I almost named this taco recipe, “Out Smart Your Kid Tacos.” You know why? Because they are packed with a variety of veggies and ALL our kids scarf these down. Yes, ALL five of the kids under our roof eat these without complaint.
My three sons (7 years, and 2 year old twins) are pretty good about eating whatever I prepare. But I have a heck of a time getting my step-kids (15 and 13 years) to eat anything that even sort of resembles a vegetable. Adding to that, what one teen enjoys, the other despises. Oh, not these tacos. Suckas! Eat them up!! Can you hear my evil laugh? My stepson doesn’t want to like them. He asks suspiciously, “What’s in these, anyway?” I respond, “TACOS!”
These are also great because the taco seasoning doesn’t have some of the nasty fillers like modified cornstartch, sugar and added color that store-bought packets contain. I’m telling you, always check labels. I like to quadruple the taco seasoning recipe and store the leftover seasoning in a glass jar to make these tacos even quicker the next time around.
Can you say Taco Tuesday? Well, for us it is Taco Wednesday. We don’t have the older kids on Tuesday and I can’t be using my “dinner they will eat” card on a night we don’t have them. Sheesh.
1 bell pepper
2 cloves garlic
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 lbs. meat of your choice
(I have made these with ground turkey, bison, ground beef and a combination)