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Trader Joe’s Tacos

Spicy Ground Beef Tacos

I made this recipe one night after a long day. You know how that goes, you’re on your way home from school, work or whatever your day holds, you’re so exhausted but you know that there’s nothing at home to eat!  Some people take the fast food route, I take the “fast cooking” route, but before you can “fast cook” you have to “fast shop” and that’s where Trader Joe’s comes in!

Being a smaller, specialty grocery store there’s not all the navigating through aisle after aisle to get what you need for dinner. They are always well staffed making check out a breeze!  But my favorite thing about Trader Joe’s is I know I’m getting fresh, healthy food with no artificial ingredients or preservatives which is very important to me and time-saving because there’s no need to read labels on everything!

You also can’t beat the price!  Everything needed for these Trader Joe’s Tacos, which feeds 4, can be purchased  for $13.13 (yes that’s actually the exact amount it came out to!  All the sudden 13 doesn’t feel so unlucky 🙂 ) That comes out to $3.28 per person!  Cheaper AND much more delicious and nutritious than anything that could be bought at a fast food joint and it only takes 15 minutes to make!

Trader Joes Taco Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup mexican blend cheese
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño (chopped)

Other Optional Ingredients

  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Avocado

Start by cooking the hamburger meat.  Once browned add the taco seasoning, water and combine well.

Spicy Taco Meat

Next chop the veggies.

Chopped Vegetables for Tacos

Once the seasoning is cooked into the meat, heat the tortillas wrapped in a paper towel in the microwave for 45 seconds.

Put the tacos together by spooning the hamburger meat into the tortillas.

Spicy Beef Taco Recipe

Add the cheese, lettuce and chopped veggies.

Easy Spicy Beef Taco Recipe

And there it is!  Super yummy, quick and easy!

Trader Joe's Taco Recipe

♣ Vegetarian Option: Substitute meatless crumbles for the ground beef.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute corn tortillas for the flour.

Trader Joe's Tacos

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Trader Joe's Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup mexican blend cheese
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño (chopped)
  • Other Optional Ingredients
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Avocado

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the hamburger meat.
  2. Once browned add the taco seasoning, water and combine well.
  3. Next chop the veggies.
  4. Once the seasoning is cooked into the meat, heat the tortillas wrapped in a paper towel in the microwave for 45 seconds.
  5. Put the tacos together by spooning the hamburger meat into the tortillas.
  6. Add the cheese, lettuce, chopped veggies and serve.
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