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Taco night……one Simple step to make it a little healthier!

So we all have taco night from time to time, right??  Who doesn’t love Mexican food!  Kids surely do!  Why not have Mexican night at home and make your own tacos with your homemade taco seasoning (click here to see how).


– 1 – 1.25 lbs ground beef
– 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
– 3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning 
– 2 tablespoons tomato paste
– 1 1/4 cups water


Heat a medium-sized skillet on the stovetop over medium-high heat.  Add the canola oil and then the ground beef.  Cook ground beef until browned.  Drain on a paper towel to remove some of the oil and then return the meat to the pan. Add the taco seasoning and tomato paste and stir to combine for 1-2minutes.  Add the water and reduce the heat to simmer and cook for 10 minutes until a thick sauce is created.  Serve in hard or soft shell tacos or on a salad with all of your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Suggested toppings include:

Fresh diced tomato

Shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Sour cream (2% Greek yogurt is a great sub.  Fage is my favorite brand)

Salsa (click here for recipe)

Guacamole (click here for recipe)