Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Recipe: Taco Boats

Happy Tasty Tuesday!
It's no secret that I love Mexican food, so I'm always looking for new takes on the traditional dishes. This specific recipe only requires a skillet to prepare, so it makes it easy and simple. One pot dishes are my favorites because not only is it an easy meal to prepare, it's an even easier meal to clean up. These taco boats will take about 15-20 minutes to prepare, and about 20 minutes to cook.

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 16oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 4oz can diced green chilis
  • 1/2 cup jalapeƱos (optional)
  • 1 cup salsa (I used medium, but you can used mild or hot too, its a personal preference)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup low sodium beef stock
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 pkg of Old El Paso taco boats (multiple options can be found in the Mexican food aisle) 
  • In a skillet, cook ground beef, onion and peppers on medium high heat until ground beef is browned and cooked through.
  • Add canned tomatoes and chilies (don't drain), salsa, water, beef stock, rice and jalapeƱos to skillet and stir to combine.
  • Add spices and mix.
  • Cover and cook on low for 15-20 minutes, or until rice has softened and most of the liquid has cooked off
  • Spoon meat mixture into taco boats, top with shredded cheese.
  • Enjoy!


  1. This is an awesome recipe!! Wow!!
    It really looks delicious!

    xoxo Colli . TOBEYOUTIFUL

  2. This looks so incredibly good! I definitely need to pin this for later use.

  3. Oh I love this! I swear we make mexican like twice a week so I am always looking for ways to switch it up!

  4. Oh my goodness, I need mexican food now! That looks simply amazing, I haven't had mexican in so long. Thanks for sharing :)


  5. I love mostly anything involving tacos, so I'm sure I'd love this one!


  6. Alex, these look absolutely DELICIOUS! You're making me hungry!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  7. Yum is all I have to say about those!



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