Quick Dinner Ideas for the Whole Family + Easy Skillet Tacos

Quick dinner ideas for kids adults will want to eat that you can make in less than 30 minutes with minimal prep. Like these easy beef tacos that come together in a skillet! 


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 2 bell peppers, any color, diced
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh salsa
  • 3 cups baby spinach, pre-washed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • Avocado, sour cream, and additional salsa for serving
  • Shredded romaine lettuce
  • Corn Tortilla chips for serving, optional


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté for about 3 minutes until it begins to soften. Add the meat, diced bell peppers, and taco seasoning. Continue to cook, breaking up the meat as it cooks, for about 5-7 minutes until it’s cooked through.
  2. Add fresh salsa and spinach, stir to combine, and heat through. Turn off heat, sprinkle shredded cheese and black olives over meat mixture. Cover, and gather remaining garnishing ingredients.
  3. Create a bed of shredded Romaine lettuce on a plate, scoop a serving of the mixture, top with desired toppings, and serve.



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