Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Soft Beef Tacos

These hearty beef tacos will be a welcome addition to your family's "Taco Night”.

Reminiscent of the classic "taco dinner in a box," this version leaves room for improvisation. Add more or less chili powder or spice things up with a dash of hot sauce, a pinch of cayenne or more jalapenos.


·         1 pound ground beef
·         1 tablespoon olive oil
·         1 teaspoon white vinegar
·         1 cup chopped onion (about 1/2 a medium onion)
·         8 small flour tortillas, warmed
·         1 garlic clove, minced
·         1 tablespoon minced jalapeno
·         Shredded iceberg lettuce, for the topping
·         3 tablespoons tomato paste
·         3 tablespoons chili powder
·         2 teaspoons dried oregano
·         1/3 cup water
·         Salsa, for the topping
·         Cilantro, for the topping
·         Sliced radishes, for the topping
·         Avocado, for the topping
·         Sour cream, for the topping
·         Shredded cheese, for the topping


1.       Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high. Add onion, garlic, jalapeno and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 4 minutes (do not let brown). Crumble in the beef and cook, using a wooden spoon to break up lumps, until meat is no longer pink, about 6 minutes.

2.       Add tomato paste, chili powder, oregano, salt and water. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to medium low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until taco filling is heated through. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar.

3.       Spoon a scant 1/3 cup taco filling into each tortilla and serve with desired toppings.

Happy Cooking
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