Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ground Beef Tacos

I feel a bit odd posting such a simple recipe, but I think this one's an improvement over just using a taco seasoning mix. The flavours remind me of home.

One year ago: Pork Tenderloin Drenched with an Onion Sauce
Two years ago: Dan Dan Mian
Three years ago: Baked Ziti with Goat Cheese and Olives

Ground Beef Tacos (from The Tex-Mex Cookbook)

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/2 lb ground beef
1 garlic clove, minced
1 serrano chile, stemmed and finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/4 tsp ground cumin
For tacos
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar or monterey jack
1 1/2 cups chopped tomato
1 1/2 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
6 fried taco shells (or soft corn tortillas)

1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook onion until it begins to wilt, 2 minutes.
2. Add meat and sear, chopping with spatula until pink color is gone.
3. Add garlic and chile and cook for 2 minutes or until garlic is soft.
4. Add salt, chili powder, black pepper, cumin, and 1 tbsp water. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes or until well blended.
5. Assemble tacos and eat.

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