Tacos are my ultimate go-to food when I’m wondering what to cook with just a few ingredients. A good taco seasoning (without MSG) makes the job even easier! Try this one for a great DIY seasoning mix.
Just fry up some good Lone Star Farm ground beef, maybe add a few peppers and onions or even a jar of salsa if you’re feeling adventurous, add in the taco seasoning, grab a few toppings and you’re good to go!
In our house, it’s a must to have some kind of fresh salsa with our taco feast. Often it’s guacamole or corn salsa like this amazing Chipotle Style Corn Salsa. This past “taco time,” I had a few white peaches on hand, so I decided to make peach salsa. It was delicious and simple! Peaches are in season still for the next few weeks, so now’s the perfect time to take advantage of them! Farms like Weaver’s Orchard and Wolff’s Apple House even sell our beef at their markets, so you can pick up peaches and beef all at once.
Here’s the recipe for the refreshing summer peach salsa:
- 4-6 tomatoes (Roma tomatoes are best)
- 2 peaches
- ½ a red onion
- 1 bell pepper
- ½ a jalapeno pepper, or dried cayenne pepper to substitute if needed
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lime
- 1 bunch cilantro
- Salt to taste
- Chop the tomatoes, peaches, and pepper into about ½ inch pieces. Dice the onion, jalapeno and cilantro very finely - or pulse in a food processor. (Everything can actually be placed in the food processor if you prefer to save time and don't mind a more blended salsa.)
- Juice the lime.
- Mix all ingredients together and add salt to taste. Serve with chips.
For the taco salad, you’ll need:
1/2 a head of iceberg lettuce, washed and chopped
1 pound ground beef
Optional: diced peppers and onions and/or a jar of salsa
1 block cheddar cheese such as Conebella Farm Sharp Cheddar, shredded
Sour cream (optional)
Sautée the beef in a skillet with the taco seasoning until no longer pink, stirring frequently.
Wash and chop the lettuce
Shred the cheese
Make the fresh salsa or guacamole (if applicable)
Layer everything starting with the lettuce, then beef, then the other toppings as desired.
Dig in and enjoy!