Lawnmower Tacos

lawnmover taco recipeI spend a lot of time in my kitchen. To keep myself occupied, I listen to podcasts. I have become obsessed with podcasts. One of my favorites is The Simple Mom Podcast. One of the episodes featured Jessica Fisher of Life as Mom. I started following her blog after hearing her on the show. She recently published a book called Not Your Mother’s Make Ahead & Freeze Cookbook. I was given a review copy and I have to say that I love it. Our lives have gotten so much busier as our kids have gotten older. Between practices, games, appointments, I feel like dinner sometimes is a second thought. I love having dinner with my family every night and I don’t want it to be a rushed thing, I want it to be a chance to reconnect and find out about their day. And I want it to be in our home.

Jessica’s book is full of freezer friendly meals that are made with healthy and wholesome ingredients. Nothing processed. I really like the idea of having a few meals in my freezer for days when I really don’t have the time to make dinner. I feel like it is having a little insurance. By having a meal in the freezer, it means one less night eating out. I let the kids look through the book and they wanted me to make Lawnmower Tacos. It is just about the most perfect boy meal ever. The most beautiful part, you can make two. One to eat the day you make it, and one for another night. Top with shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and olives and let everyone top them they way that they want to.

lawnmover taco recipe1 pound ground beef
2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken broth
3 to 4 cups tortilla chips
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
lettuce
olives
salsa
sour cream

lawnmover taco recipeBrown beef in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Cook until it is no longer pink. Drain any fat.

lawnmover taco recipeAdd taco seasoning and flour.

lawnmover taco recipeCook for a minute.

lawnmover taco recipeAdd chicken broth.

lawnmover taco recipeSimmer until thick, about 15 minutes.

lawnmover taco recipePut the chips in a bag and crush them up a little bit.

lawnmover taco recipeSpray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Layer chips, taco meat, and cheese.

lawnmover taco recipeAdd another layer. At this point, cover and chill before freezing.

lawnmover taco recipeIf frozen, thaw in the fridge. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes.

lawnmover taco recipe

Lawnmower Tacos

Lawnmower Tacos

Yield: serves 6

Lawnmower Tacos - this is one of my kid's favorite dinners. Crunched up tacos topped with all of your favorite taco toppings.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 to 4 cups tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
  • lettuce
  • olives
  • salsa
  • sour cream

Instructions

  1. Brown beef in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Cook until it is no longer pink. Drain any fat. Add taco seasoning and flour. Cook for a minute. Add chicken broth. Simmer until thick, about 15 minutes.
  2. Put the chips in a bag and crush them up a little bit. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Layer chips, taco meat, and cheese. Add another layer. At this point, cover and chill before freezing.
  3. If frozen, thaw in the fridge. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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This Post Has 27 Comments

  1. Blog is the New Black

    LOVE love love make ahead meals! These look amazing.

    1. bakedbree

      I rarely make anything like this, but will from now on.

  2. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    I love freezer meals, and I love Life as Mom!!! This looks yummy!

    1. bakedbree

      It is so kid-friendly!

  3. Lauren @ Part Time House Wife

    Such a convienent spin on taco’s! I only wish I had more room in my drawer freezer to store more pre-made meals like this! I’d do it all the time!

    1. bakedbree

      You really don’t need that much room. She talks about it a lot in the book. You should check it out.

  4. Brittany

    Just wanted to let you know of the little typo on this; it says LawnMOVER Tacos 🙂 Regardless, we are making this next week!

    1. bakedbree

      LOL. Thanks. Having a hard time spelling these days!

  5. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen

    I never thought of freezing chips that way! It would be a great time-saver!

    1. bakedbree

      You should get this book, it is great.

  6. The Squishy Monster

    I love the straightforwardness and layout of your blog…and THIS is seriously drool worthy!

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Squishy!

  7. Bree

    I agree-sometimes it is nice to have something to pull out of the freezer-with no additives like this one!

    1. bakedbree

      It is really nice to have dinner ready when life gets crazy.

  8. Kim Bee

    I am really digging this recipe. The fact that it’s easy and something you pop in the freezer for another time just takes it over the top for me. I love meals I can make two batches of and freeze one for another time. I need to get my hands on that book. I’ve not listened to podcasts before. I’m so behind the time.

    1. bakedbree

      It is a really great book. Nothing processed.

  9. Jessica

    How did I miss this? Thanks for such a nice review. This is my 8yo’s all-time favorite dish. 🙂

    1. bakedbree

      You are welcome! Thanks for writing such a great book!

  10. Maria

    I have never freezed chips before. Anyway, thanks for the recipe, bakedbree!

    1. bakedbree

      You are welcome!

  11. Lorrie

    Do you think making this in 2 8×8 pans would affect the recipe?

    1. bakedbree

      Nope, not at all.

  12. Jack

    This recipe is so awesome. I will try make with my wife

  13. Joel

    I love this recipe and you can store it in the freezer and just put it into the oven and have something great to eat!

    1. bakedbree

      Exactly!

  14. Joel

    That’s one of the easiest and best tasting recipes I’ve ever seen. The best thing about it is that you can prepare it and store it in the freezer and when you come back from work you simply put it into the oven and you are good to go!

    1. bakedbree

      I know! I just made this a few days ago. My kids love it just as much every single time I make it.

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