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This quick and easy taco recipe makes a simple weeknight favorite recipe that couldn’t get much easier! Or more delicious!

Quick and Easy Taco Recipe - A simple weeknight favorite recipe that couldn't get much easier! //

This is our last week of classes before finals next week to finish up Sam’s seventh grade year. Since last August, Sam’s gone two days a week to an independent homeschool academy for classes. He has absolutely loved it and I’ve certainly loved that he’s getting instruction from facilitators who are experts in the fields in which they are teaching. We’ll take a break for a few weeks and then dig into studies for the summer. I learned the summer after our first year of homeschooling that year-round schooling was perfect for us!

You may be wondering why in the world am I carrying on about our whole school situation this late in the school year?

Well, besides the fact while there is much celebration at the end of one school year, I always become a bit more intent on soaking up every second that I have with Sam as he’s growing up and before he’s off to college. I know, I still have a few years to worry about packing him up for college (ha!), but it just seems like yesterday we were registering for pre-school and then buying our first textbooks for homeschooling. And now, I’m ordering high school textbooks and he’s researching Eagle Project ideas. In other words, the years are flying!

One thing I’ve definitely learned is that while I absolutely love, love, love cooking, when I’m helping him study for tests, get final projects ready to hand in for the end of the year, work on Boy Scout projects that have been lingering a bit longer than they should have been, and all that goes along with being a wife and Mama, there are nights when I just need the easiest thing possible to make for supper.

Even with planning ahead and making so many of these 50 slow cooker recipes for supper and other quick meals that I’ve shared with you before, there are just days that seem like 5 o’clock rolls around before I’ve even finished my first cup of coffee!

Do you ever have days like that?

That’s when I absolutely need recipes like this quick and easy taco recipe. I think the name probably tells you exactly about why I love it so much. 

Quick and Easy Taco Recipe

Quick and Easy Taco Recipe - A simple weeknight favorite recipe that couldn't get much easier! //

In just a matter of minutes, I can have these tacos ready and on the table for my family. Little do they know that it could be considered a throw together meal. Buy hey, it has protein, a rainbow of colorful vegetables, and tons of flavor. They just think it makes an awesome meal. Shhh. Don’t tell them my secret. Ok?

Here’s my Quick and Easy Taco Recipe. Make ’em soon when you need a quick-fix meal!

Quick and Easy Taco Recipe

Dinner 15 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
This quick and easy taco recipe makes a simple weeknight favorite recipe that couldn't get much easier! Or more delicious!


  • 8 (6-inch) flour or corn tortillas, lightly browned or left soft
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup arugula other spring greens or shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and sliced

Optional toppings:

  • grated pepper jack cheese
  • sour cream
  • salsa


  • Add ground beef to a medium skillet set over medium heat. Sprinkle with taco seasoning, stir to combine well, and cook until the meat is cooked through and browned, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and drain away any excess drippings.
  • Assemble tacos by spooning ground beef into each tortilla and then topping with preferred toppings of arugula, tomatoes, onion, avocado, cheese, sour cream and salsa.

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  1. Yes! You gotta have quick and easy recipes that are your “go-to” in times of need! Great recipe, I love homemade tacos myself!

    1. Thanks so much, Heather! There’s nothing like having those recipes you can always depend on, is there?

  2. I love how colorful and simple to prepare this is! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any occasion really!

    1. Thanks so much, Mary! Yes, I love all that color and how fresh these tacos are as well!

  3. Yes, you’ve just described my life.
    We too HS year round. They lose to much in the summer (math!), they have a hard time getting back into school mode when off for a while (complaining) etc.

    I bought a pressure cooker last summer. There is so much to do with school each day and then add the animals and garden stuff and there were some nights we didn’t eat until 8:00 p.m. !

    We love tacos and these look delicious and fast which is a perfect combination.