1 pound ground beef (you can do chicken, too, but as the commercial says - Beef. It's What's for Dinner!)
One box of 12 taco shells (I like the Old El Paso brand Stand N' Stuff ones with the square bottom), or one package of soft flour tortillas, or a combo!
6 Romaine lettuce leaves, torn into itty bitty pieces
1 large tomatoes, diced small
1 small to med. onion, diced small
an 8 oz. container of sour cream
an 8 oz. package of Taco-blend-seasoned cheese
One bottle of Taco sauce
One envelope of Taco seasoning (or make your own! My recipe elsewhere in the Cookbook)
3/4 cup water
1. Assemble your ingredients. I use my Tupperware divided dish taco maker/sundae maker thingy just for this purpose. In one spot, put the lettuce, another, the tomatoes, another, the onion. In the center, I drop the container of sour cream. The taco sauce and the cheese envelope go on the table separately.
2. Start Cooking. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cook the taco shells on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a large skillet. Once it's browned, drain the fat and return to the heat source. Add the taco seasoning and the water, and simmer for 5 minutes. Once it's done, add the beef to the remaining dividers on the divided dish.
3. Serve. At this time, should you want soft tacos, place the tortillas on a plate, cover with a paper towel and microwave them for only 30 seconds to warm them. Bring them out to the table. Place Tablespoons in each divider and let everyone help themselves.