Nacho Bar- 30 minute ground beef meal

When the weather is nice out our family loves to eat outside on the deck. Besides the fresh air, I like eating on the deck because the kids’ messes don’t end up on our carpet.

Recently, I turned our weekly taco night into a nacho bar night. I mixed up my taco seasoning recipe with a  pound of Zweber Farms ground beef. Then I set out bowls of chopped tomatoes, green peppers, lettuce, Organic Valley sour cream and Organic Valley shredded Cheddar Cheese.

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Emily’s Taco Seasoning: You can adjust all these ingredients to your family’s taste.

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


It always amazes me that when given the choice to top their own nachos, the boys will always choose more veggies than if I did it for them.

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2 thoughts on “Nacho Bar- 30 minute ground beef meal

  1. LindaG

    Isn’t that the way of kids?
    I like your recipe. Think we’ll have a variation of your meal tomorrow night. :o)