Fast-track tacos

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8 min


32 min


8 tacos

Fast-track tacos

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A fun fiesta dinner is a snap to whip up. To make our super-speedy tacos, use a package of store-bought taco seasoning and ground beef.


  • 2 green onions
  • 1 egg
  • 35-g pkg taco seasoning , or fajita seasoning
  • 500 g lean ground beef , or ground chicken
  • 8 large taco shells


  • Preheat oven to 425F (220C). Lightly oil or spray an 8- or 9-inch (2- or 2.5-L) square baking dish. Thinly slice green onions. In a medium-size bowl, whisk egg with taco seasoning. Crumble in meat. Add onions. Using your hands or a fork, work just until evenly mixed. Turn into prepared dish and pat evenly to spread out.
  • Bake in centre of preheated oven until meat is firm to the touch and edges pull away from pan sides, about 25 minutes. Drain fat from pan. Let meat stand 5 minutes. Cut into 4 squares, then slice each square in half to make 8 pieces. Tuck into taco shells. Add toppings such as grated cheese, chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sour cream and salsa.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 169,
  • Protein
  • 12.3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.9 g,
  • Fat
  • 8.4 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1.1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 220 mg.

Shopping tip

Grocery stores also sell taco kits that include shells, sauce and seasoning mix. All you need is meat and toppings.