Friday, April 27, 2012

Mr. Hart's Tacoritos

I would like to introduce you all to Mr. Hart. If you read me regularly you have seen me make mention of this fabulous human being. 

West Coast and East Coast collide after nearly 10 years apart
Mr. Hart lives in California. We are both MN born and raised. Even though we live on opposite ends of the country, we are best buds. The internet is a wonderful tool for keeping in touch kids!

We were blessed with the opportunity to catch up in person over his spring break. We spent 4 1/2 days playing in the sun, visiting the sea turtle clinic, doing a bathroom make-over, getting tattoos, and laughing late into the night. 

Ohhh that is some mighty fresh ink! They are healed up and look nice and sharp now :)
A cute little sign in the bathroom
Love these little bathing beauties!
Mr. Hart and I at the sea turtle clinic
My hubby on the left and my best friend on the right- at the beach. A perfect day!
A sweet moment captured between my husband and me.
High tide and crazy windy

Checking out the Tabby Ruins in St. Marys
Beach day!
Jon taking a stroll
My dad took us on a great tour of St. Marys and Kingsland
We had a fantastic visit. Though it was brief, it was much needed. God blessed us both with exactly what we needed- a good long laugh with old friends.

One day Mr. Hart decided he wanted to cook for us. His mom had a recipe called tacoritos that he loves. So we took a field trip to the grocery store and gathered up the ingredients. 

This recipe is so simple yet filling and delicious! 

Here's to you and your culinary adventures, friends. Cheers!

Mr. Hart's Tacoritos
Makes 1 9x13 pan

flour or corn tortillas
1 # lean ground beef (OR vegetarian ground meat substitute or vegetarian chorizo crumbled)
1 jar herdez salsa (or your favorite salsa)
1 envelope cheesy taco seasoning
3 cups Sargento Mexican blend cheese
Sour cream to serve

Brown beef. Drain if needed. Add taco seasoning and prepare meat according to seasoning directions. 

Preheat oven to 375.

To assemble:

Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Place a layer of tortillas on the bottom. Add taco seasoned meat. Sprinkle 2 cups of cheese over the meat. Top with salsa. Add another layer of tortillas over the top of the salsa. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake, uncovered for 13 minutes.

Brown under broiler to achieve desired golden color.

Let sit for 10 minutes.

Cut and serve with sour cream.


  1. I FEEL SOOOOO SPECIAL!!!!! Love you honey!

  2. As you should! Love you too good sir!