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Taco Night!
by whoorl
September 30, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Is there anyone out there who doesn't love taco night? WE LOVE TACO NIGHT. In fact, I sink into a little bit of culinary depression if we don't do tacos once a week. My 5-year-old son feels like such a big boy when he gets to assemble his own meals, and the bite-sized morsels of veggies, beans and meat are perfect for my 1-year-old. Here's how we make taco night special at the Whoorl household.

One of the best things about taco night is the ease of preparation. Almost everything (tortillas, taco shells, seasoning) can be bought prepared, but I like to make my own taco seasoning for the ground beef and beans. Here's the quick recipe.


1 tablespoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Mix together and use the desired amount mixed with your protein. (You can store the rest in an airtight container.)

Now, if you aren't in the mood to make your own or in a major hurry, we like the Old El Paso seasoning packet, as well as their taco shells. Heat up your protein, chop up all your sides, and you're good to go!

What are you favorite sides for taco night? I do a quick mexican rice using enchilada sauce that seems to keep the family happy, but I'm always looking for ways to change it up.


  • Ladyisis
    October 5, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    We just love Taco night here. The hubby cooks the taco meat and I cut up all the tomatoes, lettuce, and onions. Talk about yummy! :)

  • slw123
    by slw123
    October 5, 2011 at 9:28 PM

    Mmmm, every night should be taco night!

  • Samanthamommy
    October 6, 2011 at 12:41 AM


  • JHanc968
    October 6, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    We love taco night!

  • MomX3ThatsMe
    October 6, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Mmmmmm!!!  I absolutely love taco night!  This sounds delicious!  We have not had tacos in a while... this is a good reminder!  I think we even have Old El Paso shells at home, too!

  • lalasmama2007
    October 6, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    We're having tacos tonight.  We usually have rice and beans on the side.

  • KaylaMillar
    October 6, 2011 at 2:24 PM

     we love taco night.  Our favorite side is black beans and mexican rice! YUM!

  • millerbunch
    October 6, 2011 at 4:37 PM

     love mexican night..

    refried beans on the side is a must for me.. but it's also..cheese, tomtoes, lettuce, salsa, hot sauce, rice and olives

  • Stormy6669
    October 6, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Sometimes I just make tacos and others I make rice to go with. Sometimes beans.

  • aneela
    by aneela
    October 6, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    my son was just asking me for tacos...but we are out of ground beef...but it is on the menu for next week!!

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