Lancaster Living: How to Make Authentic Tacos on a Budget // Vallarta Ingredient Taco Recipe

Lancaster Living: How to Make Authentic Tacos on a Budget // Vallarta Ingredient Taco Recipe

Lancaster Living: How to Make Authentic Tacos on a Budget // Vallarta Ingredient Taco Recipe

If you asked me what my go to meal is for any guests, dinner party, or event, I would say tacos! Tacos are the perfect meal to celebrate any occasion, or to even take camping. Going out every taco Tuesday can get kinda pricey, and everyone knows that something homemade is always better. So, where do I go to get the best priced and tastiest taco ingredients? Vallarta!

Lancaster Living: How to Make Authentic Tacos on a Budget // Vallarta Ingredient Taco Recipe

For less than $30 I was able to purchase all of the ingredients we needed to make some delicious taco. This included two pounds of taco meat and some extra items because my daughter doesn’t like tacos (crazy, I know!). After we finish our shopping trip we head straight home to prepare these yummy treats.

Lancaster Living: How to Make Authentic Tacos on a Budget // Vallarta Ingredient Taco Recipe

First things first, we cook the meat. This is the longest part of the entire process so it’s best to start with that first. I cook it on a cast iron skillet to prevent any sticking or burning. If you are cooking with the kiddos it’s best to keep them a safe distance from the cooking meat because it sizzles and pops some. Once you notice that all the meat has turned from red to brown you know it is complete! If you don’t cook the meat thoroughly you can get very sick, so be patient! Also, don’t forget to turn off the stove when you are finished. I know it seems like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised how easy it is to forget!

Lancaster Living: How to Make Authentic Tacos on a Budget // Vallarta Ingredient Taco Recipe

Step two, and this one is crucial, warm up the tortillas! So many times people skip over this step and I genuinely believe this makes the tacos 100 times better. We have a pan specifically designed to heat up our tortillas. Vallarta has freshly made corn tortillas that will make your tacos that much more authentic and delicious. Investing in a tortilla warming glove is also a good idea so you can keep them warm even when others are in the pan.

Lancaster Living: How to Make Authentic Tacos on a Budget // Vallarta Ingredient Taco Recipe

Next it’s topping time! There are so many items you can choose to put on your tacos. Some people prefer beans, sweet potato, rice, etc.. I’m more of a classic taco kinda gal. We chopped cilantro, white onions, and of course, can’t forget the cheese! The perfect finisher to every taco is the sauce. My daughter isn’t a fan of the sauce, but I love it. If you have time to make your own that is great, but if not, no worries because Vallerta’s green sauce is amazing.

Lancaster Living: How to Make Authentic Tacos on a Budget // Vallarta Ingredient Taco Recipe

Finally, assemble the tacos to your liking and they are ready to eat! We hope everyone had happy holidays and a great start for the new year!

Lancaster Living: How to Make Authentic Tacos on a Budget // Vallarta Ingredient Taco Recipe