Set Up a Mini Taco Bar the Whole Family Will Love

Get ready to ditch your beloved Taco Bell for home cooking.

Taco bar with toppings and sides
Photo: Marcus Nilsson

What sounds better than a DIY buffet with kid favourites and adult-friendly fixings? Not a whole lot. You can warm both soft tortillas (wrapped in foil) and hard shells in a 350 F oven for 4 to 5 minutes. Then stuff them with these fresh and colorful fillings.

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Spicy Ground Beef

Spicy Ground Beef
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Seasoned with chili powder, cumin, paprika, and garlic, this savory mixture will be your base filling for meat-eaters.

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Pan-Roasted Vegetables and Beans

Pan-Roasted Vegetables and Beans
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Vegetarians in the family? They can fill up on a protein-rich mix of zucchini, mushrooms, and pinto beans.

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Zesty Slaw

Sweet and Tangy Romaine Slaw
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A fresh, crisp slaw livens up any taco and provides a pleasing crunch (and color).

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Cilantro-Pickled Red Onions

Quick Pickled Red Onions
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Tangy onions add a beautiful hit of color and a bright zing.

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More Toppings

Taco with toppings
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Complete your taco spread with these delicious accompaniments:

  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sour cream or yogurt
  • Salsa verde
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Sliced avocado
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Crumbled cotija
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