Monday, March 10, 2014

Picky Palate's Ground Beef Slow Cooker Tacos

Picky Palate's cookbook features a slow cooking section, which is where I found this recipe.  Here is an easy taco meat meal, and while not wonderful, this was still hearty and filling.  Noah gave it a 9, Owen an 8, and Aaron and I gave it a 7.  This is flavorful, but a little too tomatoey for my taste.  The calories for 1/8 of the total are 249, and this is really easy, so worth making.

2 T olive oil
1 c chopped white onion
1/4 c chopped bell pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb ground beef
10 oz Rotel
1/2 c prepared mild salsa
2 T lime juice
1 t ground cumin
1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro

Heat the olive oil , then add in the onion and peppers.  Add in the garlic, then the ground beef, salt and cook until beef is browned.  Drain the fat from the pan.  Transfer the mixture to a slow cooker on the low setting, and add the Rotel, salsa, lime juice, cumin, cilantro, and salt to taste.  Simmer on low at least 2 hours.  Serve with desired toppings.

1 comment:

  1. Does the cooking in the slow cooker just mix the flavors? Everything else is already cooked. Is the Rotel hot???? It looks really good. Love mom