Homemade Tacos

Forget Taco Tuesday! Everyday can taco day with homemade tacos.

There is something simple and satisfying about eating a taco whether it’s a crunchy or soft taco. Chef Sandra’s taco seasoning works well with any variation of protein your heart desires, ground beef, chicken, steak, shrimp, fish, tofu, or tempeh.

Then the fun begins; load up your homemade tacos with the toppings you prefer, cheese, sour cream, salsa, jalapeno, beans, slaw, and the list goes on.

 

We Can’t Get Enough of Homemade Tacos

Americans can’t get enough of tacos, homemade or otherwise.  We devour 4.5 billion each year.  Laid end-to-end they could take you to the moon and back.  Now that’s a trip I’d like to take as long as I can eat tacos on the way there and back.

In fact, Mexican food has edged out pizzerias and now stands as the second most common US menu type.

Where did the taco get its start?

 

The History Of The Taco

Historian and professor of history at the University of Minnesota, Jeffrey M. Pilcher, has studied Mexican food for 20 years.  His theory is that the word “taco” dates back to the silver mines in Mexico where they inserted little charges of gunpowder wrapped in paper into the rock face.  These were called tacos.

The first use of the word taco as a food appeared in 1905 when a Los Angeles newspaper article referenced street food sold by a group of women called the Chili Queens.

 

Save Your Health and Your Money – Make Tacos at Home

Chances are you love homemade tacos just as much as I do!  If so, try your hand at making them at home where you’re in control of the ingredients and the taste.

Don’t spend a nickel on a taco seasoning packet where 1 serving of seasoning equals an average of more than 15% of your daily recommended sodium intake.  Save your money and your health.

Set up a homemade taco bar with a variety of toppings where everyone makes their own. Homemade taco night with Chef Sandra’s Tex Mex seasoning is perfect for a quick supper during the week or a delicious evening spent with friends and family on the weekend.

You’ll have a blast!

 

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Life At The Table Homemade Tacos 3 tacos on a slate board filled with ground beef, salsa fresca, and cheese.

Homemade Tacos Recipe

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  • Yield: Fills 10-12 shells 1x

Description

Ditch the packets of store bought taco seasoning with ingredients you can’t pronounce, don’t understand, and where the sodium content is off the charts. This simple recipe is made with Chef Sandra’s Tex Mex seasoning and will make your taste buds dance.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Brown the ground meat on medium-high heat until cooked through.
  2. Add Chef Sandra’s Tex Mex seasoning packet and cook an additional minute, allowing the spices time to heat and release their flavors.
  3. Stir in 1 tomato paste, and 1 cup of water.
  4. Simmer gently until the water has been absorbed.

Notes

Any protein can be used for your taco filling: steak, shrimp, fish, tofu, or tempeh. Season your protein before cooking it.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Taco Shell
  • Calories: 63
  • Sugar: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 139 mg
  • Fat: 1.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 27.1 mg