time.
Here’s what you do!!
Grab 1 pound of ground beef, 1 can of refried beans, and 1 box of mushrooms.
Wash, then pulse the mushrooms in your food processor until they are finely diced.
Start browning your ground beef. While it’s still kind of red, add the mushrooms and continue cooking.
Add whatever taco seasonings you love (the equivalent of 2 packets), stir to incorporate and make sure the meat is cooked through. See the little mushrooms in there? 🧐
Add the can of refried beans. Stir until warmed through.
Put it on a shell, add your favorite toppings and enjoy!!
This is so darn easy and yummy! Give it a try and I can’t wait to hear what you think.
Finish off your supper with a cozy after-dinner drink in your favorite mug!