Sunday, September 01, 2019

Mock Tacos

Mock Tacos are perfect for a quick summer meal.  We have these often for supper. Mock Tacos are simple and healthy.  Shhhh. Don’t tell the kids!!!

This is a simple meal to get your kids in the kitchen and cooking. If you let them pick their own toppings, they learn more about food choices.   If your kids prefer shredded chicken, you could make that another option as well.

This was a family favorite of my husbands when he grew up. I asked my mother in law why she named it Mock Tacos. She said when her daughters were in Girl Scouts, they would always request Girl Scout Tacos. Then, they called it Mock Tacos because it was everything but the shell.  

Most of the ingredients can be made ahead of time. Topping choices will vary from family to family.  I remember one of the first times my mother in law served it to me, we were on vacation in Minnesota.  

My boys love it with shredded cheese only! Insert the mom eye roll!!  I love how much yummy ingredients I can add - or pile up!  



2 pounds ground hamburger 
1 packet taco seasoning
1 cup water 
1 can refried beans 
1-2 bags tortilla chips
1 bag shredded lettuce
1 large bag shredded cheddar cheese 
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 onion, diced
1 avocado, sliced
1 jar of your favorite salsa

How to Make Mock Tacos

  1. Ground hamburger in a skillet until cooked well.  Add taco seasoning and 1 cup of water. 
  2. Add refried beans into the hamburger mixture
  3. Place tortilla chips bottom of the plate
  4. Add lettuce
  5. Add meat mixture 
  6. Add your favorite toppings

Tips on Mock Tacos 

  1. Keep the refried beans separate 
  2. Use corn tortilla shells and crush them up if you don’t have tortilla chips 
  3. Serve shredded chicken as another meat choice 

This post is sponsored by the Glass Barn, Indiana Soybean and Corn Farmers but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Crystal Kellner


Luzia Narvz said...

I made these last night and they were a huge hit. All the flavors blended so well together. This will definitely be on our regular rotation.

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