Taco Dinner

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This recipe is perfect for the whole family because it can be adapted to suit everyone’s tastes, from little toddlers to the grown-ups!


  • 1 pound meatless crumbles (such as Gardein)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded non-dairy cheddar
  • Hard taco shells
  1. To prepare the filling, heat the meatless crumbles and corn in a skillet coated with cooking spray for 8 to 10 minutes, until the crumbles are lightly browned.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the taco spice: in a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, cumin, paprika, and salt.
  3. Remove any portion of the filling for family members who don’t want spice (e.g. my kids!). Add the taco spice to the skillet with the rest of the filling.
  4. Warm taco shells according to package directions. Serve with the filling, tomatoes and cheddar shreds.

My 1st grader loves the filling stuffed into taco shells with lots of cheese, but omits the tomato.

Meanwhile I serve a sort of deconstructed version to my toddler with the taco shell broken into “chips”, cheese on the side, and a mixture of crumbles, corn, and tomato on her plate.

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And the grown-ups get spicy tacos with all the fixings!

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