Build your own Taco Bar

Tacos are always a hit at dinner time in our house, whether we serve them plain or fancy. And the build your own Taco Bar has become a favorite this Summer, with all the heat we have been having. Yesterday we shared how to make Taco Bowls, which are a fun way to kick Taco Night up a notch, but you can certainly serve regular Tacos as well.

For some reason, when the kids have a chance to build their own, they seem to eat better…does that happen in your house too? We usually serve pretty typical taco toppings, but this time, I made the taco meat a little extra special by adding some salsa and of course, our Homemade Taco Seasoning. The added salsa gave the meat more flavor and was actually kind of creamy and moist.

I also served some of the Cocina Latina Bush Beans, they have 4 flavors, Frijoles a la Mexicana, Frijoles Charros Machacados, Frijoles Negros Machacados and Pintos a la Diablo.

And the tomatoes and onions are from our garden…so excited to have fresh vegetables right in my back yard this year!

Best Ever Taco Meat

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Best Ever Taco Meat

Taco Meat...kicked up a notch with salsa and homemade taco seasoning. Recipe from


  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup salsa {Homemade or Store Bought}
  • Homemade Taco Seasoning - I used the full amount from the recipe
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Taco Salad
  • Homemade Taco Bowls
  • Best Ever Taco Meat
  • Cocina Latina Bush Beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Cheese - I use Mexican shredded
  • Onions
  • Taco Sauce
  • Sour Cream


  1. Cook and drain ground beef
  2. Return to pan, add Salsa and Seasoning, stir until combined
  3. Add water, stir and simmer for 5 minutes {you can add more water if needed}
  4. Serve on Taco, Taco Salad or with Quesadillas
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So tell us…what do you put on your Tacos?

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  1. Absolutely kids eat better when they help make the meal– even if it’s at the table. I’m glad you have home-grown tomatoes already. Here in the Northwest we have to wait much longer for them.
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  2. I know mine eats better when we have tacos and he gets to choose the toppings (except for the pretzel topping…I’m scarred for life for that one). He will often say to add salad (lettuce) to his taco, and he won’t eat it any other way.
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