Here's a quick tip for bulking up your taco meat (or meat sauce). I literally threw this together last night when I decided to save a portion of the ground turkey I had for another recipe. I didn't quite have enough meat to make as much taco filling as I wanted, so I chopped up the last of my onion and threw in a can of kidney beans. Followed by a packet of low sodium taco seasoning (one of these days I'll make up a stock jar of my own), water, a little extra seasoning, and that's it. A few tortillas, shredded cheddar, leftover salad mix, and it's done!
I know, taco meat isn't the most aesthetically pleasing of things to look at; however, I wanted to share this great way to lighten up a meal and get some extra good stuff in it. Much like frozen veggies, onions and beans are a few things I always keep on hand when I need to thicken or flavor up a meal on the spot. I was also in much need of stress relief, so I gave myself the tinniest break to whip this up!
What are some of your favorite kitchen tips for stretching a meal?