We all know tacos are made with ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, and maybe some sour cream on top, right? Well, apparently there is a taco revolution going on, and the traditional taco has been reinvented for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I found all this out when I got a review copy of The Taco Revolution by Brandon Schulz. Now you can make Mac and Cheese Tacos, Reuben Tacos, Greek Tacos, Roasted Vegetable Tacos, Southwestern Omelet Tacos, Pepperoni Pizza Tacos…just about any kind of taco you can think of! The many colorful recipe photos in the book will make you crave tacos in the worst way! The recipes are simple and easy to put together, and you’ll find lots of great ideas for summertime meals.
I thought I’d try the Cheeseburger Taco–it’s been awhile since I’ve had a cheeseburger. But I used those veggie crumbles in place of ground beef, so for those of you on vegetarian diets, this tastes great with a meatless substitute. This taco also has cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and relish for a great cheeseburger taste!
CHEESEBURGER TACO from The Taco Revolution
Makes 6 tacos
- 1 pound ground beef (or substitute veggie crumbles for a vegetarian version)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided (I used a Fiesta/Mexican blend of shredded cheese)
- 1 1/2 cups torn lettuce (large pieces)
- 1 plum tomato, diced
- 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup relish
- Additional shredded cheese, for topping
- Tortillas (I used 6″ multigrain tortillas)
Brown ground beef in a large pan over medium-high heat, about 8-10 minutes. Add cheese and cook 1 more minute, mixing constantly, until fully melted.
Top a tortilla with lettuce, tomato, and red onion, Add cheesy ground beef mixture and top with relish and a sprinkling of shredded cheese.
These tacos were a lot easier to eat and less messy than I thought they would be–after you put all the ingredients on your tortillas, you just fold them over and eat! I really liked this taco–I thought it tasted great and it was super easy to make! Do you make tacos often? Have you tried making any unique taco recipes?