What's more fun than sitting around the table with the people you care about most and having a fun taco night! I love making interactive meals for dinner it really creates a fun atmosphere where people can let loose, let go of the forks and knives and use the best utensils that we all have - our hands! Get the family involved and ask one to put the condiments together, another to slice the lettuce, and get one of the kids to shred the cheese. It brings a smile to my face whenever I bring the fully stuffed taco into my mouth. This recipe is so easy to do so give this a try and enjoy tacos more often!

Serves 4

Ground taco meat Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, diced (optional)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef/chicken/turkey
  • coarse salt and ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp each: ground cumin, dried basil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • dashes of tabasco (as much as you want)
  • 4 tbsp ketchup

Condiment and filling ingredients:

  • homemade or jarred chunky tomato salsa (mild or hot)
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • shredded iceberg lettuce preferred
  • sweet onion, chopped
  • sour cream
  • guacamole (if you wish)
  • small soft of hard shelled tortillas
Heat oil in a large heavy bottom skillet, on medium high heat, and saute the onion, and zucchini for 3 minutes. Add in the ground meat and break it up using your wooden spoon. Brown the meat for a good 8-10 minutes before moving forward. Season with salt and pepper. Add in the minced garlic, spices, tabasco, and the ketchup. Cook for another 5 minutes or until all of the meat has cooked through and the ingredients have come together. Take it off the heat.

Serve all of the condiments in separate bowls, and if you wish warm the flour tortillas through in the oven. Do this by wrapping the tortillas in foil and heating them on low heat for about 15 minutes. Once the meat has finished cooking serve immediately and start to assemble your tacos!

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