Welcome to my July 26th edition of Tina’s Taco Tuesday Celebration!!
I am just so excited each week to share with you new recipes and fun finds to celebrate one of my favorite foods ~ TACOS!! Not just tacos, but all kinds of wonderful Mexican food!
Today I have a new recipe to share with you. This is one of my families favorites and a go-to, easy, no special ingredients, allergy friendly, money saver and pretty much just perfect meal all around! This is a Trim Healthy Mama E meal, healthy carbs, low fat!
Let’s start with the pico de gallo!
Pico de Gallo:
3-4 Roma Tomatoes (that’s my preferred tomato for this, but any tomato works) chopped
1 smaller to medium onion chopped
1/4-1/2 jalapeno diced fine
1 cup washed and chopped cilantro (not packed)
dash of lime
Pico de gallo spices if you want a little extra kick but not needed
Wash and chop all of the vegetables, sprinkle on seasonings if using and sprinkle a few splashes of lime juice. Stir to combine all ingredients and refrigerate for an hour or so to allow flavors to combine. I prefer mine to have more tomato than onion, but you may like a closer ratio. Just play with this easy base recipe to make it your own! This will make enough for a family of 4 and have leftovers…maybe lol.
2-4 Chicken breasts lightly seasoned with salt and pepper and grilled, baked or pan cooked.
1-2 cans Black beans
3-6 cups cooked Brown rice
Chop the cooked chicken breast in to chunks.
Cook a batch or two of brown rice. I always make extra for leftovers and easy meals.
Heat up a can of black beans. I always add a sprinkle of garlic and onion powder when heating.
Create your burrito bowls!
Layer in a large bowl, a half serving of brown rice, a half serving of black beans and layer chicken breast on top. Generously add your pico de gallo over the top and now DIG IN!!
This is seriously one of our favorite meals. So simple, yet so flavorful!
The smaller portions of rice and beans will yield approx 2 servings of food, doubling it to the larger portions will feed a family of 4 and maybe have a little leftover.
HAHA! My husband seriously bought this for me! We love tacos, maybe the couple that enjoys tacos together stays together? lol!
I LOVE to feature one of my fellow bloggers recipes in my Tina’s Taco Tuesday Celebration posts! Please take a moment to check out my friend Mrs. Criddles “Criddle Family Salsa”! You can never have too much salsa! Especially if you have made extra rice, beans and chicken!
Last week I mentioned a little of my Mexican heritage, I am half Mexican. My father was born in Mexico and my mother is American. I grew up knowing I was half Mexican, but never really knowing a lot about my heritage. My dad was not big in to teaching me about it. However, I was always curious and always loved Mexican food. (Well, really, who doesn’t!?)
Through high school I took Spanish classes, learned some, but definitely not fluent. I have recently decided to learn Spanish. I am now using DuoLingo to learn it, my husband has jumped on board too. Do any of you use that program to learn a foreign language?
With Joy ~ Tina
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Yum! Sometimes I look at our menu and think, are we having entirely too many Mexican meals? The husbands says never. 🙂
Haha! Mine says the same thing!! 🙂
Yummy recipe! And love the new layout of your blog!
Thank you! <3
The homemade pico de gallo takes this recipe up a notch and is a fantastic way to use up some of those amazing garden tomatoes that are quite prolific right about now.
The pico may very well be my favorite part of this meal!! So glad you enjoyed it too!
Chipotle is one of our favorite go to restaurants during soccer season (which is all year round?). My boys told me one day, mom, you can make this even better at home. So that is what we do. I always have the extras for them like sour cream guacamole, cheese. Sometimes it’s an E meal and sometimes it’s an S meal for me. We love duolingo also!