When we were in college there was a great little psuedo-Mexican place (it billed itself as 'healthy Mexican') that we went to frequently. On Sunday night they had a taco bar that was just a little under $6 -- what a steal. All you can eat tacos for $6 -- where else would you find college students on a Sunday evening?
Whenever I do meal planning Big J asks for tacos. Here is my dirty food secret -- I HATE ground beef! So as you can well imagine, I rarely acquiesce to his request. However, I have this great cookbook for diabetics that has a the one and only taco recipe I like. Now you may be asking yourself, "Why does That Girl have a diabetic cookbook?" Well, Big J, who is part Native American (Chickasaw to be specific) is diabetic. It's hard to believe that a man who looks so healthy would have type 2 diabetes, but alas it is true. In any case, this recipe is one of our favorites from the book, and since Big J is in charge of dinners for the next few weeks of course that is one of the very first meals he chooses to cook.
In the true spirit of our kitchen he adapted the recipe:
1 lb ground beef
1 Tbs chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
10 oz. frozen chopped spinach
a few ounces salsa
one small can chopped chilis
On the side he had a bowl of chopped romaine dressed with oil and vinegar, flour tortillas, sour cream and cheddar cheese. Yum!
This was a great meal to come home to after a long day dissertating (I made good progress, by the way!).
Thanks for the yummy dinner Big J!