Last night we celebrated my Son-In-Law,  Tony’s birthday – I took my Jose Taco Platter! I placed the toppings in individual dishes that way everyone could use the toppings of their choice.  This was delicious – Not a Huge Meal but filling,  especially since it was close to 90º with 78% humidity – YES, I melted a little!!!!


This is ALWAYS my standard meat for Taco anything! Depending on which way you choose to serve it – it makes a GREAT meal or dip! I like using this recipe in my 9 x 13 crockpot – using the crockpot makes it nice for parties/holidays ~ it keeps it warm! Serve with various taco toppings and taco chips. SEE my NOTE Below!

2LB. Ground Beef, Browned and drained
Pepper, Garlic Salt and Minced Onions for seasoning
2 Cans (16 Ounces) Kidney Beans, drained
1 Can (15 Ounces) Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1 Can (8 Ounces) Tomato Sauce
1 Can (4 Ounces) Chopped Green Chilies
2 Envelopes Taco Seasoning
1 Cup Onion, diced
3/4 Cup Green, Red, Yellow or Orange Pepper, diced
2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1- 5.5 oz Can V8 Juice – I like spicy
1/2 Cup Instant Rice
1 – 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese

Shredded Lettuce
Dice Green Onions/Red Onions
Black Olives
Sour Cream
Shredded Cheese (your choice)

Stovetop: Brown ground beef – I season my ground beef with garlic salt, pepper and dried minced onion (You do You – add seasonings of your choice). Once ground beef is browned – drain any excess grease – return to stove. Add kidney beans, black beans, tomato sauce, green chilies, taco seasoning, onions, peppers, V8 juice and rice. Mix well cook on low 20-30 minutes or longer – stir occasionally. Once this is finished you may spread it on a platter and top with extra cheese OR I like to use my 9×13 Crockpot – (it keeps it warm) – place the toppings around it so everyone can use what they like OR it you family will everything – layer the toppings on top of the meat and serve with tortilla chips!

NOTE: I was in a hurry and I had leftover Jose Taco meat without rice – I used a box of Rice A Roni Spanish Rice – I made it in the microwave as per the box directions – I heated up my meat and I mixed the two – placed the mixture in my 9 x 13 crockpot – topped with cheese heated it on low for over an hour added the toppings and chips as sides and Ta-Da we had a quick dinner! I really like the flavor the Spanish Rice added to the dish!

Recipe By: Kim Wallace 💚 Smile & Enjoy 💚


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