Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers: Taco Packets with Avocado Cream

Tonight is the last performance in Vegas on American Idol before the remaining contestants find out if they make it to the big stage or not. I’ve got some serious catching up to do on Idol. I’ve been too busy coming up with delicious snacks for Lyndsay Parker’s Yahoo! blog, Reality Rocks.

I’m not really sure what got in to me with this one but I must say…it’s freakin delicious. It’s too small for a burrito, too big for Flautas but just right to pop in the oven and call them taco packets. It has all the elements of a crispy taco, just stuffed in a tortilla and served with some creamy goodness on the side.

Try them…eat them all…they’re that tasty! 🙂

Check out my feature on Reality Rocks HERE!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 pound lean ground sirloin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup fat free refried beans
  • 1 cup mexican four cheese blend, shredded
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped tomato for garnishing
  • shredded lettuce

Preheat oven to 350.

Heat the oil in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat. Saute the onions until softened.

Add the beef, breaking up with a wooden spoon. Add the garlic and taco seasoning and saute until no longer pink.

Pour in the water and simmer until the water is mostly evaporated.

Add the beans and the cheese and mix until thoroughly combined.

Season with the salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat.

Heat the tortillas according to the package directions. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the meat mixture in the center of the tortillas.

Fold into a packet starting with the sides first.

Fold up the ends.

Place on a parchment lined backing sheet and bake in the oven until tortillas are nice and crisp, around 10-15 minutes.

Prepare the Avocado Cream

While the taco packets are baking mix together the avocado, sour cream and garlic powder until nice and smooth.

Top with the tomatoes and place on a large platter. Sprinkle the shredded lettuce on the platter and top with the taco packets.

Matt and Mitsy anxiously waiting for them to be ready (Mitsy wishes)!!

Bon Appetit!

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