Everyone loves a quick and easy weeknight dinner. One of our simplest (and most fun) has become known as Taco Tuesday. Travis and I love tacos, but I've gotta tell ya...I don't love the idea of 75% of a meal being meat and shell. Sure you can add veggies to the top, but lettuce and tomatoes can only do so much. In an effort to remove some of the guilt from the meal, I add a secret ingredient that helps dilute the meat/carb factor (making them healthier)...and no one will ever know.
The secret ingredient - mushrooms!
You just need three things from the store:
1-1.5 pound package ground beef (90% lean)
8 ounces mushrooms
A "Taco Dinner Kit" (that contains the shells, seasoning, and sauce)
Finely dice the mushrooms so they are about the same size of a "crumble" of the cooked ground beef so they'll blend in nicely. I would think this one time a "slap-chop" would come in handy, but since I don't have one, I just chop away on a cutting board!
Brown and strain your ground beef. Return ground beef to the pan and add the mushrooms.
Then prepare as you would normally - add water and seasoning packet and simmer until combined. By the time it's done, you'll have to look pretty hard to tell the difference between the ground beef and mushrooms.
What are your favorite ways to make everyday dinners healthier?