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Our Old Favorite Beef Tacos

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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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes 16 taco's
15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


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

How to Make Our Old Favorite Beef Tacos


  • 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.

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About Our Old Favorite Beef Tacos

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

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