Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
Who doesn't like some version of a taco, there are so many. This is one of my family’s favorites, as long as they get to pick their own toppings.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 -2 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 -2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 green bell pepper, diced
- 1⁄2 cup onion, diced
- 12 corn tortillas (Packaged or Homemade)
- lettuce (Plus other toppings listed below)
- In a 2 quart sauce pan add ground beef, salt, chili powder, garlic, cumin, paprika, and enough water to cover meat.
- Bring to a boil.
- Simmer for about an hour.
- Add bell pepper and onion. Continue simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. (Until bell pepper and onion are fully cooked).
- Meat can be used at this time or cooled for later depending on your meal schedule. I like to make the meat mixture ahead of time.
- Full Corn Tortilla Shells just about 1/2 way full or desired amount.
- Put into a preheated oven (300) for about 10 minutes or until completed heated through.
- Ready to Serve!
- Taco Toppings: Shredded Lettuce,Chopped Tomatoes, Cheese Sauce, Shredded Cheese, Mexican Blend), Chopped Onions, Black Sliced Olives, Sliced jalapeno, Refried Beans, Sour cream, Guacamole, Hot Sauce, Taco Sauce, Scallions (green onions), Mexican corn, Salsa . . . . to be continued.
Was expecting more. Perhaps adding some tomato sauce or a jalapeno would have improved it, but the meat was missing something.
Great flavour and very easy to do, for pickier eaters adding the onion and peppers at the beginning of the cooking process would help "hide" them and might even help infuse their flavour a bit better. Add some fresh lime juice for some acid and it's even better. My 2 year old LOVED it, and so did the rest of my family. Definitely a keeper.
I used a slightly modified version of these seasonings: 2 tbsp chili powder, 1 tbsp cumin, 2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp cayenne, and it turned out great. I also just used a whole onion, and no pepper. This is way better than the pre-packaged stuff... I'll be making it again and again!