September 03, 2012
Two weeks down, and our school is in full swing. Can you believe it? We are up to our ears in homework, dance, football and soccer, so dinner is always a challenge. These Easy Tacos are an ideal super quick weeknight dinner recipe. Instead of using a store-bought taco mix, use this homemade spice mixture which will have a lot less sodium. You can even make the meat ahead of time to simplify the dinner process. If you are gluten-free or eating Paleo, spoon the meat over the salad or use gluten-free tortillas (that’s what I do). Enjoy and have a great week ahead!
11/4 pounds ground lean beef or ground turkey
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (8 ounces) can tomato paste
1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon chipotle seasoning
1/4 cup salsa
8 hard tacos shells
Lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, nonfat Greek yogurt, salsa (optional)
1. In a large skillet cook turkey over medium heat 5 minutes or until browned; drain. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 minutes more. Add tomato paste, 1/3 cup water, chili power, salt and chipotle seasoning. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring often. Add salsa; cook 5 minutes more.
2. Spoon 1/4 cup of the taco filling into each taco shell. Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese, yogurt and salsa, if desired. Serve warm.
15 Responses to “Easy Tacos: Weeknight Dinner Idea”
great dinner idea and I can't believe your kids started TWO weeks ago already...wow, mine starts on Thursday. Hope everyone is easing back in - but usually it starts off with a bang. No easing in!
delicious! these are one of my favourite dinners!
Great pic of your cute kids. Tacos are my youngest son's favorites - great for a busy school day.
Jealous! My kids are just starting today and the last few weeks have been crazy. Great tacos, though!
It's been a while since we did a taco night--I love the idea of adding chipotle seasoning!
What a cute bunch you've got there! We are big taco fans. :)
fantastic! I will be making this tomorrow
My kids love taco night. LOVE LOVE. I adore you're non-taco-seasoning, taco seasoning!
I've used homemade too. Such a fun way to make it as spicy as you like.
E and I do tacos about once a week... it's so easy (and cheap)!
I'll have to look for the chipotle seasoning. I haven't tried that yet.
A nice, quick taco dinner is always a hit at our house! I make my own spice mix too and keep it on hand for tacos any time.
Who doesn't love easy tacos?? You have most definitely inspired me to have a taco night soon.
I love tacos!! This looks fantastic, Alison!
We love tacos in our family, especially since you can make then fast and healthy!
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