Tasty Taco {Recipe Redux}


Tasty Taco {Recipe Redux}

Who does not love a DIY (Do It Yourself) meal? Taco meals offer flexibility to include the foods or ingredients you like. These types of ‘separate ingredient’ meals also allow kids to help in the kitchen, which builds food confidence as a life-long skill to eating well. Taco meals also allow for amazing leftovers for those busy nights where you don’t have time to cook. I enjoy making Buddha Bowls with the remaining ingredients for quick-assembly lunches. Click here for My 7 “Make-Ahead” Lunches.


Taco Tuesdays are also a fun trend where you can swap out the fillings to make fish tacos, pulled pork, shrimp tacos, chipotle beef, buffalo chicken, tofu tacos, beef and citrus tacos, etc.


Serves: 3-4

Prep time: 15-20 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes



Corn Tortillas, soft shell

Olive or canola oil

¼ cup onion, finely chopped

500 g Lean ground beef and/or Black Beans (540mL), canned and rinsed

1 cup of mushrooms, finely chopped

Taco spice (or make your own taco seasoning)

2 avocados, smashed

1 lime, juiced into avocados

1 cup tomatoes, chopped

1 bell pepper, sliced into strips

1 cup cheese, grated

1 cup plain yogurt

2 cups lettuce, arugula

Salt and pepper to taste


Additional Topping: Parsley or Cilantro for garnish and hot sauce


Directions for Tasty Taco

  1. In a medium-hot fry pan, add small amount of oil. Add onion to the fry pan and sauté until slightly softened, about two minutes.
  2. Add ground beef to the oil and break down into smaller pieces to brown. When ground meat is browned, add finely chopped mushrooms. Stir to combine.
  3. If making a vegetarian version, add black beans to the fry pan with onions and add mushrooms when beans are slightly heated.
  4. Add taco spice to meat or beans for a speedy flavouring.
  5. In a small bowl, smash avocados and add the juice of a lime. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. When meat/beans is cooked, remove from the fry pan and set aside in a bowl.
  7. Sauté bell pepper in fry pan with a small amount of oil. Add a pinch of salt to draw out flavours.
  8. Warm the corn tortillas and serve with your choice of fixings!