Tonight I had a pound of ground beef sitting on the counter and I really didn’t know what to do with it… Someone suggested burgers. What a waste of good potential. Plus I do not have any bread. Someone suggested tacos. Now there’s an idea! So this is what I cam up with. Pardon this not being anything fancy, but you have to remember, I just cook with what ever I have on hand.

Beef and Bean Tacos on the Fly
1 lb ground beef
1 small can green chiles
1 small can mushrooms (prefer fresh)
1 can of beans, your choice, I used Chili beans tonight
Jalapeno Spread
Whole Wheat Tortillas
Black olives
Shredded Cheese
Sour Cream

Jalapeno Spread
This is something I usually have prepared in the fridge, but it takes little effort to prepare with this meal. I keep fresh jalapenos in the fridge. When they become soft, instead of tossing them, I quarter them, take out the seeds, and chop them finely. Top with lime juice to store in a plastic container in the fridge. This makes a great spread to add some spice to just about any dish.


  • In a skillet, brown beef then add green chiles and beans, let simmer
  • In separate skillet, saute mushrooms in butter or vegetable shortening
  • With second skillet heat tortillas
  • Fill each tortilla with beef and bean mix, mushroom, jalapeno spread, cheese, olives, and sour cream
  • Serve with a cold drink and enjoy your quick and easy meal

This makes for a filling, healthy, quick, and budget friendly meal for the family. Or if you are like me, an easy to store and reheat meal for all you single people out there.

Don’t forget to Thank A Farmer for the beef, dairy, grain, and vegetable products used in this meal!