I'll share with you a favorite recipe I developed by accident. My hubby and I call it "jumble". I came up with this dish one night after I'd prepared tacos or burritos for the rest of the family and I was trying to throw together something for myself that wouldn't use up too many Weight Watcher POINTS. Basically, I took the leftover chopped veggies, added some of the spicy ground beef and stirred in some leftover brown rice I had in the fridge. The juice of half a lime and a bit of olive oil along with some extra spices completed the concoction. Don't worry about precise measurements -- just use the following as a guide and tweak it to your taste.
Chopped vegetables: cucumber, tomato, onion, lettuce, fresh jalapeno and cilantro are all wonderful.
Protein: I don't typically use a prepared taco mix when I make tacos or burritos. I simply brown the ground beef, drain the fat and add the following seasonings to taste: salt, garlic powder, chili powder, ground cumin and cayenne pepper. A little water or broth is helpful to get everything melded together. Just let that simmer on low (covered) while you're chopping your veggies. On occasion I've made a vegetarian version with black beans and corn.
Starch: Brown rice is nice but I encourage you to give barley a try! I pre-cook a couple of cups of barley almost weekly just to keep on hand for this type of dish. Instead of water I use broth (chicken or beef) and use the same ratio of liquid to grain as you would when cooking brown rice.
Seasonings: Fresh lime juice and a bit of olive oil are wonderful in jumble. Sometimes I go with Ken's Creamy Lite Caesar Dressing instead of the oil for a slightly different flavor. I also like to add more chili powder, cumin and either fresh garlic or garlic powder.
So, that should get you started. I gravitate to the Mexican seasonings but have often thought about trying to come up with a Greek inspired jumble or maybe one with an Asian twist. I'd love to hear how you like "jumble" and look forward to reading about your own variations.