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Saucy Soft Taco

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Kitchen Fiesta with the Kids (NC) - Moms know it's often hard to get kids to eat healthy and unique foods. Smell, texture and, of course, distinct taste can often discourage unrefined palates from trying something new. But it doesn't have to be a battle. By getting the kids involved with preparation they'll know exactly what they're eating and feel a sense of achievement. By using trusted ingredients in unexpected ways, like Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal, you know they're eating something they like.

Saucy Soft Taco
Why not have your kids help you create this twist on a classic Mexican dish. When preparing Saucy Soft Tacos, have the kids measure the ingredients, and talk to them about the ingredients as you add them to the pan. Not only is this a good math lesson, but the kids will learn about different flavours and ingredients that go well together in meals.

This simple recipe is not only delicious, but fun to eat. Kids will enjoy the break from conventional table manners and relish the fact that it's finally polite to eat with their hands.


  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup (375 mL) frozen corn (thawed)
  • 19 oz (540 mL) diced tomatoes or salsa
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) ketchup
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) chili powder
  • 12 (8 inch) flour tortillas

Optional Toppings:

  • shredded cheese
  • chopped green onions
  • sour cream
  • salsa


In large skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium heat until meat is browned. Stir in corn, tomatoes, ketchup, cereal and seasonings. Simmer over low heat about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

Warm tortillas in oven or microwave. Spoon 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the meat mixture onto each tortilla. Add toppings. Serve immediately.

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