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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.


  • KamiB79
    by KamiB79
    October 14, 2011 at 5:56 PM
    Tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, cheese, salsa, and taco sauce.
  • Leelee1008
    October 14, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    we had tacco night tonight. the poor baby was eye balling our food, but she's only 9 months and cant handle spicy

  • iam4you2
    October 14, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    My kids prefer Ortega! 

  • iam4you2
    October 14, 2011 at 10:44 PM

    We have taco night at least one to two nights a week because my oldest son LOVES them! 

  • iam4you2
    October 14, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    I like cheese, chives, light tomatoe, sour cream, light lettuce, olives, and taco sauce! 

    My family likes them with just cheese, sour cream, and soft tacos, and sauce

  • elasmimi
    October 15, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    I guess I'm depriving my child. I don't fix tacos, because of the mess. She would probably do ok, but dh just can't handle them.

  • sstepph
    by sstepph
    October 15, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Oh how I love tacos!

  • Bmat
    by Bmat
    October 15, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Same here, I figure plenty of lettuce and tomatoes makes the salad part of the meal.

    Quoting onecuteladybug2:

    We don't usually have any sides. We just have tons of veggies to go on top.

  • daerca574
    October 16, 2011 at 7:52 AM

     we make mexican rice with taco seasoning and a can of rotel

  • slw123
    by slw123
    October 16, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    We are having Tuesday night tacos =)

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