Home Cooking in a Hurry!

Parent cartoonLike most people these days, I find myself with w-a-y more to do than I have time to do it. With that in mind, I decided to spend a few blogs sharing with you some of the time-saving tricks I’m discovering.

As a busy mom, most of my need to save time revolves around food (procurement, placement, and preparation). So, even though we’re only mid-month, I wanted to share a fabulous recipe that I just stumbled on for those days when you have to throw something together and dash out the door.

I adapted this recipe from one that I found online. With a few changes, I turned it into something not only quicker to make, but easy to pull together from what you might already have on hand.

Slow Cooker Tacos

  • Taco RecipeFrozen hamburger patties (one per person you plan to feed–I put in 5)
  • 1/4 cup frozen diced onions
  • 1 clove’s worth of minced garlic (I use the pre-diced in a jar kind)
  • 1 pkg Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup water

Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray (I use Canola), put in all ingredients except the water, and then pour the water on top of them. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Break up the meat with a fork about an hour before serving to create the meat sauce texture.

Serve using hard or soft taco shells, plus your favorite toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole (my favorite), shredded lettuce, and chopped cilantro.

Heat up a can of refried beans in a sauce pan or microwave-safe dish and you’re set.

Couldn’t be easier, quicker, or a better crowd pleaser. It also has the added benefit of being a very affordable meal. I estimated the cost for my five at about $3 per person, all-inclusive. What a deal!

What do you think?