RECIPE: Nat's Tasty Tacos


Some days (okay most days), we need quick and easy dinner options that don’t require a lot of effort…because, let’s be honest, we’re basically running on zero energy by like 3pm. So when 4:30 rolls around and we’re heading back into the kitchen to whip something up, we want it to take as little time and effort to make as possible.

Our solution is something simple like tacos, which the kids LOVE. Check out Nat’s go-to dish that you can customize however you and your kids want!


  •  TruLocal  Ground beef (You can get $25 off plus a free pound of bacon when you use code: CATANDNAT25. And FYI - they ship all across Canada!)

  • 2/3 cup water

  • 1 package of taco seasoning mix

  • Hard taco shells or soft taco bowls…or both!

  • Shredded cheese

    Here’s a mom hack for you: because the kids ALWAYS want more cheese, which takes for-freaking-ever to grate, just cut up small chucks and toss them into the pan with your meat and BOOM - you’ve got yourself some delish cheesy meat!

  • Fresh veggie toppings (shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, peppers, onions, whatever your heart/stomach desires)

  • Salsa, sour cream or guac as an optional add-on or a side


  1. Cook beef in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until thoroughly cooked; drain.

  2. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix; heat to boiling.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low; let simmer uncovered for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened.

  4. Heat taco shells and/or bowls

  5. Serve the ground beef in the shells or the bowls with as many or as few toppings as you’d like!

  6. ENJOY!!

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