Rating: 4.14 stars
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Sarah Carey, editor of Everyday Food, says, "Add a teaspoon of sugar to the filling if you like a hint of sweetness (I do about half the time). Making your own shells is easy, but you could also buy them."

Everyday Food, September 2012

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and garlic and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, cayenne (if using), and chili powder and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

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  • Add beef and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 7 minutes. Spoon off excess fat. Serve filling in taco shells with toppings.

Cook's Notes

Sarah says, "My aunt Colleen made these tacos all the time when I was little, so I call them 1970s tacos (though they're actually pretty classic). The secret is in the filling: Using a few bold flavors and zesty spices is just as easy as tossing in some store-bought seasoning packet, and way more delicious! Now I make them for my kids on special occasions -- like Monday-night dinner."

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Reviews (4)

29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2018
I'm in love with this especially now that I can cook things when my mom is not here!
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2018
I love the taco recipe! The chili powder really is the best for tacos and not that mystery packet of seasoning you get in the kits. I would rather know what is going into my tacos. Pork tacos are another favorite of mine to: https://ethnicspoon.com/authentic-mexican-pork-carnitas/
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2013
This is so easy and yummy
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2012
Sarah... Thanks for the tip, I love tacos and I wanted to learn how to make fluffy, light taco shells... I'm so excited... Great quick meal and delicious...