Someone should start a blog: 365 Tasty Things to do with Ground Beef. I would be a huge fan.
Because ground beef is cheap, and tacos get boring every single week (I should know, I made them every week for months.)
Variety is good.
So are these homemade tortilla chips. They're are a great alternative to taco shells and complement salsa, too.
Homemade Tortilla Chips (Varies, 15 min)
Oil cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 400. Lay out tortillas on cutting board. Spray each one with cooking spray. Sprinkle tortillas very lightly with salt.
2. Turn tortillas over. Spray again with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
3. Place tortillas in a stack. With a pizza cutter, cut stack into four wedges or quarters.
4. Lay quarters on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 6-8 min or until crisp.
*Easy on the salt! You can also use seasoned saltor Mexican seasoning.
*Tortillas can also be cut in eights for smaller chips.
*Chips can be cooled and stored in airtight container or plastic bag.
*Use as many tortillas as necessary. I generally use 2 tortillas for each person.
Homemade wins. They are much healthier since they are baked instead of fried and have less salt and oil. That does make them less addictive, though.
Homemade tortilla chips are cheaper than a bag of chips or storemade taco bowls. They work great for taco salad or tacos, although they are a bit messy. They are simple to make. My 2 year old loves helping!
My inspiration: American Heart Association Kids' Cookbook