A few weekends ago I took a trip over the Outerbridge to do some shopping in Woodbridge, New Jersey, which I do quite often. The malls are nicer, the people are kinder and the sales tax and gas is cheaper, as well. Plus they have a Wawa (their coffee is amazing and also a lot cheaper than Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, etc.) which really becomes the highlight of the trip for my girlfriend and me. After dragging Janine around for a few hours through the golf section of Dick’s Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy, it was time to think about dinner. We decided that we were in the mood for tacos. We went to a Stop and Shop in a strip mall on our way back home. Since Janine recently ended her vegetarian lifestyle, we decided to buy chicken chop meat instead of beef. Thanks to her I have learned many healthy alternatives to foods that are not necessarily healthy for us (she deserves a lot of the credit in these posts).
Enough of the backstory, let’s get to the ingredients and what to do once you get home…
–Please keep in mind that on this night we were feeding four adults who love to eat. Always consider how many you are feeding when shopping and cooking. It will help you to save money and prevent the leftovers from expiring.
2 lbs. of Purdue chicken chop meat
Ortega Grande Dinner Kit (12 hard shells, 8 tortillas, seasoning)
Ortega Original Salsa
Ortega Thick & Chunky Salsa
1 Friendship sour cream
1 bag shredded Mexican cheese
1 can black beans
1 head of romaine lettuce (chopped or cut)
Yago Sangria (optional but highly recommended!)
1. Remove 2 lbs. of chicken chop meat from package and put it in a medium-large frying pan.
2. Add 1 cup of water and olive oil (as you wish), Ortega taco seasoning (and any other seasoning of your choice).
3. Cook chop meat on a medium-high flame until all the water has evaporated, and until meat appears to be cooked.
4.Wash and shred (or chop lettuce).
5. Dice tomatoes, onions, and avocados (after removing skin).
6. Wash and strain canned black beans.
7. Once chicken chop meat is cooked, it’s time to start making your tacos.
*I personally like eating my hard shell tacos wrapped in a soft shell tortilla. To keep taco from falling apart, spread sour scream on 1 soft tortilla, and “stick it” to hard shell taco.
8. Add chicken chop meat, avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, black beans, cheese, salsa/Sriracha sauce and sour cream.
9. Pour yourself a cup of red sangria and ENJOY!