Monday, October 25, 2010

Floating Tacos

(I forgot a picture again! Photo taken from

Some friends and I do a freezer meal swap once a month, and so I made this. It froze/unfroze perfectly and was SO good! It easily feeds a family of 4, plus leftovers.

1 lb hamburger
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cans kidney beans
1 can (6oz) tomato paste
1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 cup uncooked rice
3 cups water

1 T. sugar
1 T. cumin
1 T. oregano
1 T. chili powder
*Fritos and taco toppings

Saute meat, onion, and garlic in large pot until onion is tender. Add tomato sauce, paste, water, beans, rice, and taco seasoning. Stir in sugar, cumin, oregano, and chili powder; bring to boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 min, stirring occasionally until rice is fully cooked. Add water if mixture becomes too thick.

Serve over Fritos and top with taco toppings (lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives, sour cream, etc.).


Whitney said...

Freezer swap such a good idea! I'll have to see about doing this with some friends up here.

Amanda said...

I am so dumb! I saw the title of this and thought, "Oh look! Someone else made Floating Tacos!" And then I thought, "Wow--that's a pretty good picture." And then I laughed at myself when I realized it's the same pic from my blog that I didn't think was so great. Oh, what a change of perspective can do! LOL

Glad you enjoyed them! :)