Beef tacos are fun to put together and delicious to eat. Fill the tortillas with lettuce and beef, then each person can add his or her favorite toppings.
- Total Time:
- Servings: 4
Source: Everyday Food, October 2003
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno chile, minced
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, with juice
- 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
- Optional Toppings: cilantro, iceberg lettuce, diced jalapenos, pickled jalapenos, Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream
- Pico de Gallo, optional
- Guacamole, optional
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and jalapeno; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes.
Add garlic, chili powder, and cumin to skillet; stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add beef; cook, breaking up meat with a spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes; simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 10 to 12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
Meanwhile, warm tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat or directly over a gas burner, about 30 seconds on each side. At the table, fill tortillas with beef mixture and desired garnishes.