What’s For Dinner? Easy Taco Bar

It’s really hard to find a meal that our entire family will eat. It’s even harder when you’re not the best cook. My remedial culinary skills combined with a lack of time equal a lot of stress when it’s time for the evening meal.

One of the only things I can prepare with ease is this taco recipe. I try to make it fun by allowing the kids to add their own toppings “taco bar” style. It’s fairly quick, it’s flexible, and it’s a great way to sneak some veggies onto the kids’ plates as well.

Easy Taco Bar

taco bar ingredientsIngredients:

Ground beef (I need at least 2-3 pounds to feed my crew)

Red, green & orange peppers

1 Red onion

Taco seasoning (I make my own since the store bought varieties are a little too strong & artificial for my kids’ taste. This is the recipe I use: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/taco-seasoning-i/)

Flour tortillas


Plain Greek yogurt (I use this as a substitute for sour cream)

Any other toppings you might want to include: tomatoes, canned chilies, shredded lettuce, chips and salsa, or fresh cilantro. I usually add more ingredients if I have more time.

taco bar helpDirections:

All you need to do is brown the ground beef, chop the veggies, add them to the beef with the seasoning, and cook until the veggies are soft. Fill the tortillas and add as many toppings as you like. Enjoy!

*This week we’re answering the age-old question….what’s for dinner? Whether you work from home or outside the home, it always seems to be a conundrum when 5:00 rolls around. So our team has put together a few of our favorite weeknight dinners in order to help make meal planning a little easier!! Be sure to check the blog each day, pin the recipes so you have them whenever you need them, make your grocery list, and get to cooking!! Happy Dinnertime!!

**Looking for more dinner ideas? Be sure to check out some of ICMB’s favorite recipes!


Meghann is the mom of 5 kids. She is a Lecturer at the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication and an Owner/Partner at Brand Driven Digital. Meghann was elected to the Coralville City Council in 2017 and is currently serving her first term. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Coralville Community Food Pantry (Vice-Chair) and on the DVIP Board of Directors. She is also a member of Johnson County's Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Policy Board. Meghann is passionate about her family, her community, and is a proud pop culture nerd.


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