How to create a fun Taco Bar for the whole family!

“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.” – Guy Fieri

As you all know I love cooking with my boys! It’s generally a family affair and we have lots of fun. In addition to having taco nights, we also do a nacho & pizza night. You can see those blog posts here. Having the kids help in preparing the meals makes it a lot more fun, & they feel like they get a say in the matter as well. 

If you have picky eaters or you just want to create a fun family dinner night, check out our Taco Bar options!

This is also a great dish to serve at a party!

To watch Aaron & I create our taco bar, check it out at my YouTube Channel below!

Here’s the easy how to with pics!

Our Favorite Recipes

Ingredients: Yields 8 cups of taco meat. I recommend using about ¼ to ½ cup per shell depending on size

Variety of taco shells~ We use hard & soft tortilla shells & boats, as well as corn tortillas for a street food flare!

1 pound ground beef

1 pound plain ground pork

1 TBSP olive oil

2 fresh cloves of garlic minced or 2 tsp jarred

2 packages of taco seasoning or switch it up and use chorizo seasoning packets

Toppings we use, but you can add anything your family enjoys:

Head lettuce, cut and diced
Black and green olives
Fresh cilantro
Jalapeno peppers
Roma tomatoes
Sour cream 
Taco sauce
Avocado or Guacamole~ check out my easy recipe!
Shredded taco blend cheese

Recipe for Homemade Refried Beans!

Watch my super easy how-to make homemade refried Beans!

Check out the complete blog post HERE!

1. In a skillet fry your ground meat in olive oil until about half done; add garlic and both packages of taco seasoning; blend well and cook until done & crumbled; drain off any excess grease as necessary.

While your meat is frying, cut all veggies as desired and get all other toppings in bowls for easy access.

We love Guacamole on our nachos, taco’s, and in a dip!

Check out my Easy Guacamole Recipe

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