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Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
Kid pleaser! I only knew of one place that sold these, and since I no longer live in the area, I was forced to make them myself.
- Brown ground chuck and onions in skillet on medium high till meat is no longer pink.
- Add taco seasoning (do not add water to mix) and toss with the meat to coat, cooking for about 5 more minutes.
- Lightly butter the inside of the buns and toast in skillet or under broiler till nice and brown.
- Spread the taco sauce on the inside of each bun, add taco meat, shredded lettuce, cheese and tomato.
I had my Taco Burgers at a well-loved fast food Mexican place in West Texas. I spent most of my teen years there and the taco burgers were fantastic! I think taco seasoning packets are way too harsh and my seasoning consists of chili & garlic powders and cumin to taste, plus a bit a tomato sauce for moisture. Yes, you can put the meat mixture in a taco shell, but then it wouldn't be our favorite Taco Burger from the Villa! FYI, If one puts enough shredded cheese, the meat sticks together...
Had these a LOT growing up...and while I can't get the seasoning just right to match the ones I grew up with, they still taste great!!! The only changes I make is I add some of the shredded cheese to the meat to help bind it together to make it less messy, and I wrap the buns in a damp paper towl and warm them up in the microwave for a few seconds to steam them. Thanks for posting this...it's a great easy recipe that always turns out yummy!!!
I'm a 33 yr. old mother of three and I still love these. Great recipe for the whole family. :-)