Easy Taco Pockets are one of those super simple kid-friendly meals that can be thrown together in minute for a summertime 0r weekend lunch! They're easy, delicious and filling!
This recipe was originally published in June 2011 - a whopping 7 years ago! My son Joshua was only 13 at the time and he cooked the whole meal. He's 20 now and while he doesn't cook much these days, now he cleans up my crazy-messy (post-cake) kitchen like a boss. #parentingwin
A couple of weeks ago Joshua (my 13 year old son) found a recipe on a free calendar we'd gotten from Pillsbury and decided he wanted to make it for supper.
I don't know about you, but I'm all too happy to have him make a meal for us! So I got the ingredients the next time I went to the store!
Within a day or two...he made us this scrumptious meal! What's great is that it's a fun recipe that kids can help with (or make all on their own if you have kids that are good in the kitchen!).
Easy Taco Pockets
Because we have such a large family (with FIVE boys), we had to double the recipe below so that we'd have enough for one meal. We ended up with a few leftovers too that we had for lunch the next day.
Using a few shortcuts (or doing things ahead of time) makes them especially fast to put together.
For instance, I often keep pre-cooked browned ground beef in our freezer. It's just as easy to brown 1 pound as it is 5 pounds (if you have a big enough skillet). So I'll do a big batch, divide it up and freeze it. Or I'll cook several pounds in my Instant Pot at one time, then break it up and freeze.
And I do something similiar with beans. Cooking and dividing dry beans (pinto beans, black beans, read beans, white beans, etc.) is super easy and saves a few bucks versus buying canned beans. So I'll cook 3 pounds of beens and divide them up into freezer bags to use for tacos, chili or this recipe!
And last... we make our own salsa too! That means it's crazy-delicious and also frugal!
I highly recommend these Easy Taco Pockets!
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