What an easy dinner idea – taco fixings rolled up in a tortilla cone. Clever!
I don’t know about you, but I grew up on tacos. My family would eat them for dinner at least once a week. Simple tacos have always been a staple in our house and I'm certain they always will be.
But while we all love tacos, sometimes it’s fun to try and reinvent them. You know, give em’ a little facelift. Spice up dinner without adding a whole lot of work.
Enter taco cones. How fun would these be for a party?
First, grab your ingredients for the filling. You can use ground beef, turkey or chicken. I went with ground beef since that's our favorite.
Add a diced onion to the meat and place in a large sauté pan, then brown all over, breaking the meat up as you go.
Once the meat is browned, add the water.
Next up, add the Old El Paso taco seasoning. So far, you know this taco drill, right?
But this is where you can really change things up and get creative if you like. Feel free to add whatever seasonings you wish here! I like to add in chipotle peppers, enchilada sauce, fresh peppers and whatever else I may have that sounds good that day.
Cook until the liquid has evaporated and everything smells delicious.
Ok, now it’s time to assemble. Gather up your toppings and add-ins.
Spread the entire surface of one pre-warmed tortilla with Old El Paso refried beans.
Then, down the center of the tortilla, layer the cheese, rice and meat. If desired, towards the top section of the tortilla, add the lettuce and tomatoes.
Be careful not to stuff too much in the center. If you add too much, your taco will not form into a cone and everything will spill out.
Now roll one side over and pinch the bottom down with your finger.
From here, spiral the tortillas into a cone. It may take you a try or two to get it right, but you want to guide the taco into a cone shape. If needed, add a dollop of refried beans to glue the cone shut.
Serve with guacamole, sour cream (or Greek yogurt) and fresh cilantro.
And dig in right away!