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Simple Beef Tacos

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The other afternoon, Aaron and I were resting on the couch, excruciatingly horrible movie on TV, my new favorite book in my lap and our minds taking a much needed breather. We had just hosted a little dinner party with our friends the night before, so cooking an elaborate dinner was simply out of the question. I glanced over at Aaron and mumbled, “how ’bout Chipotle for dinner?” He glanced back and mumbled, “sure, sounds fine. you want the usual?” Me, “yep, thanks babe.”

A few minutes later, he walks in the door with grocery bags in his hands. AND, I did NOT smell Chipotle. Tears welled up, you guys. I asked what on EARTH had he done to our dinner plans and how could we get them back? Then he says this to me, “Okay, so I want to cook. You hoard the kitchen Bev. I never get to do my thing in the kitchen and this is my one, single chance in this life I’ve been given.”

WHAT!? You….I….You never…I always…I….er….You always…WHAT!?

I tried my dang hardest to remain out of the kitchen and out of his way. Then I got on Twitter and that solved that.

You guys, I know they’re simple tacos, but dadgumdiggityDO they were tight.

*and he cleaned the kitchen too, whaaaaa!

Simple Beef Tacos:

What it took for 4:

* 1 pound lean ground beef
* 4 Tbs. favorite taco seasoning (or a mixture of chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne)
* 2 ears corn
* 2 tomatoes, chopped
* 1/2 cup homemade salsa
* 1/2 cup shredded cheese
* 1 avocado, diced
* juice from 1 lime
* 1/2 head romaine lettuce, cut into 1-inch ribbons
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
* 8 flour tortillas, grilled

In a medium skillet, start browning your meat. Using a wooden spoon, break it up into crumbles. Add the taco seasoning and a good pinch of salt and pepper.

Grill the ears of corn until nice and charred all over, about 6 minutes. Remove the kernels from the ears and set aside.

I mean it’s simple. Top each grilled tortilla with the meat, some corn, a good spoonful of salsa, lettuce ribbons, diced avocado and shredded cheese. Give it a good spritz of lime and shove it into your face.

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10 Responses to Simple Beef Tacos

  1. carly {carlyklock} August 4, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    he who does not cook, cleans, BEV. it’s the golden rule. :)

    i need a breather in the worst way.

    phew! i’m exhausted just writing that.

    • Bev Weidner August 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

      Hey, I’m not saying I “didn’t.” I’m just saying he DID. :)

  2. Jennifer@MotherThyme August 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    I am so in the mood for tacos now! We love having taco night at our house. I love the incorporation of corn. Looking forward to trying this on our next taco night which hopefully now will be tonight!

  3. Amy August 4, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    My man can’t even boil water. {long, overly dramatic siiiiiiiigh}

  4. Lauren August 4, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    Oh yes….I love me some tacos!

  5. Pretty. Good. Food. August 5, 2011 at 2:07 am #

    Simple but delicious! :)

  6. Cooks_Books August 5, 2011 at 4:03 am #

    Wow, an unexpected cooked-by-the-husband dinner! It doesn’t get much better. AND he cleaned up? After my husband cooked tonight, I cleaned the kitchen. ;)

    • Bev Weidner August 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

      Absolutely! Nice change of pace. Usually when I cook, I clean as I go, and he’ll definitely help at the very end. But to have him so motivated to cook, and then eagerly start cleaning, my jaw was ON the floor. I helped of course, but it was all lead by him. INSANE.

  7. Lauren @ hey, who cut the cheese? September 21, 2011 at 2:38 am #

    These look so simple, yet so tasty!

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