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lunchbox tacos

Lunchbox Tacos

  • Author: Carole


  • 1 pound lean ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • tortillas
  • shredded cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • chopped tomatoes


  1. Heat a skillet over high heat until very hot, then add your choice of ground meat.  Add the salt and pepper, then brown the meat, breaking up large chunks of meat with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add the remaining seasonings once the meat is fully cooked and stir well to distribute.  If using, add the black beans and stir into the meat.  Allow to cool before packing the lunches.
  3. Package your lunchbox tacos with your desired toppings such as cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa,  guacamole and sour cream.  Instead of a tortilla, you can also pack corn chips and they can make nachos instead of a taco.

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