Tips To Prepare Taco Recipe For Kids Simple

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Hey there, junior chefs! Are you ready to whip up a delicious and exciting meal that’s perfect for your tiny hands and even tinier tummies? Look no further than these mini tacos – a fun and flavorful fiesta that’s easy to make and even easier to gobble up!

Gearing Up for Taco Time!

Taco Cups Recipe
Taco Cups Recipe

Before we dive into the yummy stuff, let’s gather everything we’ll need:

Ingredients:

(1) 1 pound ground beef (or turkey for a lighter option)

  • (2) 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • (3) 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • (4) 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper (any color you like!)
  • (5) 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • (6) 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • (7) 12 small taco shells (or use mini tortillas if you can find them!)
  • (8) Shredded lettuce (optional)
  • (9) Diced avocado (optional)
  • (10) Chopped tomatoes (optional)
  • (11) Sliced black olives (optional)
  • (12) Sour cream (optional)

  • Utensils:

    (1) Mixing bowl

  • (2) Spoon
  • (3) Spatula
  • (4) Cutting board
  • (5) Knife (adult supervision required!)
  • (6) Serving platter

  • Safety First!

    Remember, whenever we’re cooking, safety is super important. Here’s a quick reminder:

    (1) Always ask a grown-up to help you with the hot stove or oven.

  • (2) Be careful with sharp knives – let an adult handle the chopping.
  • (3) Wash your hands before you start cooking.

  • Now Let’s Make Some Mini Taco Magic!

    Alright, with our ingredients prepped and safety in mind, it’s time to get cooking!

    Step 1: Brown the Beef (or Turkey)

    1. (1) Ask an adult to heat up a large skillet on the stove over medium heat.
    2. (2) Add the ground beef (or turkey) to the hot skillet and crumble it up with your spoon as it cooks.
    3. (3) Keep cooking the meat until it’s nice and brown all over, breaking it up with your spoon every few minutes.

    Step 2: Spice it Up!

    1. (1) Once the meat is browned, add the taco seasoning mix to the skillet.
    2. (2) Stir it all together with your spoon to make sure the meat is evenly coated.
    3. (3) Ask an adult to pour in the diced tomatoes (along with their juices) and stir it all up again.
    4. (4) Let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it’s nice and hot and smells delicious!

    Step 3: Time for the Veggies!

    1. (1) While the meat mixture simmers, ask an adult to help you chop up the onion and bell pepper. Remember, be careful with the knife!
    2. (2) Once the chopped veggies are ready, add them to the skillet with the meat mixture.
    3. (3) Stir it all together and let it simmer for another 2-3 minutes, or until the veggies are softened.

    Step 4: Assemble Your Mini Taco Masterpieces!

    1. (1) Now comes the fun part – building your tacos!
    2. (2) Carefully spoon a small amount of the meat mixture into each taco shell.
    3. (3) Get creative with the toppings! You can add shredded cheese, lettuce, avocado, diced tomatoes, black olives, sour cream, or anything else that tickles your taste buds.

    Step 5: Devour and Enjoy!

    There you have it, junior chefs! You’ve just created a batch of delicious and fun mini tacos. Grab your favorite grown-up, gather around the table, and enjoy your culinary masterpiece!

    Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

    This recipe yields approximately 12 mini tacos. Here’s a basic breakdown of the nutritional value per serving (without toppings):

    Calories: 150

  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 350mg