The Ultimate Taco Bar and My Secret Cheater Guacamole Recipe

It’s football season and for us, that means the ultimate taco bar with lots of toppings like my cheater guacamole. Tacos are such an easy dinner recipe and everyone can build their own the way the like it. In our family, we don’t really agree on the best way to stack a taco my husband likes his cheese on the bottom I like mine on top of the meat filling but that’s what’s great about tacos to each their own! The Ultimate Taco Bar perfect for Game Day! This taco recipe is the bomb!

First I headed to Publix to grab everything I needed Old El Paso Dinner Kits, salsa, sour cream, lettuce, cheese, avocados from Mexico and my filling ingredients.  Each dinner kit comes with seasoning and whichever shells you prefer hard, soft or my favorite the crunchy super stuffer!The Ultimate Taco Bar perfect for Game Day! This taco recipe is the bomb!

Have you ever wondered how to pick a ripe avocado?

Most people think you press in on the side but if that mashes in soft you might have one that is overripe. A friend of mine taught me that you press just by the stem. If it gives a little but is still firm that is the perfect avocado.  How to Pick the Perfectly Ripe Avocado and it's not pressing on it's side!

To make my cheater guacamole you just buy your favorite ready-made guacamole and add one diced fresh avocado and some diced tomato. That’s it and people will be fooled into thinking it’s homemade!

These Cheater Guacamole is awesome and everyone thinks it's homemade!

For the perfect Taco Bar, I use Old El Paso taco kits.

The corn shells are crisp and crunchy and the flour tortillas are soft and perfect for wrapping and the taco seasoning is already in there. I warm them in the oven first so they are perfect. I like to have both types of shells out so people can choose their preference.

The Ultimate Taco Bar perfect for Game Day! This taco recipe is the bomb!

It’s important to have lots of toppings to choose from so I put out salsa, sour cream, Monterey Jack cheese, diced red onions, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, guacamole and taco sauce for my game day taco bar. I also make a mean pitcher of my favorite down and dirty margaritas.

The Ultimate Taco Bar perfect for Game Day! This taco recipe is the bomb!

My husband is the taco king in our house so he always makes our filling. We use ground chicken instead of ground beef in our tacos because it’s healthier and for this recipe we just find we like it better than beef. This taco is just dripping with spicy goodness. We add peppers, onions, chipotle in adobo and beer to this game day taco recipe.

The Ultimate Taco Bar perfect for Game Day! This taco recipe is the bomb!

You can adjust the spice on these tacos if you want and have one less spicy for kids and people who don’t like too much spice by cutting back on the chipotle in adobo and jalapenos. You can also try my recipe for slow cooker tostadas to use in your tacos made with salsa, chili powder, and chuck roast.

The Ultimate Taco Bar perfect for Game Day! This taco recipe is the bomb!

 

Game Day Taco Recipes and Cheater Guacamole
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 10 tacos
Author: Kelley Wilson
Ingredient List
  • 1 Packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 1 lb. ground chicken or beef
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle in adobo you can add more if you want it hotter
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup of beer
Directions
  1. Place oil in the bottom of a skillet.
  2. Add ground chicken or beef and start to brown for 1 minute.
  3. Add in red onion, bell pepper, jalapeno and garlic and continue to stir until your meat is cooked all the way through.
  4. Add in chipotle in adobo and salsa.
  5. Whisk seasoning packet into 1/2 cup of beer and add.
  6. Saute for 3-5 minutes until most of the moisture from the beer has evaporated.

 The Ultimate Taco Bar perfect for Game Day! This taco recipe is the bomb!

If you want something else to add to your game time fun check out my 7 Layer Mexican Dip as well!

An easy dip for football games or Cinco de Mayo, 7 layer Mexican Dip is easy and quick to make!

76 Responses

  1. Laura Royal says:
    I want to make beef queso nachos!
  2. jane kramer says:
    i really want to try the chicken and avocado ten minute taco boats , they look so good
  3. I would love to try the 3-Ingredient Bean Dip! Yum!
  4. The grilled Steak Fajita bowls look delicious and fun!
  5. Tabathia B says:
    I like the grilled steak fajita boats
  6. Jennifer Red says:
    i want to try the Slow-Cooker 3-Ingredient Bean Dip, it looks easy yet impressive to serve guests
  7. natasha lamoreux says:
    I would like to try the easy taco queso dip!
  8. nicole deardorf says:
    Mini 7 Layer Dip looks so tasty. I just might have to break down and make them. Thank you for the link to all the tasty looking recipes. :)
  9. I want to try the Mini Seven Layer Dip.
  10. Those look so good. I would love to make the Sriracha Avocado Ten Minute Tacos!
  11. Julie Price says:
    My kids would go crazy for the Tao Pizza Rolls.
  12. I'd like to the the Beer Queso Nachos. Also, the link in the Rafflecopter for the comment entry is linking back to this post, not the Game Day recipes.
  13. Susan Christy says:
    Beer Queso Nachos - YUM
  14. Patrick Siu says:
    i want to try the Beer Queso Nachos
  15. Emily Endrizzi says:
    I would like to try the 7 Layer Mexican Dip. It looks delicious.
  16. Beth Hill says:
    I would love to try the chicken fajita nacho dip, looks like a meal in itself!
  17. Karla Sceviour says:
    I want to try the 7 layer Mexican Dip.
  18. I would like to make the 7 Layer Mexican Dip. It would be great for the Super Bowl.
  19. Oh the Chicken Fajita Dip looks amazing! I have to try that one for our company coming over to watch the game~
  20. i would like to try the 7 Layer Mexican Dip
  21. Jessica Miller says:
    I like the 6 layer Mexican dip.
  22. Holly Thomas says:
    Mini 7 Layer Dip is what I will be making.
  23. Lin Gorenkoff says:
    I want to try the easy pizza dip.
  24. I want to make the 7 Layer Mexican Dip. Thanks for the contest.
  25. The baked brie with raspberry jam looks amazing and a nice change from typical super bowl food!
  26. Terri Quick says:
    the 7 layer dip looks yummy :)
  27. Heidi Benner says:
    Chicken Fajita Dip
  28. MARISSIA WATKINS says:
    the layered dip is something that Ive tried many times and loved but have never tried to make myself.
  29. I'd love to try the homemade cream cheese frosting
  30. I love Mexican food!!
  31. jennfier George says:
    I'd like to try the 6 layer Mexican dip.
  32. Silvia Fugate says:
    Taco Pizza Rolls sound amazing! I love the Taco bar setup in this post and I think I may need to do something like this . It is such a super easy and cute way to please a crowd.
  33. I like the ultimate taco bar recipe.
  34. I’d like to trythe Taco Pizza Rolls
  35. Thomas Murphy says:
    i want to make the Beer Queso Nachos
  36. Julie Matek says:
    I would love to try the 7layer dip:) thanks for the chance!
  37. Gary Smith says:
    I'd like to try the grilled steak fajita boats.
  38. Beer queso nachos. A few of my favourite things!
  39. Joe Kelly says:
    7 layer mexican dip!
  40. scott macmillan says:
    These look tasty!
  41. Petra Kos says:
    I'd make Chicken Fajita Dip
  42. Annmarie W. says:
    I'd love to make the Chicken Fajita Dip!
  43. i want to try the chicken fajita dip recipe
  44. Karen Giasson says:
    I would like to try the 7 layer Mexican dip. I really love mexican food.
  45. Christina Sparks says:
    I like to try the seven layer dip
  46. I wanna try the beer queso nachos! demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com
  47. I like to try 15 Cheese Dip Recipes
  48. Kimberly Camille Tiu says:
    Game Day Taco Recipes and Cheater Guacamole
  49. I want to try Skillet Enchilada Casserole :)
  50. Slow cooker tostadas is definitely my favorite to try!
  51. i love tacos, i'd try the taco pizza roll.
  52. saegan anderson says:
    I would want to try the 7 Layer Mexican Dip for the superbowl! sounds perfect!
  53. DHAMODHARAN says:
    looks good.........
  54. This look so yummy! I'd love to try and make it sometime.
  55. The grilled steak fajita boats sound awesome!
  56. I'd love to try the Easy Pizza Dip.
  57. I'd like to try the 6 layer Mexican dip.
  58. I want to try the beer queso nachos
  59. Sriracha Avocado Ten Minute Tacos
  60. Melissa Greco says:
    i'd love the Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting
  61. Melissa R says:
    I'd love to try those grilled steak fajita boats!
  62. Bridgett Wilbur says:
    I would make the 6 layer Mexican dip.
  63. I would make the beer queso nachos
  64. kraftmaking says:
    I would like to try Slow-Cooker Creamy Chicken and Green Chile Tacos.
  65. The Siracha Avocado tacos look delicious! I'd like to try those.
  66. amy guillaume linderman says:
    i'd like to make the Taco Pizza Rolls
  67. Love your blog always something good!

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