Tacos and Burritos – Our Favorite Healthy Recipes

When you have a teenage boy in the house, tacos are usually requested quite often. There’s just something about that warm tortilla, taco meat and all the fixings that just hits the spot.

tacos recipe

How We Make Tacos

Here’s how we fix them at our house:

Brown 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey

Drain the fat from the meat

Add 1/2 c water

1-2 T chili seasoning (see my recipe for this below)

1 t salt

Stir well and heat. You can easily simmer this for a while too.

Serve in hard taco shells or flour tortillas with any fresh ingredients you have on hand like tomatoes and lettuce.

Also serve with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese.

For Burritos

Heat 15 oz can of refried pinto or black beans with 1 c salsa

Then serve in flour tortillas with condiments mentioned above.

Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

In glass jar, mix 1/4 c chili powder

2 T each of cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika

1 T salt

Secure with a lid and store in a cool dark place. This is so handy to use for any mexican dish. Add as much or as little as you like to your taste.

Tacos are a favorite at our house and they are SO easy and quick to make. If my meat is thawed, I can have tacos ready in about 10 minutes. That is a whole lot shorter than driving in the car to a fast food restaurant and picking up dinner at the drive thru. Plus it’s SO much healthier for you and cheaper.

Who doesn’t like healthy AND cheap! For gluten free options, they make tortillas that are gluten free that taste almost as good as regular tortillas. For dairy free options, you can get soy cheese or just enjoy the meat and yummy vegetables on your taco or burrito.

I hope you enjoy these recipes and have many great meals with your family.

Learn our favorite way to make tacos & burritos along with my special homemade chili seasoning mix to have on hand for all Mexican dishes.
Posted by Heidi
April 20, 2016

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