Recipe: Cheesy Fiesta Tacos #McCormickTacoNight

I’ve said it before, but I love Mexican food. Whether it’s tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, or another tasty dish, I could eat it every day if Justin wouldn’t get sick of it. As it is, we have some sort of Mexican dish at least every other week- &more often than not, it’s tacos that we’re enjoying.

McCormick Spices

One of the best things about tacos is the seasoning! I love McCormick spices & use them for just about everything. I even like to make my own taco seasoning sometimes so I can get it just the way I like it, and I use a lot of McCormick spices for that. For those nights when you just want an easy dinner though, McCormick still has you covered. They make a perfect prepared taco seasoning mix, and even a chicken taco seasoning that I really want to try. My newest love is the Cheesy Taco Seasoning Mix!

McCormick Cheesy Taco Seasoning Mix

McCormick sent me a package containing many of their seasonings & while I’m super excited to try them all, I just had to check out this new-to-me seasoning.

Cheesy Fiesta Tacos by McCormick & @NotQuiteSusie #McCormickTacoNight

Cheesy Fiesta Tacos

{from the McCormick website}


1 pound lean ground beef or turkey {I used turkey}
1 package McCormick Cheesy Taco Mix
3/4 cup milk
12 taco shells


1. Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.
2. Stir in seasoning mix and milk.
3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer 2 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Spoon into warm taco shells. Serve with desired toppings.

I always set out the toppings as a taco bar, so I have a bowl of shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded Mexican cheese. When I make regular tacos or burritos I add fresh cilantro & sour cream, but these did not need either of those because the seasoning packet already provided the perfect amount of flavor. Setting out a taco bar makes this an even easier dinner because everyone can do their own toppings just how they want them- saving you time and making it easier to go back for second without having to put stuff away twice. {Which was nice, since we may have both gone back for thirds.}

pinterest taco giveaway challenge

Win It: McCormick & The Motherhood are giving away 30 prize packs full of McCormick spices to those who participate in the Pinterest Taco Night Challenge! Now through May 31st, just pin or repin any taco recipe {yes, this one counts! If you need more inspiration, check out the McCormick Pinterest page} and caption it with the hashtag #McCormickTacoNight- and be sure to tag me @NotQuiteSusie! Good luck!

What’s your favorite spice?

Note: I was compensated for my work on this campaign. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Those look so good, we are huge fans of McCormick spices.
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  2. I love tacos – great recipe!
    HilLesha @To the Motherhood recently posted..Unconventional Gifts That Will Surprise Mom!

  3. We love their spices and make homemade taco seasoning with them.
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  4. Yum, those tacos look so tasty! We love having taco night :)
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  5. These look yummy! Sometimes the spices can really make the dish!
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  6. I have this recipe saved to try – I just love Mexican food too!
    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom recently posted..Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeño Mango Slaw Recipe #McCormickTacoNight

  7. We’ll have to try this!
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  8. OMG! Those look amazing!
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  9. I love McCormick Seasonings I’ve used them for years Although I’ve never tried this one. I’ll have to look for it next time I’m out shopping.
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  10. Gotta love taco night!

  11. These look so good!!! We have a taco night each week usually.

  12. Count me in!! Love me some mexican!
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