Monday, February 6, 2012

Taco Meat

Taco Meat

This is my go to recipe for taco meat.  You could use ground turkey or shredded cooked chicken in place of the beef and keep the seasonings as is.  This is great for tacos, taco salads, burritos, nachos etc. 

-1 Tbsp olive oil
-1 onion, diced
-4 garlic cloves, minced
-1 Tbsp chili powder
-1 tsp cumin
-1/2 tsp oregano
-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp pepper
-1 pound (90 percent lean) ground beef
-1/2 cup canned tomato sauce
-2 tsp cider vinegar
-1 tsp brown sugar
-taco shells or tortillas and desired toppings; cilantro, avocado, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cheese, hot sauce, shredded lettuce, diced onion or tomatoes etc.

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about five minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about thirty seconds. Stir in the ground beef and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon until no longer pink, about ften minutes. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne, salt, pepper, tomato sauce, vinegar, and sugar and cook until thickened, about ten minutes. Serve the filling with you desired shells or tortillas and toppings.

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