Well hello there delicious, easy taco dinner just waiting to be gobbled up by my boys!
This taco recipe is definitely one of those “I just don’t feel like making dinner tonight” recipes because it comes together in literally just a few minutes and your family will love it! Even better, it doesn’t contain any random ingredients like the ones you will find in those pesky little taco seasoning packets.
When I started reading ingredient lists I realized quickly that those packets contain more additives then they do actual spices. Weird, I know. But if I know all the big name companies like I do, it doesn’t surprise me one bit! They never fail to add a bunch of crap to something seemingly super simple. Not to mention those packets-o-random-ingredients are more expensive then just buying real spices.
When I ditched those packets I realized something about seasoning tacos without them, and that was the texture was a little different and sometimes my meat ended up a tad dry. Don’t get me wrong, we still slapped a bunch of cheese and sour cream on those babes and the problem was solved, but one day I decided to experiment to try to achieve that “extra sauce” that I felt the meat needed.
Welcome…..strained tomatoes and cheddar cheese! Viola! 🙂 My trusty strained tomatoes solved my problem + added additional flavor to my meat. Yes and yes!
Ok, I’m sorry but here is an obnoxiously large picture. That sauce though!
One last tidbit… I did add fresh cilantro because I had some on hand. If you don’t have fresh cilantro I would go ahead and just omit it all together. Your tacos will be just as delicious even without the cilantro!