Simple Tacos

I am probably the blandest person you will ever meet when it comes to food. I can’t handle anything spicy (seriously, black pepper sets my mouth on fire) and I definitely am not adventurous. However, as I move through my twenties, I have learned to give things a try and keep my mind open when it comes to food.

I have expanded my horizons to so many different tastes these past few years, and I am really getting into food. I have never been one to truly enjoy eating. However, there are a few meals that I crave almost weekly and have truly perfected the way I prepare it for myself, friends and family.

Simple Tacos - Pearls and Polkadots

Simple Tacos - Pearls and Polkadots

I am not a food blogger, but in honor of ‘Cinco de Mayo!’, I thought I would share my simple and quick way that I prepare tacos – nothing unique or original, just my plain ol’ way of doing things. Also, who doesn’t love tacos…right?

Simple Tacos - Pearls and Polkadots

I grew up in a pretty normal household. However, when it came to spices, my family really didn’t season anything. We always would brown meat, cut up some tomatoes and lettuce, grate cheese and throw it all in a wrap. No spices. No seasoning. Nothing. You can imagine my surprise when I went off to university, had a taco night with my roommates and discovered that taco seasoning was a thing and kind of, you know, necessary for tacos.

Simple Tacos - Pearls and Polkadots

Simple Tacos - Pearls and Polkadots

This is one of my favourite meals to make. I make it at least twice a month – if not more. Now, it is not the most flavorful recipe…but it is just to my liking (spiciness-wise) and it certainly hits the spot.

Simple Tacos - Pearls and Polkadots

Simple Tacos - Pearls and Polkadots

Simple Tacos - Pearls and Polkadots

Simple Tacos

Not only is this recipe incredibly simple, but it is the most basic taco recipe you will ever use. Perfect for a quick, easy and fun dinner (seriously, no work needed). 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Cinco de Mayo, Mexican, Taco Tuesday, Tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Taco Meat

  • 3 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning

Toppings

  • 1 tomato
  • 2-3 leaf romaine lettuce
  • 2 c. cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 pkg. soft tortillas warmed

Instructions

Taco Meat

  1. Prepare the ground beef in a large fry pan, browning it as usual. Cook all the way through, and let simmer for 1-2 minutes. 

  2. Mix together the taco seasoning and water in a separate bowl. Combine completely. 

  3. Once the meat is browned thoroughly, pour the taco seasoning and water mixture into the fry pan. Coat the browned beef in the taco seasoning and water mixture and let sit. 

  4. Keep warm until ready to serve. 

Toppings

  1. Dice the tomato, strip the lettuce and grate the cheese. 

Recipe Notes

This recipe is simple and easy - makes for a quick preparation for a fun, Mexican night!

I hope I inspired you to make tacos, and maybe try spicing my recipe up a little (considering there are none in this one)! Let me know in the comments below how you prepare your favourite taco meal!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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