Tacos are a staple at our house.  They are flavorful, easy to make, and (since we have kids) we can prepare many of the ingredients ahead of time.


  • Ground meat
  • Seasoning (you can use pre-packaged Taco Seasoning, or make your own with a combination of garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin)
  • Fresh tortillas
  • Other condiments to flavor – we like guacamole (LOTS of homemade guacamole), sour cream, homemade salsa, cheese, and grilled onions and peppers

To cook:

  • Brown the ground meat.
  • Add water and seasoning, and boil off the water.  Doing it this way (as opposed to adding the seasoning while browning the meat) allows the flavor to permeate into the chunks of ground meat.
  • Serve with all of the condiments your heart desires.