True confession: Our Christmas tree is still up. Make that trees. As much as I realize the time is nigh (past nigh?), I just can’t let the holidays go. Have you ever seen your house look as pretty as it does when it’s filled with twinkle lights? I know it’s about time I pack those puppies up, but man oh man, I’m going to miss them.
So I’m sorely behind on the holiday packing away, but I can’t pretend that we’re still on vacation time anymore. We’re back to work and back to busy, and though it’s been a bit of a slow, reluctant crawl, that means we’re also getting back to our normal routine. No more elaborate meals on a Tuesday, folks! Fast and easy are calling our names — at least until Saturday rolls around again.
Pretty much everyone I know has a speedy taco recipe as a staple in their weeknight meal rotation. We’ve gone through a few, but this one is definitely our favorite. It’s super simple, super flexible and can go from start to finish is about 15 minutes. It’s healthy, too, which is great after two months of, “Yes, pie counts as breakfast, thank you very much.” I mean, pie does count as breakfast, but at least now I know it’s coming after a well-rounded dinner.
Black Bean, Corn and Tomato Tacos
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 to 1 ½ cups frozen corn
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 rounded tablespoons chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- corn tortillas
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, and sauté until it’s translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt.
Add the beans, frozen corn, tomatoes, chili powder and crushed red pepper, and continue sautéing until everything is heated through and the tomatoes just begin to release their juices. Once everything is cooked to your liking, remove it from the heat.
In the meantime, set the oven to broil, and arrange your tortillas in a single layer on a baking sheet. Stick them in the oven, just until they begin to brown and crunch up around the edges.
Fill the tortillas with the taco filling, and throw on your favorite toppings!
Are you back to the regular routine at your house? Any great tips or recipes to help get dinner on the table quickly? And please tell me someone else still has their Christmas tree up, too!