• Tasty Taco Salad

    Tasty Taco Salad

    Do you like tacos? What about salad? If you said yes to one or both of these questions, then do we have something for you! 

    Taco salad has become a staple for us here at Side Hustle, as it brings two of the greatest things ever together. Beef and our Taco Tuesday seasoning. Sorry salad, you’re not quite there yet. 

    This recipe is easy, tasty and will make you want to eat salad all the time. 



    1lb, ground beef
    3 Tablespoons Side Hustle Taco Tuesday
    1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped 
    1 red pepper, sliced thin
    Chopped cherry tomatoes
    Kraft Catalina dressing (or Hidden Valley Ranch dressing)
    Cheddar cheese, grated 
    1 handful Tostitos Multigrain Rounds
    Pickled jalapeños, chopped (optional)
    1 dollop Greek yogurt (optional)


    1. Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat and add your ground beef. With a spatula, chop up the meat in the pan so that it looks crumbly and begins to cook. Continue cooking until the juices have evaporated and the meat begins to sizzle and brown. When I say brown, I mean brown. Not grey, but dark brown. 

    2. Once browned, add in the Taco Tuesday and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant. Add 2 cups of water and turn the heat down to medium. Simmer for 15 minutes or until 95% of the water is gone. 

    3. While the meat is cooking, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Roughly cut up the iceberg lettuce into large squares, about 1 inch. Slice the red pepper as thick or thin as you like. Chop your cherry tomatoes in half. Grate a good amount of the cheese of your choice, we used a jalapeño cheddar from Armstrong which adds an extra punch of heat. Set ingredients aside in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use. 

    4. When the meat is ready, you can allow it to cool for 5 minutes in the pan or use it right away if you like a hot salad. I enjoy a moderately warm salad, so I allow it to cool. Mix the salad ingredients together with the Catalina, crush up the Tostitos, top with meat and put that dollop of Greek yogurt straight smack dab in the middle. Sprinkle with a bit more Taco Tuesday and pickled jalapeños if you’re using them. 

    5. Finally take a hot photo for the ‘gram, tag @sidehustlespice and dig in! 


    🚨Disclaimer: this may or may not be healthier than tacos 🤷🏻

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  • Beefy Beef Stew

    Beefy Beef Stew

    In those everlasting cold months here in Canada, why not make some beef stew to keep you warm and your belly full. A simple take on beef stew using our Soups, Stews & Braises Oh My! makes your house smell delicious and your tastebuds tingle. 



    1lb stewing beef, cut into 1 inch cubes
    3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
    1 Tablespoon salt
    2 Tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
    2 teaspoons Side Hustle Soups, Stews & Braises Oh My!
    2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, diced large
    2 medium carrots, diced large
    1 medium yellow onion, diced medium
    1 red pepper, diced medium
    4 cups water (or 4 cups beef stock if not using bouillon cube)
    1 beef bouillon cube
    2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    3 Tablespoons Heinz ketchup


    1. Toss stewing beef with salt and mix thoroughly. Then toss the beef with the flour and allow the flour to soak into the beef, takes a few minutes. 

    2. While the beef is hanging out with the flour on it, heat a large pot with the oil over medium high heat. Add beef to the pan when it is hot and allow to cook 2-3 minutes per side, or until it is well browned. DO NOT crowd the bottom of the pan or the meat will steam and not get browned. The brown is flavour country and you want that. 

    3. Set cooked pieces of beef aside and add the chopped onions to the pan. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, and then add your water and bouillon cube or beef stock. Bring to a boil and add the beef back to the pan and turn the heat to a simmer and allow to cook for 35 minutes or until the beef is tender.

    4. When beef is tender, add the rest of the veggies and allow them to cook through until tender. 

    5. When the beef and veggies are ready to go, add the spice mix, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine. Taste the stew for seasoning and add more salt if that floats your boat. Serve right away with your favourite bread or some Pillsbury crescent rolls to make it extra decadent.

    Finally take a hot photo for the ‘gram, tag @sidehustlespice and dig in! 

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