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Beef Tacos with Pumpkin and Brown Rice

Main Dishes



1 red onion, diced, about 1/4 to 1/2 cup
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 lbs. ground beef
2 tsp. cumin, or more to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
1 tsp. curry powder, optional
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 to 3/4 can pumpkin puree
3/4 to 1 cup cooked brown rice, lightly salted
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes, optional
Soft whole-grain wraps, baked taco shells OR tortilla chips

Toppings, as desired:
Light sour cream
1 to 2 avocados, sliced
Chopped lettuce
Cheddar or pepper jack cheese
Diced tomatoes
Taco sauce


Sauté red onion in olive oil. Add ground beef and seasonings. Brown beef, stirring occasionally. When cooked, reduce heat to simmer and stir in pumpkin, cooked brown rice and tomato sauce. Add canned tomatoes, if desired. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until mixture is cooked and mixed well. Spoon beef mixture into wraps or taco shells or onto tortilla chips. Top with cheese and toppings. Drizzle with taco sauce.


From “Dawg Bites,” Choctaw County office, MSU Extension Service

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