This really is the easiest tacos recipe ever. For those nights when you have no time to cook, but you want comfort food, and you want it hot and fast.

How to watch your numbers drop like a lead balloon - don't update your website in 4 days. I'm sorry. I got lost during an incredible spelunking trip with my Great Uncle Ernie who is an avid outdoors man. It resulted in a 3 day lack of technology or indoor plumbing and boy, was it hot.

Uncle Ernie really still has it in him, too - I mean 74 and hopping on the back of that grizzly to take back our one Coleman burner - amazing. Not sure that the bear could have figured out how to use it anyway.  I don't suggest getting lost in the wilderness for days on end, so I do recommend you never leave home without a good old fashioned compass, a few bottles of fresh water and a roll of duct tape. Who knows when you may need it.

Ohana means family. And family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

Needless to say - tonight's dinner was just some of my favorite comfort food.

The easiest tacos recipe involves help from convenience foods...

I'm not brand pushing here or anything, but in my mind, there is no other at-home quick fix taco brand.

Easiest Tacos Recipe

Mr. Ortega, will you marry me?


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 packet Ortega Taco Seasoning
  • 1 packet Ortega Shells
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese blend
  • Taco Sauce & Sour Cream tailored to your pallet


Preheat over to 350°

Brown ground beef in a skillet, drain and follow the instructions on the little packet o' magic (add ⅓ cup water and contents of packet). While all that's getting to know each other, chop your pepper, onion and spinach, set on a a plate so people can top their tacos as they like. Place your shells in the oven for a few minutes to heat through and serve.

I am a cheese-mean-onion-pepper-sauce-cheese-lettuce on a hard shell person myself. You're guaranteed those last few extra bites of heaven that fell to the plate when the shell breaks apart and ruins your creation.


Sorry for the freebie guys, I just haven't really been in the kitchen this week and tacos really are my comfort food.

You really have to agree that it's the easiest tacos recipe ever. Am I right??


bouquet of flowersOn a side note I just want to mention that I do have the most amazing Daddy in the whole world. He truly did ride in all 'white knight and stallion' the other day to save me and it was the most thoughtful and amazing thing he has ever done. I am so fortunate and lucky to have a father I am close with who I treasure and I know treasures me. I know no matter what everything will be ok.

I don't know what tomorrow holds for me but I do know that I have some awesome people in my corner and I will never be alone. We aren't always peaches and cream - but were true and real through thick and thin. I hope they all know I love them very much and they mean the world to me.

"This is my family. I found it, all on my own. Is little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good."

~Stitch from Disney's Lilo and Stitch




  1. Never thought of putting spinach on a taco. I like spinach, lettuce not so much. Have to give it a try. (As well as your other goodies I have starred!)

    1. Thanks Amanda. The spinach isn't a noticeable flavor but its better then buying a head of lettuce I wont use for just taco toppings. 🙂

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