http://youtu.be/-hVj_jGnZ18 Sophia is a huge fan of Mexican food and one of her favorites is homemade tacos. Tacos are terrific finger food for kids and Sophia really enjoys the preparation, cooking and the choices this recipes gives her . Please enjoy!
For a short video of this recipe please go to Youtube http://youtu.be/-hVj_jGnZ18
Step 1: Protein Fillings
1 lb. Ground beef - lean
1 pkg. Taco seasoning mix of choice
Cook ground beef until pink is gone, drain grease off and add 1 pkg. of taco seasoning and 1 cup of water. Allow to cook down so the water and seasoning is absorbed.
Step 2: Saute Chicken
2 chicken breasts
2 tsp. Sweet ginger garlic seasoning from ‘Simply Asia’
2 tbsp. oil
Coat diced chicken in the seasoning and sauté on medium heat until cooked (until the juices run clear or an internal temp of 170 degrees).Set aside for filling the tacos.
Step 3: Scallops
5 sea scallops
Pan fry scallops in butter until cooked. Set aside and hold in fridge until all fillings are complete. Left over salmon is also a great option for tacos.
½ cup tomatoes - diced
½ cup bell peppers - diced
¼ cup green onions- diced ½ cup sour cream
½ cup cheese of choice - grated
1 cup salsa
1 cup spinach (fresh) or lettuce of choice
Rinse all vegetables under cold water and dice small. We used a mandolin* for easy dicing. Place each diced vegetable in a separate small bowl for easy access.
Step 5: Sour Cream & Salsa
Transfer sour cream & salsa to separate bowls as well so that the original containers remain clean and people don’t cross contaminate.
Step 6: Heat Up Taco Shells and Start Filling
Preheat oven to 300 and warm up hard taco shells for 5 minutes.
Place fillings in a row on a counter or table so that all toppings are easily reached by children and adults. Have each person place a taco shell in a bowl (hold upright with fingers) and fill with your choice of fillings.
Top with sour cream & salsa.