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Monday, October 12, 2015

Bacon Ranch Burger Tacos or Nachos

Photo courtesy of the Cooking Corner.
   Whenever bacon is on sale you can count me in. I stock up because, well, who can't use some extra bacon? A few weeks ago, with a stock pile of bacon that I either needed to use or freeze, I came up with the idea of adding some to tacos. A little more flavor just couldn't hurt.
   This is a very easy dish to do and that little bit of bacon gave the tacos a nice flavor. They can be topped with whatever you like, but the Ranch dressing is a good flavor combination with the bacon and burger instead of sour cream or salsa.

Bacon Ranch Burger Tacos
1 lb. ground beef
6 slices bacon, cooked
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 cup shredded Mexican or taco flavored cheese
6 soft shells
1 can refried beans
Ranch salad dressing (Spicy Ranch if you prefer)
toppings as desired - chopped tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, chopped onion or salsa

Brown ground beef until no longer pink. Drain excess grease and return to stove. 

Add water, taco seasoning and bacon. Cook according to package directions. 

Heat beans in small saucepan over low until warm. Stir frequently.

Layer 2 T. warm beans in center of soft shell. Top with bacon burger mix and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Pour ranch dressing over cheese and roll up, tucking edges under. Repeat for as many tacos as you wish to serve and warm in microwave 25 seconds.

Bacon Burger Nachos
Spread leftover bacon/burger taco filling on top of nacho chips, sprinkle with a little chopped onion and shredded cheese. Microwave 25 seconds. Serves 1.



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