Recipes Easy Homemade Tacos and Filling

Tacos are a great quick meal. They also serve up nicely at a slumber party or any event where finger foods are being served. You have two basic types of tacos, meat and meatless.

Ingredients

8 hard or soft taco shells

MEAT

1 pound of fresh ground hamburger or turkey, 1 taco seasoning packet (mild, medium or hot), 2 tablespoons of olive oil

In a large frying pan heat the olive oil and add the hamburger and taco seasoning cook about 15 minutes, grind up with a potato masher or run through a food processor after the meat cools a little.

MEATLESS

1 box of Boca burgers or any vegetarian meat alternative, 1 taco seasoning packet (mild, medium or hot) 2 tablespoons of olive oil

In a large frying pan heat the olive oil and add the meat alternative and taco seasoning, cook about 15 minutes, grind up with a potato masher or run through a food processor after it cools a little.

Now that you have your main ingredient stuff about 3 tablespoons in a hard or soft taco shell. Then choose one or all of the ingredients listed below and add 1 tablespoon of each.

FILLINGS

1 cup of shredded lettuce, 1 cup of diced fresh tomatoes, 1 cup of refried beans, 1 cup of shredded cheese, 1 cup of salsa, 1 cup of sour cream, 1 cup of taco sauce (mild, medium, hot)

There are several fillings you can add to your taco. When making them for a “group” of people it’s better to stick with the basics and allow them to choose which fillings they want rather than putting them together ahead of time.

 
© 2017 Paul Timman