Our Old Favorite Beef Tacos

Annacia *

By
@Annacia

If you haven't had a basic taco in a while, you know- the way we used to do it, it's time to revisit the original. Remember the spicy beef mixture in a crisp taco shell topped with lettuce, cheese, and tomato? It's still as tasty as ever and I'm sure that the kids and grandkids would think so too.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
makes 16 taco's
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
corn oil (or any vegetable oil)
1
onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 lb
ground beef
1 Tbsp
chili powder
3/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/8 tsp
ground red pepper (cayenne) or more to taste
1 can(s)
(8 ounces) tomato sauce
16
hard corn taco shells (about 6-inch)
1 1/2 c
shredded iceberg lettuce
1-2
tomatoes, chopped
shredded cheddar cheese, as much as you want
1
onion, finely diced
bottled taco sauce

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
2Heat oil in large nonstick skillet, over medium-high heat.

Add onion; cook until onion is softened, about 3 minutes.

Add beef; cook, stirring with wooden spoon to break up, until beef is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes
3Add chili powder, salt, cumin and red pepper; cook, stirring, 1 minute.

Stir in tomato sauce.

Bring to boiling.

Lower heat to medium.

Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
4Heat taco shells in 375 degrees F oven for about 5 minutes.

Spoon about 1/4 cup meat mixture into each shell.

Serve with lettuce, tomato, cheese, diced onion and taco sauce on the side. Let everyone use what they want.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy