As hectic as our schedules are, we often look for quick and easy dinner options. Making tacos is definitely one of those types of meals that is tasty as well as easy. Tacos are a great option because you can use almost any type of meat such as pork, chicken, beef, or you could even do a vegan option. You can also cook the filling a variety of ways, cooked slowly and shredded, seared in a skillet like fajita meat, or ground meat simmered in a frying pan. We’re not really doing a recipe this week because, as we said, this was a fast meal made easy.
This was a childhood staple for both of us and we used to make it for our kids as well. We went with the simple solution of browning ground meat, we chose ground chicken to make a little healthier, and then adding water and taco seasoning. It doesn’t get much simpler. We shredded some lettuce, cut some tomato, added salsa, shredded cheese, jalapenos, and sour cream to complete the meal. We heated store-bought taco shells in the oven, but it works great with flour shells heated in the microwave if you don’t want a crunchy taco. Twenty minutes later and we had a dinner that was not only fast and easy, but really satisfies the taste buds.
Sometimes uncomplicated, unsophisticated, down right old-fashioned is the perfect solution for a weeknight dinner. People have been making this same meal since the sixties, but there is probably a reason that it has been around for so long. When it works, it works. We all have that “go to” dinner for when we just don’t have a lot of time or energy, but don’t want to order out or pick up fast food. Hopefully yours is as tasty as a weeknight taco dinner.