A few years ago we were in Mexico and ate our first “real” tacos. Different types of meat was grilled over an open fire or quickly cooked in a big pot along with seasonings. Simply served on fresh baked tortillas with a little “slaw”. None of the extra fluffs that one often finds on tacos in the US. Just really good meat, a slightly pickled slaw and a creamy sour cream sauce. Heaven.
One of my quick-go-to healthy meals is beef tacos as I can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes. When we are going to have a busy week, I plan ahead and pick-up the ingredients for quick beef tacos. I don’t use ground beef. Instead, I use thin strips of beef tenderloin. If, you cannot find the beef already sliced, ask your butcher, I am sure he/she will be more than happy to help out. And I always keep tortillas in the freezer; they make great snacks, wraps for scrambled eggs or a fast lunch.
A quick and easy meal (that is also healthy) is all about the process. While the onions and garlic are cooking, I make the sour cream dressing and the pickled slaw. By the time I am finished with both, the onions are ready to have the meat added. While the meat is cooking, I warm the tortillas on a griddle or in a frying pan. By the time the tortillas are warm, the meat filling is finished, and you are ready for dinner.
To serve lay a tortilla on a plate, add a little meat, top with a little slaw and then a dollop of cream. There you have it; an easy and healthy meal, on the table and in your belly within 30 minutes.