This post has been sponsored by The Glad Products Company and Avocados From Mexico. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Everyone at my has a different take on how to build the perfect taco. With a Taco Bar, they can each pitch in and help create a perfectly customizable meal!
When it comes to easy dinner ideas nothing beats taco night, and it doesn’t get easier than prepping our toppings ahead of time with Glad® Press’n Seal®. I don’t have to run around at the last minute trying to make guacamole, dice tomatoes, chop cilantro, and shred cheese all while cooking taco meat. It’s fantastic! Best of all, even my pickiest eater can make his own custom creation so I know the entire family will have clean plates at the end of our meal.
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The other day I was shopping at Walmart and I saw these beautiful ripe Avocados From Mexico and I got the most undeniable craving for fresh guacamole. This idea sparked my inspiration for Taco Bar Night. I love tacos so much I tend to go a bit overboard with the ingredients. Since I was already at Walmart, I made sure to pick up Glad Press’n Seal and some extra GladWare Food Storage Containers to keep my Taco Bar fixings fresh in preparation for my madness. For Taco Bar Night in my house, it is go big or go home.
That night I had everyone in the house helping out. I had the boys grating cheese, chopping lettuce, pouring salsa; I had my husband mashing up those beautiful Avocados From Mexico to turn them into a masterful guac while I made taco shells and seasoned the meat. By the end, we had a dozen GladWare containers on the counter all covered in Glad Press’n Seal ready to transfer to the kitchen table. And those extra avocado halves? No problem. Glad Press’n Seal is your avocado’s best friend! Use it to wrap your exposed avocados to keep them fresh 3x longer than foil. I love this when I want to throw some Avocados From Mexico on my scrambled eggs or my lunchtime salad to add good fats to my meal.
Taco Night is a fun night by nature, so we spread out in an assembly line fashion and started tossing the GladWare containers full of our taco toppings down the line to the kitchen table. Luckily, Glad Press’n Seal works to keep food fresh and secure because my boys definitely dropped a couple of the containers along the way. But, thanks to Glad nothing broke open or busted out.
The kitchen table is never as colorful as when it is Taco Bar Night! We had containers of cheese, lettuce, guacamole made fresh from our avocados from Mexico, sour cream, roasted corn, onions, cilantro, three different kinds of salsa, chicken, carne asada, rice, and refried beans.
Every member of my family loves tacos, but we all love our tacos prepared in different ways. Our oldest always puts the cheese on first so it gets melty underneath his warm, seasoned shredded chicken or taco meat. Our youngest will not touch a taco with onion or cilantro on it. My husband loves a Southwest style taco with roasted corn and sour cream. I love it all, so I like to build a couple of different tacos so I can get a little bit of everything that I love.
When all was said and done, we were all satisfied with our creations and we had a ton of leftovers. The best part of using Gladware and Glad Press’n Seal is that all of our leftovers were already packed and ready for the fridge which is a blessing after any family dinner. We just rebuilt the assembly line from the table directly to the fridge and everything was put away in a flash. Taco Bar Night is even more amazing when it turns into a stress-free, pre-prepped Taco Bar lunch the next day. Glad Press’n Seal kept our leftovers fresh and ready for round two because who would not want to eat delicious tacos two days in a row?
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 15 ounces tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons ground coriander
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano (regular oregano is fine too)
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
- 1 teaspoon pepper (or more to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (or more to taste)
- Brown ground beef in a large skillet on medium-high high heat until cooked through, about 8 minutes.
- Drain off any fat from meat and place skillet back on the heat. Turn stove down to medium heat.
- Stir in tomato sauce and all seasonings. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
- Serve warm and enjoy with your favorite taco toppings!