Loaded Beef Tacos~ Freezable Meal

Loaded beef tacos.

I love freezer meals! It's so nice to be able to pull out an already made dinner from the freezer on a hectic day and know that my family is going to be able to sit down to a healthy delicious meal later. Especially this time of year as we enter the holiday season I always like to make sure I have a few extra meals on handy for those more chaotic days.

I've always dressed up my taco meat with extras over the years but a couple of weeks ago I managed to fix up a combination of awesome that met the approval of all 5 family members. Anytime a meal gets 5 stars it's a keeper and I've been making my loaded taco filling ever since. Best of all it freezes well so I can make a few batches up at a time.

First I sauteed up some ground beef, peppers, and onions. Once they were browned I added in diced green chilis, sliced olives, and tomatoes.

Mix it all up well and voila! You have a family friendly meal that everyone will love.

Loaded Beef Tacos:
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2 lbs Ground Beef or Turkey (or recipe for making ground beef stretch~ find here)
1 Onion, diced
1 Green Pepper, diced
1 7 oz can diced green chilis
1  14.5 oz diced tomatoes*
1 6 oz can black olives
2-3 Tbs Taco seasoning depending on your taste. I use 2 Tb homemade seasoning.
Optional Toppings for serving: cheese, sour cream, green onions, salsa)
Saute ground beef (turkey) onion and pepper until meat is cooked through and veggies are tender. Add in green chilis, diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, and taco seasoning. Mix well.
Serve on a tortilla or bed of lettuce. Top with sour cream or other toppings of choice.

To freeze store in freezer safe ziplock bag or tupperware container. Pull out of freezer night before and let thaw overnight in fridge. Reheat in sauce pan or skillet.

*If you would rather not use canned tomatoes ( I don't if I'm making it up for dinner) you can omit the canned tomatoes and add diced fresh tomatoes when cooking or reheating. I would not recommend using fresh if you are freezing.

This makes roughly enough to feed my hungry crew of 5 and still have some leftovers the next day.

*This post was originally published under my old blog name Pebbles and Peonies and is copyrighted to Sarah Moore (the author of this blog) and Feathers and Lace.

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