(Family Features) Once the homework is finished and long days in the classroom and at the office are drawing to a close, you’re likely to find hungry loved ones waiting near the kitchen. When busy school nights have you feeling like you’re pinched for time, turn to recipes that are easy to make yet still delicious to enjoy.
For a kid-friendly way to put veggies on the table, look no further than familiar favorites like tacos. These Pickled Beet Tacos put Aunt Nellie’s Sliced Pickled Beets at the center of the meal combined with seasoned black beans and a creamy avocado sauce for a dinner that takes less than an hour to prepare.
An added bonus: This simple recipe makes 10 servings, meaning you can rely on leftovers for lunches throughout the week or a second dinner on an evening when after-school activities leave little time for cooking.
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Pickled Beet Tacos
Recipe courtesy of 40Aprons.com
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellie’s Sliced Pickled Beets
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 pinch salt
Quick Pickled Red Onions:
1 cup pickling liquid from Aunt Nellie’s Sliced Pickled Beets jar
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 ripe avocados
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
10 tortillas (8 inches)
fresh chopped cilantro (optional)
Drain beets; reserve liquid and set aside.
To make black beans: In saucepan over medium-low heat, combine black beans, water, paprika, garlic powder, cumin and salt. Cook 5-6 minutes, or until warm; taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
To make quick pickled red onions: In small pot over medium-low heat, heat reserved pickling liquid. Once simmering, add sliced red onion and cook 3 minutes.
To make avocado sauce: In food processor or blender, pulse avocados, lime juice, salt and garlic powder until smooth.
Assemble tacos by filling tortillas with sliced beets, black beans, pickled red onions, avocado sauce and cilantro, if desired.
Source: Seneca Foods