In the picture below I have served the taco meat with beans in a tortilla with cheese and lettuce added. I served salad, blue corn chips and a slice of lime, all on the side. Using gluten-free tortillas and tortilla chips will make this a gluten-free meal. We really enjoy having this stocked ahead in the freezer.
Nightshade-free Taco or Burrito Meat w/ Optional Black Beans
Ingredients:2 lbs ground beef (I like ground round)
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. ground coriander
4 tsp. oregano leaves (regular or mexican, mexican really gives it a more authentic taste, but both are good)
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. thyme leaves
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. ground white pepper
1 - 15 oz. can of black beans (optional)
In a large skillet over medium heat brown hamburger, onions and garlic until hamburger is browned, but not overcooked.
Drain hamburger. (see tip below)
Add the rest of the spices and cook for 2 to 3 minutes to blend flavors. At this point I take out a portion of the meat mixture for the person who doesn't want beans in it.
Add 1 can of black beans, including the liquid from the can, if you desire and heat until hot. (We use a slotted spoon & regular spoon to dish out so that each person can have liquid or not.) The liquid really helps keep it moist if you are freezing leftovers.
One easy way to drain the hamburger is to drain it with a colander. I put a square of aluminum foil, which I have made square corners on to catch the grease. Makes for easy clean-up and easy draining.