The Perfect Taco for a Family on the Go
My family has a taco bar dinner on a weekly basis. My kids love tacos and I love preparing them because they’re easy to make. And, now that after-school activities have started, I’ve come up with a way for my kids to take their tacos with them on their way to a practice without the mess. Super simple. Super yummy. It’s a super dinner on the go.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 1 block Hiland Dairy Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1 cup chopped black olives
- 1 (8-ounce) container Hiland Dairy Sour Cream
- Taco sauce, optional
- 1 package flour tortilla shells
Prepare ground beef and taco seasoning according to package directions.
Place a flour tortilla on a microwave-safe plate and sprinkle with cheese. Be sure to sprinkle more cheese around the edges than in the middle of the tortilla.
Microwave the tortilla 25-30 seconds until the cheese is just melted.
Remove from microwave and place crumpled parchment paper down the center the tortilla. Be sure to make the parchment balls ascend in size.
- Tip: It’s important to use only microwave-safe parchment paper. Aluminum foil could cause a fire in the microwave, and paper towels or wax paper will stick to the cone’s cheesy interior.
Immediately roll the tortilla over balled parchment paper to form a cone. Press the bottom of the tortilla tip upward to close the cone.
Set cone aside and let cool for about 5 minutes.
Remove parchment paper from inside the cone.
Fill the cone halfway with meat and additional toppings. Repeat layering once more until the walking ta-cone is full.
If you have sporty kids, it’s a great idea to have Hiland Dairy Chocolate Milk for a recovery drink. It’s loaded with high-quality protein and nutrients the body needs after a tough practice.
~The Dairy Diva