Taco night recipe

by Jill Bender on March 29, 2010


The kids LOVE taco night.  And frankly, everyone I have ever made tacos for has loved them too.

Taco Recipe

INGREDIENTS (I generally double this recipe)

  • 12 corn tortillas (not premade hard taco shells)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • taco or fajita seasoning
  • 1 can of refried beans (I mix mild and hot beans)
  • shredded lettuce
  • shredded cheese
  • cooking oil
  • hot sauce, salsa or taco sauce of your choice


  • Brown ground beef and follow directions on taco seasoning packet.  (Last night I accidentally used fajita mix but decided not to tell and I got “these tacos are sooo good” comments from all.)
  • While meat is browning pour enough cooking oil in a frying pan to cover tortillas as shown and heat to a simmer.

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  • Fry corn tortillas one by one until fully cooked.  They should still be fairly floppy so as not to crack when folded.
  • Heat refried beans on the stove or in the microwave.
  • Shred lettuce and cheese.  (Or, if you’re like me you buy already shredded cheese)
  • To make the tacos:  spread beans on fried tortilla, add meat, cheese, lettuce and cheese.  Sprinkle tacos with sauce or salsa of choice.



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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tim September 29, 2010 at

Sounds very delicious. Now i’m hungry. First time visit here and I love the logo that you have at the top of your blog.


2 Jill September 29, 2010 at

Thanks for stopping by. Oh, and those tacos are DELISH. From what I hear anyway.

I can’t take credit for that header though. :)


3 Trish Barton June 21, 2011 at

I make tacos this way too. Only difference is, before I cook the ground beef, I throw in about a half an onion (diced small) and when those are translucent, I put in a clove or two garlic (minced). When the beef goes in, I sprinkle in some seasoning salt and cumin. After it’s browned I add some chili powder (about a tsp) and a TBSN of salsa (whatever you have). It’s so delicious. Making your own shells is so worth it. I never buy the premade kind.
I think tonight is going to be taco night! It is Tuesday after all! ;)


4 Jill June 21, 2011 at

Alright, my mouth is watering now. Literally. :) What better way to enjoy the first day of summer, right? Homemade taco shells are the “secret ingredient” of the perfect taco.


5 Shawn McKennon February 9, 2012 at

And for us health nuts, forgo the shredded lettuce, fried tortillas, and use something like green leaf lettuce and make wraps. I know. I’m boring. ;-)


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