April 3, 2011

Chipotle & Bean Taco Filling

This taco filling is slightly spicy, but still kid friendly. The addition of the beans helps cool it down a bit. You can also use more or less of the chipotles. We like to use it as taco or burrito filling, but for the little girls I also spread it on one edge of the tortilla, add grated cheese & shredded lettuce, then roll it up like a taquito. Seal the other edge with a little smear of filling.

Chipotle & Bean Taco Filling:
1lb ground beef
3.5oz of chipotles in adobo sauce (1/2 of 7oz can)
1 can of (fat free vegetarian) refried beans
1/2 Tbsp ground cumin
1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
salt to taste

  • Start browning the ground meat on stove.
  • Add cumin & garlic. 
  • Chop chipotles on small cutting board.
  • Scrape chopped chipotles & the adobo into the pan with the meat.
  • Rinse the adobo sauce off the cutting board & into the pan with 1/4c of warm water.
  • Once the meat is fully cooked, add the canned beans & mix well.
  • Serve immediately in tacos/burritos/taquitos or smeared on a tostada, while warm. 

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