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Quick Mexican tacos

Tacos rate high in the list for best liked Mexican food. A taco kit with ready made seasoning and prepared taco shells can be your introduction to Mexican food.


1 lb beef (ground or minced)
1 pk seasoning (taco seasoning)
2⁄3 c water
1 cn refried beans (16 oz can)
1 1⁄2 c cheese (shredded, Cheddar or Monterrey Jack)
1 1⁄2 c lettuce (chopped)
1 1⁄2 c tomato (chopped tomatoes)
1⁄2 c scallion (or green onions, chopped)
1 c sour cream (or lightly whipped cream)
1 c salsa (Mexican salsa)


Pre-heat ovet at at 350º F (180º C)

Cook ground beef in a pan together with taco seasoning and water, follow directions on the packet.

Warm taco shells in the oven for about 10 minutes.

Spoon refried beans into a serving bowl. Arrange the shredded cheese, chopped lettuce, tomatoes and onions in separate bowls.

Fill a taco shell starting with your choice of beans or meat, add cheese and vegetables. Top with salsa and sour cream.

Total time
20 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
4 servings


Taco shells are Mexican tortillas fried and folded. They come ready to fill in taco kits.

If you are not a big fan of canned food and have the time, make authentic refried beans.


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