One of the reasons I started this blog was to stretch myself in my cooking abilities, trying new recipes or foods, or just trying to add variety to our diets. Tacos are one of those things I just didn’t make, mostly because I used to associate taco meat with the “meat paste” they use as some fast food restaurants. Then I remembered this recipe that I got years ago when I took Foods class in high school. This is a yummy recipe for taco meat that is just as easy as dumping a packet of seasoning onto the browning meat, but without the saltiness that comes from those packets. It is done quickly and is a great meal for a weekday night or when you are on the go!
Again, this is a very versatile recipe that can be used as tacos, taco salad, burritos, or super nachos with your favorite toppings. As you can see from the photo, I made mine into a taco salad with lettuce, cheese, avocado, salsa, crushed tortilla chips, and the taco meat. Delicious!
1 lb ground beef
½ cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup tomato sauce
Brown meat with onion and garlic. Cook until meat is browned and onion is tender.
Add tomato sauce and spices. Simmer approximately 15 minutes. Keep hot until ready to serve.
Serve with your favorite toppings as tacos, super nachos, or taco salad.