Taco Tuesday is a real thing in my family. If you ask what you should have for dinner on a Tuesday – I will tell you tacos – duh. Honestly though I would tell you tacos for dinner is fine everyday…
My mom has been making her taco meat like this for years and I’ve finally learned why. It’s easy, it’s fast, it’s freezer friendly, and super versatile! Now I always make my taco meat like this every week and I wouldn’t have it any other way, unless we are talking fajitas but that is a completely separate day of the week…
You do not play with Taco Tuesday.
Since we have tacos every week, I do try to switch it up between soft burritos, crunchy tacos, quesadillas or nachos. My son and fiance love me to bits when I surprise them with Nacho Cheese Doritos Nachos! And this dish is quick enough to make in a pinch and still have a delicious dinner, so it’s perfect for more hectic nights. This taco meat recipe is also super freezer friendly! You can double or triple the recipe and freeze this meat for future nights and save yourself some time!
When I started staying home, I realized how much I was spending on those seasoning packets in the baking aisle. They don’t seem like much when you purchase one or two at a time, but now I like to go grocery shopping for multiple meals and spending ten dollars in just seasonings or sauces is a real bummer to me. Ten dollars is practically 5 meals of chicken dinner to me and I would rather put my money there. I decided to start learning the recipes of the most common seasoning packets or sauces that I would buy and now I make them from scratch at home for pennies on the dollar AND improved my cooking skills by doing so.
This is a recipe for homemade taco seasoning. It makes a few servings of seasoning and you can store it in an air-tight container for future use. Feel free to add more chili for heat or salt to taste!
My son helps make dinner most nights during the week and tacos is a fun one for us. He likes to add the olives and beans to the meat as it’s cooking and he stirs it for me. He also helps me get out the spoons for sour cream and the other toppings. I like to add olives and beans to the meat mixture and serve them all together – feel free to serve them separately if you do not like them warm. You can even add onions to the ground beef or your favorite peppers. It’s super basic and easy to customize. This makes nacho, burrito or taco bars really fun and easy for the kiddos. They can explore the different toppings and textures.
Taco Tuesday is every week! Make it easy on yourself and know that Tuesday night can be the easiest dinner of the week to make!