Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Baked Pesto Tacos

Do you ever find a recipe that you think sounds great, but then you try it and while it is still great, it just needs a few of your own personal tweaks?! That is what happened with these tacos. I originally saw this recipe from Mix & Match Mama , but it just wasn't quite it, you know? So I decided to make a few little adjustments that I knew my whole family would enjoy. 
Here is the recipe that I ended up with! 
Baked Pesto Tacos 
(Adapted from Mix & Match Mama)
What You'll Need:
1 pound ground beef or turkey
1 box taco shells
1/2 cup store bought or homemade pesto
1 cup salsa 
1 can black beans (or 2 cups of cooked dry beans)
Shredded cheese (I usually use about a cup, but never measure. Use as much as you like!)
1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 425.
2. Brown your ground meat and drain.
3. Add spices to your meat + 1/2 cup water and stir well. Cook until water is absorbed.
4. Stir in pesto, beans and salsa and simmer on low for about 3 minutes.
5. In a large baking dish, stand taco shells up and fill with meat mixture.
6. Sprinkle with cheese, and bake until cheese is melted!
We had never done baked tacos before we first tried this recipe, and my whole family really likes them this way! Hope you enjoy! 
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