Taco Tuesday 101: Learn how to plan taco night just right and what goes into the perfect dinner. From the tacos to sides, drinks, and more!
I’m going to walk you through my typically Taco Tuesday prep. In the past we’ve done ground turkey tacos, sometimes we’ll do fajita or shredded chicken tacos, but my favorite by far is ground beef–so that’s what we’re going with! I enjoy cooking on Tuesday’s so much because both my husband and I are in the kitchen together. He chops everything and makes the guac while I do the rice, beans, and meat–whoever is done first prepares the drinks!
There are a few key parts to a successful and filling Taco Tuesday…
Ground beef, ground turkey, veggies, fish, fajita chicken, or steak?
Will you make it from a bag, cook it on the stove, or use the rice cooker?
Black beans, pinto beans, refried beans?
Guacamole, salsa, cheese, hot sauce?
Margaritas or a cerveza?
Once you can answer these questions, you’ll be well on your way to serving up a delicious Taco Tuesday dinner! So find yourself a sous-chef and let’s get started!
Go put on your favorite radio station and have your sous-chef chop everything you’ll need for the rice, guac, toppings, and anything else.
I used to love using store-bought rice. Throw it in the rice cooker or on the stove and it’s done in 20 minutes or so… But I find it so much more satisfying when I make our own homemade taco rice on the stove. To each his own!
Once your rice is covered, start cooking your beans on low heat.
If you’re making homemade taco seasoning, grab a small bowl and start mixing so you’re not rushing at the last minute.
Now it’s time to cook the ground beef.
Begin to brown the meat, while stirring the beans, and not touching the rice until the timer sounds!
Once your ground beef is cooked, add the taco seasoning and stir.
Around this time your sous-chef should be finishing up the homemade guacamole and the timer for the rice should be sounding.
Decide who’s making the margaritas or pouring the cerveza and warm up those tortillas.
And that’s it! Serve it up and enjoy!
Happy Taco Tuesday 🙂
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