Harmonious Tacos

Greetings eaters!
So I didn’t end up clubbing last night. Actually last night was kind of a bust, save for coming to the conclusion that the London night bus system is annoying.
But it’s a new day and I have a new recipe for you.
Imagine that, I write recipes. Wonders never cease.
You know how I mentioned that I’m cooking for everyone in my flat?
Well, that means that I’m going to have to learn to cook meat and/or learn to make a meaty and meat-free version of every meal.
Doesn’t that sound annoying?
I’m sure it will be very soon, but for now, at least, things are working out. Because when all else fails, make tacos!

Harmonious Tacos

1 lbs ground beef
1 can black beans, drained
1 ½ c tomato sauce, divided
1 onion, chopped, divided
3 T cumin, divided
1 ½ T (sweet) paprika, divided
3 T chili powder, divided
~1 T oil
salt, to taste
tortillas, cheese, salsa, spinach, etc


Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the beef and about 2/3 of the onion. Stir occasionally until the meat is brown and the onion is translucent.
Feel free to spoon off some of the grease.
Add ~1 c of the tomato sauce, 2 T cumin, 1 T paprika, 2 T chili powder, and stir until everything is evenly combined.
Add salt, to taste, and cook until all the flavors are melded, about 7-10 minutes.
Drizzle a little oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add ~ 1/3 of the onions, toss to coat, and cook until they are translucent. Then add the beans, ~1/2 of the tomato sauce, 1 T cumin, ½ T paprika, 1 T chili powder, and a couple of pinches of salt. Stir everything together, reduce the heat to almost low, and cook until the flavors are melded, about 10 minutes.







Then spoon up a few scoops of either into a warm tortilla, garnish with whatever you want, and serve.

Mmmmmcheese and beans.

This meal was definitely a winner.
It was almost no extra work to make a meaty and a meat-free version.


Eat taco had some protein, fiber, carbs, vegetables, and spice. And everyone was satisfied.
See, my ‘mate Cate is thoroughly satisfied.
And with that I get the award for the greatest ‘mate ever, right?
Alright. Hopefully I just won’t have to do the dishes.
What about you, eaters:
Do you make meal variations for picky eaters/special diets?
Do you do the dishes if you cook?
Later eaters!


  1. I really hope you come home with a british accent.

  2. Hehe I would make a variation of this for my own picky diet ;) Soy crumbles perhaps? It looks delicious though!

  3. Thanks for the info, I've been interested in this for quite some time, and it's great I found your blog it rocks

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