Taco Tuesday

This is my standard Taco Tuesday menu. You can use the taco meat and serve it with hard corn shells, or soft whole wheat tortillas.

Tacos (slightly adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe)

Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday


  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 10 hard corn whole grain taco shells or soft whole wheat tortillas
  • toppings of your choice (taco sauce, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream)


  1. In a skillet, saute 1 pound of lean ground beef, chopped onion, and a  pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. When the meat is cooked through, add garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 30 seconds until the mixture smells fragrant.
  3. Add the tomato sauce. Simmer the mixture for about 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
  5. Heat hard corn shells in the oven for 5 minutes (at 325 degrees) or microwave whole wheat tortillas until warm.
  6. Fill with taco meat and top with taco sauce, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream or whatever your personal preferences are.[/recipe-directions]
  7. Serve with refried beans and Mexican rice.

Serve with refried beans and Mexican rice.