Everyday Mom's Meals: Simple, Easy, Quick

Friday, February 18, 2011

Simple, Easy, Quick

Those are 3 words every busy wife and mother likes to hear when it comes time to put supper on the table. I don't care if you are working 40 hours in an office or if you are home all day w/ kids, laundry, dirt, dishes, etc, by the time the 6 o'clock hour rolls around, you just want a meal that is satisfying yet not a burden to make. As moms (and wives too) we are exhausted by the end of the day, and while most of us would love to pull a roast turkey out of the oven w/ all the trimmings to the "oohhhs and ahhhhs" of our families, it just isn't practical. This meal is a twist on an old favorite--who doesn't like a good taco. Go to any street fair, sporting event or even a school cafeteria and many times you will find these on the menu. I had them all the time as a kid for school lunch, but Adam never had one until after we were married when he went to a basketball game at the Coliseum. I was shocked when he came home and declared "I had the best thing to eat. I wish you could make them." What was he talking about?? A walking taco!!! I couldn't believe he was a "virgin" to the concept and ever since they have been one of our favorite quick suppers; and Alex loves them too. Traditionally, the idea of a walking taco is to serve everything right in the chip bag--hence, you can walk while you eat it-- but at home I serve them in more of a "salad" style, so while we are eating simply, we are still eating at the table, w/ plates, and forks. :)

Walking Tacos

1 bag corn chips
1 lb. ground beef, turkey, or buffalo
1 packet taco seasoning
1/4 head of lettuce, finely chopped
1 tomato, diced
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Toppings: Sour Cream, Black Olives, Guacamole, Salsa

In a skillet on medium heat, brown meat and drain fat. Add taco seasoning and water (per packet instructions) and simmer about 10 minutes. On each individual plate, put about a cup of corn chips, and a couple spoonfuls of the meat mixture. Add favorite toppings and enjoy!

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Thanks to Amy at Food Corner!


Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

what a funny idea... I have never heard of a walking taco, but that must be a huge kid favorite.

Love sitting at the table but if I were 45 years younger (I'm a kid at heart though), I would love the walking version of this!!!

Can't wait for the nieces and nephews to visit so i have an excuse to make a walking version of this

Savannah McQueen said...

Thanks for posting on my site!

Ali said...

I've made this a bunch of times before. It is super yummy :)

The Better Baker said...

I LOOVE this flavor combo...but have never made them myself. Hubs doesn't care for corn chips. =( You make it sound so inviting and easy. It's a must try for me one day soon. thanks -