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Ground Beef or Chicken Tacos & Tostadas

beef tacos

A favorite amongst kids and adults alike. Tacos and tostadas are fun to eat, easy to make, and will surely leave your families smiling. Make a double recipe and save half to use for Taco Salad.

  • 6 ServingsServings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil or more as needed
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or 1 pound boneless chicken cut in 1/2-inch cubes, or 1/2 pound tofu, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 1/2-5 1/2 teaspoons Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 12-18 store-bought corn or flour taco or tostada shells


Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add canola oil and heat. Add meat and onion. Stir until meat begins to brown. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Drain the grease from the pan. Add taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil. Stir again. Reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Heat refried beans, if you choose to use them.
Serve in warm taco shells, soft flour tortillas, or flat tostada shells with accompaniments.


Homemade Taco Sauce
shredded lettuce, chopped
tomatoes, parve sour cream, and chopped white onions

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