Hi there friends!
It’s Taco Tuesday and I have a pretty “off the wall” idea for tacos…Zatarain’s Tacos.
“What?”, you say. Just what is a Zatarain’s Taco?
Well, it’s a taco that is filled with Zatarain’s Jambalaya filling. And, to top off the “off the wall” idea, it’s served in one of those store-bought, Old El Paso hard taco shells. Yep, the ones that resemble a large, round corn chip folded in half.
If you haven’t stopped reading by now, I do understand your doubt about this one! It is definitely a different (if not odd) idea. BUT, they are delicious!
Where did I come up with this one? Quite some time ago, I was in a hurry to get dinner on the table after working in the yard all day. Of course, it was one of those times that I didn’t have much of a selection in the pantry or fridge. I figured I would just make the Zatarain’s (one of my last minute staples), but then I noticed that I had a box of the hard shells in the pantry that I had gotten for 65¢ on sale (with a coupon). Well, I figured I may as well give it a try…
I’m sure glad I did!! Now they are one of our favorite “go to” meals for busy days when I haven’t planned anything else.
I just fill the shell with a little Zatarains, hot sauce, shredded cheese and mixed greens and I have a yummy taco. Add a green salad with lime-cilantro dressing and you’ve got a quick, tasty meal.
ADDED BONUS: It’s so inexpensive! Much cheaper than fast food tacos and you can use healthier ingredients.
There’s no recipe for this idea, but here’s what you’ll need…
- 1 box Zatarain’s Jambalaya Rice Mix cooked with 1 pound ground turkey according to box directions
- 1 box hard taco shells (this is great on soft, corn tortillas as well)
- shredded cheese
- mixed greens
- hot sauce of choice
- green salad and dressing
Definitely a different idea, but my family loves them! Have a terrific Taco Tuesday!