Stuff and Nonsense: I ♥ Cooking Clubs: Mexican


I ♥ Cooking Clubs: Mexican

Made "Taco Pizzas" from Ellie Krieger's Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less this weekend for I ♥ Cooking Clubs' Monthly Cuisine Spotlight: Mexican. I've been following IHCC over the summer, always meaning to participate, but never quite organized enough when it came down to it.

As promised, these messy and delicious taco pizzas were both quick and easy. The recipe seems very versatile, too, and it would be easy to fancy the tacos up with additional toppings like cilantro, chopped fresh tomatoes, avocado, and the like.

My only disappointment was that the beans were a bit bland -- next time, I would increase the amount of seasonings or just use some of Amy's low-sodium refried black beans (Krieger does say you can use tinned beans and/or pre-shredded cheese to save even more time).

These tacos would be easy to prep ahead, by making the beans and meat ahead of time, so you only need assemble the tacos and bake them whenever you are ready for supper. Maybe a fun way to do a family taco bar?

I borrowed the print edition of Ellie Krieger's Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less from my library, but the ebook is also available via Hoopla. Either way, the book is worth checking out. Fast, healthy, and flavorful recipes ready in 30 minutes or less? You can't go wrong with Weeknight Wonders.]

Taco Pizzas, pages 166-168.


  1. I love Taco Tuesday, I'm going to look for this recipe.

  2. I'm a big fan of Ellie Krieger! I love tacos. I like the idea that these are baked . . . I'm going to have to give these a try.

  3. Hi! Thanks for joining us. We're glad to have you join in anytime you like. No pressure.

    I love Ellie and her cookbooks. She has never failed me with a recipe.

    These taco pizzas look so beautiful! You'd never know you were eating healthfully! I agree with you on changing up the toppings, etc. Very versatile and definitely would make a perfect family night taco bar!


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