Mexican Food Party – Taco Bar
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Set up a taco bar for a fabulous and fun Mexican food party, with build-your-own tacos and other Mexican appetizers. This is a fantastic food idea for game day, Cinco de Mayo, or a simple get-together with friends!
At our last get together, we had a Mexican food night. We set up a taco bar, and also served 7 Layer Taco Dip, Pico De Gallo, chips and beer. It was amazing and so much fun. It was all laid out on the table and served family style. Perfect evening!
So, I made the tacos with 93% lean beef and homemade taco seasoning. The beef was amazing. Mr. W pointed out that it had great flavor and perfect color.
We laid out all the toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, sour cream, refried beans, spicy rice, salsa verde and red chili sauce. It was so much fun and such great food. Hope you enjoy!
Taco Bar Ingredients
- Taco meat (recipe below)
- Taco seasoning
- Lettuce, shredded
- Tomatoes, diced
- Onions, diced
- Sour cream
- Pico de Gallo
- Shredded Mexican cheese blend
- Mexican Red Rice
- Refried beans
- Taco shells
- Tostada shells
- Tortilla chips
Place all toppings in 1 cup bowls with spoons to serve them with. Place taco meat in an appropriate bowl.
Serve and enjoy!
- 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
- taco seasoning
- 1/4 cup water
- olive oil, Extra virgin, for drizzling
- In a medium size skillet over medium-high heat, drizzle olive oil, once pan is warm. Brown beef in pan.
- Once done browning add taco seasoning and water. Stir until thickened. Remove to a bowl. Serve along side toppings for a fantastic Taco Bar!!!
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published September 2011.
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Your tacos look great, Donna! Hope your day is a great one. Missed talking to you yesterday. We'll catch up tomorrow!
What a great party idea! I wonder how it could work as a potluck? I want to try this out now!
Beautiful photos! All the dishes sound yummy.
Looks so fun…and soooo good! Our family loves tacos!
I could eat Mexican probably every night – love the idea of a taco bar!
Those tacos look super duper delicious! Nice shots too.
Those tacos look delicious!!!! gloria
How many people does this recipe serve?
It makes about 12 tacos. Hope that helps. Enjoy your Taco Party!!!
I’m so doing this for my next family gathering! I made taco’s for dinner with this recipe and everyone devoured them!