Sunday, July 6, 2014

Skillet Beef Tamales

Skillet Beef Tamales Tacos!

Skillet Beef Tamales, super easy to make and super quick. Toss in some crushed Tortilla chips or hard taco shells, add some sour cream maybe some chives and you're golden. Don't want to eat it out of a bowl? Wrap this up in a tortilla! Pick your level of salsa spiciness too to suit your tastes, you'll be glad you have this one on hand!

OK. Honestly, not sure why this one is called Tamales...doesn't seem like the traditional Tamale to me. I would say Skillet Beef Tacos if that's What I'm calling it now! This one is very straight forward, if you want something delicious, but don't want a thousand dished to do at the end, this is your recipe. It also works if you're somewhat "bored" of the regular tacos. Let's get started here's what you'll need!

1 pound ground beef
1 chopped green pepper
1 chopped red, yellow, or orange bell pepper
2 cups of Salsa (spicy level of your choice)
3/4 cup frozen corn
2 tablespoons of water
Cheddar Cheese
Tortilla Chips or hard shells...of soft tortillas
Sour Cream

Grab a decent sized skillet and that's pretty much all you'll need for this one.

First thing you're going to do is chop up your bell peppers. This time I chose Green and Yellow. Red or Orange also work so really just depends on your grocery store and which peppers look the best. Do that, set it aside for a few minutes while you get the ground beef going.

Of course, brown the ground beef. Cook it on a medium heat until there isn't any pink left. I added a bit of Onion Powder and Garlic powder to season the ground beef a bit. Adding extra seasonings can't hurt, right?

I mean hell, throw a bit of wine or beer in there too! I wouldn't say no to a little black pepper...salt...chili powder...

Once the beef is looking a bit more like the picture up there. Toss in the peppers and cook for a few more minutes until the beef is completely cooked. Drain some of the excess juices if there's a lot.

Next, grab that corn and salsa!

Corn...nothing much to say here just toss that in and then grab your salsa.

This was the Salsa of choice that night. Actually is was pretty damn delicious, I strongly recommend this salsa.

As I've said before, use the salsa with the spice-level of your choice. I love spicy food so I went for the hot salsa. If you're not big on spice go for mild, if you're not sure....medium. Just remember you can always make something more spicy; you can't...un-spice something.

Bring the beef, salsa, deliciousness to a boil, which will take only a few minutes. Now comes the hard part...once it's boiled for a couple of minutes, reduce the heat to a simmer and cover it. Now walk away for about 15 minutes.

15 minutes later....

Looks pretty good doesn't it? Alright now you can sprinkle that with the Cheddar Cheese, or you can do what I do and create a wonderful cheese layer. Why? Because I freaken love cheese, that's why. Cover it back up and cook for a couple minutes longer so the cheese can melt. Now dish it out into bowls, crush up some hard shell tortillas, chips...or roll these bad boys up in flour tortillas. Serve with some Sour Cream, Guacamole, more salsa if you want. Anything really it's up to you.

All in all, this probably took you about 30 minutes to prep and make. It's perfect for a weeknight when you don't want to be spending an hour or more in the kitchen.

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog. Really appreciate the views and any comments, questions, or suggestions you might have!

Til Next Time!!

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