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.
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.
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.