What? Tacos without refried beans? Well, I realized I didn’t have any refried beans from the pantry half-way into cooking the ground beef. I’ve already made the guacamole and pico de gallo so I couldn’t change the dinner plan anymore. I figured we’d just do without refried beans. Of course, the first thing my husband noticed when it was time to eat was the missing refried beans.
This post is only to show that you can have Tacos night without refried beans. If you have it, good, if you don’t it’s OK. It’s not the end of the world. The fact that I’m posting about it 2 days after our Tacos Night proves it.
I also want to show you how I made guacamole with the help of one of my favorite kitchen gadgets, Magic Bullet.
In a medium Magic Bullet cup, combine 2 ripe avocados, 1 clove of peeled garlic, squeeze of 1/2 lime, 1/2 of tomato, a sprig of cilantro, salt and pepper, a little bit of red pepper flakes.
Pulse it in the Magic Bullet for about 3-4 times
I like my guacamole slightly chunky.
And because Magic Bullet rocks, not only does it come with different sizes of cups, it also comes with covers. So just cover the cup, then store it in the fridge until ready to eat. Less containers to use, less dishes to wash.
Build your tacos. Beef, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream & shredded cheese.
For the beef: brown the ground beef then season with 3 tbsp of Tacos Seasoning. Add refried beans if you have it.
For pico de gallo: combine shopped tomatoes, onions/scallions, cilantro, salt and pepper. Red pepper flakes are optional.