Inside the Kitchen

Your guide to creating meal magic every day - from cooking to baking to entertaining for any occasion.

Group Home

Mini Taco Bar in a box

Posted by on Oct. 31, 2013 at 1:22 AM
  • 2 Replies


  • 4 thin slices roast beef (about 3 ounces)
  • 4 (6-inch) soft flour tortillas
  • 1/3 cup shredded Cheddar, Monterey jack or "Mexican blend" cheese
  • 1/4 cup Quickie Guacamole, recipe follows, or store-bought fresh guacamole
  • 1/4 cup Speedy Salsa, recipe follows, or store-bought fresh salsa
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream or plain yogurt, optional
  • Mini bottle hot sauce
  • Multi-compartment lunch box


Fold 1 slice roast beef inside each of 2 soft tortillas and sprinkle with cheese. Pack in the biggest compartment of the lunch box. Pack other compartments with guacamole, salsa, sour cream and other favorite toppings. Seal and send off to school.

Speedy Salsa:

  • 2 ripe tomatoes (about 1 pound), halved
  • 1/4 small red onion or white, halved
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves or fresh mint leaves, optional

Grate tomatoes on the largest holes of a box grater into a bowl all the way down to the skins. Discard the skins. Grate the onion into the tomato. Stir in olive oil. Season with salt, to taste. Serve with cilantro leaves on the side, or stirred in, if desired.

Quickie Guacamole:

  • 1 ripe Hass avocado, halved and seeded
  • 1 lime, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes, mango, or quartered seedless grapes, optional

Scoop the flesh from the shell with a spoon into a medium bowl. Squeeze the lime juice over the avocado and stir to coat evenly. Add the salt. Use a fork to stir and mash into a chunky guacamole. Stir in tomatoes or fruit, if desired.

by on Oct. 31, 2013 at 1:22 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-2):
by Sarah on Oct. 31, 2013 at 8:32 AM
by Bronze Member on Oct. 31, 2013 at 10:11 PM
I bet my dh would love this for lunch. He does have a mild avocado allergy, so I may leave that out.
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Advertisement Advertisement
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN