Quick and easy tacos after a hard day of driving.

Quick and easy tacos after a hard day of driving.

My husband John and I have been fulltiming for over three years. When I want to serve us something delicious and nutritious without much fuss or effort after a day of driving and settling in at a new camp spot, I make quick and easy tacos.

I use already cooked and cubed tri-tip or chicken for this dish. If I was really good, I might have made the guacamole the night before. But if not, it is pretty easy to whip together. I assemble my items and I make the guacamole first as there is no cooking involved.


2-3 ripe avocados (local and fresh when in season in your area)

½ cup prepared or fresh salsa

2 Tbls mayonnaise

salt and black pepper to taste

fresh lime juice

To make guacamole, peel and mash the avocados together with ½ cup of your favorite fresh or canned salsa. (John and I enjoy Trader Joe’s “3-Pepper Salsa” currently.) Stir in approximately 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Squeeze fresh lime juice into the mixture for an added taste sensation.  Set aside the guacamole and move on to the tacos!


6 Yellow or White Corn Tortillas (you choose)

1 teaspoon of canola oil

2 cups cubed Pre-cooked Tri-tip (or cubed pre-cooked chicken)

½ sliced onion

3 eggs (fresh from a local farmer if you’re lucky)

(Sometimes I add a half cup of leftover cooked carrots or cooked potatoes from a previous meal.)

After cubing the pre-cooked tri-tip (or chicken) and slicing the onions, sauté the onions in a teaspoon of canola oil until they become clear. Add the cubed tri-tip (or chicken) and stir. Brown the onions and meat. (Add leftover cooked vegetables if you’re a bit adventuresome.) After everything is sautéed adequately (not more than a couple minutes should do), set the tri-tip mixture aside in a bowl.

Lastly, cook three scrambled eggs. Place the cooked eggs in a separate bowl.

In a hot frying pan add a few drops of oil then pop the tortillas into the pan and flip each after a few seconds warming on each side.  (Or you can warm the tortillas in your toaster oven if you have one and if you have electricity.) You’re ready to eat! Pop everything on the table and enjoy!

For more about cooking on the road, you can see my article at RVT.com Who Said Cooking in an RV Has to be Limited?

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