She may make lots of challah from scratch each week, but weeknight dinners need to be quick to prep…and super tasty.

By Rochie Pinson

If you joined me yesterday, you already know that the dinners that are the easiest to prepare are usually the ones my kids enjoy the most. And while yesterday we had these Grilled Chicken Wraps, tonight’s dinner is…Tacos!

For this meal, I like to put out all the stuff on the table and let the kids assemble the tacos themselves. This supper is always a huge hit.

Easy Taco

Easy Tacos
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 Ortega Taco Dinner Kit, with Taco Shells, Taco Spice Packet, and Taco Sauce
  • Veggies:
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped finely into ribbons
  • Tomatoes, chopped into a small dice
  • Cucumbers, chopped into a small dice
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried pinto beans
  • optional: guacamole, or just sliced avocadoes
  1. Heat oil in a saute pan over medium high heat. Add meat and brown. Once meat is browned, drain the fat. Add spice packet and ¾ cup water, and stir until thickened.
  2. Meanwhile, heat taco shells for a few minutes in the oven (as instructed on package).
  3. Fill taco shells with meat. Top with vegetables and taco sauce.

About Rochie:

Rochie made her first batch of challah soon after her and her husband landed in Japan as newlyweds for a one month slichus during the month of Tishrei. Since then, she’s inspired thousands of women to bring more meaning to the mitzvah. In her kiruv work, the mitzvah of baking and taking challah has led so many women to reaching new levels of Jewish observance. Learn more at, on instagram @rochiepinson, or find her book, Rising: The Book of Challah, here.



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