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Create a taco bar for College Football Saturday

Mike Thayer 2016 (2) By Mike Thayer

There is a great slate of games on TV this Saturday, Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State, Iowa State vs. West Virginia, Alabama vs. LSU, and so many more!

With that many great games on, it's imperative then that you free up as much time as possible to glue your butt to the couch or your favorite chair.

Create a taco bar.

Whether it's just you or several buddies to feed, creating a taco bar saves you time.  Served buffet style, people can help themselves as they wish, it's a low maintenance, low prep meal.

Crock PotThe key is the use of the crock pot!

Brown some ground beef, drain and throw it in the crock pot on the keep warm setting.  You can brown the ground beef the night before and refrigerate or brown it the morning before company arrives for the games.  Here's a quick taco meat crock pot recipe using a pound of ground beef:


  • Browned ground beef (one pound serves approximately four people)
  • One Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • One Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • One teaspoon cumin
  • One teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/3 cup beef stock


It's pretty straight forward, dump everything in the crock pot.  Since the ground beef is already browned, you can set it on the keep warm setting and four hours later you've got some great tasting taco meat!  Set up your 'bar' with soft and/or hard taco shells, some sliced tomato, lettuce, onion, black olive, shredded and/or jar cheese, sour cream, some guacamole if you feel ambitious and a big bowl of chips and you're rocking the taco bar!  Self serve good eats!



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