Tacos: for Vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is the way I prepare tacos when cooking for my meat eating DH and my vegetarian DD. Sometimes this is served with taco shells and sometimes with flour tortillas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef in skillet and drain.
  2. Stir in taco seasoning mix and 1 cup water.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. While beef mixture is simmering, combine 1/4 cup of salsa into the refried beans (may skip this step if you prefer).
  5. Heat beans in small saucepan.
  6. Arrange beef, beans and remaining ingredients in serving dishes and platters.
  7. Allow diners to assemble tacos as desired.
Most Helpful

Yum, delicious! I used crispy tacos, refried beans, and put out lettuce, Salsa Cruda / Pico De Gallo, light sour cream and a Mexican cheese blend. It was fun to pass the toppings around and do build-your-own too. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8

Starrynews August 06, 2012

The beef is really yummy with the taco seasoning (I made it with Taco Seasoning) I omitted the refried beans. In mine I used green lettuce, diced red bell pepper, shredded cheese and sour cream. I used a tortilla. My boyfriend added salsa to his. Thanks Dreamer :) Made for Newest Zaar tag

Boomette March 01, 2010

You could also add TVP instead of the meat. 1 cup dry to one cup 3/4 water. Wait 10 minutes then continue with rest of recipe as is.

jbarela18 July 21, 2009