Tacos are a great option for a family meal. You typically only have to cook a couple of the ingredients, and the rest can be placed on the table for everyone to "build their own" taco. And by offering a wide variety of toppings, you can appeal to your family's different tastes while still bringing everyone together.
Best of all, you can stretch the ingredients over multiple meals, making this option great for your budget! Toss some of the leftover ingredients over a bed of lettuce, and you have yourself a taco salad for lunch the following day.
Recipe #1: Homemade Flour Tortillas
Do not be intimidated by this -- making your own flour tortillas is actually easier than you might think, and you probably have all of the ingredients on hand.
Plus, it's an activity the whole household can get in on. It's interactive, it's fun, and of course, the end result is delicious tacos. Make yourself a margarita, and enjoy the process!
*If you only have salted butter, skip the salt.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Work the slightly softened butter into your dry ingredients with your fingers until the butter disappears.
Add hot water to the mix, and knead into a ball; then flatten slightly into a disc.
Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Round the pieces into balls and allow them to rest, covered, for about 30 minutes. While the dough is resting, set a frying pan (cast iron works best) on the stove and set to medium-high heat*. You can also use a griddle if you have one.
*If you have a temperature gun, you're looking for a surface temperature of 400F.
Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll out into a round -- about 8" in diameter. Keep the remaining dough covered while you work. Fry the rolled out tortilla dough in the ungreased pan or on the griddle for about 30 seconds on each side.
Wrap the tortillas in a clean cloth when they come off the stove/griddle to keep them pliable. Repeat with the remaining dough balls.
Make yourself another margarita and enjoy with your favorite taco fixings! We've created a Taco Night collection to help get you started -- just add your protein of choice and let the Taco Tuesday festivities begin!
Recipe #2: Grapefruit Margarita
• Juice of one grapefruit
• 1oz agave
• 1oz tequila
• Salt & chili powder
1. Cut grapefruit in half. Line the rim of a lowball glass with the grapefruit and dip into the salt & chili powder mix. Set aside.
2. Juice the grapefruit, and pour the juice into a cocktail shaker with the tequila and agave. Add ice and shake vigorously.
3. Pour into your salted glass and enjoy!
Not a grapefruit fan? Give this Devil's Margarita a try or shop our margarita mixes instead!