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Recently I stopped in at a national fast food chain for a quick lunch with my husband and saw a new menu item called Bacon Ranch Tacos. I was intrigued; however, I have eaten tacos at this particular restaurant before and didn’t desire to give them a second chance so I ordered a burger on that particular day. Days later though, thoughts of bacon and ranch dressing on a taco continued to haunt me. I knew I had to try. I mean, seriously, bacon makes everything better – then they added ranch, too? Yes, please!
So, I made some. Yayy me!
Yes, I cheated a little and used already made taco shells, we can’t be perfect ALL the time. Haha. Other than that, this is all homemade goodness. I used a jar of pinto beans, and some tomato sauce that I had canned in my kitchen for this recipe, but for convenience sake, I will put a decent alternative for you in the ingredients list. So, let’s cook already!
1 pkg (10 ct) prepared taco shells
10 slices, thick sliced bacon** cooked crisp (keep the grease!!)
3/4 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 can organic refried pinto beans
8 oz. organic tomato sauce
A splash (seriously, like 1/2 tsp or less) white vinegar
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
salt and black pepper to taste Continue Reading