Easy Weeknight Taco Ring
I feel like all I talk about on the blog is how busy I am – probably because it’s so painfully TRUE. I feel like my life isn’t all that hectic, until I look back and realize that in the past week I’ve eaten out almost every. Single. Day.
God bless my new job for making that possible by paying me a lot more than my old one, but still: how wasteful is that?? I’ve spent so much money on not just the restaurant food, but also on the fresh veggies in my fridge that I planned to eat but then let go bad (RIP broccoli, I’m sure I’m the only one that’s going to miss you). This week, I’m vowing to get back on the horse and try to make my own food again. I’ve done pretty well so far, except for Valentine’s Day. I am not prepared to make a 3-course dinner complete with candlelight, so we’re going out somewhere instead. After all, what’s romantic about doing dishes?
If I’m looking for easy recipes to make on a busy weeknight, I look no further than this one right here. This recipe is something I grew up on, and it’s always been one of my very favorite meals. It wasn’t until I came to college that I learned that not everyone had this in their house every week! I was shocked! I quickly introduced all my friends to the beauty of taco ring, and everyone fell in love with it at once. It’s even easy to modify for vegans and vegetarians – just hold the meat and sauté some veggies with taco seasoning for a filling that’s just as flavorful!
The best part is dressing your taco ring up before you eat it. Just as if you were at a taco bar, there are a million ways to finish this simple dish. My favorite is some good old cheese, salsa, and hot sauce, but I love to add avocado and sour cream when I have them on hand, too. This stuff is so addicting and filling, you don’t even need a side dish; just pop it in the oven and voila – you’ve got dinner for the whole family!
I hope you find this recipe just as useful as I have on your busiest of nights!