Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Homemade Soft Tacos

Last night was Taco Tuesday. Start off with some fresh veggies. What you see here are: shredded lettuce, and diced tomatos. In the black bowl are some diced red onions and bell pepper that are marinating in balsamic vinegar and a touch of salt. Let them marinate for about an hour.

When the onions and peppers are ready take the balsamic vinegar and pour it into the diced tomatos. Then sautee the peppers and onions in a hot skillet until tender.

When you finish sauteeing, strain the vinegar off of the tomatoes. Don't let them sit longer than this.

I also decided to have a refried bean shootout. I bought three for a taste test. Here are the contestants:

The Old ElPaso Traditional won for best taste. Of the three the Old ElPaso Vegetarian had the highest amount of fat and calories per serving. Always read the labels. Just because the outside label leads you to believe it's healthy, t'isn't necessarily so. I've found the same problem with "Low Fat" foods. Often they are every bit as high in calories as their regular siblings. You aren't going to lose an ounze eating those foods.

Anyway, I put the refried beans, veggies, some seasoned ground beef, some shredded cheddar cheese, and a bit of salsa on a pair of tortillas. Then I ate them.