Due to the fact that our local taqueria has been shut down (we’ll miss you Lazy Burrito!)… we needed another way to get our taco fix! So, we present you with (drum roll please)…

What’s left in the fridge??: TACOS!

All the fixings!


  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced
  • 1/2 lbs. beef (strips, ground – whatever you’ve got!)
  • 1 cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (your choice of type)
  • 1 can black olives (sliced)
  • Salsa, to taste (your choice of brand and spiciness)
  • Sour cream
  • Olive oil (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Whatever else you’d like to add to your tacos!


  • 2 ripe avocados, quartered and mashed in a bowl
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • Splash of lemon juice

First, heat oil in a large skillet.  Once hot, add the onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook until translucent (about 5 minutes).  Set aside.

Translucent onions.

In the same skillet, add more oil, if needed.  Slice beef into thin strips and add to hot pan, season with salt and pepper.  Cook until no longer red (time will vary based on meat).

Almost fully cooked beef!

Meanwhile, prepare the guacamole by quartering both avocados and scooping into a bowl.  Mince the garlic cloves, chop tomatoes and add both to bowl.  Add a splash of lemon juice and mash/mix together.

Whole wheat tortillas, fresh tomatoes, ripe avocados.

There’s nothing better than fresh avocado!

Prepare remaining ingredients (plus whatever else you’d like to include!) and get ready to dig in!

Scoop ingredients of choice into tortilla and attempt to roll up – we give you bonus points if you’re successful!

Stuffed taco, topped with BBQ sauce.

P.S.  Like we said, feel free to add any of your “own” ingredients based on tastes, preferences, or what’s available in your fridge.  We even added BBQ sauce to our dish this evening!

P.P.S.  For the best dining experience, pair your What’s left in the fridge??: TACOS! dinner with a fresh margarita, or two.

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David Hecht Kitchens