Seriously, who doesn’t love tacos? We take tacos any way we can get ’em around here, and probably at least once a week! Beef? please! Chicken, oh my! Fish? You know it. We love tacos!
But sometimes, I don’t feel like waiting for beef to marinate, or the more likely of scenarios, I don’t have the time to make carne asada, or pastor tacos, and when that happens, I usually just make good ‘ol tex-mex tacos. And to be honest, these are my absolute favorite. I grew up eating these, and when I ran out of my homemade taco seasoning, I looked for some other options.
I picked up this package of McCormick Taco Skillet Sauce at Walmart for only $1.68! I knew it had to be good because McCormick is known for their spices, and when I read the ingredients, I was glad to see that it wasn’t loaded with chemicals, and other garbage, just all the good stuff like tomatoes, spices and garlic.
There was seven different varieties of skillet sauces for all different types of meals like; bbq chicken, sicilian chicken, chili, sesame stir fry and more – they all looked delicious, but the sesame chicken stir fry variety really caught my eye, so I bought that too! But back to the tacos…
The package came with a custom recipe with everything you’ll need to make a delicious meal in no time at all. These Chipotle & Garlic Taco’s had only three steps! My kind of week night meal! So, here is what you’ll need to make some absolutely delicious homemade tacos in less than 20 minutes that everyone in your family will adore!
Man I hate freezing ground beef sometimes…. it looks all funky.
1 package McCormick Taco with Chipotle & Garlic Skillet Sauce
1 lb ground beef (or turkey)
taco shells – crunchy or soft… we choose crunchy
your favorite toppings:
taco sauce – our favorites are Ortega and this totally bad for you TacoBell Chipotle sauce (which paired really well with the hint of chipotle in the skillet sauce)
There are three steps to this delicious kid-friendly meal; brown ground beef, add McCormick Skillet Sauce and simmer. So here is how I did it:
First thing I did was bring a tablespoon of olive oil to a shimmer over medium-high heat, and added my ground beef. The recipe on the package doesn’t call for it, but I seasoned my ground beef with salt and pepper.
The instructions say to drain the fat, but to be honest, I think it adds flavor – so if you want, drain the fat at this point, or just leave it like I did and then add your yummy sauce!
Ahhhh… smell the smokiness as the sauce hits the pan, and then give it a little stir. Smell that garlic? Yum! The sauce smelt absolutely amazing, and made me wonder how delicious this would be in some quesadillas with chicken? … Back to Walmart I go!
And that’s it baby! Heat up some taco shells in the oven according to package directions, and prep your favorite toppings. Serve and watch your family gobble up dinner!
I am a minimalist with tacos, and just like mine with cheese and a little hot sauce, how do you like yours?
I used the leftovers and made some delicious beef quesadillas for lunches the next day! The recipe serves six, so since there is only 3 of us, we had more than enough for two meals! Delicious, cheap and easy – my kind of meal! McCormick Skillet Sauces really do make dinner easy, just like the say. I’m excited to try the other variety I bought.