***Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heinz Vinegar. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.***
In my journey to live clean, I have discovered a lot of unconventional uses for every day products. One product I absolutely love is Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar. Most people have a bottle of this somewhere in their pantry, and it seems that loads of people have no idea what to do with it. It's one of those staples that tends to collect dust. That's a shame, since Apple Cider Vinegar, both filtered and unfiltered, has a myriad of uses. Some of the uses are actually very surprising, but we'll get to that later!
The first use I'd like to mention is cooking. Apple Cider Vinegar is a must-have ingredient for any foodie. I like using it in salads, in sauces, and even in my almost famous Cincinnati Chili. Since I have already shared my recipe on the blog, I'd like to share yet another mouth-watering recipe that showcases this extremely versatile ingredient. I bet you'd never guess, but the absolute best taco meat recipe in existence uses Apple Cider Vinegar. Here's my recipe for Taco Salad:
The Best Taco Salad Ever :
(for the meat)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, minced
4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons hot Mexican chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon Chipotle or Ancho pepper
Coarse Sea Salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup smooth canned tomato sauce
3/4 cup chicken broth
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
Tortilla Chips (I use Doritos)
Lettuce or Mixed Field Greens
Salsa or Taco Sauce
Black Olives (optional)
1.Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
2.Stir in the garlic, spices, and 1 teaspoon salt and cook until fragrant about thirty seconds.
3.Stir in the ground beef and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon until no longer pink, about five minutes.
4.Stir in the tomato sauce, broth, vinegar, and sugar until thickened and liquid is reduced, about 15 minutes.
5.Season with salt to taste.
6. Place a layer of Tortilla Chips in a bowl or on a plate
7. Add lettuce or mixed greens
8. Top with beef, cheeses, olives, onions, Cilantro and salsa or taco sauce
Surprising Uses for Cider Vinegar :
Here are some great health benefits that Apple Cider Vinegar can provide:
Here are some more great household uses for Cider Vinegar:
Here are more beauty and personal care uses:
To learn about even more ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar, check out the Heinz Vinegar website.
You can also find some inspiration on the Heinz Vinegar Pinterest Page!
Do you use Apple Cider Vinegar in your home? What uses have you found for this amazing, natural product? I'd love to hear your ideas!