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Weeknight Tacos

September 18, 2020

Like I said in my previous blog post, (If you missed that post, you can see it HERE) if you were to come over to my house on any Tuesday night, you would definitely be eating tacos! A weekly Taco Tuesday was born out of a need for simplicity. Something that I didn’t have to think about and something that can be done quickly and easily. These tacos are just the ticket, and we look forward to dinner on Tuesdays every week in our house!

Everyone loves tacos! I love these tacos because they are one-pot, made in less than 30 minutes, and only require a handful of pantry staple ingredients. And when I say simple, I mean stupidly simple. It’s a dump-everything-in-a-pan kind of a dish and for this reason alone, I love it! My husband loves these tacos because they are tasty and he can put whatever toppings he likes on his. These tacos also use my taco seasoning, which you can find the recipe for HERE. I make a big batch of this seasoning and seriously, I’ve never had a better seasoning AND it’s far cheaper and healthier than buying a packet in the store each time you make tacos. 

Just a few notes about this recipe: If you were to double up this recipe, instead of adding anther can of tomato sauce, I would simply add in water to help thin out the sauce. Adding another can of sauce would make the mixture too thick and meaty. Use any toppings you and you’re family like. We keep it simple with just a little sprinkle of cheese, but you could do sour cream, purple onions, chopping tomatoes, salsa, whatever your little heart desires! We like to serve our tacos in taco shells (Siete is our favorite, but I also buy La Tortilla Factory gluten free shells at my regular supermarket) but you can serve them up anyway you’d like. Lettuce shells, or even over a bowl of rice would be delicious! Finally, these make superb leftovers, so definitely make a little extra to have for lunch the next day! You won’t regret it! These are keto, paleo, low carb, gluten free, and if you serve them in lettuce leaves, could even be Whole30!

1.5 pounds of ground beef

½ medium onion

1 8-oz can tomato sauce

2-3 tablespoons of taco seasoning (Recipe can be found HERE)

In a large skillet over medium heat, brown meat until it is about 85% cooked through, then add onion. Finish browning meat until no pink remains and the onion has softened. Add taco seasoning and can of tomato sauce. Stir until the meat is evenly coated in the spices and sauce. Turn heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes to allow flavors to blend and marry. Serve warm in taco shells with desired toppings and enjoy!

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