matt damon taco quote

Struggling for a theme for your big game / big night viewing party this February? Make it all about Matt Damon.

No matter what the occasion – from Vince Lombardi to Oscar – Matt Damon is your party inspiration and Matt Damon‘s taco recipe is what you need to bring the smiles to your get together.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts native’s Patriots have appeared in six title games in the recent past (make it seven this year), winning four championships (if Tom Brady gets a fifth, he’ll have the most all-time).

On the red carpet, this year marks the 20th Anniversary of Good Will Hunting and Damon can celebrate that occasion as producer of one of the front running Oscar films, Manchester By The Sea.

So whether you’re celebrating the big game, or getting glammed up for the big night, Matt Damon is relevant across the board and that’s why you need Matt Damon‘s taco recipe.

Bring Him Tacos

In a Reddit AMADamon served up his recipe for the perfect taco. It includes a hard shell with ground beef hot enough to melt the cheese, plus a little bit of lettuce and tomato, hot sauce and a squirt of lime.

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Basic and simple. That’s it.

“My ideal taco is actually the taco we have on taco night at my house.  It’s the crunchy corn shell with the good meat, just ground beef in there.”

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“The meat’s gotta be hot, and the cheese goes on first so that it melts.”

hot meat and cheese

“And then you’re gonna get in there with a little bit of tomato and lettuce but not too much cause it’s not a salad, it’s a taco.”

not a salad

“and then you’re gonna throw some avocado on top and some sour cream. It’s all about the layering. “

matt damon taco

“Throw a bunch of [hot sauce] on there, maybe squeeze some lime on top, and go to town.”

oh yeah


I had no idea, that Matt Damon was such a taco genius. Seriously .. like none. It’s the hot sauce mixed with the creamy sour cream and avocado that knocks this one for me. And the hot melty cheese. And the crunchy shells. There are just soooo many textures in here that .. wow. I have been eating tacos wrong my entire life.

Matt Damon has, absolutely, completely, and totally knocked this taco recipe out of the park.

good will hunting tacos

I love them tacos, Matt Damon. Thank you.

Here are some extra ideas to kick up your taco table for the football or red carpet events of the year.

1. Pick condiments that represent the uniform colours of the teams playing

Black – olives
Green – onions, jalapenos, peppers or lettuce
Red – tomatoes or peppers
Yellow – peppers
And to cover anything else not easily found in food? Use food colouring in the sour cream!

2. Pick proteins and styles popular from the cities or films

If Manchester By The Sea is your pick, get some extra Old El Paso Refried Beans on the table, or maybe some lobster, same thing for New England.  La La Land demands some Baja-style fish tacos (and the Old El Paso Baja Fish Taco Kit is bang on the money). If you’re cheering for Atlanta, make up some chicken tacos and call it ‘falcon meat?’ – okay, maybe that’s something Pats’ fans would do.


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  1. Amy Heffernan January 24, 2017 at 10:04 am

    I love to load my taos up with cheese, sour cream and lettuce!! Thanks!

  2. kristen visser January 24, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Sometimes i load up my tacos way to much lol. I love lots of beef, peppers, red onion, tomatoes, shredded marble cheese, lettuce, sour cream and salsa 🙂

  3. Jonnie January 24, 2017 at 10:58 am

    My tacos always have ground beef, salsa, iceberg lettuce, green peppers, mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese.

  4. ivy pluchinsky January 24, 2017 at 11:54 am

    I have ground beef, lettuce, green peppers, cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream on my taco’s!

  5. Tara Betterley January 24, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I have ground beef, lettuce and tomatoes (plain jane).. My family members love their beans, ground beef, steak, chicken, sour cream, cheese, lettuce and salsa.

  6. Jenn January 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    My tacos usually have ground beef, lettuce, cheddar cheese, salsa, and a dash of sour cream

  7. Francine January 24, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Matt’s sounds great, but he’s missing the jalapenos! Bring ’em on!

  8. Jenny January 24, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I like ground beef tacos with shredded lettuce, salsa, guacamole, chopped onions and black olives. Yum!

  9. lynn clayton January 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    beef tomatoes lettuce tomatoes guacamole salsa

  10. Stephanie January 24, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    I like lots of meat, sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese!

  11. lori butler January 24, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    i love the meat of course, taco sauce, avocado’s, lettuce, cheese, and sour cream 🙂

  12. Jasen H January 24, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I always put the cheese first, then heat up my taco shells with the cheese in the bottom so it melts. Followed by Meat, Hot Salsa, Lettuce, Tomato, Sour Cream.

  13. Jenny January 24, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    My favorite way to load up a taco is with chicken, black beans, lettuce, bell, jalapenos, salsa and cheese.

  14. Tina L. January 24, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I also add the cheese to the meat on the bottom to melt it. I also add in salsa, fried onions, lettuce tomato, guacamole and sour cream.

  15. Julie bolduc January 24, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I add finally chopped lettuce ad shredded chicken

  16. Soozle January 25, 2017 at 4:57 am

    I like mine with extra salsa and guacamole!

  17. Elizabeth R January 25, 2017 at 6:23 am

    I like mine loaded up with sour cream and cheese.

  18. Tricia Cooper January 25, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Matt’s way sounds great, but no tomato for me. Love the idea of putting cheese on first so it melts!

  19. nicolthepickle January 25, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I love beef, hot peppers, tomato, sour cream and cheddar.

  20. Valerie Lerma January 25, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, cheese and sour cream

  21. Glogirl January 25, 2017 at 11:45 am

    On my taco I love lettuce, tomatoes, green pepper, sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese.

  22. Robyn Bellefleur January 25, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    I love fish tacos filled with fried fish, pico de gallo, lettuce and avacados.

  23. Lushka Smith January 25, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Ground beef, lots of cheese and lots of taco sauce.

  24. Sunshine G January 25, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Lots of guac, sour cream, meat and cheese!

  25. nancy lafrance January 25, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I load it up with everything!

  26. missbobloblaw January 25, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    I love a taco loaded up with cheese, salsa, hot sauce, meat, tomato, sour cream, olives, guac, and a touch of lettuce.

  27. Elaine G January 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Mine is close to Matt Damon’s.
    ground beef(with taco seasoning), refried beans,cheese,lettuce.tomato,salsa and sour cream.Either on a hard or soft taco shell.

  28. Sarah De Diego January 27, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Chicken or ground pork with raw chopped onions, cilantro, avocado and a splash of lime. Best eaten in Mexico of course 😉

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  29. joy January 28, 2017 at 9:46 am

    ground beef, salsa, guac, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, jalapenos, tomatoes… yum!

  30. Maria January 28, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I love to run it through the garden ! Load it up !

  31. Jenness M January 29, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    With ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes and medium cheddar!

  32. Brenda Penton January 29, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I like ground chicken, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and lettuce.

  33. Piroska January 30, 2017 at 10:56 am

    My favourite way: ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream.

  34. Karla Sceviour January 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    ground beef or chicken,lettuce,tomatoes,cheese and salsa!
    Love tacos,,its a family fav!

  35. maria January 30, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, sour cream and cilantro and hot sauce

  36. Wanda Tracey January 31, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Matt Damon sure knows how to load a taco!! I think mine would be exactly like these but would add sour crea and lots os salsa.

  37. Shirley S January 31, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I like mine loaded with ground beef, lettuce, onions, jalapenos and lots of shredded cheese.

  38. Jenny Major February 1, 2017 at 9:39 am

    His recipe sounds soo good!

  39. Lisa Neutel February 1, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I love hard shell tacos loaded with cheese and lettuce, salsa and tomatoes with sourcream

  40. Shannon Mark February 1, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    lots of cheese and sour cream

  41. Jana Liu February 1, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    with avocado, ground beef, lettuce, shredded cheese, salsa and sour cream

  42. Catherine Brown February 1, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    lots of black olives, salsa, cheese, lettuce tomatoes

  43. Elaine Laforge February 2, 2017 at 8:09 am

    I like to load my taco with shredded spinach, shredded chicken, sour cream, shredded cheese, salsa and bell peppers.

  44. BlessedTA February 2, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Cheese, tomatoes and beef

  45. Lana Hood February 2, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I like onions hamburger, taco sauce cheese tomatoes and Lots of sour cream.

  46. Ira February 2, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I’ve actually never eaten a taco. But hope to discover them with Old El Paso.

  47. Holly MacRitchie February 2, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Meat, cheese, tomatoe, salsa, sour cream, avocado. Yummy!

  48. Tina Turnbull February 3, 2017 at 8:23 am

    I put my sour cream on the bottom and then on top as well lol

  49. Maritess February 3, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I love my mango salsa on my taco with lots of cheese.

  50. jan February 4, 2017 at 11:44 am

    I never find that the shells hold everything I want! Ideal would be the meat, jalapeno cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, guac and salsa for me.

  51. Caryn Coates February 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Lots of Cheese, Tomato and Lettuce. Yum!!!

  52. February 4, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Sour Cream and cheese.

  53. em February 5, 2017 at 2:46 am

    got to add some jalapenos along with lettuce, cheese, tomato & sour cream

  54. Leslie C February 5, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Taco beef, lettuce, onions, cheese & crunched up tortilla chips!

  55. tanyab79 February 5, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Cheese, Peppers, Caramalized Onions and lots of lettuce with a bit of sour cream at the bottom.

  56. Carey Hurst February 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I love refried beans , 4 different types of cheese, hot pepper rings , salsa , loaded sour cream , pickled onions , crushed pineapple and spiced chicken

  57. Christy E February 5, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I like tomatoes, lettuce, red cabbage, red peppers, onion, cilantro, chilis and salsa!

  58. Sarah Jackson February 5, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Ground beef or or gorund hot sausage along with refried beans , lettuce , tomato , red onion , shredded old cheddar , sour cream and sometimes I like some chopped green pepper also .

  59. Sarah Jackson February 5, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Ground beef or or gorund hot sausage along with refried beans , lettuce , tomato , red onion , shredded old cheddar , sour cream and sometimes I like some chopped green pepper also . mmmmm

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