Let's start the new year right this time!! How do we do that? Well . . . by making MY FAVORITE ground beef tacos! I used to think all you needed for tacos was some hamburger, onion and taco seasoning and that's it. Then, one day I discovered this recipe. What had I been eating all of those years? These tacos are loaded with flavor!
Not only do these taste amazing, but you can have them to the dinner table in less than 30 minutes. These will become your families favorite tacos! I am always getting requests to make "Paula Deen Tacos" for dinner! Seriously - So Good!
Paula Deen Tacos
adapted from: Cooking With Paula Deen Sept./Oct. 2011 Issue
1 Lb. ground beef
1/4-1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/2 jalapeno, ribbed and seeded, minced, opt.
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
2 Tbl. fresh cilantro, minced
1 Tbl. ground cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chipotle chili powder
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper
8-10 taco shells
shredded lettuce, opt.
Brown ground beef in a large skillet; add onion and jalapeno and saute a few minutes or until tender. Add tomato sauce, cilantro, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder and fresh lime juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. If mixture starts to look too dry, add 1 or 2 Tablespoons of water and stir to combine. Serve in crunchy or soft taco shells with shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream and lettuce and more chopped cilantro, if desired. Yield 8-10 tacos.
Jenn's Notes: I make 1/2 a recipe and get 5 tacos. I still use a full 8 oz. can of tomato sauce and a full 2 Tablespoons of cilantro, but I cut everything else in half. Sometimes I add the jalapeno and sometimes I don't and it still tastes just as delicious. DO NOT leave out the fresh lime juice, it really takes these up to another level. So good!