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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flatbread Tacos with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Tacos are one of the easiest dinners around. When all of my kids were little we made tacos, of one sort or another, at least twice a week. Now that half of my children have moved on with their lives, leaving the nest to make their own way in the world, we don't eat them near as often. When I made this recipe, it was like a "treat" to the other half of my family that still resides at home. We don't eat tacos hardly ever and this was a little different, but very scrumptious! WARNING- When making the "flatbread shells" you might want to make a few extras because the family will eat them before you get to serve them as a taco...at least my family did...they LOVED them!!!

Flatbread Tacos

1 recipe of flatbread (included down below)

1 lb ground beef
1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 can corn, drained

Chipotle Ranch Dressing (recipe included down below)

Optional toppings: sliced olives, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, onion, chopped tomatoes, salsa
(whatever you like to put on your taco)

In a large skillet, cook ground beef until done. Add beans and corn and taco seasoning (I just used 1/2 package, put in the amount that you like) and heat until warm.

To serve, put 1 flatbread on a plate, top with meat mixture and then layer on other taco toppings. Top with the Chipotle Ranch Dressing and EAT UP!!!!!

*My family likes to put the mixture in the middle of the flatbread, apply the toppings...then roll it up like you would a taco....BUT...I like to eat mine flat. However you eat it, it's a great meal!!

Easy Flatbread

1 tube large refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (I've used the Pillsbury Grands as well as generic, both
work very well...but you HAVE to use the great big ones)

Roll out each biscuit into a large, flat circle (make sure they are quite thin..they will thicken as they cook). In a skillet, cook each biscuit for 30 seconds or so on each side, until golden brown. DO NOT put any oil in the pan...thats right NO OIL. They are SO easy to make!

*Each can contains 8 biscuits...I made up 2 cans for 4 people. Like I said....the family can't get enough of the flatbread, they all wanted to "sample" it...and then "sample" it again. So if you want any left to serve as a "Flatbread Taco"...cook extra's.

Chipotle Ranch Dressing

1c. ranch dressing (bottle or make your own...we prefer homemade)
10 shakes of Franks HOT sauce
1/2 t. cumin
a few drops of lime juice (or lemon, we've done both)

Mix together and serve on your favorite mexican dishes, salads or sandwiches...its just an amazing dressing!...a staple in our house!

Happy Cooking~
Julie




2 comments:

  1. I am LOVING your recipes. Trying several on my food group over the next couple of months!

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