I just stumbled upon a great combo of convenience cooking... cooking once to make two meals and cooking ahead.....
Make a pot of rice (I do brown rice and I finally have my system down... you can see it here.)
Cook up three 1 pound packages of burger (I used elk but whatever) as taco meat. I'm using up the last of the taco seasoning can I got at Costco but then I'm going to try this homemade version.
Usually what ends up happening is I make the rice up and Hot & I take some for lunch.
The first night.... tacos. After dinner the second night mix:
Leftover cooked rice
Two cans black beans, drained & rinsed
A jar or so of salsa
Leftover taco meat
A couple of chopped up bell peppers
Whatever else seems Mexican in your fridge (leftover sour cream, onion, tomato)
Put it in a 9x13 pan and bake at 350 (or so) for 35 minutes (or so). Top with shredded cheddar cheese. I like to garnish with cilantro, sour cream & avocado.
Eat leftovers in tortillas for lunch the next day.
This is Hot's favorite meal right now. Too bad it requires turning on the oven during the summer.