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
slightly adapted from: Cooking With Paula Deen Sept./Oct. 2011 Issue
1 Lb. ground beef
1/4-1/2 an onion, finely chopped
2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
2 Tbl. fresh cilantro, minced
1 Tbl. ground cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chipotle chili powder (or regular chili powder if you want less heat)
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper
8-10 taco shells
shredded lettuce, opt.
Brown ground beef in a large skillet; add onion 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. Chipotle chili powder is pretty spicy, so if you want less heat, make sure to use regular chili powder. DO NOT leave out the fresh lime juice, it really takes these up to another level.