Tacos are a popular and easy to make dish, most kids like them, and they can be made even more healthy with ground turkey or ground chicken instead of ground beef. Costco, Sam's Club, BJ's and your local grocery store all have ground meats year round.
Total time: about 45 minutes
Cooks for about: 30 minutes
Yield: 12 servings per 3 lbs
You can scale this recipe up or down as much as needed.
Easy to make!
This makes a mild taco. If you like it hotter, feel free to increase the seasonings, especially the chili or chipotle pepper.
|Seasonings for (per pound of ground meat):||1lb meat||2 lbs meat||3 lbs meat||4 lbs meat||5 lbs meat||6 lbs meat|
|Cumin||1 tsp||2 tsp||1 Tablespoon||4 tsp||5 tsp||2 Tablespoons|
|Chili powder||1/2 tsp||1 tsp||1.5 tsp||2 tsp||2.5 tsp||1 Tablespoon|
|Ground chipotle pepper||1/2 tsp||1 tsp||1.5 tsp||2 tsp||2.5 tsp||1 Tablespoon|
|Coriander||1 tsp||2 tsp||1 Tablespoon||4 tsp||5 tsp||2 Tablespoons|
|Oregano||1/5 tsp||1 tsp||1.5 tsp||2 tsp||2.5 tsp||1 Tablespoon|
|Minced garlic||1/2 tsp||1 tsp||1.5 tsp||2 tsp||2.5 tsp||1 Tablespoon|
|Diced onions (1 medium onion = 1/2 cup diced)||1/2 cup||3/4 cup||1 cup||1.25 cups||1.5 cups||2 cups|
How many cans of each per lb of meat:
|Tomato sauce (number of 14.5 oz 411g cans)||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|Diced tomatoes (canned or fresh) (number of 14.5 oz 411g cans)||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|Tomato paste (number of 6 oz 170g cans)||1||1||1||2||2||2|
Finely dice 2 onions.
I measure all the spices and put them in a container, ready for later.
Put 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large non-stick pot.
Heat over medium-high heat, and before the oil starts to smoke or burn, add the ground meat and diced onions.
Browning the meat with the onions helps to keep the meat from sticking together.
Cook, stirring every minute or so until the meat is completely browned.
This will take about 10 minutes.
Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste and stir well.
Continue heating over medium heat
Simple, just stir them in!
Continue simmering over low heat for another 15 to 30 minutes to blend the flavors, stirring occasionally.
Then serve hot with salsa, tortillas or taco shells, guacamole, sour cream, rice or beans.