Jarrett Cutsler

Healthy-ish Traditional Tacos

Jarrett Cutsler
Healthy-ish Traditional Tacos

Just like the Tacos Mom used to make! Mom didn’t use Avocado and you know it.

These will bring you back! You can make traditional tacos that will impress your main squeeze with ease.

Alright… Tacos. God’s many gifts to man, and woman. I sometimes live for #tacotuesdays. I don’t care what’s in that tortilla. I’ll eat it! Ok, I might care a little. Chopped Sautéed Sweet Onions will be the hidden gem to your Taco Meat. You’ll see. I’m going to have you use a premade Taco Packet, because just like Mom, I want that traditional taste. I’m not going to get fancy here. I’ll save my boojie moment for that Avocado garnish. BOOM!


Healthy-ish Traditional Tacos


1 Pound of Lean Beef (OMG SO HEALTHY…)

1/2 Sweet Onion (chopped)

1 Taco Seasoning Packet (choose any brand)

2 Cups of Arugula

8-10 Grape Tomatoes (quartered)

Plain Greek Yogurt (OMG MORE HEALTH…)

1 Cup Cheese (Taco Blend)

1 Ripe Avocado (sliced)

8 Soft Shell Taco Tortillas


  1. I tend to keep my tortillas in the fridge, so I make sure to take them out and let them warm up. Sometimes I might even pop them in the oven on warm for a few minutes. If they are in the fridge, take ‘em out!

  2. Spray your pan with oil so that it isn’t dry. Put your burner on medium heat. You can use a tablespoon of vegetable oil if you don’t have cooking spray. All good.

  3. Place your chopped onion in the pan. Make sure you move the onion around until it gets semi-sautéed. By this I mean, let it soak up some of the oil and cook a little. Maybe 5 minutes. Don’t let them brown or burn.

  4. Time to cook the meat! Throw it in there and continue to cook until brown (fully cooked). If the meat is lean you may not have to drain the grease. I usually buy 95%, so it isn’t necessary.

  5. Add 1/2 Cup of Warm Water to the pan. Bring to a Boil.

  6. Open and evenly distribute the entire contents of your Taco Seasoning Packet. Completely mix it into the beef.

  7. Once the water is all soaked up, and the meat looks like “Taco Meat”. Turn the heat off. Don’t let it dry out!


    This is how I do it, in this order:

    1. Arugula

    2. Taco Meat

    3. Tomato

    4. Cheese

    5. Slice of Avocado

    6. Dollop of Greek Yogurt

    7. INHALE

    Pictured Below: I decided to try one with “Tuffle Hot Sauce” from The Truffleist, who did a collaboration with Tango Chile Sauce. Check them out on Instagram!