2 small onions
3 cloves garlic
2 stalks of celery
a bunch of brown mushrooms
1 thin green pepper hot
1 similar large green pepper sweet (Anaheim?)
1/2 a container of grape tomatoes
I started by putting the beef in the frying pan. While it cooked, I diced the onions and added them Next were the garlic cloves. Yummy, don't go for that garlic powder as it pales in comparison and fresh garlic is so darn good for you.
Dice the celery and add it in.
Next I diced the peppers, I started with the hottest and worked to the sweet one. Wish I had a red pepper, love the taste of them. I don't bother with gloves while doing the hot peppers, but I have to work hard to remember to not rub my eyes or stick my fingers in my mouth.
Remember to keep stirring and chopping at the chunks of beef.
I then scooped the flesh from the sweet potatoes and mashed it with about 1 tbsp of butter.
Taco Seasoning Mix
1 cup dried minced onion
1/3 cup chili powder
2 tbsp cumin
4 tsp crushed red pepper(chilis)
1 tbsp dried oregano
4 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
Use 1 tbsp or more per pound of beef. I can't recall where I got this recipe, but have had it for over 10 years. store the mixture in a jar with a tight lid and it lasts well. I have also used it to mix in with sour cream for a spicy dip.
"Weekend Cooking" which is hosted by Beth Fish Reads.