Taco Guts

What is on the chopping block? Everyday there is something, but I’ve been too busy to write about them and the interesting meals my taste buds have created.

Recently, I’ve been caught up in photography and the small details of my macro lens, often resulting in overcooking or taking too long to get a meal completed and served before it’s lukewarm.

So, here I am. Letting you know where I’ve been. It’s been way too long since I’ve posted tasteful delights.

For now, let’s discuss guts, my newest of recipes and very simple to make.

Taco Guts
2 C organic romaine
3/4 C yellow cherry tomatoes
4oz raw cheddar medium grass fed cheese (shredded)
3/4 can organic refried black beans
1 Tbsp organic coconut oil
2 garlic cloves
4oz grass fed hamburger
1/4 C leeks thinly slices
3 Tbsp black sliced olives

Chop romaine into salad pieces, tomatoes halved then quartered, shred cheese and put aside each item separately.

With a garlic press add both cloves of garlic into frying pan with 1/2 Tblsp coconut oil at medium heat. After a minute, add hamburger. As the burger cooks, cut it up with a spatula or wooden spoon into small burger pieces. (think taco meat) Feel free to add optional spices at this point. (I used cumin and fresh cracked pepper)

Turn oven on bake 300 degrees.

While meat cooks, pull out oven safe dish (8×8 is what I used). Scoop out 3/4 can of beans and press into bottom of dish with a spoon.

Check on burger. You don’t want it underdone, nor burnt. When meat is cooked to your liking, sprinkle the cooked burger and garlic combination over the pressed beans.

Add the other 1/2 Tbsp of coconut oil to the pan, where you just cooked the meat, and cook leeks until browning. Once leeks are done add to top of burger in baking dish.

Sprinkle shredded cheese over leeks and put dish in oven, until cheese is fully melted.

Remove dish and top with lettuce, tomatoes, and olives.

This served 4, but one could easily eat two servings if you don’t add tortilla chips or tortillas to the mix. I currently cannot eat either, so I ate the guts. (Feel free to use this as a dip, it would be tasty.)

Enjoy.

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