Taco Tuesday is a real thing in our house, and sometimes Taco Wednesday and Thursday too. Anyone else run out of meal ideas constantly!?
Since we have a crew of different tastes in our house, I love that taco night allows for me to cook one thing, and my kids to make their dinner plates suit their tastes.
My oldest three like their taco meat plain, without seasoning. I know, I'm not sure if that really counts as a taco either. But, they eat the plain meat so I won't complain!
We use ground turkey, cook it, and then season it with store bought seasoning, but you can also easily make your own healthy taco seasoning with advice from Gimme Delicious. The best part of homemade seasoning is that you can adjust the spiciness for your family’s pallets!
All you need are:
4 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried onion
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)
Check out Gimme Delicious for the details!
While we're cooking the meat, I cook three cups of rice in a different pot and heat frozen corn in the microwave for ease. Research suggests that cooking vegetables in a microwave, and plastic bag, are safe, BUT I have trust issues so I empty the bag content into a glass bowl, add some water and cover it with a silicone lid.
The final step for taco night is cutting up some tomatoes to add in or just eat up!
Does your family enjoy taco night? I'd love to hear how you do it in your house in the comment section!
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