We very rarely go all out for Mexican. My kids like the boxed taco shells, the browned hamburger/turkey meat with some taco seasoning, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream. Boom. An easy dinner for a crazy night. Everyone has their easy taco night.
But sometimes it’s fun to spice things up. Recently we had a family get together where we thought it would be lots of fun to do a taco bar. So not only did we have the browned turkey/hamburger meat (Which I’m pretty sure went untouched when the kids saw their other options), we had smoked chicken, and thinly sliced mexican steak. All of a sudden, taco night had a whole different flavor!
Here is a CLASSIC reason why you want to freeze some smaller portions of smoked chicken: We did not smoke a chicken for the purpose of this taco night. We lazily reached into the freezer and grabbed a bag of chicken, and let it defrost. Just like that – instant taco filling! But the most important part – the chicken is crazy good!
The mexican steak was silly good. It’s amazing what a different marinade and rub can do for a piece of meat. Completely changes everything. And it’s SO fast and easy.
So my advice is go crazy and have a fun and delicious taco night – not possible all the time – but sometimes it’s just what the doctor ordered!